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Theo's Adventure Capitalists

2010-2010 Ended/Cancelled
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Television's Dragons' Den star Theo Paphitis presents a new three-part series examining the risks and rewards for British companies looking to expand in three of the world's most dynamic emerging markets – India, Vietnam and Brazil.

These markets are weathering the global recession better than the economies of the West. If Britain is to remain a major player in world trade, it is essential to establish firm business interests now.

In each film, Theo follows the progress of three British companies considering expanding in these high-growth markets. Viewers will experience international trade through the eyes of successful companies, and explore the role of Britain in the global economy. Some of the companies are household names, while others are based on fresh inventions, retail success and intellectual property.

The Open University Business School will support a website providing in-depth material on high-growth markets and international trade.
Main Cast
N/ATheo Paphitis
as (presenter) [S 1]

Premiered on Network:
BBC-2 in UK

Genres: Documentary / Reality-TV / Talent

Language: english  Runtime: 60 mins

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Guide available in: english
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1x01 - Vietnam:
Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis follows the fortunes of brave and bold British companies trying to expand in three of the world's most dynamic emerging markets - India, Brazil and Vietnam. While Britain is still stuck in a recession, these economies are booming. There couldn't be a better time than now for British businesses to seize these opportunities in some of the world's fastest-expanding but risky markets - but how easy is it going to be?
1x02 - India:
Theo Paphitis travels to India to see if three intrepid British companies can succeed in one of the fastest expanding economies in the world. With cultural ties going back centuries, India and Britain have many things in common. But is doing business one of them? Or are we worlds apart? Theo travels to Mumbai, with its 14 million population, and central India to see how three very different British companies, with three very different products, try to make their dreams a reality. There's luxury  [...] (More)
1x03 - Brazil:
In the last programme in the series, Theo Paphitis travels to Brazil to follow three intrepid British companies trying to succeed in one of the world's most exciting markets. The Brazilian economy is still expanding, but what can Brits sell them that they haven't already got? Theo travels to Brazil's business hub, Sao Paulo, to Bauru (in the heart of sugar cane country) and to the glamorous Rio De Janeiro to chart the fortunes of three British companies with very different aims and ambitions.  [...] (More)
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Guide available in: english