Time: 14:00 to 15:30
ABOUT THE EVENT
The National Confederation of Industry (CNI) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (U.S. Chamber) will hold the Plenary Meeting of the Brazil-United States Business Council (BUSBC) on December 2, 2020, from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (ET).
The virtual meeting is exclusive to members of the BUSBC and other actors in the private sector that are interested in the bilateral relationship. The discussions will focus on the political scenario after the US elections and the US-Brazil relationship. Information about the virtual platform and access will be made available to subscribers in due course. There will be simultaneous English-Portuguese translation.
For members only.
ABOUT THE ORGANIZERS
CNI, responsible for the executive secretary of the Brazilian Section of the BUSBC, is the main representative of Brazilian industry in the defense and promotion of public policies that favor entrepreneurship and industrial production. It represents almost 1.3 million establishments.
The U.S. Chamber, which houses the executive secretary of the US Section of the BUSBC, represents the interests of more than 3 million companies of all sizes, sectors and regions. Its members range from small companies and chambers of commerce to large corporations and industry associations.
For more information, please contact:
Renata Brandão Vasconcellos
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
|14:00 - 14:10||Opening|
|14:10 - 14:40||The brazilian government perspective on bilateral relations|
|14:40 - 15:10||The scenario of bilateral relations after the U.S. presidential elections|
|15:10 - 15:30||Debate|
|15:30 - 15:30||Closing|
Robson Braga de Andrade
ROBSON BRAGA DE ANDRADE has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), with specialization in Strategic Management for Business Managers from Fundação Dom Cabral and the The Business School for the World (INSEAD), France.
He chaired the Federation of Industries of the State of Minas Gerais (FIEMG) for two consecutive terms, from 2002 to 2010, when he was elected president of the National Confederation of Industry (CNI). He was re-elected in 2014 and 2018. He is also president of the National Council for the National Service for Industrial Learning (SENAI) and the Superior Council of the Euvaldo Lodi Institute (IEL), and director of the National Department of Social Service for Industry (SESI).
Robson Andrade leads the Business Movement for Innovation (MEI), a CNI initiative that brings together about 300 CEOs of the largest industrial companies in the country, and the National Industry Forum (FNI), with about 70 sector associations.
He is also a member of the Superior Council of the Center for High Studies in Control and Public Administration (CECAP), of the Federal Audit Court (TCU). From 2015 to 2018, he chaired the Deliberative Council of the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (SEBRAE). He was a member of the Economic and Social Development Council of the Presidency of the Republic (CDES), between 2010 and 2018, and of the Superior Council of the Brazilian Association of the Electrical and Electronic Industry (Abinee), from 2001 to 2004.
As a businessman, Robson Andrade chairs the ORTENG Group, a Brazilian conglomerate that supplies electrical and electromechanical equipment and energy and automation systems, serving the national and international markets.
Myron Brilliant executive vice president and head of international affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, drives the global business strategy of the organization.
He leads the largest international affairs team of any U.S. business association, representing the Chamber and its members before the U.S. government, foreign governments, and international business organizations.
Over his career, Brilliant has directed and led a number of important advocacy campaigns for congressional passage of trade agreements.
Brilliant serves on the board of the Atlantic Council, the U.S. Council for International Business, the Center for International Private Enterprise, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid for USAID. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on United States-China Relations and serves as an economic development adviser to the governor of China’s Guangdong Province.
He is frequently quoted in the media on a broad range of issues relating to international business and trade policy and is a regular guest on CNBC, CNN, and other news programs.
Previously, Brilliant was the Chamber’s vice president for Asia, where he significantly expanded the reach and impact of the organization’s Asia program.
Before joining the Chamber in 1994, Brilliant was an attorney with Stewart and Stewart in Washington, D.C.
He received his J.D. from American University’s Washington College of Law and his B.A. in government and politics from the University of Maryland.
Ambassador Ernesto Araújo holds a degree in Language Studies from the University of Brasília.
In 1990, he joined the Rio Branco Institute (Brazilian Diplomatic Academy). In the early years of his career, he worked on regional integration and Mercosur affairs.
Between 1995 and 2003, he served at the Mission to the European Communities, in Brussels, and at the Embassy of Brazil in Germany.
Upon his return to Brazil, in 2003, he worked at the Services, Investments and Financial Affairs Division, which he chaired as of 2004. In 2005, he became head of the European Union and Extra-regional Negotiations Division.
From 2007, he was posted at the embassies in Canada (2007-2010) and the United States (2010-2015) where he served as deputy head of the Mission.
