For over 15 years, the Chamber has organized the Brazil Summit, a key event in our annual calendar. The Summit takes place following the conclusion of the Annual Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank. The principal representatives of Brazil’s economic and financial team travel from Washington to New York to attend the Summit and share with the New York Community their outlook on key economic issues and policy goals.
The Summit is highlighted by keynote addresses from the Finance Minister, the Governor of the Central Bank, and other senior government representatives. The half day event also includes panel discussions on trade, investment, and other relevant topics, designed to provide participants with crucial insights into Brazil’s political, economic and investment outlook.
Attending the event are over 200 leaders from the Brazilian-American business community, including top executives from the public and private sectors, fund managers, financial analysts, members of the press, and representatives of academic and government spheres.
The 2018 Summit kicked off with a key note address by H.E. Eduardo Guardia, Finance Minister of Brazil. The Minister’s presentation was followed by a panel discussion on current conditions in Brazilian agriculture. The panel discussion explored relevant topics for agriculture, such as ethanol, Brazil’s comparative advantages, infrastructure needs, and policy issues. The panel was comprised of Caio Mario Paes de Andrade, Founding Partner, Webforce Networks, Henrique Americano de Freitas, EVP and CEO, Westchester Group South America, Paula Kovarsky, Director of Investor Relations, Cosan, and Antonio Wever, Partner, Agribusiness Divisions, Patria.
Given the upcoming elections in Brazil the next panel explored the political situation in depth. The panel discussed the impact and role of political movements promoting renovation, big data polling on election sentiment, and inferences from the data. Participating on the panel were Christopher Garman, Managing Director for the Americas, Eurasia Group, Mauricio Moura, CEO & Founder, Ideia Big Data, Ricardo Sennes, Managing Partner, Prospective Consulting, and Thiago camargo, co-founder of Movimento Agora!
Marcos Troyjos, Co-Founder and Co-Director, BRICLab at Columbia University delivered the keynote luncheon address entitled “Globalization is changing: How will Brazil respond?”
The Brazil Summit 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.
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