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Rio Oil & Gas Expo 2012

Date: 17th – 20th September 2012.
Rio Centro
 Av. Salvador Allende, 6555 – Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, 22780-160, Brazil.
Exhibition: Monday through Thursday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Conference: Monday through Thursday 09:00am – 6:30pm

About the Expo

Rio Oil & Gas Expo LogoThe Rio Oil & Gas expo and conference is one of the largest oil and gas events in the world. The exhibition takes place every two years at the Rio Centro Convention centre in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Convention Center is situated in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro, approximately 50 minutes by freeway from the center of Rio de Janeiro and a 40-minute drive from Rio de Janeiro International Airport.

Since its first edition in 1982, both the exhibition and the conference have contributed to build up Rio de Janeiro’s reputation of being the “Brazilian oil capital”. Rio de Janeiro State concentrates 80% of the oil produced in the country, along with 50% of the total gas production.

The 2012 expo will certainly shape the future direction of the oil and gas sector in Latin America. The previous Rio Oil & Gas expo, in 2010, attracted over 53,000 attendees. It has already been predicted that the number of attendees this year will surpass the 53,000 mark.

The event provides the perfect opportunity for companies to demonstrate their latest products and services to the South America market. 1300 exhibitors will occupy 37,000 sq. meters at the Riocentro Convention Center. One of the exhibitors at the event will be Brown McFarlane.

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Steel Plate in Brazil

Brown McFarlane is a leading distributor, processor, and trader of steel plate. The company has built up a strong reputation in the marketplace from over 120 years of trading. The ‘steel plate specialists’ have warehouses and processing facilities strategically located in the U.K, Belgium, U.A.E and Singapore.

Brown McFarlane is quickly becoming the supplier of preference for many small, medium and large companies in Brazil. The company has a dedicated Brazilian team (fluent in Portuguese and Spanish) that specialises in the export of steel plate to the South America market. Plates shipped from Brown McFarlane’s warehouses can arrive into Santos Port within 30 days.

Meet the Brown McFarlane team

If you’re attending the Rio Oil & Gas exhibition, stop by the Brown McFarlane exhibition stand (located: Pavilion 4 and Stand Y24) to network with their team of specialists. To ‘break the ice’ we thought we would introduce you to the specialists that will be attending the event.

Nina West (Export Sales Executive)

Nina is responsible for Brown McFarlane’s rapid growth in South America with particular emphasis on Brazil which she visits on regular basis. Nina is a Business Studies graduate with a successful track record in export sales and business development.

Matthew Kirby (Export Sales Assistant)

Matthew is half Brazilian and is fluent in Portuguese. Matthew has a university degree in Business Administration and his focus is on developing business in Brazil.

Both Matthew and Nina operate as part of Brown McFarlane’s dedicated Latin America team so if you see either of them remember to say ‘hello’ or ‘Olá’.

We’ll be posting a follow up article after the event so remember to revisit our blog to read more.


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