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35th Annual Plenary Meeting

The Brazil-U.S. Business Council has defined a roadmap for the Brazil-U.S. relationship. The business community plays a pivotal role in assisting both governments set a positive agenda and pursue a productive dialogue. After years of political turmoil and economic malaise, Brazil shows solid signs of recovery, with inflation tamed, interest rates in decline, structural reforms underway and an economy poised for sustainable growth. Still, much needs to be done to assure a stable and rewarding landscape for investors on both sides.

The Plenary, when the U.S. Chamber and CNI come together, serves as the Council’s premier event, and brings together top executives from Fortune 500 companies, authorities from both governments, and stakeholders to address these fundamental issues. Executives will discuss strategic priorities for bilateral, as well as hemispheric, trade and investment with top decision-makers from Brasilia and Washington. The Plenary identifies opportunities and initiatives to strengthen bilateral relations between our two nations.



Thomas Shannon

Under Secretary
for Political Affairs

U.S. Department of State

Israel Hernandez

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary and Acting
Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade

U.S. Department of Commerce

Ambassador Michael McKinley

U.S. Ambassador to Brazil

Ambassador Sergio Amaral

Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S.

Jane Fraser

CEO, Citigroup Latin America

Chair, BUSBC – U.S. Section

Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva

CEO, Embraer

Chair, BUSBC – Brazil Section

Ken Hyatt

Deputy Undersecretary for International Trade

U.S. Department of Commerce

Carlos Abijaodi

Director of Industrial Development

National Confederation of Industry


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September 27, 2017
1:45 pm - 6:00 pm


Bruno Schwartz


U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20062 United States
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