About BIF

Brasil Investment Forum 2022

The Brasil Investment Forum 2022 (BIF 22) will be the 5thedition of the largest foreign investment event in Latin America. Organized by ApexBrasil, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Federal Government, it will take place online on June 14 and 15, 2022.

 

In 2022, the Forum will keep its traditional proposal to present investment opportunities and highlight the evolution of the business environment in the country. Strategic sectors will be addressed, such as agribusiness, infrastructure, energy, and information technology. Topics of interest to investors will also be discussed, such as new business models, equity investment initiatives and movements in global value chains.

 

This will be the second edition of BIF in an online format. Several panels, with authorities, executives from major companies in Brazil and the world, and experts from various sectors, will be streamed with simultaneous translation into Portuguese and English.

 

Participants will also be able to make business contacts and find virtual booths where they can seek support to develop their projects in Brazil. The networking platform will be made available to registrants ahead of the event.

 

Speakers

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Schedule

Opening Ceremony

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Mauricio Claver-Carone

President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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Ambassador Carlos Alberto Franco França

Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Paulo Guedes

Minister of Economy

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Augusto Pestana

CEO of ApexBrasil

Coffee-Break

Keynote: BRAZILIAN ECONOMY

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Paulo Guedes

Minister of Economy

Keynote: GLOBAL ECONOMY

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Sir Martin Sorrell

Executive Chairman at S4 Capital

Panel 1: ECONOMY

Understanding Trends and Spotting Opportunities

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Marcelo Guaranys

Moderator

Executive Secretary of the Ministry of Economy

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Sir Martin Sorrell

Executive Chairman at S4 Capital

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Miguel Gularte

CEO of South America Division of Marfrig Group

Lunch

Panel 2: Introducing Brazil

The Largest Investment Destination in Latin America

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Carlos Da Costa

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Chief of Ministry of Economy’s Office at Washington

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Richard Martínez Alvarado

Vice-President for Countries of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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André Clark

General Manager, Siemens Energy Brazil

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Gustavo Montezano

President of the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

IDB Exclusive Session: Panel 1

Generating social and environmental impact in private sector led development

IDB Exclusive Session: Panel 2

Yielding development and growth through Public Private Partnerships

Thematic Discussions 1 & 2

Thematic Discussion 1: SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENTS

The Investor's Perspective: Why Sustainable Investments are so Closely Connected to Brazil?

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Bruno Caldas Aranha

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Diretor of Credit for Productive, Social and Enviroinment at BNDES

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Ana Buchaim

Executive Director for People, Marketing, Communication and Sustainability at B3

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Cristina Gil White

Chief Sustainability Officer at Suzano

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Pedro Cunha Fiúza

CEO of Mercury Energy

Thematic Discussion 2: OECD

Brazil's Entry into the OECD and the Impacts for Investors

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Susana Cordeiro Guerra

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Manager of Institutions for Development, IDB

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Ana Novik

Head of Investment Division at OECD

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Ambassador Sarquis José Buainain Sarquis

Secretary for Foreign Trade and Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Felipe Hees

Special Secretary for External Relations

Coffee-Break

Panels 3 & 4

Panel 3: ENERGY

Energy to Grow: Expansion, Diversification and Sustainability of Sources for the Development of Brazil

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Benigno López Benítez

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Vice-President for Sectors and Knowledge of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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Clarissa Sadock

CEO of AES

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Harry Schmelzer Jr.

CEO of WEG

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Nicola Cotugno

Country Manager at Enel Group

Panel 4: REAL ESTATE

Investment Opportunities in the Brazilian Real Estate Market

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José Carlos Martins

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President of the Brazilian Chamber of the Construction Industry (CBIC)

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Emilio Izquierdo Merlo

CEO of MARAEY

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Diogo Mac Cord de Faria

Deputy Minister for Privatizations at Ministry of Economy

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Dietrich Heidtmann

Managing Director and Head of International Capital Markets, GTIS Partners

Panels 5 & 6

Panel 5: TECHNOLOGY

Opportunities in IT: AI, 5G and Cybersecurity

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Igor Calvet

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President, Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development (ABDI)

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Paulo César Alvim

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovations

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Marcelo Braga

President, IBM Brazil

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Irene Arias

CEO of IDB Lab

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Lincoln Mattos

Founder and CEO at Tempest Security Intelligence

Panel 6: INFRASTRUCTURE

Infrastructure and Competitiveness

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Gustavo Favaron

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Global CEO and Managing Partner of the GRI Group

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Marcelo Sampaio

Minister of Infrastructure

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Marco Cauduro

CEO of CCR Group

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James Scriven

CEO of IDB Invest

Keynote: GLOBAL VALUE CHAINS

Panel 7

Brazilian Competitiveness in the Face of New Global Production Trends

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Fabrizio Opertti

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Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector of Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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Roberto Fendt

Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and International Affairs at the Ministry of the Economy

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João Francisco Ribeiro

President of Unilever Brasil Industrial

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Floriano Peixoto Vieira Neto

President of the Brazian Post

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Eduardo Ricotta

Presidente para América Latina da Vestas

Thematic Discussions 3 & 4

Thematic Discussion 3: MARKET ECONOMY

Economic Policies that Generates Results

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Lucas Fiuza

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Business Director of ApexBrasil

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Martha Seillier

Executive Director of Brazil and Suriname at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

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Vladimir Kuhl Teles

Professor at the São Paulo School of Economics at Fundação Getúlio Vargas (EESP/FGV)

Thematic Discussion 4: TRENDS

Post-Pandemic Digital Transformations

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Caio Mario Paes de Andrade

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Deputy Minister of Administration & Digital Transformation of Ministry of Economy

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João Del Valle

CEO of EBANX

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Tiago Alves

CEO Brazil of Regus & Spaces of the IWG Group

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Yana Dumaresq

Regional Director of Public Policy at Meta

Coffee-Break

Panels 8 & 9

Panel 8: AGRIBUSINESS

Brazil at the Forefront of Agricultural Technology

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Marcos Jank

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Coordinator of the "Insper Agro Global" Center, INSPER

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Celso Moretti

President of Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa)

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Marcos Montes

Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply

Panel 9: INNOVATION

Brazil Venture Capital Hub in Latin America

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James Mawson

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Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Mawsonia

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Eduardo Capobianco Zaidan

Founder e COO of Futurum Capital

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Piero Minardi

Managing Partner at Warburg Pincus

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Russell Deakin

Managing Partner of Aceana Group

CLOSING REMARKS

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The Brasil Investment Forum 2021 highlighted the investment opportunities in strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy, such as infrastructure, energy, agribusiness, technology and innovation.

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  • +70 speakers
  • +100 countries represented

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