The Trade Promotion Department of The Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, with the support of the Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada and the Brazil–Canada Chamber of Commerce, invites you to participate in the Seminar of Investment Opportunities in Brazil, to take place on October 21st, at the Four Seasons Hotel (Ballroom East) at 21 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
8:00 – 8:30 - Registration
8:30 - Welcoming words:
- Consul General of Brazil in Toronto, Ambassador Américo Dyott Fontenelle
- Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of International Trade and Investment and Chair of the Ontario Investment and Trade Advisory Council (OITAC), Mr. Monte Kwinter
- Chairman of the Brazil–Canada Chamber of Commerce (BCCC), Mr. Eduardo Klurfan
9:00 – 9:20 - “Highlights on the Brazilian macroeconomic outlook and the Growth-Acceleration Program (PAC)”
Speaker: Mr. Rodrigo de Azeredo Santos, Head of the Trade Promotion Programs Division of the Ministry of External Relations
9:20 – 9:40 - “The Oil and Gas Industry in Brazil: Procurement System”
Speaker: Dr. Nelson Narciso Filho, Director, Brazilian Oil, Natural Gas, and Biofuels Agency (ANP)
9:40 – 10:10 - "The Dynamic Canada-Brazil Commercial Relationship"
Speaker: Ms. Hilary Esmonde-White, Deputy Director – Brazil, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
10:10 –10:30 - Coffee Break
10:30 – 10:50 – “Petrobras and the PAC Initiative: an opportunity for foreign investments in Brazil, industry equipments”
Speaker: Dr. Mario Tavares, Advisor to the President of PETROBRAS and PAC Coordinator
10:50 – 11:10 – “Investment Opportunities in Brazil - energy sector (electric energy generation and transmission); biofuels; alternative energy; mining sector”
Speaker: Mr. Cláudio Evangelista, Public Policy Specialist, Ministry of Mining and Energy
11:10 – 11:30 – “From Brascan to Brookfield: The Successful Trajectory of a Canadian Company in Brazil”
Speaker: Mr. Alan Dean, Senior Vice-President of Brookfield Asset Management Inc.
11:30 – 12:00 – Q & A
12:00 – 14:00 – Lunch
13:30 – 13:50 – “Overview of the Program and the Canada-Brazil Call for Proposals: ISTP Canada and FAPESP Brazil”
Speaker: Dr. Henri Rothschild, President and CEO, ISTP Canada
14:00 – 17:00 - Meetings
After the "workshops", bilateral one-on-one meetings will be arranged in order to give Canadian businessmen an opportunity to have a private contact with Brazilian Government representatives.
Apart from helping to attract direct investments in the country, the events will contribute to promote a better understanding of Brazilian Economy and its regulatory framework.