brasilien 2011

In November 2011, we attended FIMAI, the international industrial environment and sustainability trade fair held in São Paulo, Brazil. Here, too, we shared an exhibition booth with Bayern International.

It was BLOBEL's first ever participation in a Brazilian trade fair – and it proved to be a wise decision as great interest was shown not only in flood protection but also in containment systems. Fortunately, we had come well prepared with brochures in Portuguese (many thanks to Dr. George Bernard Sperber), for English alone would not have got us very far. Our interpreter, Daniely Jonas Ferreira, was a godsend. A certain Herr Pauluschke from Germany dealt with organizational issues for the exhibiting companies, and did so with true German efficiency. Everything went smoothly. The fair ran from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. – which we have never experienced anywhere else.

Naturally, BLOBEL also explored the culinary side of Brazil: meat, meat and more meat – with waiters slicing chunks of grilled meat from huge skewers that they carried from table to table. Another interesting experience was the invitation extended to our delegation by Consul General Matthias von Kummer. The torrential rains that flooded the roads as we were leaving Brazil, forcing fountains of water out of the drains, made it clear that this place could really do with BLOBEL products!