The final programme of the EU-Brazil Business Summit. EUBrasil the main sponsor.

The final programme of the EU-Brazil Business Summit. EUBrasil the main sponsor.

Fifth EU-Brazil Business Summit – Tuesday 4 October 11

Roundtable discussions

08:00 – Welcome Registration

08:30 – Opening session:

- Alessandro Barberis – President, EUROCHAMBRES

- Jürgen R. Thumann – President, BUSINESSEUROPE

- Pierre Alain De Smedt – President, FEB

- Robson Andrade – President, CNI
09:00 – EU-Brazil Strategic Partnership Three Years on:

Proposals to Foster Economic Cooperation

Moderator:  Luigi Gambardella – President, EUBrasil  

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

- José Augusto Fernandes – Executive Director, CNI


09.20 – Financial Services: EU – Brazil challenges and opportunities

Moderator: Guido Ravoet – Secretary-General, European Banking Federation

-  Alfredo Saenz – Second Vice chairman and CEO, Banco Santander

- Ivan Monteiro – Vice President Finance, Capital Market and Investor Relations, Banco do Brasil


10:00 – Coffee Break



10:30 – Energy and Climate Change

Moderator: Manoel Arlindo Zaroni Torres – President, Tractabel Energy

- Luis Scoffone – Vice President Alternative Energies, Shell

- Philip Lowe – Director General, DG Energy

- Samir Awad –  CEO, Petrobras Netherlands


11:10 – Investment Opportunities

Moderator: António Alfaiate – Director General, CIP

- Franco Bernabè – Executive Chairman and CEO, Telecom Italia

- Kátia Abreu – President, CNA

- Paulo Bernardo Silva –  Minister of Communication Brazil


11:50 – Enhancing Competitiveness through Innovation

Moderator: Arnaldo Abruzzini – Secretary General EUROCHAMBRES

- Francesco Profumo – Chancellor, Torino Polytechnic

- Jackson Schneider –  Vice President, Embraer


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

Moderator: Rudi Thomaes – CEO, FEB

- Carlos Mariani – Co-Chairman, MERCOSUR MEBF

- Karel de Gucht –  European Commissioner for Trade

- Roland Verstappen – Vice President International Affairs and Corporate Responsibility, Arcelor-Mittal


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


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

- José Augusto Fernandes – Chairman of the Investment and Tax Council, CNI

13:15 – Walking Lunch


14:45 – Key note speeches

-          President Dilma Rousseff

-          President Herman van Rompuy

-          President José Manuel Durão Barroso

-          Prime Minister Yves Leterme

Please find 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 300 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