From 2015 to 2016, he was deputy chief of staff of the minister of Foreign Affairs.
In 2016, he was appointed director of the United States, Canada and Inter-American Affairs Department, a position he held until he was nominated minister of Foreign Affairs.
He has published the books Mercosul Hoje (Mercosur Today), co-authored with Sergio de Abreu and Lima Florêncio, and three works of fiction.
He was born in Porto Alegre in 1967. He is married, has one daughter and two stepchildren.
Congressman - 2019-2023, SP, PRB affiliated to the REPUBLICANOS party
He is 1st Vice-President in the Brazilian National Congress since 02/01/2019
His professional activities include: National President of the Brazilian Republican Party, Brasília, DF, 2011; Partner and Administrator, Marcos Pereira e Oliveira Law Firm, São Paulo, SP, 2013; Minister of State, Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services, Brasília, DF, 2016 - 2016.
He holds a degree in Law, Universidade Paulista, SP, São Paulo, 2001 - 2005; Specialization in Law and Criminal Procedure, Mackenzie Presbyterian University, SP, São Paulo, 2008 - 2009.
Legal Studies. State Security and Social Communication. Ribeirão Preto / SP, 2012. Printed;
Use of Information as News on Environmental Crime. Barueri / SP: Walter Luiz Coutinho, 2014. Author. Printed;
Racial Discrimination and Religious Discrimination. In: Refugees, Immigrants and Peoples' Equality. São Paulo: Vinicius Vieira, 2017. Author.
Journalist, Economics Analyst CNN BrasilMs. Ladim has a B.A. in journalism from USP. She is 42 years old, an Economics Analyst at CNN Brasil. Prior to that she worked as a special reporter and columnist for Folha Newspaper, at Estadão and Valor. She is the author of "Why not", book report on the JBS plea bargain, by the Intrinsic editors
Carlos Gustavo Poggio
Carlos Poggio is a Professor and researcher in International Relations with a focus on United States politics. His postdoctoral research at Georgetown University (Washington DC, USA) was on Donald Trump's accession to the presidency. He holds a PhD in International Studies with Fulbright scholarship from Old Dominion University (Virginia, USA). He was a professor of undergraduate and graduate courses of International Relations at PUC-SP, where he was also course coordinator and head of department. He is currently a professor of International Relations at FAAP and a researcher at the National Institute of Science and Technology for Studies on the United States (INCT-INEU). Author of dozens of articles in Brazil and abroad. He is the author of "Brazil, the United States, and the South American Subsystem" (Lexington, 2012), named by Foreign Affairs magazine as one of the best international relations books of 2012, and "The Neoconservative Thought in Foreign Policy in the United States" (UNESP, 2010),
John G. Murphy directs the U.S. Chamber’s advocacy relating to international trade and investment policy. He joined the Chamber in 1999.
From 2001 to 2008, Murphy served as the Chamber’s Vice President for Western Hemisphere Affairs and as Executive Vice President of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA). In 2008, he received AACCLA’s Eagle of the Americas award, which is given annually to the individual who has “done the most to advance our mission of increased trade and investment between the United States and Latin America.”
In the 1990s, Murphy worked at the International Republican Institute (IRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of democracy overseas, and at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE), which champions market-oriented economic reform around the world. From 1992 to 1993, he was the first Western lecturer in economics at the National University of Economics in Czechoslovakia.
Murphy graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and he received his Master of Science degree from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He serves on the boards of the Global Business Dialogue, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, and the Washington International Trade Foundation. He is fluent in Spanish.
Kellie Meiman Hock
Managing Partner, McLarty Associates since 2000.
Ms. Meiman previously worked at the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) as Director for Brazil and the Southern Cone, where she had primary responsibility for trade negotiations with Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Prior to her work at USTR, Ms. Meiman served as a foreign service officer with the US Department of State. An Economic Officer in the foreign service, Ms. Meiman previously had served in Porto Alegre, São Paulo, and Recife, Brazil, and in Bogotá, Colombia. She has lived and studied in Central America and Japan.
Ms. Meiman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Inter-American Dialogue. She sits on the board of the Brazil-US Business Council. She also is Chairwoman of the Chile-based development NGO América Solidaria US. Ms. Meiman often writes and speaks on policy matters related to trade, Brazil, and Latin America.
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Ms. Meiman is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. She fluently speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is active in policy and politics at the national level and in the Commonwealth of Virginia, where she resides.