Wednesday, January 24, 2018


 January 26, 2018Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AMLocation: Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, New York, New York

The remote voting system was created to facilitate access by all shareholders to shareholders’ meetings. Initially, it is mandatory only to annual shareholder meetings and meetings to elect company Directors and Audit Committee Members, but its scope is expected to broaden over time.  After a partial roll-out in 2017, remote voting is now required for the almost 400 publicly traded companies who are registered as Category “A” within the CVM.  Shareholders now have the right to vote without having to physically attend the meetings. Also, shareholding thresholds for including proposals to be voted at meetings have been significantly lowered, facilitating shareholder activism. This begins a new era in the evolution of corporate governance and active participation by minority (including foreign) shareholders in Brazil.  
There is still some confusion among investors regarding the procedures, timetables and filing of remote voting forms.  The new system also raises the question of whether comparable rights exist for ADR holders.  Please join us for an informative discussion with leading practitioners on how the new rules improve corporate governance in Brazil and ensure the voting rights of all shareholders, and how shareholders may take full advantage of these new regulations.  

BACCF 2018 - Luncheon featuring Gesner Oliveira

Electoral Year: Current Developments, Trends and Challenges of the Brazilian Economy

Gesner Oliveira,  is a Partner of GO Associados and Professor of Economics at Fundação Getulio Vargas.
He was the CEO of SABESP Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo (2006 - 2010) The fourth largest water company in the world. He served two terms as Chairman of the CADE Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica, the Brazilian antitrust authority (1996 - 2000). He was Secretary for Economic Policy in 1995 at the Ministry of Finance and Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy in 1993 - 1994.
Ph.D in Economics from the University of California (Berkeley), Master from the Universidade de Campinas and Bachelor from the Universidade de São Paulo. He was visiting professor at Columbia University in the U.S. in 2006.
Board member of several companies certified by the Brazilian Institute of Corporate Governance (IBGC, in the Brazilian acronym) as an independent board members.

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January 24, 2018
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April 23, 2018Time: 8:00 AM to 2:30 PMLocation: Harvard Club, New York, New York

Organized for over a decade, the Brazil Summit is one of the most important events in the Chamber’s annual calendar. Government officials, business leaders, members of the international financial community and academia will have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate key developments affecting the Brazilian economy, as well as the current political, economic and investment outlook for Brazil.


 February 8, 2018Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PMLocation: Estiatorio Milos, New York, New York


 January 30, 2018Time: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AMLocation: Kirkland & Ellis, New York, New York

In spite of the turbulence and the unexpected, 2017 was a positive year for Brazil. Important reforms were approved, a recovery took shape, and fundamentals improved:  GDP growth is likely to register 1%; inflation is at 2.8%; and the Selic rate dropped to 7%.  The Temer administration’s focus on improving fiscal management, however, has produced mixed results.  Public expenditures continue to grow faster than GDP, with the primary fiscal deficit widening to 2.6% of GDP. Unless reforms are made to public and private sector social security, the fiscal accounts will ultimately collapse. 
2018 will be a decisive year.  Economic growth could accelerate to 3%, due largely to improving household consumption.  Capital spending continues near recessionary levels, and without material increases to capital investment, the recovery could prove unsustainable.  The economic and policy challenges now facing Brazil are compounded by this year’s presidential election. Who will be the candidates?  Can the political center define a viable single unifying candidate?  Positive developments could cause sentiment to change quickly, stimulating a rebound in investment and with it, sustained growth.
These issues will all be comprehensively discussed during the Chamber’s traditional semi-annual outlook, with an outstanding panel of leading analysts, economists and political consultants. Please be sure to join us. 
Paulo Vieira da CunhaPartner, VERBANK Agriculture and VERBANK Consulting, LLC
David Beker
, Chief Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Fernando Honorato Barbosa
, Chief Economist, Banco Bradesco S.A.
Monica de Bolle
, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Lisa Schineller
, Managing Director - Latin America, S&P Global Ratings
Ricardo Sennes
, Principal, Prospectiva Consultoria  


 May 15, 2018

Time: 6:30 PM to 11:30 PM
Location: American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York

48th Person of Year Awards Gala Dinner
Opening Reception: 6:30pm / Gala Dinner: 8:00pm
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park Wert at 79th Street
New York City
Early Bird Registration (up to January 31, 2018)
Exclusive to Chamber Members

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