Certified Trade Mission Capital Introductions

São Paulo, Brazil

December 12, 2018 - December 14, 2018

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Certified Trade Mission Capital Introductions

São Paulo, Brazil

December 12, 2018 - December 14, 2018

For Alternative Asset Fund Managers
One-to-One meetings with investors
Fintech Companies One-to-one meetings with Brazilian Fintech Companies in
Payments, Lending, Investing, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Data, AI
Find business partners, make new connections, gain unique market insight and source new investment. Showcase your brand in one-on-one meetings with  fifty leaders in fintech

Key Features

Minimum of twenty-five one-on-one personal meetings with leading institutions and family offices in São Paulo and surrounding cities

Focused, structured, organized and pre-arranged private meetings

Convened by the US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration and the US Embassy

No placement agency fees or commissions

Full contact information and background provided to GPs prior to all meetings

Promotion of your firm to 150+ local institutional investors, single- and multi-family offices

Find business partners, make new connections, gain unique market insight and source new investment. Showcase your brand in one-on-one meetings with fifty leaders in fintech

What are the cost benefits of participating in Trade Missions?


The Trade Mission was so valuable because we met several parties who are potentially interested in investing in our sector (US venture capital). I would highly recommend the Trade Mission to Singapore because it was well organized, very efficient, with most of the relevant people in the country present.

– Peter GajdosManaging, Director and Portfolio ManagerPresidio Partners

  1. Without the trade mission format it would be impossible to set up 20-30 LP meetings in one day with pre-qualified potential LPs. It would require multiple days and multiple trips. This is a major benefit in terms of dollars, time, and energy saved.
  2. The same level of meetings would probably require a minimum of two to three trips to meet the same number of high-level people. These additional trips alone are equivalent to or will cost more than the Trade Mission in terms of airfare and hotel.
  3. Without US Government support, you would most likely need to hire a placement agent, which would be a significant up-front cash expenditure.
  4. A placement agent would also charge you a commission on your earned management fee and on your performance fee. There are no commissions charged on ANY investments you receive during the Trade Mission.
  5. There is a cost in time and energy involved in identifying prospects, securing contact info, contacting the prospects, convincing them to meet and then coordinating the schedule in an efficient manner. The Trade Mission takes place on one day and all the LPs come to your hotel. This is a major advantage and a significant save in time, expense and opportunity cost. As we all know, “Time is Money”.
  6. The US Embassy is the “convener of stature” for the Certified Trade Mission which lends a prestige to the event, helps guarantee the quality of the attendees, and limits the attrition prior to the event.

Event Co-Chair(s)

Marcos Maciel , Brazil Country Manager, Cial Dun & Bradstreet

Marcos Maciel is an entrepreneur and executive with over 20 years’ leadership experience in technology startups and multinationals. Passionate about innovation and in bringing new solutions to the market, he leads Brazil for Cial Dun & Bradstreet. Marcos has acted as senior strategy consultant for blue-chip companies in Brazil, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He holds a BSc in Electronic Engineering, a Master degree from Strathclyde Business School, UK and a diploma from Harvard Business School, USA.

For over 175 years, D&B has been providing businesses with solutions that enable them to make decisions with confidence. Its database, with more than 280 million companies, enriched by more than 30 thousand sources, provides a holistic and up-to-date view of the potential risks that may be present in its supplier base and customers. Cial Dun & Bradstreet, Latin American partner of Dun & Bradstreet (Int’l), has solutions for finance, credit & risk analysis, sales & marketing, and Compliance. Its teams throughout Latin America ensure local knowledge and attention, while D&B’s global network of more than 190 countries enables it to handle global demands.

LP Participant Profile

In cooperation with the US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, US Commercial Service, and the US Embassy in Brazil, you are invited to apply to join the Certified Trade Mission which will introduce a small, select group of US private equity, venture capital, infrastructure and real estate fund managers to meet pre-screened institutional investors from Brazil’s largest insurance companies, pension funds, high net worth individuals and family offices. The mission is certified by the US Department of Commerce.


December 12, 2018

  • Arrival in São Paulo

December 13, 2018

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am

    Arrival, registration and buffet breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

    One-on-one meetings between US Alternative Asset Fund managers and Brazilian LP allocators. Each US GP will meet one-on-one with every Brazilian allocator for twenty minutes in speed dating style.
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Buffet lunch and informal networking.
  • 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

    Registration and networking lunch
  • 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Fintech companies will present their products to potential joint venture partners, customers and investors.
  • 5:30 pm

    Transfer to the home of the Consul General for a networking reception
  • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Networking reception hosted by the US Consul General (pending)
  • 8:00 pm

    Trade mission ends

December 14, 2018

  • Departure from São Paulo

*The government of the United States, particularly the US Department of Commerce and the US Embassy is not involved in selecting or recruitment for this mission. Such selection and recruitment is strictly left to the mission organizer. The US and foreign commercial service supports the goals of this event but does not endorse the specific products or views of the participating organization.

Fees & Registration


First Attendee: $18,500
Second Attendee: $4,450

Portfolio Companies First Attendee: $7,500
Second Attendee: $500

Payment may be made by wire transfer. Full payment is required to reserve your attendance and is due immediately.

Attendance is by invitation only. The quantity of fund manager participation is strategically limited to maximize the level of overall access and one on one meeting opportunities with our foreign institutional investor attendees. Since space is limited, we encourage you to register immediately to reserve your spot.

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Included in your certified trade mission fee are the following:

Wednesday December 12: Two nights accommodations in a Deluxe room at the Renaissance São Paulo Hotel.

Thursday, December 13: breakfast and lunch

All food and beverage during the meeting portion

Dedicated on site team for you while in Brazil

Complete Trade Mission program including one on one meetings arranged with Brazil’s leading institutional investors and family offices coördinated under the sponsorship of the US Embassy, the US Commerce Department, and Dun & Bradstreet Brazil.

Distribution of your materials to Institutions prior to the Trade Mission.


Check In: Wednesday December 12 at 3:00 PM. Earlier check in subject to availability
Check Out: Friday December 14 at twelve noon. Later check out subject to availability.

Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel
Alameda Santos, 2233
Sao Paulo 01419-002 Brazil

The fee does not include:
International Air travel
Hotel incidentals


Cancellation Policy
The cancellation policy is as follows:

60 days or more: Refund of 75% of full Payment
59-30 Days: 10% refund
Less than 30 days: No refund