The OV, which was sponsored by USTDA and conducted by Global Marketing and Communications (GMC), visited San Diego and Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY, from July 10, 2005 to July 19, 2005. The goal of the OV was to expose the Brazilian delegation to U.S. equipment, technology and services in support of the Pan America Games scheduled for 2007 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. To that end, the delegates met with a wide range of US companies and visited U.S. sports facilities including the Staples Center, the Home Depot Center, Madison Square Garden and Yankee Stadium.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) sponsored an Orientation Visit (OV) to the United States for delegates from the Airport Security sector in Argentina and Mexico. The Argentine and Mexican officials were invited to examine the capabilities of U.S. firms and technology in the area of Airport Security.
The delegates, representatives from Brazil’s National Business Registry Department (Departamento Nacional de Registro do Comercio, DNRC), an agency of the Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Commerce (Ministerio de Desenvolvimento, Industria e Comercio, MDIC), learned about U.S. best practices from officials at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS), the U.S.