The Brazil Council will organize a few meetings with specific government stakeholders on November 6 to 8 in Brasilia for members only. We will hold strategic engagements in Brasilia, that we believe will bring value to advancing our policy agenda despite the complicated political environment in Brasil. We will not meet with Brazilian government stakeholders that we recently engaged with in the United States.
We plan to meet with the following stakeholders:
• Minister of Planning Dyogo de Oliveira and his team to discuss infrastructure and economic reforms.
• Itamaraty and/or Casa Civil to discuss Brazil’s request to join the OECD.
• Secretaries from the Ministry of Finance to have a technical discussion on tax simplification.
• Minister of Mines and Energy Fernando Coelho Filho to discuss energy costs and efficiency, and the recent changes to the regulatory framework of the oil and gas industry.
While in Brasilia, Brazil Council staff also plans to meet with CNI and with working level technical experts from other ministries and agencies to discuss digital strategy, the draft chemical regulations and health innovation.
We will also support the U.S.-Brazil Health IT Week roadshow that is being organized by the U.S. Commercial Service São Paulo that same week – for more information please e-mail Jefferson Oliveira at email@example.com.
Since this is not a traditional mission, the Council will charge a registration fee of only $500 (per company, two people max) to cover logistical costs. We recommend that out of town participants stay at the Windsor Brasilia Hotel (SHN Quadra 01 – Conj. A – Bl A – Entr. B Asa Norte – Brasília, +55 61 2195 1900, Group ##3846025).
More information and updates on meeting confirmations, as well as an agenda, will be circulated to those who register for the mission. Please, register no later than October, 23 2017.
If you need additional information, please contact Bruno Schwartz.
Brazil-U.S. Business Council Team