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Brazil: The Road Ahead

Driving Growth Through Infrastructure Investment

New York |
Speakers include:
Michel Temer

Michel Temer

Government of Brazil

Henrique Meirelles

Henrique Meirelles

Government of Brazil

Ilan  Goldfajn

Ilan Goldfajn

Central Bank of Brazil

Overview

Brazil is at a critical stage in its development. The government of President Michel Temer, after suffering a political crisis in the first half of the year, is pushing ahead again with an ambitious agenda of market-friendly policy reforms and spending cuts. The economy is gradually showing more signs of recovery: inflation is at lows, paving the way for the central bank to continue to cut interest rates. Investor confidence has remained solid throughout, indicating trust in Brazil’s commitment to an orthodox reform agenda – and crucially, in the ability of Temer’s economic team to begin to rebalance public finances and restart Brazil’s recovery.

The infrastructure sector, which has long been largely closed to foreign construction companies, has been thrown open by a series of corruption investigations, leading to hopes of a new era of better governance and greater accessibility for new domestic and international players. Opportunities for foreign direct investment in Brazilian infrastructure are on the rise as a result – with a wealth of projects in ports, airports, roads, energy sectors and other areas. An increase in infrastructure investment would be a much-needed boost to the economy and drive future growth, but are investors seeing the risk-rewards? What factors should investors in and outside Brazil be taking into consideration?

The Financial Times is delighted to host this special briefing in New York to discuss Brazil’s economic growth prospects and the opportunities for infrastructure investment. Moderated by leading FT journalists, this invitation-only event will gather investors, international business leaders and senior policy makers to assess the most promising sectors for investment, the key considerations for business, and Brazil’s future development.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 09/20/2017 08:00:0009/20/2017 12:35:00falseBrazil: The Road AheadBrazil is at a critical stage in its development. The government of President Michel Temer, after suffering a political crisis in the first half of the year, is pushing ahead again with an ambitious agenda of market-friendly policy reforms and spending cuts. The economy is gradually showing more signs of recovery: inflation is at lows, paving the way for the central bank to continue to cut interest rates. Investor confidence has remained solid throughout, indicating trust in Brazil’s commitment to an orthodox reform agenda – and crucially, in the ability of Temer’s economic team to begin to rebalance public finances and restart Brazil’s recovery.The infrastructure sector, which has long been largely closed to foreign construction companies, has been thrown open by a series of corruption investigations, leading to hopes of a new era of better governance and greater accessibility for new domestic and international players. Opportunities for foreign direct investment in Brazilian infrastructure are on the rise as a result – with a wealth of projects in ports, airports, roads, energy sectors and other areas. An increase in infrastructure investment would be a much-needed boost to the economy and drive future growth, but are investors seeing the risk-rewards? What factors should investors in and outside Brazil be taking into consideration?The Financial Times is delighted to host this special briefing in New York to discuss Brazil’s economic growth prospects and the opportunities for infrastructure investment. Moderated by leading FT journalists, this invitation-only event will gather investors, international business leaders and senior policy makers to assess the most promising sectors for investment, the key considerations for business, and Brazil’s future development.Brazil:-The-Road-Ahead0c7b567e5815bf38112a145db9f87b36MM/DD/YYYY

Brazil: The Road Ahead

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Speakers (13)

Michel Temer

Michel Temer

President
Government of Brazil

Michel Temer started his political career in the 1980s, when he became Secretary for Public Security in the State of São Paulo. He was elected to the House of Representatives for six consecutive terms. On three different occasions, he was chosen by his peers to serve as Speaker of the House. Mr Temer chaired the Party of the Democratic Brazilian Movement, the largest political party in Brazil. After taking office in 2010 as Brazil’s Vice-President, he became President in 2016, following the impeachment of his predecessor and in the midst of the worst economic crisis in Brazil’s history. In less than one year and a half as President, Mr Temer has implemented a comprehensive agenda of reforms. Its objectives include restoring fiscal responsibility and improving productivity. This agenda of reforms has already yielded results: the economy is growing again, inflation is back under control, interest rates are decreasing and unemployment has fallen.

