Innovation and the promotion of corporate development are ingrained in the ethos of the Trade and Business Associations Federation of the State of Paraná (FACIAP). Headquartered in Curitiba, FACIAP represents over 75% of the municipalities in Paraná.
Since its establishment in 1959, FACIAP has recognized innovation as a crucial factor for the growth and sustainability of its member companies. It acknowledges the significance of strategic partnerships in advancing the retail sector. To this end, FACIAP organizes two major annual events: the Business Management Forum and the Paraná Management Convention. The former, held in Curitiba, focuses on contemporary public management issues, while the latter, in Foz do Iguaçu, fosters connections among management leaders, specialists, and entrepreneurs. These events create an environment conducive to the development of creative and innovative solutions.
BRAZIL’S LARGEST DATA BANK
FACIAP’s commitment to management innovation is evident in its strategic partnerships. One such collaboration is with SPC/Brasil, providing access to Brazil’s largest data bank. FACIAP’s system includes over 232 million individual records, offering rapid data delivery to its members through the FACIAP Centralizing Basis (BCF). This modern online platform enables businesses to understand consumer profiles in any Brazilian town quickly.
THE ELITE GROUP
The Federation believes that association is a vital tool for entrepreneurs to emerge from obscurity and establish a socio-economic and political presence. When united, entrepreneurs gain strength and the capacity to engage with public authorities effectively. FACIAP is part of an elite group representing organized civil society, including state federations from sectors like trade, transportation, agriculture, and industry. These federations serve as communication channels between the economically active population and municipal, state, and federal governments.
According to President Fernando Moraes, FACIAP is an innovative federation committed to stimulating innovation in all its forms. By fostering a culture that values knowledge, establishing strategic partnerships, and supporting digital transformation, FACIAP not only aids in the growth of its member companies but also contributes to the development of a thriving corporate environment in the State of Paraná. He states: “Innovation is not just a goal, but an integral part of FACIAP’s mission, promoting a prosperous and dynamic corporate future.”