During the event, which took place from August 23 to 26 in São José dos Campos (SP), Associação presented all its initiatives in favor of a more digital and less unequal Brazil 

ABES – Brazilian Association of Software Companies participated in the PqTec Innovation Week, which took place from August 23 to 26, 2022 at the São José dos Campos Technological Park (SP). With the theme “The Future of Connections”, the event had a congress, exhibition and business rounds, in a week dedicated to determining the future and generating networking based on the main trends and market content. Bruna Cardoso and Clara Savelli, from the Associate Relations area, were present at the event.

Recently, ABES and the São José dos Campos Technological Park closed an institutional partnership, which provides that companies incubated by the Park have access to the benefits of the ABES Startup Internship program, which aims to strengthen entrepreneurship and attract talent and investments to the Brazilian technology sector. For six months, companies will have at their disposal over 35 years of ABES experience in the legal, regulatory, tax and marketing areas to overcome the complexities present in the market.

“ABES believes in information technology as a fundamental agent for the democratization of knowledge and for the creation of new opportunities, in an inclusive and egalitarian way. And there is nothing fairer than taking to PqTec Innovation Week, an event that has innovation in its DNA, everything we can do to provide participants with networking opportunities, as well as presenting some paths and insights for them to seek support and investments for their businesses”, declares Paulo Milliet Roque, President of ABES.

Following its purpose of helping to build a More Digital and Less Unequal Brazil, ABES will bring to PqTec Innovation Week the other resources it makes available to its more than 2 thousand associates, and which are also included in the ABES Startup Internship Program, such as:

  • ABES Connect! – Exclusive platform for associates to publicize special offers of products and services to other ABES associates and to the market in general, promoting the generation of good business, relationships and free dissemination.
  • Committees and Working Groups – Aim to encourage the participation of members in the entity's projects and in the direction of the Brazilian software and services industry, promoting the discussion of specific issues related to the sector, presentation of proposals and action plans.
  • LGPD Diagnosis – Prepared in partnership with the EY consultancy, the tool consists of a questionnaire through which companies can carry out a self-assessment regarding the different points required by law. Once completed, the system issues a diagnosis of the company's degree of compliance, with suggestions on what should be changed in operations to ensure compliance with the law.
  • Sustainability Diagnosis – Management performance analysis tool, from the perspective of sustainability and ESG concepts.
  • Promotion Guide – Compendium of information catalogued, updated and easily accessible to members on options for fostering innovation and sources of funds, whether public or private.
  • Partnerships - Nationals and internationals.
  • Research, proposals and opinions – As part of its objectives in defense of the interests of its associates and the Brazilian Software and Services Industry, ABES promotes and supports the carrying out of proposals, studies and research of interest in the sector, in addition to requesting legal opinions on relevant matters that impact in conducting business and developing companies.
  • HR Tech Platform – Aims to support the development of talent through the dissemination of courses offered by the Association's partners, update on employability in technology and promote discussions on career management, team development, talent retention, hybrid work model, among others themes. Available resources: Vacancy Hub, Technological Education Hub (Courses), Panorama RH Tech and ABES/IDC Workforce Study
  • Mobilization to reduce inequality – In partnership with the Observatório do Terceiro Setor and ReUrbi, ABES offers reverse logistics services for the disposal of disused technology and telecommunications equipment to companies in all economic sectors. The program aims to generate materials that will be reinserted into the production chain, with economic, environmental and social returns. The program has a national scope.
  • An Ethical Company Program – Action aimed at encouraging associates to formally adopt the highest ethical standards in dealing with their internal or external affairs; improve the standard of behavior in dealing with customers, suppliers, competitors, employees and government agents; and create formal norms to implement them.

About ABES           
ABES (Brazilian Association of Software Companies) aims to contribute to the construction of a more digital and less unequal Brazil, in which information technology plays a fundamental role in the democratization of knowledge and the creation of new opportunities for all. In this sense, it aims to ensure a business environment conducive to innovation, ethical, dynamic, sustainable and globally competitive, always in line with its mission of connecting, guiding, protecting and developing the Brazilian information technology market.

Currently, ABES represents approximately 2 thousand companies, which total about 85% of the revenue of the software and services segment in Brazil, distributed in 24 Brazilian states and in the Federal District, responsible for the generation of more than 210 thousand direct jobs and an annual revenue of the order of R$ 80 billion in 2020.

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