TranspoQuip Latin America 2008: Infrastructure event
Transportation infrastructure will hold a mega-event in São Paulo, Brazil
The event reflects the interest of world industry in PAC’s (Federal program to stimulate economic growth) R$ 58 billion for the modernization of roads, railroads, ports, fluvial system and airports in the country
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – This refers to TranspoQuip Latin América, an international mega-exhibition that will rely on about 250 large world and Brazilian suppliers of industrial inputs, equipment, software and services for highways, ports, airports, railways and urban transportation systems.
TranspoQuip will also rely on a congress that will gather specialists in topics such as management, safety, comfort and regulatory landmarks related to transportation infrastructure. Scheduled for September 2008, the event already starts with the adhesion of almost all the national government entities and agencies connected with the transportation sector, such as the Ministry of Transportation, the Ministry of the Cities, CNT, DNIT, ANTT, Infraero, Denatran, ANTAQ and the Secretary of Ports, in addition to dozens of other agencies.
In accordance with Sebas Van den Ende, president of Real Alliance, the green light to begin commercialization of the event has been given not only by the fast engagement on the part of Brazilian entities, but also from the winning by Real Alliance of a few anchor sponsors, such as the case of giants 3M and Telefon Gradnja.
In accordance with the executive, TranspoQuip Latin America is a response of global industry to the growth foreseen for Brazil around 5.5% in the next few years and the results of this high trend in terms of investments in transportation infrastructure. “The world market is convinced that Brazil will really make the expenditures foreseen by PAC, or at least a significant part of them. This initiative alone on the part of the Government represents a volume of investments in the order of R$ 58 billion in transportation infrastructure already for the next three years”, states Van den Ende.
The executive also evaluates that there is great interest on the part of world industry in having the sector evaluate more closely the business opportunities open by the PPP model (Public-Private Partnerships) and TranspoQuip can exercise this role by putting together the several interested parties both in Brazil and abroad. “Several international players have already indicated interest in participating of the business in the order of R$ 34 billion that will be channeled toward the modernization of highways, in addition to the R$ 13 billion for ports, R$ 3 billion for airports and R$ 8 billion for the subway systems of the states”, remarks the president of Real Alliance.
Before leading the foundation of Real Alliance, with the support of private investors, the president of the company, Sebas Van den Ende had already acted for eight years in the business of international fairs in several countries in Europe and directly in Brazil. In the course of the period he spent at the Dutch company RAI, a global reaching organizer of sectorial events, also known as the owner of the largest exhibition center in Holland, the executive led the commercialization in Latin America of the international fair, Intetraffic, an event for road transportation, in addition to fairs oriented towards vertical segments such as the electrical and sanitation sectors; today, Real Alliance is the representative of Latin America for Amsterdam RAI.
For the formulation and direction of the contents of the International Congress that integrates TranspoQuip Latin America, Real Alliance has created an Operational Directorate that will be in charge of specialist Thais Helena Monteiro Penteado, a professional with more than 30 years insertion in the segment and known in the entire country for having occupied strategic positions, such as the Director of DER/SP and President of the Instituto Pan-Americano de Carreteras Brasil.
According to Thais Helena, Real Alliance is now under the stage of completing the setting up of the four modal committees that will be defining the contents of the congress and that will be comprised by business, sectorial and government representatives. “In all, there will be 24 national leaderships involved in this process”, points out the Director.
Real Alliance has also already started to commercialize the areas for the exhibition, which will be held at the Expo-Center Norte, in São Paulo.