Mr Temer is a lawyer and Professor of Constitutional Law. He had a long career as a state’s attorney in São Paulo which culminated in his nomination as the state’s Attorney General. A graduate from the University of São Paulo, he holds a PhD in Constitutional Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo. He is the author of numerous legal articles and books – his Elements of Constitutional Law is widely adopted across Brazilian universities and is currently in its 24th edition.

Henrique Meirelles

Henrique Meirelles

Minister of Finance
Government of Brazil

Henrique de Campos Meirelles was appointed Minister of Finance of Brazil in May 2016. He served as Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil from 2003 to 2010. Mr Meirelles had a 28-year career in the banking and financial sectors. He was President of BankBoston Corporation, which he joined in 1974; Chairman of Lazard Americas; Senior Advisor to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR); Chairman of the Advisory Board of Bedrock; Member of the Council of Lloyd’s of London; and Member of the Board of Directors of Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras. Mr Meirelles was also a member of the Advisory Board of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Mr Meirelles was also the head of Associação Viva o Centro, an NGO he founded in the 1990s to spur the revitalization of the downtown area of São Paulo. In 2002, he was elected a Congressman in Brazil, representing the State of Goiás. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of São Paulo and an MBA from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Ilan  Goldfajn

Ilan Goldfajn

Governor
Central Bank of Brazil

Ilan Goldfajn has been the Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil since June 2016. He is also a member of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Board of Directors. Governor Goldfajn was Chief Economist at Itaú Unibanco from April 2009 to May 2016. Prior to that, he was partner at Gavea Investimentos and founding partner at Ciano Investimentos. He was Deputy Governor for Economic Policy at the Central Bank from September 2000 to July 2003. Earlier in his career, Mr Goldfajn worked as an economist at the International Monetary Fund and as a consultant at other international organizations such as the World Bank and United Nations. Mr Goldfajn holds a PhD degree in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Master’s degree in Economics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He held academic positions as a Professor at Pontifícia Universidade Católica (PUC) do Rio de Janeiro and at Brandeis University, and was a director of the think tanks IEPE, Casa das Garças and Brazil’s Center for Public Policy Debate (CDPP).

Fernando Coelho Filho

Fernando Coelho Filho

Minister of Mining and Energy
Government of Brazil

Fernando Coelho Filho is affiliated with the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), which he led from February 2015 until he was named Minister of Mines and Energy on May 12, 2016. He first served as a Congressman when he was 22 years old, in 2007, and was twice re-elected. Mr Coelho Filho graduated in Business Management from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) in São Paulo.

Wellington Moreira Franco

Wellington Moreira Franco

Secretary General of the Presidency
Government of Brazil

Wellington Moreira Franco was appointed Brazil’s Secretary General of the Presidency, a cabinet-level position, in February 2017. He was previously, during 2016, Executive Secretary of the government’s Investment Partnerships Programme (PPI). Mr Moreira Franco has had a long career in the public sector, serving in a number of important positions. In 1974, he was elected as a Congressman, and later served as Mayor of the City of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro. In 1987, he was elected Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro and in 1995 he was elected as a Congressman again, serving two mandates. In 2007, he assumed the Vice-Presidency of the Caixa Economica federal bank. He was also Secretary of Strategic Affairs in the Federal Government during 2011 and 2013, and Chief Minister of the Civil Aviation Secretariat between 2013 and 2015. Mr Moreira Franco was formerly a Professor of Sociology in Fluminense Federal University’s Faculty of Economics and Administration.

Mauricio Quintella

Mauricio Quintella

Minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation
Government of Brazil

Mauricio Quintella Lessa was appointed Brazil’s Minister for Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation in May 2016. He is serving his fourth consecutive term as a parliamentary deputy, and has been President of the Party of the Republic in Alagoas since 2007. He was leader of the Party of the Republic in the Chamber of Deputies in 2015/2016 and the Chamber’s Third Secretary in 2013/2014, and has been for many years the head of the Chamber’s main committee, the Committee of Constitution, Justice and Citizenship. He has authored more than 500 bills, amendments and other legislative proposals and has participated in a number of important commissions, including parliamentary inquiry commissions. He has also served as State Secretary for Education. Mr Quintella has a Bachelor’s degree in Law.

