Programme for the Crown Prince Couple’s official visit to Brazil, 16 - 21 September

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The Crown Prince Couple pay an official visit to Brazil from 16 – 21 September to lead a Danish business and culture campaign with visits to the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte.  The Crown Prince Couple’s programme will focus on the development of Denmark’s opportunities to co-operate with Brazil within the oil and gas industries, bio-fuels, the water sector, medicine and medical equipment, education, tourism to Denmark and creative industries.

Published September 17, 2012

SÂO PAULO

Sunday, 16 September

Asger Jorn exhibition
16.15

The Crown Prince Couple view an Asger Jorn exhibition at Tomie Ohtake Institute. The Crown Prince Couple are received by institute director Ricardo Ohtake and Jacob Thage, director of Museum Jorn in Silkeborg, which displays the Asger Jorn exhibition. 

The Scandinavian Church
17.15

The Crown Prince Couple visit the Scandinavian Church in Sâo Paulo, which was established 20 years ago. The church is used for weddings, festivals and business events and also houses the Scandinavian Evangelical Church.   

The Danish colony
17.50

The Crown Prince Couple take part in a reception for the Danish colony in Brazil.

Scandinavia Designs – “COOL Denmark”
20.20

The Crown Prince Couple visit the Danish-owned shop Scandinavia Designs.  The visit is a part of VisitDenmark’s event “COOL Denmark”, which focuses on Danish lifestyle. For the event, five different chefs from Denmark and Brazil have made dishes that combine Danish and Brazilian cuisine. 


Monday, 17 September 2012

JOINT PROGRAMME

Meeting with Danish companies
08.30

The Crown Prince Couple meet with representatives from Danish companies at Hotel Renaissance. 

HRH THE CROWN PRINCE’S PROGRAMME

Leo Pharma exhibition
10.00

The Crown Prince is on hand for the opening of and views the Leo Pharma exhibition “Family Ties: Ethnic Groups in Brazil” at MuBE (Mudeo Brasileiro da Escultura). The Crown Prince, together with Leo Pharma’s director Gitte P. Aabo, presents a donation to UNAPSO (the Brazilian Psoriasis Association) and ONCOGUIA (Actinic Keratosis). 

Novozymes seminar
11.30

The Crown Prince takes part in the Novozymes seminar “Advanced Bio-fuels & Novozymes’ Social Responsibility”. The Crown Prince delivers a speech to seminar participants.
 
Meeting with the Governor 
15.00

The Crown Prince meets the Governor of Sâo Paulo, Geraldo Alckmin.
 
Opening of water seminar in Sâo Paulo
15.30

The Crown Prince and Governor Geraldo Alckmin are on hand for the opening of a water seminar, where the six Danish companies Grundfos, Danfoss, Siemens Turbomachinery Solutions, Haarslec Industries, Microdrop Aqua og Liqtech International meet with decision-makers from Sâo Paulo’s government and the water supply company SABESP. At the seminar, solutions for water supply and wastewater treatment will be discussed, and the Crown Prince will be among the speakers.  


HRH THE CROWN PRINCESS’S PROGRAMME 

Support centre for battered women
10.30

The Crown Princess visits Cidinha Kopcak, a support centre for battered women. Supporting Cidinha Kopcak is the NGO Geledés, which works for the rights of women and the black population.

JOINT PROGRAMME

Gala dinner
20.15

The Crown Prince Couple participate in a dinner for Danish and Brazilian companies. During the dinner, the Crown Prince presents the Danish Export Association’s Diploma and HRH Prince Henrik’s Medal of Honour to Danish companies.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

JOINT PROGRAMME

The Albert Einstein Hospital
09.30

The Crown Prince Couple visit the Albert Einstein Hospital, where its director, Dr. Lottenberg, shows the hospital and its new heart equipment. 

Fritz Hansen exhibition
14.00

The Crown Prince Couple take part in the opening of a Fritz Hansen chair exhibition at MuBE (Mudeo Brasileiro da Escultura). Among other things, the exhibition includes 50 Arne Jacobsen “Egg” chairs decorated by the Danish artist Tal R.

HRH THE CROWN PRINCE’S PROGRAMME

Opening of  ”COOL DENMARK” in Sâo Paulo
11.00

The Crown Prince is on hand for the opening of the VisitDenmark event ”COOL DENMARK”, where Danish companies meet with Brazilian companies. At the workshop, the Crown Prince gives a speech to the participating guests.

