Brazil FinTech Roadshow

FinTech Roadshow to Brazil: a Certified Trade Mission for U.S. investors, incubators, and FinTech companies.

Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service
Facilitated by PHM International

CTM: 17-18 September, 2018 São Paulo, Brazil – companies must qualify
19 September, 2018 LatinFinance’s “FinTech in LATAM; the Future of Finance” in São Paulo


  • Matchmaking U.S. FinTech investors, companies and accelerators to Brazil’s leading financial technology companies, banks, insurance companies, and startups
  • 8 to 10 private, pre-qualified one-on-one matchmaking meetings for each U.S. participant
  • Sector Briefing by U.S. Embassy and Brazilian Expert
  • Networking Reception at U.S. Consulate General, São Paulo

Why Brazil’s FinTech Sector…

  • According to Finnovista, Brazil is home to the largest number of FinTech startups in Latin America
  • Brazil ranks highest in EY’s 2017 FinTech Adoption Index for all of Latin America in
    • Money transfers and payments
    • Financial planning
    • Savings and investments
    • Borrowing
  • The number of startups in the sector has tripled in the last two years, according to Brazil’s FinTech association ABFintech
  • “In Latin America and Brazil, a lack of banking services, high demand for credit and historically high interest rates have created a boom for entrepreneurs and investors seeking to develop FinTech market leaders. Thus, the impact from FinTech disruption is expected to be greater in Brazil than in many other countries because of its highly concentrated banking sector.” Financier Worldwide
  • Although 85% of Brazilians live in cities, 40% remain excluded from traditional banking systems
  • Advancing additional FinTech verticals such as insurtech, regtech and legaltech
  • Fifth largest country in the world and home to the most tech-savvy populations in Latin America
  • Brief FinTech market overview for Brazil

Cost benefits of participating in this Roadshow, a Certified Trade Mission

  • The U.S. Consulate is the “convener of stature” for the Certified Trade Mission which lends a prestige to the event, helps guarantee the quality of the attendees, and limits the attrition prior to the event.
  • Without the trade mission format it would be impossible to arrange and schedule up to 10 meetings in one day with pre-qualified Brazilian companies. It would require multiple days and multiple trips. This is a major benefit in terms of dollars, time, and energy saved.
  • The same level of meetings would probably require a minimum of two to three trips to meet the same number of high-level people. Those additional trips are equivalent to many times more the cost than the Trade Mission in terms of airfare and hotel alone.
  • Without U.S. Government support, and due to Brazil’s business environment, you would most likely need to hire an in-country representative, which would be a significant up-front cash expenditure.
  • There are no commissions charged on any deal – investment, partnership, or sale you generate from the Trade Mission – ever.
  • There is a cost in time and energy involved in identifying prospects, securing contact info, contacting the prospects, convincing them to meet and then coordinating the schedule in an efficient manner. The Trade Mission takes place on one and a half day and all the pre-qualified and vetted Brazilian FinTech companies come to you. This is a major advantage and a significant save in time, expense and opportunity cost. It is true:  “Time is Money”.

Key Features of the Certified FinTech Executive Trade Mission

  • Eight to 10 one-on-one personal meetings with Brazil’s leading FinTech and financial companies and institutions
  • Focused, structured, organized and pre-arranged private meetings
  • Convened by the U.S. Consulate
  • No commissions – ever
  • Full contact information and background provided to all qualified attendees prior to all meetings
  • Promotion of your firm to Brazil’s FinTech and Financial sector

The Road Show will provide

  • One-on-one meetings with leading Brazilian FinTech companies and Brazil’s largest financial companies
  • Close, direct interaction between U.S. and Brazilian FinTech executives
  • Promotion of U.S. companies, accelerators and investors
  • Introduce pre-qualified, vetted Brazilian FinTech companies

Program Partners  The U.S. Commercial Service is the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. U.S. Commercial Service trade professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and in more than 75 countries help U.S. companies get started in exporting or increase sales to new global markets. To find out more about how the U.S. Commercial Service can help you achieve export success, visit

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Supporting Organizations

The Electronic Transactions Association is the leading trade association for the payments industry, representing over 500 companies worldwide involved in electronic transaction processing products and services.

Agenda at a Glance

17 September, 2018
Morning – Arrival from U.S. and hotel check in

  • 18:00
    Meet in hotel lobby for private coach to sector briefing and no-host dinner
    Market briefing U.S. Embassy
    Co-Chair: U.S. Commercial Service, Financial Services, Brazil
    Restaurant Churrascaria Vento Haragano (vegetarian meals available)
    Private coach back to delegate hotel

18 September, 2018

  • 08:00-08:40
    Registration, delegate hotel, light breakfast
  • 08:40-12:00
    Welcome and Morning Briefing: Financial Services and FinTech in Brazil (20 minutes)
    Morning One-on-One Meetings
  • 12:00 Thank you to morning Brazilian companies
  • 12:00-13:30
    Lunch U.S. and afternoon Brazil companies
  • 13:30-17:00
    Welcome and Afternoon Briefing: Investment Opportunities in Brazil FinTech (20 minutes)
    Afternoon One-on-One Meetings
  • 17:00-18:15
    Free time
  • 18:15
    Meet in lobby for private coach to U.S. Consulate General Residence
  • 19:00
    Hosted Reception Consul General Residence
  • 21:00
    Private coach return to hotel

19 September, 2018

LatinFinance FinTech Event “Fintech in LATAM: The Future of Finance”
Discounted registration for Roadshow U.S. attendees.

  • 08:00
    Meet in delegate hotel lobby for private coach to event
  • 08:30-19:00
    Registration and Coffee
  • 09:00-13:30
    Financial Technology and Latin America’s Financial Systems
    Blockchain: Distributed Ledger Technology and LatAm Financial Infrastructure
    Special Presentation: Initial Coin Offerings
    Designing Effective Policy Frameworks
    Cyber Security: Mitigating Risk in the Wholesale Payments Ecosystem
  • 13:30-15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00-18:00
    Trade Finance Redefined
    Managing Big Data
    Fintech Solutions to Lending and Capital Raising
    Payments Technology
  • 18:10
    Closing Remarks
  • TBD
    Evening Reception
    Return to delegate hotel

Close of Brazil FinTech Roadshow

Past Brazilian Projects

PHM International has run several banking and financial technology projects in Brazil and with Brazilian companies in the U.S. Past Brazilian and U.S. companies that have been part of PHM International Brazil focused projects include Banco do Brazil, Itaú, VMware, Bradesco, Banco Central, Chain, NetApp, FEBRABAN, ZL Technologies, Caixa Economica, Palo Alto Networks, Cielo, IBM, Plug and Play, Daon, Oracle, and more.