Scotland's biggest trade mission to Brazil will next week hope to open doors to lucrative markets in one of the world's fastest-growing economies, and cash in on the UK and Scotland's hosting of world sporting events.
Michael Moore, the Scottish Secretary, is leading the delegation of business leaders from 20 firms. Yesterday, he said the sporting calendar gave Scotland a “unique selling point” in the Latin American state.
In 2014, Brazil stages the World Cup, and in 2016 the Olympics. It is hoped the UK’s experience in hosting the 2012 Olympics, and Scotland’s in hosting the Ryder Cup next year and the Commonwealth Games in 2014, will lead the Brazilian authorities to want Scotland’s expertise and sign business contracts. Among those on the trade mission will be representatives from Rangers Football Club.
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