On December 18th, 2018 we presented the Local Competitiveness Study of the Homemade Biscuits of the Region of Vitória da Conquista and Condeúba in Vitória da Conquista, aiming to enhance the development of biscuit producers in the regions. The work was developed in partnership with SEBRAE-BA and the Prefecture of Vitória da Conquista and started on the October 10th, 2018.

On December 5th of 2018, Carlos Tarrasón, the director of Cluster Consulting, attended the Seminar on Intelligence for Local Economic Development organized by SEBRAE-MG. Carlos presented a lecture on the Development of Territorial Vocations and Smart Specialization, presenting examples of how to address the development policies.

The 13th November 2018, Carlos Tarrasón will be presenting in the 2nd Seminar about "The future in food & beverages", organized by FIERGS and SEBRAE-RS in Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. 

During July the 2nd and 3rd of 2018 Carlos Tarrasón was part in Madrid of the first TCI working group discussing the best practices for worldwide cluster digitization. Carlos Tarrasón represented Brasil and also there were members from Spain, Country Basc, Portugal Iceland, Germany and Canada representing governments, clusteres and think tanks. 

The 7th June 2018, Carlos Tarrasón was at the X Congress Latin American integration routes in Porto Alegre, RS. Presented his experience about how regional cooperation increases competitiveness through the clusters and showed some examples from RS clusters. See presentation here. 

The 17th May 2018, Carlos Tarrasón presented in the webinar "Strategy construction of a cluster initiative I" where he shared his experience with the Latin American TCI members. Carlos Tarrasón is the Brazil representative in this chapter and helps to communicate the concept and best practices in clusters.  See presentation here





On March 1 and 2, 2018, Carlos Tarrasón spoke at the GTECS Chile about the RIS3 / smart specialization policy in Brazil. The event aimed to promote the debate on subnational competitiveness and the knowledge about the different methodologies in the elaboration of reports, measurements and agendas of competitiveness in the provinces, states, subregions, and cities among South American agents. See more details here.





On November 23rd of 2017, the company's director Carlos Tarrasón ministered a presentation in the industrial city of Contagem about the New Industrial Revolution, explaining the concept, the new technologies and its applications, new business models, examples in the whole world and in Brazil and reflected about what are the opportunities for the micro and small enterprises in this new industry context.

Carlos Tarrasón, director of Cluster Consulting, participated in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in Lima, Peru. The event took place on November 16 and 17, 2017, and had Global and Local Policies and Economic Instruments for Strengthening Stakeholder Capability in Cluster Promotion. Carlos was the moderator of the panel Latin America: Case Studies, in which were presented successful clusters from in Peru and Vietnam.


During the days 7 and 9 of November 2017, we participated in the XX World Cluster Conference of TCI, organized by TCI in Bogotá, Colombia. Carlos Tarrasón, CEO of Cluster Consulting, made a presentation on the 3rd day with the experience of the company on the following topic: "Promote entrepreneurship through cluster initiatives". 


During the 30th October 2017 took place in the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) a strategy and competitiveness course through the partnership with UFMG Consultoria Jr. (UCJ). Working on a real cluster initiative case with 30 students from the Economics an Business School (FACE-UFMG).

The 17th October 2017 Carlos Tarrasón presented and validated with Brumadinho representatives the strategy for the sustainable tourism and cultural and creative industries clusters. Project financed by the IADB and supported by Inhotim. See presentation here.