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As part of the Brazil: Rail Transit Modernization Technologies Reverse Trade Mission, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) will host a business briefing for U.S. companies to learn about opportunities in Brazil’s growing rail transit sector. The event will include presentations by decision-makers from Brazil’s leading rail transit organizations, a networking lunch and an opportunity to meet one-on-one with the delegates.

Tuatara Group is organizing the business briefing and the reverse trade mission on behalf of USTDA.


Meeting with the delegation in Miami, FL, New York, NY or Washington, DC: For more information about hosting or arranging a private meeting with the delegation during their stay in the United States (April 14 - 24, 2024 with stops in Miami, FL, New York, NY and Washington, DC), contact Pamela Peseux at +1.301.335.1725 or by email at

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Learn About Opportunities in Brazil's

Rail Transit Sector  


As part of the Brazil: Rail Transit Modernization Technologies Reverse Trade Mission, USTDA is hosting a business briefing for U.S. companies on April 23, 2024  at the USTDA Business Center.  Attendees will learn about upcoming projects and initiatives and have the opportunity to meet with the delegates. 

Agenda  - April 23, 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 rail transit sector

  • Form new business partnerships

  • Showcase your company's expertise

  • Meet with the  Brazilian decision-makers 


Business Briefing:

Opportunities in Brazil's Rail Transit Sector 

April 23, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. EDT

The Business Briefing will be held at USTDA in its Business Center on the 10th Floor.

U.S. Trade and Development Agency

1101 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22209

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

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Brazil’s passenger rail network consists of 47 lines, more than 5,320 train cars, 627 stations, and nearly 700 miles of track committed to passenger operations. At its pre-pandemic peak, Brazil's rail transit systems were transporting more than 10 million passengers per day.   

Rail transit volumes continue to climb following the COVID-19 pandemic and state governments are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by providing public transport alternatives to curb the use of private vehicles. Brazil's new National Railway Plan is putting new focus on passenger systems.


Brazil's rail transit networks are seeking operational efficiencies, while also striving to improve safety, expand their transportation networks, and reduce the use of fossil fuels to power and propel trains.  

Although rail is already one of the cleanest modes of transportation, opportunities abound to further decarbonize and build resilience in the sector.


Focus areas for the delegation include: 

• Connectivity
• Safety and signaling
• Cybersecurity
• Predictive analytics
• Enterprise asset management
• Energy efficiency and recovery
• Distributed generation and power systems
• Electronic payment systems
• Passenger experience solutions
• Multi-modal transit hub integration

• Financing options

• Maintenance equipment 

• Perimeter security

• Spare parts/components 

• Origin-Destination (O-D) System

Buisness Briefing
Leaving the Metro Station



The delegation will include ten decision-makers from the Brazilian rail transit sector. Representatives from the following organizations are expected to participate:

Joubert Flores


ANPTrilhos (National Association 

of Passenger Rail Operators)


Flavio Polizelli

Executive Advisor



Leonardo Valentini

Executive Engineering Manager

Grupo CCR /ViaMobilidade


Alex Ono

Procurement Consultant

Grupo CCR ViaQuatro


Daniel Loureiro

Operations Director

Linha Universidade – Linha 6




Handerson Cabral



Luiz Briani


Metrô de São Paulo


Plinio Saboya




Diego Garcia

Senior Strategy Manager



Jonas Mengue

Head of the Innovation and Technology System

Projects Sector



Commuter in Train


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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