Excerpted from the Brazil Career Guide
Associação Comercial do Rio de Janeiro (ACRJ)
This association provides opportunities for doing business and establishing contact with authorities of the municipal, state and federal governments. It also conducts seminars, lectures and debates with specialists of different fields as well as providing a variety of services to associates.
Associação Comercial do Rio de Janeiro
Rua da Candelária 9, 11º e 12° andares
Centro 20091-904 Rio de Janeiro RJ
Fax: + 55  2514-1229
Industry Organizations and Councils
Confederação Nacional da Indústria (CNI)
National Industry Confederation
http://www.cni.org.br (Portuguese, English)
CNI, the National Industry Confederation (Confederação Nacional da Indústria), is an umbrella organization that coordinates the industry federations of all 26 Brazilian states plus the federal district (some of which are listed below). Since 1938 this confederation has been the foremost representative of Brazilian industry. The CNI oversees the National Industrial Training Service (SENAI), the Industrial Social Services (SESI) and the Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL).
National Industry Confederation
SBN - Quadra 01 - Bloco C - Ed. Roberto Simonsen
Brasília - DF –
Tel: +55 (61) 3317-9000
Fax: (61) 3317-9994
National Industry Confederation (São Paulo)
Rua Olimpíadas, 242, 10º andar, na Vila Olímpia
São Paulo - SP
Tel: +55 (11) 3040-3860
International Club Rio (InC)
Founded in 1965 the InC has approximately 200 members from 30 nations. The club promotes friendship among members of all nationalities and helps newcomers to Rio make friends, get settled, and understand Brazil and life in Rio. The InC provides a diverse mix of activities, excursions, special interest groups and lectures. The club supports a number of charitable organizations in the greater Rio de Janeiro area, and provides opportunities for members to volunteer or provide services through charitable works. All activities are conducted in English, but all nationalities are welcome to join.
Chambers of Commerce
Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (CCBC)
http://www.ccbc.org.br (Portuguese, English)
Founded in 1973, CCBC is a non-profit organization that represents Brazilian and Canadian companies operating in the main cities of both countries. On the website, there is current news as well as information about upcoming events.
Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce
Rua do Rocio, 220 - cj.121- 12º andar
Vila Olímpia - São Paulo - CEP04552-000 - Brasil
Tel: +55 (11) 3044-4535 / 3044-6166
This website consists of various Yellow Pages for Brazil and lists more than two million professionals, products and services. It offers free posting of business information and is searchable by category. It also provides links to useful telephone numbers, Brazilian collect-call numbers and classified ads. It also serves as a CEP (ZIP code) directory.
Major Trade Publications
http://www.fgv.br/ibre/cecon (Portuguese, English)
Conjuntura Economica is a monthly publication and is one of the oldest specialized analysis magazines in existence. It covers macroeconomic and business conditions in Brazil including price indices in different sectors, financial markets, employment, statistics, marketing, insurance and data. It lists the 500 biggest companies in Brazil. The following special editions are published on an annual basis: The 100 Biggest Banks in Brazil (June), Special Insurance, Private Pensions and Capitalization (May), The 500 Largest Non-Financial S/As (August), The Fastest Growing Banks (November), Anniversary Edition (November) and Annual Balance (December).
Editora Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Instituto Brasileiro de Economia
Rua Barão de Itambi, 60 - 7º andar
Botafogo - Rio de Janeiro – RJ
Tel: +55 (21) 2559-5542, 5543, 5544
Toll-free: 0800 25 77 88
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
This is just a short sample of what you’ll find in over 100 pages of information in the Brazil Guide.