The programme of the EU-Brazil Business Summit on the 4th of October 2011 in Brussels. EUBrasil the main sponsor.

The programme of the EU-Brazil Business Summit on the 4th of October 2011 in Brussels

EUBrasil the main sponsor


Fifth EU-Brazil Business Summit

Roundtable discussions

08:00 – Registration

08:30 – Opening session:

- Vice President Tajani – DG Enterprise

- Mr Jürgen R. Thumann - President BUSINESSEUROPE

- Mr Robson Andrade – President CNI

- Mr Alessandro Barberis – President EUROCHAMBRES

09:00 – EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership Three Years on:

Proposals to Foster Economic Cooperation

Moderator: Mr Luigi Gambardella – President of EUBrasil  

- Mr César Alierta Izuel –Executive Chairman Telefónica S.A.

- Mr José Augusto Fernandes – Executive Director CNI (tbc)

09:20 – Energy and Climate Change

Moderator: CNI
- Mr Roland Verstappen – Arcelor-Mittal

- Mr Rubens Ometto – CEO COSAN (tbc)

- Roundtable discussion


10:00 – Coffee Break


10:30 – Investment Opportunities

Moderator – Mr Zeinal Bava – CEO Portugal Telecom

- Mr Franco Bernabè – Executive Chairman and CEO Telecom Italia

- Mr Murilo Ferreira – CEO Vale (tbc)

- Roundtable discussion

11:10 –Enhancing Competitiveness through Innovation

Moderator – Mr Arnaldo Abruzzini – Secretary General EUROCHAMBRES

- Mr Francesco Profumo – Chancellor of Torino Polytechnic

- Mr Frederico Curado –  CEO Embraer

- Roundtable discussion


11.50 – Financial Services: EU- Brazil challenges and opportunities


- Mr. Alfredo Saenz – Second Vice chairman and CEO Banco Santander

- Mr Murilo Portugal – President FEBRABAN (tbc)

- Roundtable Discussion


12:30 – Free Trade: Concluding the EU-MERCOSUR Association Agreement

Moderator: Mr Rudi Thomaes – CEO of the FEB

- Commissioner Karel de Gucht – DG Trade
- Mr Philippe de Buck – Director General BUSINESSEUROPE (tbc)

- Mr Carlos Mariani – MERCOSUR MEBF Co-Chairman

- Roundtable discussion


13:00 – Overview of the Investment and Tax Council and its Achievements over the Past Two Years


- Mr Krister Andersson – Chairman of the BUSINESSEUROPE Tax Policy Working Group

- Mr José Augusto Fernandes – Executive Director, CNI

13:15 – Lunch – Business and Political leaders

-          Minister Pimentel – Brazil (tbc)

-          Vice President Tajani – European Commission

-          Commissioner de Gucht – European Commission (tbc)


14:45 – Key note speeches

Presentation of the Joint Declaration by Mr Jürgen R. Thumann, President BUSINESSEUROPE, Mr Robson Andrade, President CNI and Mr Alessandro Barberis, President EUROCHAMBRES

Welcome by Prime Minister Yves Leterme

-          President Herman van Rompuy

-          President Dilma Rousseff

-          President José Manuel Durão Barroso

The EU-Brazil Business Summit has been organized in parallel to the yearly political summits since 2007. In 2011, the fifth EU-Brazil Business Summit will be coordinated by BUSINESSEUROPE, FEB (The Federation of Enterprises in Belgium), National Confederation of Industry – Brazil (CNI) and EUROCHAMBRES. The upcoming EU-Brazil Business Summit is a high-level platform for exchange between EU and Brazilian business leaders. The business summit provides business leaders from Brazil and Europe with a unique networking opportunity during which key matters of common interest are addressed.

The business summit will provide an important forum for expression and debate on key issues such as energy and climate change, investment, innovation, trade, investment and financial services. Please find the on line registration and all information on the website

The Business Summit offers an interesting and interactive platform for debate on crucial issues and ample networking opportunities with top executives from Europe and Brazil.

Around 200 participants and over 30 high-level speakers are expected, including: The new President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and the Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme