BCCC Doing Business in Brazil 2017 - 11th Edition
The Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) is pleased to announce the 11th edition of its traditional Doing Business in Brazil seminar, which will take place in Toronto on September 28th 2017.
This half-day seminar aims to provide an overview of the current economic and business landscape as well as the main current trends for investors and business executives who are interested in bilateral business opportunities.
Following the economic and political turbulence Brazil has seen in the past couple of years, the current indicators point that the country has now come out of its recession, and there is much to be optimistic about. Inflation is now under control, the country has experienced positive growth for the first time in the last three years, and the government is proposing reforms to help in the recovery. Most importantly, reports indicate that Brazil is on an upward trend.
To honor Canada 150, the seminar will focus on commonalities between Brazil and Canada, and the opportunities for further collaborations. The two countries have much in common – both are abundant in natural resources, strong innovation ecosystems, entrepreneurial spirit, and are focusing on economic diversification through commercial partners.
This year, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce will focus on shared trade perspectives. The panels will include a discussion on what to expect from the current exploratory trade negotiations of Canada-Mercosur, and a common business strategy of inclusion and diversity. The event will be an excellent opportunity to network with our members and partners as well as to expose your brand to potential investors and companies doing business in Brazil.
333 Bay St, suite 3400
8:00am - 1:15pm
Thursday, September 28th
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Paola Saad, Vice-President, BCCC
Greg McNab, Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP
08:45am - 09:30am
Overview of Brazil and Canada Relations and Trade Agreements
Denis Fontes de Sousa Pinto, Ambassador of Brazil in Canada
Rick Savone, Ambassador of Canada in Brazil
09:30am - 10:15am
Economic and Political Outlook of 2017 Onwards: Challenges and Opportunities
Moderator: Greg McNab, Partner, Baker McKenzie LLP
Nadia Avila Lopez, South America and Caribean Regional Manager, EDC
John Welch, Chief Economist Latin America, HSBC USA
Joaquim Muniz, Partner, Principal, Trench, Rossi, Watanabe (videoconference)
10:30am - 11:15am
Global Expansion and Trade Diversification: A Common Strategy for Brazil and Canada
Moderator: Frederico Marques, Partner at McCarthy Tetrault LLP
Afonso Cardoso, retired Embassador of Brazil and former Consul General of Brazil in Toronto
Melanie Fernandes – Lead - International Programs – Ontario Government
11:15am - 12:15pm
Diversity and Inclusion in Business: Shared Values
Moderator: Jamile Cruz, Canada Diversity and Inclusion Recruiting Lead, Accenture
Andrea Almeida, Chief Financial Officer, Vale Canada
Evelyn Coulombe, Consul General of Canada to Rio de Janeiro (videoconference)
Imogen Coe, Dean of Faculty of Science, Ryerson University
12:15pm - 12:30pm
Marcelo Konig Sarkis, BCCC President
12:30pm - 01:15pm
Luncheon with Keynote Speaker
Presentation on Brazilian Investment Partnerships Program ("Projeto Crescer")
End of Event