HRH THE CROWN PRINCESS’S PROGRAMME 

Dorina Novill Foundation
11.00

The Crown Princess visits an institute for the blind, the Dorina Novill Foundation, and observes the teaching of visually impaired children. The Crown Princess presents a donation to the institute on the behalf of Danish companies. 

RIO DE JANEIRO

JOINT PROGRAMME

Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference
21.00

The Crown Prince Couple participate in a reception for the Danish offshore industry in connection with the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference in Rio de Janeiro. 


Wednesday, 19 September 2012

HRH THE CROWN PRINCE’S PROGRAMME

Petrobras
10.40

The Crown Prince and the Danish business delegation visit the Brazilian oil company Petrobras at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference.

Water seminar in Rio de Janeiro
13.00

The Crown Prince is on hand for the opening of a water seminar, where Danish companies meet with decision-makers from Rio de Janeiro’s government and discuss challenges and solutions for Rio de Janeiro’s water supply. 

Danmagi
14.00

The Crown Prince takes part in a reception held by the Danish IT company Danmagi and is introduced to the company’s IT system. 

The Danish pavilion at the Rio Oil  & Gas Expo and Conference 
16.00

The Crown Prince visits the official Danish pavilion at the Rio Oil & Gas Expo and Conference and inspects the Danish companies’ booths. 

HRH THE CROWN PRINCESS’S PROGRAMME 

Cidade de Deus Favela (City of God shanty town)
10.30

In Rio’s City of God, the Crown Princess visits a youth centre, Centro de Referência da Juventude, which tries to integrate young people into society through education and help them enter the job market. During the visit, the Crown Princess will be introduced to the youth centre’s activities, including sports, dance, a fashion show and music.

Pontifical Catholic University
13.00

The Crown Princess visits Pontifical Catholic University, which co-operates with several Danish universities. The Crown Princess participates in a seminar about exchange programmes and co-operation between Danish and Brazilian universities. 
  
Opening of the exhibition ”A modern Royal Household”
15.30

The Crown Princess presides over the opening of the exhibition ”A modern Royal Household” and views exhibits about the restoration and the decoration of Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg.
 
JOINT PROGRAMME

Reception with the Danish colony 
19.30

The Crown Prince Couple participate in a reception with the Danish colony and are received by the president of the Danish-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, Knud Bach.

Grundfos dinner
20.30

The Crown Prince Couple take part in a Grundfos dinner with Danish and Brazilian companies. 


Thursday,  20 September 2012

HRH THE CROWN PRINCE’S PROGRAMME

Meeting with mayor of Rio de Janeiro
09.30

The Crown Prince meets with the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, and is briefed on the city’s preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games. 
 
VisitDenmark event 
10.30

The Crown Prince is on hand for the opening of VisitDenmark’s event ”COOL DENMARK” in Rio de Janeiro and delivers a speech to workshop participants.  

HRH THE CROWN PRINCESS’S PROGRAMME 

Human Milk Bank project
10.00

The Crown Princess visits the Fernandes Figueira Institute and gets an overview of the project Human Milk Bank. The project helps underweight newborns and mothers who cannot breastfeed their infants.  
 
JOINT PROGRAMME

Meeting with Olympic Committee in Brazil
12.00

The Brazilian Olympic Committee briefs the Crown Prince Couple on the committee’s preparations for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
 
MINAS GERAIS

Dinner with Minas Gerais Governor Antonio Anastacia
19.30

The Crown Prince Couple participate in a dinner with Antonio Anastacia and Danish companies. 


Friday, 21 September 2012

HRH THE CROWN PRINCESS’S PROGRAMME 

P.W. Lund seminar
09.15

The Crown Princess is on hand for the opening of PUC University’s P.W. Lund seminar and unveils a memorial to the Danish zoologist P.W. Lund. 

JOINT PROGRAMME

Opening of water seminar in Minas Gerais
10.30

The Crown Prince Couple take part in the opening of a water seminar, where six Danish companies have the opportunity to meet with decision-makers from the Minas Gerais government and discuss challenges and solutions for the water supply of Minas Gerais.


Visit to P.W. Lund Memorial
11.45

The Crown Prince Couple visit the P.W. Lund Memorial and are received by mayor Rogerio Avelar. 

Opening of P.W. Lund Museum
14.30

The Crown Prince Couple are on hand for the opening of the P.W. Lund Museum and view the museum afterwards. The Crown Prince, the governor, the mayor and Professor Meldgaard speak during the opening ceremony. 

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