Doing Business in Brazil 2018 - 12th Edition
The Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to the 12th edition of our traditional Doing Business in Brazil seminar, to take place in Toronto on Tuesday, October 4th.
This half-day event aims to provide an overview of the current Brazilian economic and political landscape as well as main current trends and opportunities for investors and business executives interested in bilateral business opportunities.
This year's program will focus on the upcoming Brazilian presidential elections and its meaning for the economic forecast. We will also discuss the Canadian perspective on trade and investment and the impact of an FTA with Mercosur, as well as present strategies & practical steps to enter the Brazilian market. We will also present a session to address how to enhance global trade through women's empowerment and women-led businesses.
Among confirmed speakers we have The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of International Trade Diversification, Mr. Otaviano Canuto, Executive Director at the World Bank, Ms. Elise Racicot, Canadian Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Canadian Consulate in Sao Paulo, Ms. Nathalie Daoust, Treasurer at BPW Montreal, Ms. Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women Canada National Committee & CEO of Frontier Canada Inc, Ambassador Denis Fontes de Souza Pinto, Ambassador of Brazil to Canada and Mr. Bernardo Blum, Associate Professor of Economic Analysis at Rotman School of Management.
We look forward to welcoming you to this go-to event that provides the most recent and relevant information for those looking to do business between Brazil and Canada.
Come join the conversation!
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
12pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 4th
Paola Saad, President at the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce
Overview of Brazil and Canada Relations
Ambassador Riccardo Savone, Ambassador of Canada to Brazil
Ambassador Denis Fontes de Souza Pinto, Ambassador of Brazil to Canada
1:35 pm - 2:35 pm
Economic & Political Outlook: Brazilian Elections and Aftermath
Moderator: Marcelo Sarkis, Past-President at the BCCC, Chair of BCCC IST Committee & Founder at Prima IP
Otaviano Canuto, Executive Director, World Bank Group
John Welch, Economist, HSBC
Bernardo Blum, Associate Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy at Rotman School of Management
2:35 pm - 3:35 pm
Trade & Investment Opportunities with Brazil and the impact of a FTA: A Canadian Perspective
Carla Tsambourlianos, Manager Americas, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation & Trade
Elise Racicot, Canadian Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner in Sao Paulo
Evelyn Joerg, Director, Finance at Brookfield Asset Management
Mathias Hartpence, Director, Global Public Affairs at CPPIB (TBC)
3:35 pm - 3:45 pm
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
The Honourable Jim Carr, Canadian Minister for International Trade Diversification
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Are we inclusive of women in trade?
Moderator: Jamile Cruz, Founder and Executive Director at I&D 101
Almas Jiwani, President of Emeritus UN Women Canada National Committee & CEO of Almas Jiwani Foundation
Nathalie Daoust, Board Member at BPW-Montreal
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Practical Steps: How to open a business and start a partnership in Brazil
Moderator: Arnon Melo, President at Mellohawk Logistics
Philippe Jeffrey, Partner at FCR Law
Naylo Oliveira, CEO at Sonnen Solutions
Adrian Mirabelli, President at Mirabelli Corporation
Ademar Seabra da Cruz, Deputy Consul at the Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto
5:40 pm - 7:30pm
Cocktail Reception and Networking