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As part of the Brazil: Freight Rail Modernization Technologies Reverse Trade Mission, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host a business briefing for U.S. companies in Chicago, IL on Thursday, October 31, 2024 to learn about upcoming opportunities in Brazil’s freight rail sector. Delegates representing key freight rail organizations will present on their modernization projects and initiatives and discuss their needs for U.S. technologies and equipment. The event will include presentations by decision-makers from Brazil’s leading rail organizations, a networking lunch and an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the delegates. 

The delegation will visit freight rail operators, suppliers, regulators and financing institutions in Washington, DC; Omaha, NE and Chicago, IL during the reverse trade mission from October 22 to November 1, 2024. 


To learn more about opportunities to arrange a meeting with the delegation during the reverse trade mission, contact Pamela Peseux at +1.301.335.1725 or Tuatara Group is organizing the business briefing and the reverse trade mission on behalf of USTDA.



Learn About Opportunities in Brazil's

Freight Rail Sector  


As part of the Brazil: Freight Rail Modernization Technologies Reverse Trade Mission, USTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies on October 31, 2024  at a venue in Chicago, IL.


Attendees will learn about upcoming projects and initiatives and have the opportunity to meet with the delegates. 

Agenda  - October 31, 2024

  9:00       Registration

  9:30       Welcome and Introductions

  9:45       Delegate Presentations

11:00       Networking Break

11:15       Delegation Presentations

 12:30      Networking Lunch

  1:30       One-on-One Meetings


Attend the Business Briefing to: 

  • Learn about upcoming opportunities in Brazil's freight rail sector

  • Form new business partnerships

  • Showcase your company's expertise

  • Meet with the  Brazilian decision-makers 


Business Briefing:

Opportunities in Brazil's Freight Rail Sector

October 31, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. CDT

The Business Briefing will be held at a venue in Chicago, IL. 

There is no cost to attend, but advance registration is required.  

Register Here

Attendance at this event is limited to U.S. and Brazilian individuals, firms, or consultants as defined by USTDA’s Nationality Source and Origin Requirements available on USTDA’s website at


Brazilian freight rail networks are seeking operational efficiencies, while also striving to improve safety, modernize their networks, and reduce the use of fossil fuels to power and propel train systems.


Brazil has the largest freight rail networks in Latin America. With 18,000 miles of track, within a territory larger than the continental United States, Brazil is the ninth-largest freight rail network in the world.  Although rail is already one of the cleanest modes of transportation, opportunities abound to further decarbonize and build resilience in the sector.  Freight rail infrastructure technologies are continuing to advance, and U.S. companies are leading the charge in seeking alternative energy sources such as batteries and hydrogen fuel cells to power locomotive fleets. 


Focus areas for the delegation include: 

  • Emissions Reduction

  • Operational and Energy Efficiency

  • Safety and Signaling

  • New Locomotive Technologies

  • Railway Management and Monitoring Technologies

  • ICT Systems (Including Cybersecurity, Predictive Analytics, Positive Train Control, Sensor-Based Data Management Software)

  • Real-Time Incident Response

  • Fire Detection and Prevention Systems for Hazardous Cargo Rail Operators

  • Leasing And Financing Options for The Acquisition of New Technologies

Buisness Briefing



The delegation will include ten decision-makers from the Brazilian freight rail sector.


Once delegates are confirmed, they will be listed here. 


The U.S. Trade and Development Agency helps companies create U.S. jobs through the export of U.S. goods and services for priority infrastructure projects in emerging economies. USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project preparation and partnership-building activities that develop sustainable infrastructure and foster economic growth in partner countries.

USTDA achieves its mission by funding feasibility studies, technical assistance and pilot projects that integrate U.S. private sector innovation into infrastructure projects at the critical early stages when design choices and technology options are determined. The Agency also connects overseas project sponsors with U.S. partners through its reverse trade missions, industry conferences and expert workshops

U.S. Trade and Development Agency 

1101 Wilson Boulevard

Suite 1100

Arlington, VA 22209

Phone: +1-703-875-4357


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