Roberto Jaguaribe

Roberto Jaguaribe

President
Apex-Brasil

Roberto Jaguaribe is President of the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, Apex-Brasil. Ambassador Jaguaribe joined the diplomatic service in 1978. He served abroad as the Brazilian Ambassador to China and the UK, and was Minister-Counsellor at the Embassy of Brazil in Washington, DC. At the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he held the posts of Undersecretary General for Political Affairs II, Director of the Trade Promotion Department and head of the Intellectual Property and Sensitive Technologies Division, among others. He also held the posts of President of the National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Secretary of Industrial Technology at the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, and Secretary of International Affairs at the Ministry of Planning and Budget. He graduated in Systems Engineering from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Paulo Rogério Caffarelli

Paulo Rogério Caffarelli

CEO
Banco do Brasil

Paulo Rogério Caffarelli is the Chief Executive Officer of Banco do Brasil. Previously, he served as an Executive Officer of Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional. He also served as Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and began his professional career at Banco do Brasil, where he worked in several Executive Board positions. He is a Law graduate, with an MBA in Corporate Law and Finance from FGV, a specialization in Foreign Trade from FAE/CDE Curitiba, and a Master’s degree in Business Management from the University of Brasilia (UnB).

Will Landers

Will Landers

Managing Director
BlackRock

William M. Landers, CFA, is a Managing Director at BlackRock and head of the firm’s Fundamental Active Equities Latin American team. Mr Landers’ service with the firm dates back to 2002, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, Mr Landers managed the firm’s Latin American equity funds and was a member of the Global Emerging Markets equity portfolio management team. Prior to joining MLIM in 2002, he spent seven years as a Latin American research analyst at Lehman Brothers and CSFB, focusing initially on Food and Beverage stocks, and later on Technology stocks. He was also Director of Latin American research at Lehman Brothers in 1999. He began his career as an investment banker working with Latin American clients at Bear Stearns in 1991. Mr Landers speaks both Portuguese and Spanish. He earned a BSBA degree cum laude in Finance and International Management from Georgetown University in 1991.

John Moncure

John Moncure

Director, Latin America and the Caribbean,
Financial Times

John M. Moncure is Director for Latin America & Caribbean for the Financial Times and involved in all aspects of commercial operations including institutional relations, special reports, advertising, conferences, syndication and content sales and print and digital circulation. Mr Moncure also co-manages Emerging Markets. He has been employed by the FT since 2005 and has worked with the company since 1998. Prior to this he was Managing Director for North America at Publicitas S.A. He holds degrees from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Colorado College, and has attended La Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara and La Sorbonne. He serves on the boards of the Council of the Americas, the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce and WILL (Women in Leadership in Latin America).

Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho

Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho

President and CEO
Telefónica Brasil

Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho is President and CEO of Telefónica Brasil | Vivo. Before assuming this position, Mr Navarro held key global positions in the Telefónica Group, including Chief Commercial Digital Officer and Director of Strategy and Business Development. He was also Director of Strategic Planning and Regulatory Affairs for Telefónica Internacional. Mr Navarro joined Telefónica in 1999, as Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Regulatory Affairs for Telefónica Brasil. Before joining the Telefónica Group, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Co, where he led Telecommunications and Infrastructure projects in Latin America, Europe and Africa. He began his career as an engineer in the Brazilian operation of ARBED, a steel and iron producer. Mr Navarro holds a Metallurgical Engineering degree from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Pedro Parente

Pedro Parente

CEO
Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras)

Pedro Pullen Parente has been President and CEO of Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) since June 2016. Mr Parente started his career at Banco do Brasil, in 1971, and then worked at the Central Bank of Brazil. He was a consultant for the International Monetary Fund and public institutions in Brazil, including several State Departments and the 1988 National Constituent Assembly. Between 1999 and 2002, Mr Parente held several government positions, including Chief of Staff, Minister of Planning, Deputy Minister of Finance, Chairman of the Energy Crisis Management Chamber, and a member of the Board of Directors of Petrobras (becoming Chairman of the Board as of March 2002). He also led the team handling the transition from President Cardoso’s government to President Lula’s administration. Mr Parente has been Chairman or a member of the Board of Directors of several private and state-owned companies, including Banco do Brasil and CPFL, one of the biggest electricity generation and distribution companies in Brazil. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the RBS Group, and President and CEO of Bunge Brazil. Since March 2015, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of BM&FBOVESPA. Mr Parente holds a graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Brasília.

