Brazil is a massive country, taking up the whole north eastern part of South America, and is easily the largest economy in Latin Amercia – Sao Paulo alone has a bigger economy than Argentina! And with a GDP of $2.3 trillion, it’s the world’s seventh largest economy.
Brazil and the UK have long historic trade and investment ties, and although overall imports into Brazil have fallen over by around 14% over the last couple of years, imports from the UK only dropped by around 5%, so it still offers a great business opportunity for UK businesses and services.
Even so, Brazil’s internal rail, road and flight networks aren’t the best in the world, which means it might be worth your while doing business via teleconference, even if you’ve made the 11-hour flight over there.
Here’s how to set up a conference call call in just a few easy steps, using either a landline or mobile phone…
How to set up a conference call between the UK and Brazil
Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to instantly get your free personal identification number (PIN). Click the ‘Invite Participants’ tab to generate an email template before entering the time, date and subject of the conference call.
Choose the relevant UK and Brazil dial-in codes, click the button marked ‘Copy this invitation’ and paste it into the body of an email.
Finally, sent this email to up to 100 participants, and you’re good to go.
Dial-in numbers to call Brazil
At the arranged time participants need to dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843 (from landlines) or 83000 (from mobiles)
– Brazil participants dial 11-23910775 or +44 843 373 0999 (from mobiles)
Your conference call can now begin!
What’s the best time to call Brazil from the UK?
Rio de Janeiro is just under 6,000 miles away from London and is local time is about four hours behind GMT. The ConferenceCall.co.uk number crunchers have worked out these are the most popular times to make calls between the two countries…
- between midday and 9pm GMT – that’s between 8am and 5pm in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Where is Brazil?
Brazil covers almost half (47.3%) of South America’s land area, and borders every other South American nation apart from Chile and Ecuador. To the east of the country is an Atlantic coastline of some 4,655 miles.
What’s the FCO travel advice on travelling to Bahrain?
Although Brazil has high levels of crime, thousands of UK nationals visit the country without any trouble. But if you are travelling to Brazil, you need to be vigilant.
Instances of all types of crime are high in Brazil, including violent crime, especially in major cities. And you should always avoid going to any of the favelas. Some favelas are close to tourist areas, such as in Zona Sul, so if you’re unsure about a location, seek local advice from your hotel or the local authorities.
Theft and robbery can occur anywhere, even on beaches in Brazil (where it commonly does) so don’t wear expensive jewellery and watches and never carry large sums of money about with you. Try not to use your mobile phone in the street and keep cameras out of sight when not in use. Never take your passport and other valuables in a safe place but try to carry a copy and another form of photo ID, if you have one, with you at all times. Pickpockets are also rife in Brazil.
Contact the police by calling 190 to report emergencies. Call 190 if you are reporting a crime that is in progress or if someone is in immediate danger. You can also 197 to give information to the police or make an inquiry.
For more information, go to GOV.UK
Any more information on Brazil?
If you want to know more about the World Cup, read Around the world – Brazil World Cup Special