Business leaders from Brazil and the United States will debate the future of Brazil at the annual conference promoted by the Council of the Americas. The conference “Brazil is the future” will take place on May 18th, in Sao Paulo.
Why? As one of the emerging world powers, Brazil has gained more political and economic importance in the international arena. The conference in Sao Paulo will examine the new role of Brazil in the Americas and the world, examine the prospects and economic trends in Brazil for years to come and discuss key issues such as innovation, technology and clean energy, issues that have a key role in country’s development.
Who is in. Some of the executives confirmed are: Roberto Setubal, Itau’s president and CEO Unibanco, Marcelo Claure, CEO of Brightstar, Paul Iudícibus, director of Innovation and New Technology from Microsoft, and Robert P. Kelly, president and CEO of BNY Mellon.
In Brazil, the has the support of the Brazilian Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments (Apex-Brazil).
Also confirmed: Minister of Planning, Paulo Bernardo, assistant secretary for Economic Affairs, Energy and Business, Department of State of the United States, Jose Fernandez, the deputy managing director of the IMF, Murilo Portugal, the ambassador of United States in Brazil and former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Thomas Shannon, the chairman of the Council of the Americas, Susan Segal, president of the Association and the World and Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA) and the Apex-BrazilAlessandro Teixeira.
Event background. Founded by David Rockefeller, the Council of the Americas is the leading business organization in the United States. It consists of large international corporations with interests in the Americas, and seeks greater cooperation and economic integration in the continent.
The “Latin American Cities Conferences” is a series of regional events sponsored by the Council of the Americas in Latin America. Made with the support of APEX-Brazil, this is the sixth edition of the Conference of Sao Paulo. .