About the event

For over 20 years, the Chamber has organized the Brazil Summit, a key event in our annual calendar. The Summit takes place following the conclusion of the Annual Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank.  The principal representatives of Brazil’s economic and financial team travel from Washington to New York to attend the Summit and share with the New York Community their outlook on key economic issues and policy goals.

The Summit is highlighted by keynote addresses from the Finance Minister, the Governor of the Central Bank, and other senior government representatives.  The half day event also includes panel discussions on trade, investment, and other relevant topics, designed to provide participants with crucial insights into Brazil’s political, economic and investment outlook.

Attending the event are over 200 leaders from the Brazilian-American business community, including top executives from the public and private sectors, fund managers, financial analysts, members of the press, and representatives of academic and government spheres.

2018 Brazil Summit

The 2018 Summit kicked off with a key note address by H.E. Eduardo Guardia, Finance Minister of Brazil.  The Minister’s presentation was followed by a panel discussion on current conditions in Brazilian agriculture.  The panel discussion explored relevant topics for agriculture, such as ethanol, Brazil’s comparative advantages, infrastructure needs, and policy issues.  The panel was comprised of Caio Mario Paes de Andrade, Founding Partner, Webforce Networks, Henrique Americano de Freitas, EVP and CEO, Westchester Group South America, Paula Kovarsky, Director of Investor Relations, Cosan, and Antonio Wever, Partner, Agribusiness Divisions, Patria.

 Given the upcoming elections in Brazil the next panel explored the political situation in depth.  The panel discussed the impact and role of political movements promoting renovation, big data polling on election sentiment, and inferences from the data.  Participating on the panel were Christopher Garman, Managing Director for the Americas, Eurasia Group, Mauricio Moura, CEO & Founder, Ideia Big Data, Ricardo Sennes, Managing Partner, Prospective Consulting,  and  Thiago camargo, co-founder of  Movimento Agora!

 Marcos Troyjos, Co-Founder and Co-Director, BRICLab at Columbia University delivered the keynote luncheon address entitled “Globalization is changing: How will Brazil respond?” 

Sponsoring a Brazil Summit event

The Brazil Summit is an opportunity to participate in meaningful exchange with government leaders and businesses and opinion makers. The speakers and the audience are represented by business executives from the top U.S. and Brazilian companies, government officials of all ranks and areas, and leaders from both countries. Together, they constitute an excellent channel for companies looking to highlight their businesses in Brazil and strengthen their branding and public relations profile.

To discuss in detail the benefits of sponsorship, please email

Gold Sponsorship is the highest level of recognition. Below is a list of benefits to the Sponsor: • Participating in the creating content for the Summit, as a speaker or panelist, to highlight their firm. • Seating their organization’s representative at the Head Table • Assistance in arranging one-on-one meetings with the speakers or potential clients • Seating for ten at the Summit in a prime location for guests and clients • Showcasing their logo before and during the conference: On stage and on screens during the Summit; in a pre-Summit Financial Times ad; in an online banner on the homepage of the Chamber website and the Summit webpage; in a weekly flyer sent pre-Summit (emailed weekly to the Chamber’s database of over 5,000 business leaders). • Including a company in the conference portfolio, distributed to all attendees on the day of the program. Corporate marketing material may also be distributed on the day of the event to provide additional exposure.
Silver levels will be entitled to all the benefits of the Gold level, except for a seat at the head table, although participating in the Summit as a speaker, and assistance in arranging meetings may be subject to availability.
Corporate level is also available, entitling the sponsor to a table with seating for ten.

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