Doing Business in Brazil in Turbulent Times

The election of Jair Bolsonaro. The burning of the Amazon Rainforest. The constant ups and downs of the economy. It is indeed a challenging time to be doing business in Brazil. But for those American companies that accept the challenge, the rewards can be quite substantial.

On December 11, 2019, our International Group hosted a program featuring representatives of three Minnesota companies that have successfully navigated the waters of Brazilian trade and commerce. They discussed the obstacles that they have faced in the Brazilian market and how they turned them into opportunities.


  • Paulo Telles, Crown Iron Works
  • Andrew Hense, Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc.
  • Dr. John Pournoor, 3M

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