quarta-feira, 19 de dezembro de 2018

BRAZIL’S EVOLVING DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS

Location: Santander, New York, New York

BRAZIL’S EVOLVING DEBT CAPITAL MARKETS
June 21, 2018Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMLocation: Santander, New York, New York


The development of Brazil’s domestic corporate debt market has long been restricted by high real interest rates, subsidized lending from BNDES, and a variety of legal rules and entrepreneurial customs that favor bank lending over capital markets.

But the barriers to a deep local debt market are eroding.  Inflation and real interest rates are at historic lows. BNDES is reducing its balance sheet and by law must phase out its subsidy program.  Simultaneously, needs are greater than ever for capital intensive infrastructure and for new investment.  These fundamentals are bringing about the expansion of structured and  project finance, and a growing debentures market benefitting from improved regulations and standardization.

Join us for a discussion of today’s market conditions and the outlook for the future.  Secretary João Manoel Pinho de Mello, responsible within Brazil’s Ministry of Finance for the development of  policies, regulations and laws that can expand the local markets, will deliver the keynote address.   His remarks will be followed by a discussion with other panelists who are equally committed to developing markets within Brazil.  

Moderator:
Paulo Vieira da Cunha
Partner
Verbank Agriculture/Verbank Consulting, LLC

Speakers:
Edson Ogawa
Managing Director, Head of Project Finance
Banco Santander Brazil
TBD
Active Participant in Local Public Debt Capital Markets
João Manoel Pinho de Mello
Secretary for the Promotion of Productivity and Advocacy for Competitiveness
Ministry of Finance, Brazil


PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE: WHERE IS BRAZIL HEADED?


A conversation with Carlos Ivan Simonsen Leal, President of Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV). FGV is Brazil’s premier thought leader/think tank, producing world class research across a broad range of disciplines. Dr. Simonsen earned doctoral degrees from the Graduate School of Economics at FGV as well as Princeton University.  He began his career at FGV in 1986, becoming its President in 2000.

A distinguished academician and renowned lecturer, Dr. Simonsen will share his insights on the current economic and political situation in Brazil, including expectations for the newly elected administration.  Dr. Simonsen will also discuss the history and structure of government in Brazil, and what that implies for the future.





 “Improving Life in the Amazon: How Philanthropy Can Help”.

Presentations, Panel Discussion and Q&A

In conjunction with the XVI BrazilFoundation Gala New York – Celebrating the Amazon, BrazilFoundation and the Chamber will host a panel discussion featuring gala honorees Rita Teixeira, Coordinator of Movement of Women of northeast Para (MMNEPA), and Thiago Cavalli Azambuja, Founder of Casa do Rio. They will share how their organizations are helping to advance education, sustainable development, and social inclusion in the Amazon.
Joining them will be Claudio and Renata Garcia, founders of the Garcia Family Foundation, recipients of BrazilFoundation International Philanthropy Award. They will discuss the importance of philanthropy for organizations advancing education and social inclusion. Brazil is the 8th largest economy in the world, but ranks 75th in donations, according to the World Giving Index 2017. Donations in the US correspond to 2% of GDP, 0.4% in Latin America, but only .2% in Brazil. Foundations such as the Garcia Family Foundation are part of a new generation of Brazilian philanthropies investing with focus, purpose and careful due-diligence.
The Speakers
Patricia Lobaccaro, President and CEO, BrazilFoundation (moderator)
Rita Teixeira, Project Coordinator and Educator, MMNEPA
Thiago Cavalli Azambuja, Founder, Casa do Rio
Renata and Claudio Garcia, Founders, The Garcia Family Foundation.




LUNCHEON WITH ANTONIO MAGALHÃES NETO (ACM NETO), MAYOR OF SALVADOR, NOVEMBER 9, 2018.

A roundtable luncheon with Antonio Carlos Magalhães Neto (ACM Neto), Mayor of Salvador in the state of Bahia, and President of the DEM Party.  ACM Neto was first elected mayor of Salvador in 2012 and reelected in 2016, with 75% of the vote on the first ballot.

The Mayor’s support may be attributed to the success of his initiatives to improve the quality of life and the economic opportunities for the city’s inhabitants (Soteropolitanos). At the luncheon, the Mayor will present the steps he has taken during his administration under the initiative “Salvador 360.” He will focus on jobs and companies created by Salvador’s support of start-ups, successes within the city’s incubation hub, investments to rebuild Salvador’s historic downtown (a UNESCO heritage site), and new opportunities in the tourism industry.  
The event happenned at New York , in the last november 9 , 2018.



