Marintec South America Completes 10 Editions

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Marintec South America Completes 10 Editions with the Brazilian Shipbuilding and Offshore Industry Pursuing Excellence and Global Competitiveness.

Brazilian shipbuilding and offshore industry want to occupy a new space in the naval industry in the world map. The resumption of investment, driven by orders from Petrobras planned by 2020, created a promising scenario for the shipyards and the chain of services and supplies. The goal now is another: Creating a sustainable market in the long term and strengthen the global competitiveness of domestic firms. This is the balance at the tenth Navalshore - Marintec South America - Conference and Exhibition of Shipbuilding and Offshore 2013 event held between August 15-17 at the SulAmerica Exhibition Centre, in Rio de Janeiro (RJ).

For three days, the fair organized by UBM Brazil, gathered an audience of 17,314 people and more than 350 exhibiting brands from 16 countries with the latest products and services for construction and ship repair, equipment and supplies for construction sites, as well as solutions for oil and gas. The fair was performed in parallel a series of Technical Workshops, taught by industry experts for improvement of management strategies and production in the marine and offshore industry, and the second Conference WorkBoat South America, with more case studies on industry support vessels.

For the director of UBM Brazil, Joris Van Wijk, the Navalshore's profile reflects the positive scenario of this segment: "The interest of the international market in the Brazilian shipbuilding industry has been growing since we had 11 international pavilions (Argentina, Japan, China, Spain, Sweden, South Korea, U.S., Italy, Norway, Canada and the Netherlands) at the event. Furthermore, it is important to highlight the participation of small, medium and large Brazilian shipyards, which shows the development of the sector."

The Navalshore's manager, Renan Joel stressed that this edition of the show was a watershed: "The positive climate of the Brazilian shipbuilding industry was abridged in this three days of event. Through the contact with key players in the industry we realize that this future has already arrived. The yards are fully operational to meet orders, mainly driven by the pre-salt exploration, and the segment already has a chain of services and supplies national heated by new ventures in progress."

The next edition of the fair in 2014, will be held August 12-14, also in SulAmerica Convention Center.

World power - Brazil is currently the fourth worldwide potency in order portfolio of ships on, behind Norway, the United States and Greece. The president of Transpetro, Sergio Machado, believes the country is on track to become a global power sector. "We are in the last stage to get there. First began building ships, after the index reached 65% of the content nationalized and now seek the goal of becoming competitive in the global context," he said.

To do so, said Machado, Brazil needs to improve the management and use all the knowledge gained in recent years. "We have modern shipyards and others who are equipping themselves, but we need to consolidate the shipping industry as a whole, sustainably. We are able to take this leap," he said. The president of Transpetro bet that investments done in process improvement become national product and the service more attractive and competitive.

Importance - Entities that represent companies that make up the chain of shipbuilding industry highlighted the importance of the event for the sector. "It is a key initiative to expand business opportunities, in addition to learning new technologies and confirm the positive scenario," said the president of Abeam (Brazilian Association of Maritime Support), Ronaldo Mattos de Oliveira Lima. The aide Syndarma (National Union of Maritime Navigation), Roberto Galli, also drew attention to the environment for new partnerships and investments.

The president of Abenav (Brazilian Association of Shipbuilding and Offshore), Augusto Mendonca, believes the country is living the experiencing the time of the shipbuilding industry. "The strengthening of the sector happens in every link of the chain and government initiatives, such as the support given by the Government of Rio, are driving the segment. To enrich the process, events like Navalshore attract knowledge and provide opportunities," he said.

The executive secretary of Sinaval (National Association of the Construction Industry and Ship Repair and Offshore), Sergio Luiz Leal Camacho, also highlighted the transformative role of Navalshore - Marintec South America: "The fair brings a discussion that is critical. We want to ensure the sustainability of the Brazilian naval industry and it goes through to make the country more competitive internationally. This result will be the creation of a dynamic industry that is based Brazilian shipyards. "

International Presence - The environment for new business continues to attract the interest of international companies. One example is the Swedish Marine Jet Power, who attended this Navalshore - Marintec South America. "Brazil is currently the place to find partners and invest in the marine industry. We made excellent contacts that can turn into future endeavors," said the sales manager of the company, Mats Hermansson. Vice President of Marketing for American Navalex, Miguel Vasallo, agreed: "It was an excellent event that highlighted the constant exchange of information and contacts that can turn good partnerships."

The coordinator of the Business of Yanmar Brazil, Alan Garcia Facchini, emphasized the quality of the networking that the event provides. "We found the fair all suppliers and potential partners gathered segment, which is critical to begin good deals on several fronts within the chain," he said. The sales manager of M & O Partners, Nadja Baptist, drew attention to another aspect: "shipyards, one of our main focuses are more decentralized. Navalshore therefore allows the approach to develop complex today in the North, Northeast and South."

Visitor - The executive manager of Global Jet Treatment, Alexandre Moura, visited Navalshore - Marintec South America to have an overview of the scenario of the shipbuilding industry: "It is essential to pay attention to what the market is performing. Here against partners and especially competitors. Networking is vital to remain competitive, since the sector is experiencing a new moment."

Loretta Kourniatz Haztec's commercial analyst, toured the exhibition halls to prospecting business for your company, which offers environmental solutions. "We are interested primarily in the offshore industry, which has good prospects," he said.

The naval architect Alberto Fraga was impressed with the amount of brands on display. "I saw some booths with various companies represented. This draws attention because it realizes entrepreneurs small and medium entering the process, which shows the strength of the sector in generating business opportunities and chain within the country. It is up to the suggestion for the next edition Navalshore: expand the space for these companies, "he said. He cited also the amount of young professionals who are interested in today and participate in the segment. "They are envisioning a promising way," he added

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