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Brazil’s Planning Minister and IDB President will open “Brazil – 100 Years of Innovation” Exhibition at the IDB Sept. 12

The Minister of Planning, Budget and Management of Brazil, Paulo Bernardo Silva, and the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, will open the exhibition “Brazil, 100 Years of Innovation” at IDB headquarters in Washington, D.C., commemorating the first flight of a self-propelled plane in 1906. The event will take place September 12 at 12:30 p.m. in the  atrium of the main IDB building.

The exhibition, sponsored by the Executive Director for Brazil and Suriname at the IDB, Rogerio Studart, will highlight Brazil’s century of technological advances since the first flight by famous Brazilian pilot Alberto Santos-Dumont. The exhibit, which will be on view September 12-22, will showcase the first plane that Dumont flew.

The technological advancement display will include a section on the sustainable organization and exploitation of the Brazilian Amazon, based on the Arpa Project and the Program for Public Management of Forests. Another section will outline Brazilian leadership in the technology used by Petrobras for oil production in deep waters, biodiesel fuel and clean renewable energy sources. Other successful technologies on exhibit will be the Electrobrás Group experience using hydroelectric potential, as well as research in agribusiness by Embrapa, electronic balloting to strengthen democracy, and projects and products using state-of-the-art technology.

The exhibit will be on view in the IDB atrium at 1300 New York Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. Minister Paulo Bernardo Silva will be available to the press during the opening.

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