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Presidential Summits

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The BUSBC hosts President Summits on the occasion of official meetings between the presidents of the United States and Brazil:

On April 9, 2012, the BUSBC, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other partners from the business and academic communities had the honor to host at the U.S. Chamber the "Brazil-U.S.: Partnership for the 21st Century" conference, organized by the Government of Brazil. The day-long Partnership21 conference was the only public appearance in Washington, D.C. by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff during her April 9-10, 2012 official visit to the United States. The conference also included the participation of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Brazilian Minister of External Relations Ambassador Antonio Patriota, then-U.S. Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, as well as other Brazilian ministers, U.S. authorities, and business leaders from both countries. This unique event combined business and education-related discussions in a two-track program.
 
In their joint statement, President Obama and President Rousseff recognized the role played by the private sector in the bilateral commercial relationship and welcomed the Partnership21 conference with its focused discussions on trade and investment, energy, innovation, competitiveness, and education.
 
On March 19, 2011, the BUSBC, in conjunction with the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry (CNI) and the American Chambers of Commerce for Brazil (AmCham Brazil) hosted the U.S.-Brazil Business Summit. President Barack Obama addressed this historic event that gathered American and Brazilian business leaders to explore progress and goals in the commercial relationship.
 
President Obama acknowledged the need to strengthen economic ties between the United States and Brazil to create jobs and business opportunities for both countries. The President noted that "there is no question that the United States and Brazil benefit from the economic ties we’ve developed over the years. There’s no question that strengthening those ties would be a win-win for both our nations."
 
  • Vice President Biden Visit to Brazil

On May 29, 2013, Vice President Joseph R. Biden visited Rio de Janeiro to speak about US efforts to strengthen trade and security ties with Brazil.  In Rio, he visited the Petrobras research center and met with Governor Sérgio Cabral and Mayor Eduardo Paes. He also spoke to the business community at Pier Maua on the U.S.- Brazil Partnership, an event with BUSBC members in attendance.  BUSBC led a coalition that delivered a list of policy recommendations of the Brazil-U.S. private sector to Vice President Biden.  The Coalition included the BUSBC/CEBEU, the U.S. Chamber, American Chamber of Commerce, American Chamber of Commerce - RJ, Brazil Industries Coalition, and the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry.