Techweek TV: Unlocking Global Opportunities – Latin America

This session will explore B2B e-commerce and the StartUp scene in Latin America.

What's it all about?

In a world where borders are closed – how can New Zealand exporters take advantage of opportunities overseas? With 54 global offices, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise is uniquely positioned to help our exporters leverage digital technologies in order to compete internationally. In this session we speak to NZTE’s regional experts based in-market for a look at how Latin American tech is impacting the world and how the region can become an ally for New Zealand companies.

This Techweek TV session is aimed at New Zealand exporters and New Zealand businesses who want to go global

You can drop into this event at any time.

This event does not require registration.

Friday 31 Jul
9:30am - 10:00am

Free event
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Steve Jones

Regional Director, LATAM

Based in São Paulo, Steve looks after operations across Latin America, where NZTE has offices in Chile, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. He is focussed on expanding New Zealand's commercial engagement in the region, particularly in agritechnology, food processing, security technology, software and specialised manufacturing.

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Leonardo Pires

Digital Beachhead Advisor

Leonardo is a Digital Beachhead Advisor for NZTE in Latin America and currently the head of E-Commerce for Kimberly-Clark Professional for Latin America. He is focused on building e-commerce capability from scratch, revamping their digital strategies and designing success stories in different industries such as fashion / lifestyle, CPG, food, on multinationals such as Procter & Gamble, Ambev, VF (Vans / Timberland) and Kimberly-Clark. He is currently based in São Paulo.

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Sidney Breyer

Entrepreneur and Investor, Co-Founder, AGGIR Capital & Gestão

Entrepreneur and Investor, Co-Founded Elefante, Acelereradora.Com, Ability, Alog Data Centers do Brasil, Aggir Capital & Gestão, Potencial Institute - NGO, among others ventures. Currently is an investor and board member of Eleva Educação, Lojas Americanas SA, Conexa Saude, Mandic Cloud Solutions, among others. Sidney graduated in Aeronautical Mechanics Engineering from the Aeronautics Technology Institute - ITA. He holds an MBA from COPPEAD/UFRJ and an OPM from Harvard Business School. Sidney is 2019 Edmund Hillary Fellow and a member of the 2013 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

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Alexandre Veiga

CEO, Tātou

Alexandre is a serial entrepreneur, startup advisor, with over 10 years experience in corporate innovation, as well as founding, managing, investing, mentoring and consulting digital Startups and Innovation ventures. With a solid track record in venture capital and innovation, Alexandre’s industry experience includes e-learning, food delivery, marketplaces, subscription models and tourism, and with global top consumer brands as Red Bull, Nestlé and Whirpool. He is currently leading the creation of digital tools for the fair treatment of seasonal workers in agriculture at He is an Edmund Hillary Fellow and is currently living in Blenheim.

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