Paulo Rabello de Castro, PhD

Paulo Rabello de Castro, PhD

President
BNDES

Paulo Rabello de Castro, PhD is President of BNDES, the Brazilian development bank. He was previously President of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), from July 2016. Prior to that, he was President of Lide Economia and coordinated the “Brasil Eficiente” [Efficient Brazil] Movement. Mr Rabello is the founder of SR Rating, the first Brazilian credit risk rating company. He is also the author of over 10 books, solo or in co-authorship. He graduated in Economics from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and in Law from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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Co-Chairs (4)

John Paul Rathbone

John Paul Rathbone

Latin America Editor
Financial Times

John Paul Rathbone was appointed Latin America Editor in April 2010, having previously edited the FT's Lex column. He joined the FT in 2008 from Breaking Views, where he was a financial commentator for several years and founding correspondent. Prior to that, he worked at Reuters and the World Bank. Mr Rathbone is a graduate of Oxford University, where he read Anthropology, and Columbia University, where he earned a Master's in Economics. He became a senior member of St Antony’s College, Oxford, in 2006. He is the author of The Sugar King of Havana: the rise and fall of Julio Lobo, Cuba's last tycoon.

Gillian Tett

Gillian Tett

US Managing Editor
Financial Times

Gillian Tett serves as US Managing Editor, leading the Financial Times’ editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the FT, covering a range of economic, financial, political and social issues throughout the globe. Ms Tett previously served as Assistant Editor, US Managing Editor from 2010 to 2012, and prior to this Assistant Editor responsible for the FT’s markets coverage. Other roles at the FT have included Capital Markets Editor, Deputy Editor of the Lex column, Tokyo Bureau Chief, Tokyo Correspondent, London-based economics reporter and a reporter in Russia and Brussels.

In 2014, she was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards and also received the Royal Anthropological Institute Marsh Award. Ms Tett's latest book is The Silo Effect: Why Putting Everything In Its Place Isn't Such A Bright Idea (Simon & Schuster, 2015). She is the author of New York Times bestseller Fool’s Gold: How Unrestrained Greed Corrupted a Dream, Shattered Global Markets and Unleashed a Catastrophe (Little Brown, UK and Simon and Schuster, US, 2009) and Saving the Sun: A Wall Street Gamble to Rescue Japan from Its Trillion Dollar Meltdown (Harper Collins, 2003). Before joining the FT in 1993, Ms Tett was awarded a PhD in Social Anthropology from Cambridge University, where she also earned her Bachelor’s degree.

Joseph Leahy

Joseph Leahy

Brazil Bureau Chief
Financial Times

Joseph Leahy is Brazil Bureau Chief for the Financial Times, based in São Paulo. Previously, he served as the FT’s Mumbai Correspondent, as well as Asia Companies Editor and Hong Kong Correspondent.  Before joining the FT in 2000, Mr Leahy was the Jakarta Bureau Chief for AFX and also worked for the South China Morning Post as a subeditor and then as Indonesia Correspondent.  In 2009, he won the Journalist of the Year award, the most prestigious prize of the Society of Publishers in Asia, for excellence in his reporting of Indian business and politics. He also won the 2009 Indian Express award for Best Foreign Correspondent covering South Asia. While in Hong Kong in 2006, he jointly won the SOPA award for Excellence in Business Reporting for his coverage of Chinese Oil Company CNOOC’s bid for Unocal of the US. In 2011, he jointly won an honourable mention in SOPA’s multimedia category for a Facebook, video and print project on Mumbai’s migrants, “Living the Dream.”  Mr Leahy is a graduate of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology where he received a BA in Journalism.

