Press Release

‘Netherlands - Brasil Business Meet’ October 5 and 6

Amsterdam, May 26th 2011

In October and November 2011 the spectacular Brasil Festival will be hosted in Amsterdam. The festival will include concerts, exhibitions and seminars. In addition to the cultural program, an economic program with the theme ‘Growth and Stability’ will be held on October 5 and 6 to promote trade and investment relations between The Netherlands and Brasil.

This economic program, ‘The Netherlands - Brasil Business Meet 2011’, is sponsored by KPMG and Rabobank and is organised in cooperation with the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, VNO-NCW, AkzoNobel and the Brasilian Embassy.

On October 6, a seminar will be organised for Dutch and Brasilian corporates and investors. This seminar will be opened by a delegation of the Brasilian government. Key speakers of large Dutch and Brasilian corporates share their success stories about their business activities on the Brasilian and European market respectively, followed by an interactive panel discussion. Participants can join information sessions on various topics, including infrastructure developments and innovation. The business program will be closed with a networking lunch with a Brasilian touch.

Brasil Festival Amsterdam
The Brasil Festival is an initiative of Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam and will be the third cooperation of over twenty-Amsterdam cultural institutions, after the successful festivals on China (2005) and India (2008). Some hundred to hundred-twenty cultural events are to take place in the venues of the participating partners.

KPMG international operates as a network of member firms offering audit, tax and advisory services. We work closely with our clients, helping them to mitigate risks and grasp opportunities.

Member firms' clients include business corporations, governments and public sector agencies and not-for-profit organizations. They look to KPMG for a consistent standard of service based on high order professional capabilities, industry insight and local knowledge.

KPMG member firms can be found in over 150 countries. Collectively they employ more than 138,000 people across a range of disciplines.

KPMG in The Netherlands has a dedicated Brasil Practice. This team can provide specialist support to Dutch companies that are considering expanding into Brasil and to Brasilian companies entering the European market or expanding their existing European operations.

KPMG in Brasil is composed of approximately 4,000 professionals working from 22 offices in 20 cities located in 12 States and the Federal District.

Rabobank Group
Rabobank Group is a Netherlands based, international financial services provider operating on the basis of cooperative principles with a predominant focus on providing allfinanz services in the domestic market. Internationally the Group's focus is on food and agriculture. In line with its cooperative roots, Rabobank Group is a cooperative bank, comprised of independent local Rabobank’s, plus their central organisation Rabobank Nederland and its (international) subsidiaries. The organisation has more than 55,000 employees worldwide and operates in 48 countries.

Rabobank Group has the highest credit rating, Triple A, awarded by international rating agencies including Standard & Poor's and Moody's. In terms of Tier I capital, the organisation is among the top 25 largest financial institutions in the world. Total assets amount to EUR 653 billion and a net profit to EUR 2.8 billion of 2010.

Rabobank Brasil is active since 1987 in the food & agribusiness sector, servicing both  corporates and farmers. With the increase of business activities of our customers in the Netherlands, we will install an International Dutch Desk in Sao Paulo per August 1st. This Desk will service our Dutch customers in all their banking activities in Brasil.