DATA PRIVACY AND CYBERSECURITY IN BRAZIL: WHAT'S NEXT?, NOVEMBER 13, 2018


Brazil has just joined a global trend toward tougher privacy laws with a bold new statute, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessoais or “LGPD” – imposing major new obligations on all companies that touch Brazilian consumers. 
This event will explore how companies, across business sectors and around the globe, now must plan for compliance.  What new data privacy and security obligations will companies now have to honor in the day to day?  What will life be like in a world where data breaches in Brazil must now be publicly disclosed?  How can companies learn from the US experience with cybersecurity law and from the European experience with GDPR?  In light of the election results, how will Brazil actually enforce the LGPD when it takes effect in 2020? 
Please join the Chamber as an expert panel explores these questions and more.
Moderator:
Jeremy Feigelson, PartnerDebevoise & Plimpton LLP
Speakers:
Edgar D'Andrea, PartnerPricewaterhouseCoopers
José Carlos Sá, Information Security OfficerBanco do Brasil
Marcela Ejnisman, PartnerTozziniFreire Advogados

MERIT AWARD RECEPTION FOR MORTON BERGER AND SHELDON SATLIN, NOVEMBER 14, 2018.

Morton Berger - Certified Public Accountant, Morton Berger & Co. CPA and Sheldon Satlin

Of Counsel, Funaro & Co., P.C.



The event prpmpted by Brazilian - American Chamber of Commerce happened last Wednesday, November 14, 2018  .

 BUSINESS NETWORKING RECEPTION AT ORNARE, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 

A unique opportunity to connect with industry leaders, business partners and members of the Chamber of Commerce while savoring delicious cocktails and pão de queijo, our famous cheese bread.




LUNCHEON WITH NELSON MARCHEZAN JUNIOR, MAYOR OF PORTO ALEGRE, NOVEMBER 28, 2018 .

A light luncheon with Nelson Marchezan Junior, Mayor of Porto Alegre in the state of Rio Grande do Sul.  Prior to becoming Mayor in 2017, Mayor Marchezan served as a Federal Deputy representing Rio Grande do Sul as a member of the PSDB.
Porto Alegre is the 4th largest consumer market in Brazil, recognized for its highly developed multi-modal logistic infrastructure, specialized medical care and top universities. The quality of its universities and its technology park has attracted one of the largest concentrations of PhD’s in Brazil.  In addition to providing an overview of Porto Alegre the city, the Mayor will discuss initiatives his administration is taking to further develop the city through innovative PPP’s in areas of municipal services and public spaces.    
The Mayor will be accompanied by other members of his team, who will be available to discuss further opportunities in Porto Alegre:
  • Municipal Secretary of Finance, Leonardo Maranhão Busat
  • Municipal Secretary of Strategic Partnerships, Bruno Vicente Becker Vanuz
  • Deputy Secretary of Planning and Management, Daniel Rigon
  • Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Marcela Ávila, who will also be representing the Office of International Affairs.
Also accompanying the delegation will be Members of the City Council and Representatives of the Alliance for Innovation, a partnership between Porto Alegre’s three largest universities and the Office of the Mayor.


2018 ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA DINNER DANCE

Holiday Gala Dinner Dance  happened in December 7 from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, with a Special Leadership Award to Ronaldo Fenômeno that will be in person joining us the entire event. The event was attended by  special guest Appearance: Jair Oliveira & Tania Khalill




FINTECH IN BRAZIL, DECEMBER 11, 2018 .

Technology, blockchain, and social media are working together to create new approaches to financial services.  Artificial intelligence and digitalization are redefining what is possible.  More than 400 fintech companies Brazil have been created to take advantage of the opportunities created, with several achieving high-profile IPO’s. Brazil’s banking regulators have shown themselves to be supportive of the innovation and competition brought by fintechs.
 
Join us for a presentation followed by a panel discussion that explores the latest on fintech in Brazil, and the ongoing advances that will influence its future. 
 
Participating on the panel will be Sandro ReissFounder and CEO of Geru, a leading platform for online lending in Brazil.  Joining him will be Alexandre Porto, a Vice President at Riverwood Capital, a private equity firm focused on building and growing technology-based companies.  Presenting the future of fintech with the application of artificial intelligence will be Terry Boyland, CEO of CPQi, a technology and fintech services company headquartered in Brazil. Discussing the regulatory environment for fintech in Brazil will be Larissa Arruy a Partner with Mattos Filho.
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SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN TODAY'S WORLD, DECEMBER 12, 2018.

The Chamber’s Young Professionals Committee promoted a thought-provoking and timely conversation on social responsibility practices being defined and implemented by multinationals, investors, entrepreneurs, philanthropists and foundations worldwide. The distinguished panelists each represent different facets of social responsibility, from corporate, to societal, to environmental, contributing in their own way to find feasible solutions to sustainably improving society and the environment.
Moderator:
• Laura Simão, Vice President, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs

Speakers:
• João BritesGlobal  Manager of Sustainable Development, AB-Inbev
• Cintia AndriettaCorporate Governance ManagerNatura & Co.
• Lea d’AuriolFounderOceanic Global Foundation
• Sid Efromovich, Co-CEOZest Impact/Generation Pledge