|Morris Manning & Martin Partner|
Sonny Morris, left, talks with Gov.
Jacques Wagner of the State of
Bahia, Brazil at the Friday meeting.
Buckhead-based law firm Morris Manning and Martin hosted a meeting Friday (May 25) with Fulton County Commission Chairman John Eaves and Governor Jaques Wagner of the State of Bahia, Brazil to promote business opportunities between Fulton County and Bahia, Brazil.
Other local hosts for the breakfast meeting at the City Club of Buckhead, on the 18th floor of the Atlanta Financial Center, 3343 Peachtree Road, were Progress Partners, North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and the Fulton County Economic Development Division.
The breakfast offered an opportunity for Fulton business leaders to meet Paulo Roberto Britto Guimarães, head of economic development at the Secretariat for Industry, Commerce and Mines/Energy (SICM) for the Government of the State of Bahia.
|Fulton County Chairman John Eaves addresses the group.|
Photos by JSG Photography/Morris Manning & Martin
As part of this visit, Paulo Roberto Britto Guimarães, wanted to meet with companies in key industries, including: infrastructure and construction, healthcare, logistics, IT, renewable energy, tourism & hospitality, automotive, chemical & petrochemical, BPO, food & drink, agribusiness, mining, naval, oil & gas and paper & pulp.
Fulton County and the State of Bahia, Brazil, were formalizing an agreement to promote cooperation and joint initiatives between the two governments on Thursday, May 24. Fulton County Chairman Eaves and Bahia Governor Jaques Wagner worked collaboratively to create this historic partnership.
|Paulo Roberto Britto Guimaraes addresses|
the breakfast meeting in Buckhead.
This agreement will be the first bi-lateral agreement between a local government and an international state.
The Brazilian economy recently surpassed the United Kingdom as the world’s sixth largest economy. With a population of over 14 million, Bahia is Brazil’s fourth most populous state. The primary exports include chemicals, fuel, mineral metallics, agriculture, paper and the state ranks third in Brazil’s mineral production.
Bahia also serves as a major tourism destination with legendary natural beauty and significant contributions to the world of arts and culture (especially in Afro culture and cuisine, samba, the martial art of capoeira, and architecture).