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Call for Applications: Publishing Trade Mission to Brazil

Call for Applications: Publishing Trade Mission to Brazil


18th May 2015


The PA and UKTI Brazil are inviting publishers to attend a publishing trade mission to Brazil to coincide with the Rio de Janeiro biennial book fair.

The trade mission will visit Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo from 30th August – 6th September 2015 and will encompass a variety of arranged activity as well as free time for individual meetings.

Organised events include: A cocktail reception for the publishing industry; a lunch for invited guests; meeting space at the Book Fair; a briefing session on the Brazilian Publishing Industry. The PA will also assist in organising group or one to one meetings with book buyers and publishers as well as arranging bookstore visits.

There are 8 UKTI Grants of £800 available to go towards the cost of flights and accommodation. To qualify for a grant, delegates must be able to demonstrate that they are planning to do business in Brazil (selling rights and export business.) The grants are initially open to PA members only but applications may be extended to non-PA members if grants remain available. The deadline for applying for the grant is June 12th.


Sunday 30th August – Arrive in Sao Paulo

Monday 31st August / Tuesday 1st September – Sao Paulo meetings and visits

Tuesday 1st September evening – Fly to Rio

Wednesday 2nd September – Rio meetings

Thursday 3rd/Friday 4th/ Saturday 5th September – Rio Book Fair and Meetings

Sunday 6th September – Leave Brazil

Costs of the mission:

·      Hotel costs Sao Paulo 30th August – 1st September = approx. £308

·      Hotel costs Rio de Janeiro (note: hotel near fairground not Central Rio) 1st – 6th September = approx. £930

·      PA Administration fee = £200 + VAT


Delegates will be responsible for arranging their own flights to and from Brazil and from Rio de Janeiro to Sao Paulo. Meals outside the programme and internal transport are at delegates’ expense.  Delegates will be required to attend the organised events (at no cost to the delegate).

Deadline for applying for the grants is June 12th. 

Non PA Members may express interest for the grant within this period as well.

To register interest, please contact Seonaid MacLeod

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