Andres Schipani

Andres Schipani

Brazil Correspondent
Financial Times

Andres Schipani is the Brazil Correspondent for the Financial Times. Before moving to São Paulo, he was Andes Correspondent, covering covering Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and Venezuela, as well as parts of the Caribbean. He has also worked in Miami and New York. A native of Buenos Aires, he was educated in London, Cardiff, and Oxford. He was also a fellow in business, economics and financial journalism at Columbia University.

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Agenda - 20th Sep

  • 8:00am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 8:45am
    Welcome Remarks and Introduction

    John Moncure, Director, Latin America, Financial Times
    Roberto Jaguaribe, President, Apex-Brasil
    John Paul Rathbone, Latin America Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:00am
    Opening Presentation

    Ilan Goldfajn, Governor, Central Bank of Brazil

  • 9:15am
    Panel Discussion: Investment Opportunities in Energy, Transportation and Mining

    Brazil offers vast opportunities for investors in the energy sector, development of its ports, airports, roads, railways, and in mining. What is needed to help kick-start infrastructure investment? What kinds of investments, financial structures and conditions are required to ensure funding for projects? How do investors stand to benefit from government reforms? Is there apprehension surrounding Brazil’s economic and political stability?

    Fernando Coelho Filho, Minister of Mining and Energy, Government of Brazil
    Wellington Moreira Franco, Secretary General of the Presidency, Government of Brazil
    Maurício Quintella, Minister of Transport, Ports and Civil Aviation, Government of Brazil
    Pedro Parente, President, Petrobras

    Moderator: Andres Schipani, Brazil Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:10am
    Coffee Break
  • 10:35am
    Panel Discussion: Financing Brazil’s Infrastructure

    Greater investment in infrastructure will help to drive Brazil’s future growth. But what are the benefits for investors, and are they seeing the risk-rewards? What could be holding investors back from capitalizing on the potential returns of financing infrastructure projects? What factors should they be taking into consideration?

    Paulo Rogério Caffarelli, Chief Executive Officer, Banco do Brasil     
    Will Landers, Managing Director, BlackRock
    Eduardo Navarro de Carvalho, President and Chief Executive Officer, Telefónica Brasil
    Paulo Rabello de Castro, President, BNDES

    Moderator: Joe Leahy, Brazil Bureau Chief, Financial Times

  • 11:30am
    Keynote Presentation and Interview

    Henrique Meirelles, Finance Minister, Government of Brazil

    Interviewed by:  Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

  • 12:15pm
    Closing Keynote

    Michel Temer, President, Government of Brazil  

  • 12:30pm
    Closing Remarks

    John Paul Rathbone, Latin America Editor, Financial Times

Why Should I Attend?

  • Find out the latest economic outlook for Brazil
  • Learn about emerging opportunities for investment and understand the practicalities
  • Network with cross-sector business leaders, government representatives, policy makers, academics and subject experts
  • Gain critical insights into the key sectors which are driving growth
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Who Will I Meet?

Brazil: The Road Ahead, is an invite-only event designed to bring together key leaders. Limited places are available, free of charge and subject to availability, to the following professionals:

  • Chief Investment Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Operational Officers
  • Heads/EVPs/SVPs of Investment
  • Heads/EVPs/SVPs of Business Development
  • Heads/EVPs/SVPs of International Business
  • Heads/EVPs/SVPs of Infrastructure 

Additional senior applicants will be considered for invitation subject to availability of places and meeting the above criteria. 

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Platinum Sponsors (3)

The Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) works to promote Brazilian products and services abroad, and to attract foreign investment to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The Agency carries out several commercial promotion initiatives, such as commercial and prospective missions, business rounds, support to the participation of Brazilian companies in major business fairs, and visits of foreign buyers and opinion formers to assess the Brazilian productive structure.

In addition to the headquarters in Brasilia, Apex-Brasil has ten business offices in important global markets, to assist in the process of internationalization of Brazilian companies, prospect business opportunities and enhance national participation in major global markets, also serving as a reference for the attraction of foreign investment. The business offices are located in Miami and San Francisco, USA; Bogotá, Colombia; Beijing and Shanghai, China; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Havana, Cuba; Brussels, Belgium; Moscow, Russia; and Luanda, Angola.

