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September 2016

U.S.-Brazil Defense Industry DialogueSeptember 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm BRT

The Defense Industry Dialogue will institutionalize engagement between the U.S. and Brazilian private sectors to enable governments and industry to exchange information and ideas; increase technology cooperation and collaboration in the defense sector; deepen mutual understanding of our defense industries; and discuss long-term defense priorities. TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION INCLUDE: Best Practices for Commercial Partnership and Co-development Technology Transfer & Export Compliance Integrating Brazilian Firms into U.S. Defense Supply Chain Mutual Recognition of Mil Spec Certification Opportunities for U.S. companies to…

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October 2016

Roundtable Discussion with Brazil’s Interim Minister of Planning, Development & Budget Dyogo de OliveiraOctober 6 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Join us for a roundtable discussion with Interim Minister Dyogo de Oliveira, Thursday, October 6, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Minister Oliveira seeks to engage the U.S. private sector and showcase the recently introduced “Crescer” program, as well as upcoming infrastructure programs and concessions. The Minister will provide more context into the priority programs, along with the changes that have been made to reinvigorate investors interest in this priority area. On September 13, Brazilian President Michel Temer unveiled the…

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2016 Brazil Economic ConferenceOctober 7 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm EDT

    The Brazil Economic Conference stands as one of the most important international events aimed toward discussing the current economic outlook in Brazil. Organized annually for over 20 years, the conference coincides with the fall meetings of IMF and the World Bank. The roster of speakers includes notable individuals such as the Finance Minister of Brazil, the president of the Brazilian Central Bank, Brazil and U.S. ambassadors, and CEOs and presidents of various global corporations. Over 250 leaders from…

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National Press Club Luncheon with WTO Director-General Roberto AzevêdoOctober 7 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo will speak at a National Press Club Speakers luncheon, Friday, Oct. 7. Azevêdo became the sixth Director-General of the WTO in September 2013. In a statement earlier this week, the WTO said that world trade will grow more slowly than expected in 2016. Azevêdo said the forecast is “serious and should serve as a wake-up call.” He called it “particularly concerning in the context of growing anti-globalization sentiment.” Lunch will be served at 12:30…

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Conference: Expected Changes to the Pre-Salt Rules and Perspective for the Oil & Gas IndustryOctober 18 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm BRST

The Brazil Council and the American Chamber of Commerce of Rio de Janeiro welcome all market leaders and representatives of the oil & gas sector to a conference in Rio de Janeiro about the impact and expectations of the changes in the operating pre-salt rules. Those attending will have the opportunity to hear a discussion on the main challenges and prospects for the energy sector’s future and the development of investment opportunities for Brazilian and foreign companies. Confirmed keynote speaker: Brazil’s Mines and…

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