About the event

For over twenty years the Brazil Economic Conference has been organized to provide participants with crucial insight into the current and future situation of Brazil.  The Conference is held in Washington during the month of October to coincide with the Annual Meeting of the IMF/World Bank.  The Conference features keynote addresses by the Finance Minister of Brazil and the President of the Central Bank, and participation by the Brazilian and US Ambassadors, as well as bankers, investors, and corporations who are in Washington for the Annual Meeting.

The Conference is organized in partnership with the Brazil-U.S. Business Council, affiliated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Wilson Center.  The Conference generates attendance by over 200 representatives from the community interested in Brazilian-American business, including top executives from the public and private sectors, fund managers, financial analysts, members of the press and representatives from the academic and government spheres.

2020 Brazil Economic Conference

Webinar Sponsor

The Brazilian economy and markets are moving in 4Q 2020 and, although things are clearer now, there are still large uncertainties about the recovery and the weakening of the virus. Many projects were put on hold – including fiscal adjustment, tax reform, and the privatization program – to focus policy on temporarily alleviating the worst economic effects of the pandemic. The question now is when and how successfully the government will make needed reforms. Other issues, such as GSE, have taken a backseat to the economic emergency. All of this has ramifications for the markets and vice-versa. We brought together a broad array of specialists to speak on these subjects. Our first keynote speaker, to present on day one, was President Gustavo Montezano. He looked at policies to alleviate economic harm and a return to asset sales. Then we had a two-part panel looking at the economic and political outlook. Of concern is the path of the public debt and how it will perform under possible fiscal scenarios, one of which has already caused market stress. The panel included several notable economists and analysts from the financial system and academia that Director Paulo Viera da Cunha moderated. Presenting on day two, our second keynote speaker, Haim Israel, Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Global Strategist, gave a broad worldview of these issues. Please join us for these discussions.

Tuesday, October 20th

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Alexei Remizov,
Head of Latin America DCM & Financial Solutions Americas, HSBC

Keynote Speaker:
H.E. Gustavo Montezano
, President, BNDES

Economic and Political Panel

Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Partner, Verbank Consulting, LLC

José Carlos Carvalho, Partner, Economics Department, Vinci Partners

Christopher Garman, Managing Director for the Americas, Eurasia Group

Marcelo Kfoury, Professor of Economics, FGV-EESP

Zeina Latif, Consultant, Gibraltar Consultoria

Lisa Schineller, Managing Director, S&P Global Rating

Roberto Secemski, Brazil Economist, Barclays

Daniel Tenengauzer, Chief Economist, BNYMellon

Wednesday, October 21st

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John H. Welch, Executive Director, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Speaker:
Haim Israel, Managing Director and Global Strategist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch


A Pauta Ambiental Será o Grande Risco ao Brasil num Governo Biden – Christopher Garman

Sovereign Ratings – Lisa Schineller

Presentation BACC – Marcelo Kfoury FGV EESP

Sponsoring a Brazil Economic Conference

The Economic Conference is an opportunity to participate in meaningful exchange with government leaders and businesses and opinion makers. The speakers and the audience are represented by business executives from the top U.S. and Brazilian companies, government officials of all ranks and areas, and leaders from both countries. Together, they constitute an excellent channel for companies looking to highlight their businesses in Brazil and strengthen their branding and public relations profile.

To discuss in detail the benefits of sponsorship, please email, or click on the Sponsor link below.

Gold Sponsorship is the highest level of recognition. Below is a list of benefits to the Sponsor: • Participating in the creating content for the Conference, as a speaker or panelist, to highlight their firm. • Seating their organization’s representative at the Head Table • Assistance in arranging one-on-one meetings with the speakers or potential clients • Seating for ten at the Conference in a prime location for guests and clients • Showcasing their logo before and during the conference: On stage and on screens during the Conference; in a pre-Conference Financial Times ad; in an online banner on the homepage of the Chamber website and the Conference webpage; in a weekly flyer sent pre-Conference (emailed weekly to the Chamber’s database of over 5,000 business leaders). • Including a company in the conference portfolio, distributed to all attendees on the day of the program. Corporate marketing material may also be distributed on the day of the event to provide additional exposure
Silver levels will be entitled to all the benefits of the Gold level, except for a seat at the head table, although participating in the Summit as a speaker, and assistance in arranging meetings may be subject to availability.
Corporate level is also available, entitling the sponsor to a table with seating for ten.

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