Webcast Recap

Since 2009, when China became Brazil’s largest trading partner, the relation between the two nations has gained in both visibility and importance. Beijing was the first foreign capital President Dilma Rousseff visited outside of South America. Contacts between the two governments have intensified also in the G20 and BRICS contexts. On October 12, the Brazil Institute, Canada Institute and the Kissinger Institute for China and the United States will convene a half-day conference to examine the relationship from the private sector perspective and lessons learned from American and Canadian companies operating in and with China.  Co-sponsored by the Brazil-China Business Council, the discussion will focus on the presence of Brazilian companies in China and the changing pattern of Chinese interests and investments in Brazil, from exporter of manufactured products to investor in industrial plants and infrastructure projects.

Agenda

9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks:

Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy, Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

Introductory Remarks:

Ambassador Sergio Amaral, President, China-Brazil Business Council

Nelson Cunningham, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, McLarty Associates

9:45 AM

Brazilian Companies in China: Presence and Experience

The presentation will focus on a topic of special relevance for a deeper understanding of the bilateral relations between Brazil and China.

 Featuring:                  

Claudio Frischtak, Consultant, China-Brazil Business Council

Richard Lapper, Editor, Brazil Confidential, Financial Times

10:45 AM – Coffee Break

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Discussion:

Ambassador Sergio Amaral, President, China-Brazil Business Council

Erin Ennis, Vice President, U.S.-China Business Council

Claudio Frischtak, Consultant, China-Brazil Business Council

Richard Lapper, Editor, Brazil Confidential, Financial Times

Moderator:

Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute

 

Thumbnail photo's courtesy of Blog do Planalto

Speakers

  • J. Stapleton Roy

    Founding Director and Distinguished Scholar
  • Sergio Amaral

    President, China-Brazil Business Council, former Deputy Foreign Minister and former Ambassador to England and France