Unica (Brazilian Sugarcane Industry and Bioenergy Association) is the representative body of a wide group of companies that produce sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity in the Center-South region of Brazil. Following sectorial deregulation in Brazil, in 1997 several sectoral organizations in the state of São Paulo decided to merge. The association aims to promote and defend the interests of sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity producers, not only in Brazil but at a global scale.

Unica is governed by a Deliberative Council, composed by member company representatives, as well as a team of experienced, dedicated, full-time executives, specialists and technical advisors. Unica provides technical expertise in the areas of environment, energy, technology, international trade, corporate social responsibility, sustainability, regulation, economics and communication. Unica’s international representatives provide quality information on the sector’s important socioeconomic and environmental contributions to a wide range of stakeholders including governments, NGOs, business, consumers and the media.


The Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) is a not for profit apex national body representing all major vehicle and vehicular engine manufacturers in India. SIAM works towards supporting sustainable development of the Indian Automobile Industry with the vision that India emerges as the destination of choice in the world for design and manufacture of automobiles. It works towards facilitating enhancement of the competitiveness of the Indian Automobile Industry, reducing cost of vehicles, increasing productivity and achieving global standards of quality.

SIAM provides a window to the Automobile Industry in India and works closely with stakeholders in the formulation of the economic and commercial policies, regulations and standards relating to automobiles. It provides economic and statistical information as well as technical and public policy services to the stakeholders on behalf of Indian Automobile Industry. It publishes Monthly Industry Statistics, Monthly Commodity Price Monitor and other periodic reports. It also organises seminars and workshops on the topics of topical relevance and interest to the industry. For carrying out various public policy activities, particularly in the field of road safety and environment, SIAM has partnered with other stake holders and set up the Society for Automotive Fitness & Environment (SAFE).


The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (ApexBrasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy.

ApexBrasil organizes several initiatives aiming to promote Brazilian exports abroad. The Agency´s efforts comprise trade and prospective missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international trade fairs, arrangement of technical visits of foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure, and other select activities designed to strengthen the country’s branding abroad. ApexBrasil also plays a leading role in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to Brazil, by working to identify business opportunities, promoting strategic events and lending support to foreign investors willing to allocate resources in Brazil.