The United States returns to Expointer after 26 years

The U.S. booth in the International Pavilion will have information on tourism and educational opportunities in the United States.


Porto Alegre, August 23, 2019 – The United States Consulate General in Porto Alegre, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Commerce, will launch its booth at the 42nd Expointer’s International Pavilion this Saturday, August 24. United States Chargé d’Affaires in Brazil William Popp will attend the official opening, scheduled for Thursday, August 29, at 3:00 pm.

The United States returns to Expointer after 26 years. “This is the first outcome following the announcement we made in June elevating our operations in Porto Alegre to a consulate general. The United States is back to Expointer and working even more closely with the gaúchos”, says the U.S. Consul General in Porto Alegre, Julia Harlan.

On Tuesday, August 27, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, EducationUSA advisers will be at the booth to share information on English courses, short-term courses, and undergrad and grad school programs in the United States. At 2:00 pm, a session entitled EducationUSA: Educational Opportunities in the United States, will take place at the Administração do Parque Assis Brasil Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. EducationUSA is the U.S. official organization to promote study in the United States. It is a worldwide network that includes more than 400 centers, among them, two operating in Porto Alegre.

The United States is also bringing to Expointer representatives of four nationwide associations: U.S. Livestock Genetics ExportThe National Association of Animal BreedersThe American Paint Horse Associationand The American Embryo Transfer Association. Representatives will be available for media interviews.

On Thursday, 29, at 10:30 am, at Pista B Center of Events, the U.S. Agricultural Counselor in Brazil, Mr. Oliver Flake, opens the seminar with remarks on The U.S. perspective on Trends in Global Beef Exports and Genetics, followed by Ms. Sophie Eaglen, International Programs Director at the National Association of Animal Breeders.

Main events during Expointer:

Tuesday, 27
What: EducationUSA at the U.S. booth
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: International Pavilion

Tuesday, 27
WhatTalk – EducationUSA: Educational Opportunities in the United States
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Administração do Parque Assis Brasil Auditorium

Quinta-feira, 29
O que: Seminar – The U.S. perspective on Trends in Global Beef Exports and Genetics
Horário: 10:30 am to noon
Local: Pista B Center of Events

Quinta-feira, 29
O que: Official opening of the U.S. booth
Horário: 3:00 pm
Where: International Pavilion

For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General in Porto Alegre: +55 (51) 3345-6128/6110 and/or