Atlantico Business Development provides consultancy services to high profile customers in Portuguese speaking countries on both sides of the Atlantic: Portugal (including Madeira and the Azores), Brazil, Angola, Cabo Verde and Mozambique. We focus on the maritime and agribusiness sectors, though we do have experience in other sectors, such as higher education, renewable energies, water and oil & gas.
Be welcome to check out the countries where we operate as well as the services we provide (consultancy, business missions, information, export coaching) by making your selection in the menu above.
We rely on our strong (10-30 years) history and experience in our core markets Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Cabo Verde, our excellent political and business networks in those countries as well as in the Netherlands, our strong language and intercultural skills and our effective ways of communicating and operating.
If you or your company or organisation is looking for market entry in one of our core markets, then contact us to see how we can help you and get things done: with the right people, within the required timeframe and in an appropriate way.
As of 2012 we have also taken up developing new markets in Latin America, such as Panama, Peru and the Dominican Republic, all stable, growing markets for exporters and investors. We also continue to offer our services in South Africa, where we have been active for over 20 years.
Atlantico Business Development is a network organization. We operate with a small and dedicated team from our headoffice in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, while maintaining an extensive network of consultants and assistants in our core markets. We are able to upscale our team for a specific project with specific demands at any time.
Atlantico Business Development is based in Rotterdam, the number one port on the Atlantic. But we operate mainly in Portugal and the South Atlantic: in Brazil, Angola and Cabo Verde, where the lingua franca is Portuguese. To honour that, we call ourselves Atlantico (in Portuguese) instead of Atlantic. Our legendary English language online news portal Atlantico Weekly (2008-2014) was born out of the same idea.
Looking back on a very successful mission to Cabo Verde, I must say the atmosphere created by ABD was great and the organisation excellent. On top of that both local expertise as well as the talent for improvisation offered by ABD are impressive...
PJ Kleiweg de Zwaan, Netherlands Ambassador to Cabo Verde
I would like to express my gratitude for all the efforts put in this mission by ABD. Thanks to you I was able to make the right contacts...
Peter van Gilst, Director Africa, CBI
After years of fighting to get out of its financial crisis, Portugal is finally starting to reap the benefits of its hard work. In 2015, the economy is projected to grow at least 1,5%. The country's economy has reinvented itself and is re-emerging with a new structure. Exports have been growing fast over the last few years, specifically from the agrobusiness sector (like wine and olive oil).
Meanwhile Portugal has also rediscovered its maritime past and future. Business opportunities abound in the ports and logistics sector, fisheries and aquaculture as well as in cruiseshipping and other forms of nautical tourism. Find out more about business opportunities in Portugal, Madeira and the Azores here.
Atlantico Business Development on March 10, 2015, successfully organized the first Dutch-Cabo Verde Maritime Round Table on behalf of the Dutch government. The vibrant and informative event took place in Rotterdam, where it was cordially hosted at the regional PWC office. Several maritime enterprises from Cabo Verde took part in the Round Table, among which ENAPOR, Cabnave, Cabo Verde Fast Ferry, Vivó Energy and Frescomar.
From the Dutch side there was substantial interest in the event, from companies such as the Ports of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, Cruiseport Rotterdam, Damen Shipyards, Van Oord, Atradius, Dredging & Contracting Rotterdam BV, STC, Eurofrigo as well as several consultants, government representatives and sector organizations. Read more.
On Friday December 12th, 2015, SANEC (the Southern African Netherlands Chamber of Commerce), Atlantico Business Development and Fenedex (the Federation of Dutch Exporters) organized a meeting on how to succesfully do business in Angola and Mozambique.
Over 60 persons, representating 48 companies, joined in and participated in the session, with presentations from Atlantico Business Development, PWC, Cornelder and AVIT.
Atlantico Business Development has recently produced a practical guide for doing business in the emerging agribusiness sector in Cabo Verde. Cabo Verde today is growing fast as a holiday destination for European tourists, combining political stability, security and guaranteed good weather. At this moment the country receives about 600.000 tourists per year, a number that is expected to rise by 2019 to around 1 million per year. Cabo Verde even has the potential to host between 2 and 3 million tourists per year in a decade or so, which would make the country one of Africa’s most important tourist destinations. These fast growing numbers of European tourists will need to be supplied continuously with good quality fresh food and other products, which at this moment poses an enormous challenge to the Cabo Verde tourist sector.Read more about the guide and how to obtain it here.
2012-15 Atlantico Business Development