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WFIC: Brazil Welcomes International Investors.

SAO PAULO, Brazil, September 18 /PRNewswire/ --

- Representatives of the largest investment associations and investment clubs from more than 10 countries around the world arrive in Brazil for the World Federation of Investors Corporation Congress

The World Individual Investors and Investment Clubs Congress (WFIC Congress) begins today, September 18, and runs through Sunday, September 21, at the Hotel Transamerica Resort in Sao Paulo. Sponsored by the World Federation of Investors Corporation (WFIC), the event is held every two years in one of the Federation's member countries. This year, given the growing interest Brazil has aroused in investors around the world, the Congress will be held in the country, and already a large number of Brazilian investors have confirmed they will attend, along with representatives from the United States, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Slovenia, Canada, Bulgaria, the United Kingdom and Japan.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/SPTH002 )

The Congress was brought to the country by the Instituto Nacional de Investidores - INI (National Investors Institute), a member of WFIC, with the support of Tradenetwork, the company responsible for organizing Expo Money and the European Investors Association - Euroshareholders. Jointly, WFIC and Euroshareholders have 30 affiliated national associations, more than 700,000 associated individuals and 60,000 investment clubs.

Those attending the Congress will have an opportunity to get to know some of the leading Brazilian companies such as: BMF&FBovespa, CPFL Energia, CEMIG, CETIP and Bradesco and to participate in technical visits to Petrobras (the Henrique Lage Refinery) and VALE (the Mutuca, Aguas Claras and Capao Xavier mines).

The event's program will be opened by Mr. Paulo Campos, President of the INI Supervisory Board. He will be followed by a speech from the Chairman of WFIC, Lars-Erik Forsgaardh, a representative of the Swedish Investors Association. There will also be a topic panel on "Perspectives for Investment in Brazil" at which Gilberto Mifano, President of the BM&FBovespa Supervisory Board, will speak about the "Brazilian Stock Market," and Roberto Teixeira da Costa, who was the first President of CVM, will speak on the subject "Why Invest in Brazil." The start of this opening program, which will be held September 18 at 7:45 a.m. ET, will be Webcast worldwide at http://prnewswire.isat.com.br/?palestra_id=392, with the support of PR Newswire, one of INI's founders and a Congress sponsor. During the course of the Congress there will be presentations from the above-mentioned companies, one-on-one meetings and a panel for exchanging experiences between international and Brazilian investors.

Click here to access the event's complete program: http://www.expomoney.com.br/wfic/Agenda.asp

 Web site: http://www.expomoney.com.br/wficbr
 http://www.ini.org.br



Cristiane Moraes, Communications Manager, Expo Money, +55-11-3094-3442, +55-11-8585-6370, cristiane@expomoney.com.br; Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/SPTH002 , PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com
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