Petrobras is an integrated energy company focused on oil and gas, acknowledged as a leader in deep and ultra-deep water exploration and production, operating mainly in Brazil. We currently produce 2.86 million barrels of oil equivalent per day. Our values are driven by respect for life; people and the environment; ethics and transparency; market driven; overcoming and confidence; and results.

Banco do Brasil Corporate Banking

A bank that is a partner of Brazil, and that knows its people, its culture, and its history.

A bank that is transforming the country, connected with the industry, commerce, and service sectors, as well as with society as a whole, promoting relationships in the chain of production to create opportunities.

A bank that develops solutions for large companies, combining high-performance financial services with social and environmental responsibility.

The largest financial institution in Latin America, present in the principle financial centers worldwide to serve our customers wherever they are.

A bank that takes Brazil to the world and connects the world with the best of Brazil.

The main partner of agribusiness, a sector that represents the national pride and has great opportunities.

The biggest supporter of international trade, assisting anyone who wishes to export or import.

A bank specialized in credit, providing exclusive solutions for companies through specialized teams that plan and carry out operations.

A bank that finances major infrastructure works, such as roads, ports, and airports, contributing to the development of the entire country.

The leading Brazilian reference in the stock market, with a complete structure ranging from operation design to distribution.

A bank that is constantly seeking innovation and excellence in its service. A bank that has a complete portfolio of solutions and that also strives to be closer to its customers.

A bank that connects your company to the best financial solutions and the best business deals.

Banco do Brasil. More than digital. Ready for the next step.

Gold Sponsors (2)

The Brazilian Tourist Board (Embratur) is the specialist agency of the Brazilian Ministry of Tourism responsible for implementing National Tourism Policy in the areas of promotion, marketing, and marketing support for Brazilian tourist destinations, services and products in the international market. Embratur helps to generate social and economic development for the country by increasing the flow of international tourists to national destinations. For this purpose, it has the ‘Aquarela Plan - International Tourism Marketing of Brazil’ as the guideline for its action programmes.

Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), founded in 1944, is a renowned think tank dedicated to promoting Brazil's economic and social development. To fulfill its mission, FGV relies on its eight schools, two research institutes, a publishing unit, and a technical advisory and applied research unit (FGV Projetos).

FGV Projetos is Fundação Getulio Vargas’ technical advisory unit in charge of improving and using the academic knowledge generated and assembled at its schools and institutes. It provides high-level advisory services to public, private and third-sector institutions in Brazil and abroad, developing projects in different areas such as economics and finance, management and administration, and public policy.

For over 30 years, FGV Projetos has been gathering expertise, innovative methodologies and a team of qualified professionals with proven experience in promoting efficient management practices. The unit also seeks solutions to strategic issues to promote national development, including infrastructure, smart cities, urban mobility, agriculture and agribusiness, always caring about social issues and knowledge sharing, both linked to economic growth and sustainability.

Supporting Partners (2)

The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES), one of the world’s largest development banks, is the main instrument for the Brazilian investment policy. Since its foundation, in 1952, the BNDES has played a fundamental role in stimulating the expansion of industry and infrastructure in the country. Over the course of the bank’s history, its operations have evolved in accordance with the Brazilian socio-economic challenges, including support for exports, technological innovation, sustainable development and the modernization of public administration. With its knowledge of the Brazilian economy, the BNDES is an important partner for investors willing to understand and access new business opportunities in the largest Latin American market. 

The Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc., based in New York City, is an independent, not-for-profit business membership organization. A non-governmental association, the Chamber’s mission is to promote trade and investment flows between Brazil and the United States and forge closer ties between the business communities of both nations.
Since its founding in 1969, the Chamber has emerged as one of the most active and dynamic bilateral business catalysts. Through networking opportunities, personalized introductions, sector-specific programs, major conferences, and a wealth of information available via our online website, the Brazilian-American Chamber is dedicated to providing each one of our member firms with a personalized and tailored service to ensure they reach their business goals and make the most of this exciting time for US-Brazil relations.

Venue

The Pierre
2 East 61st Street
New York 10065

United States of America

Tel: +1 212 838 8000

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