On Wednesday, November 21, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands continued their five-day visit to Brazil.
Whilst in São Paulo Prince Willem-Alexander visited an exhibition entitled, Waste to Waste, and attended the signing of a “… memorandum of understanding on cooperation between the NL Agency and the Environment Agency of the State of São Paulo.” The prince also gave a speech during the Brazilian-Dutch Science & Technology Seminar entitled, Bio-based Economy. He also attended the opening of the establishment of an office of BE-Basic (Bio-based Ecologically Balanced Sustainable Industrial Chemistry) in Campinas.
Meanwhile, in the city of Piracicaba, Princess Maxima opened the “… production house of Paques Brazil. Paques is a Dutch SME and company which is active worldwide in the development and construction of cost-effective water and gas purification systems.”
In the afternoon, the royal couple met with the Governor of São Paulo, attended the opening of the exhibition entitled, Connecting Concepts, and attended a reception with Dutch and Brazilian businesses.