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Governor Generals Itinerary for the Visits to Brazil, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago

Publicado em 21 abril 2012

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 04/21/12 -- At the request of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will conduct an official visit to the Federative Republic of Brazil, from April 22 to 28; a working visit to Barbados, on April 29 and 30; and a State visit to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, on May 1 and 2, 2012.

For more information on the announcement of these visits, please see the news release at

Thursday, April 26 - São Paulo, Brazil                              
2 p.m.                                                                     
Arrival in Sao Paulo                                                       
Upon their arrival in Sao Paulo, Their Excellencies will be welcomed by    
government officials. Guarulhos Military Airport Base, Sao Paulo, Brazil   
PHOTO OPPORTUNITY                                                          
3:30 p.m.                                                                  
Keynote Address at the Sao Paulo Research Foundation                       
The Governor General will deliver a keynote address on "Brazil-Canada      
Partnerships and Enhancing the Innovation Ecosystem" to researchers,       
professors, administrators and students at the Sao Paulo Research Foundation
(FAPESP). A panel discussion on the topic of "Brazil-Canada: Capabilities  
and Current Opportunities for Institutional Collaboration" and a question  
period with Canadian delegates and Brazilian counterparts will follow. The 
event will be webcast on                                          
FAPESP is an independent public foundation with the mission to foster      
research and the scientific and technological development of the State of  
Sao Paulo.                                                                 
Main Auditorium, FAPESP, Sao Paulo, Brazil                                 
OPEN TO MEDIA                                                              

Friday, April 27 - São Paulo, Brazil                         

                            9:10 a.m.                                                                  
Canada-Brazil Innovation Nations Forum                                     
His Excellency and the Canadian delegation will participate in this forum, 
which will bring together Canadians and Brazilians from the private sector,
as well as researchers and university representatives, academics, and      
Brazilian government officials. The forum aims to enhance the profile of   
Canada as an innovation partner of choice in Brazil, and to stimulate      
science and technology collaboration between Canada and Brazil. The Governor
General will deliver remarks on the importance of international            
collaboration in research and development, and the potential between Brazil
and Canada as partners. The forum will be webcast on              
Room Morumbi C,Hilton Sao Paulo Morumbi Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil           
OPEN TO MEDIA-Opening remarks and beginning of the discussion