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Brazilian Chamber of Commerce: Gala Dinner and ‘Personality of the Year Awards’ 2023
The Gala Dinner and ‘Personality of the Year Awards’ is the Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain’s popular black-tie event that traditionally recognises the achievements of business leaders who have been instrumental in forging closer commercial ties between Brazil and the UK.
The Gala Dinner is an occasion to entertain clients and network with people from the international business, financial, legal, academic and diplomatic communities, many of whom play important roles in the Brazil-UK economic and political relationship.
The 2023 event will take place at Drapers’ Hall, London on 13th June 2023 from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM. The chamber will anounce this year’s awardees and further details about the event soon.
2023 – An Anniversary Year for the Anglo-Brazilian Society
2023 marks the 80th anniversary of the founding of the Anglo-Brazilian Society in London in 1943.
2023 also marks the 60th anniversary since the Anglo-Brazilian Society registered with the UK Charity Commission (212861) on 26 August 1963.
Brazilian Trade with the UK in 2021
According to figures from ApexBrasil, the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Brazil’s exports to the UK rose by 21% to hit £2.2bn by the end of 2021. The exports are Brazil’s highest by value to the UK since 2014, and contributed to Brazil registering a record global trade surplus in 2021 of £44.4bn.
In the food and drink sector, Brazilian fruit exports to the UK grew by 15% with strong demand for tropical varieties and superfruits such as mangos, papayas, peaches, nectarines, and berries. Taking advantage of post-Brexit trade between Brazil and the UK, sugar and ethanol exports surged by 67% to hit €122.6m / £105.5m, the result of a new sugar import quota agreed by the UK government which allows for higher volumes of tariff-free sugarcane from Brazil.
Exports to the European Union rose by 32% in 2021 to reach €30.8bn / £26.5bn, the highest since 2013. The total value of goods exported by Brazil in 2021 totalled €236.8bn / £203.7bn, a rise of 32% on 2020 values, and an all-time high for the country.
In the other direction Brazilian imports of UK goods rose by just 9% to £1.8bn in total for 2021, with particularly high demand in Brazil for oil and gas products (5,530% increase in value to reach £41.5m), British spirits (105% increase to £15.8m), chemicals (54% increase to £37.2m), and transport equipment (35% increase to £15.3m). Imports from the EU totalled €32.4bn / £27.8bn, a rise of 26% on 2020 levels. Brazilian demand was strongest for EU oil and petroleum products, pharmaceuticals and chemicals.
A message of condolence from Her Majesty The Queen
A message of condolence from Her Majesty The Queen to the people of Brazil following the flooding and loss of life in and around Petropolis, close to Rio de Janeiro, in February 2022.