- Samar Maziad, Vice President and Senior Analyst, Moody’s Investors Service
- Ricardo Sennes, Managing Partner, Prospectiva Consulting
- Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, AS/COA; Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly
- Eduardo C. Leite, Chairman Emeritus and Senior Partner, Baker & McKenzie (moderator)
A center-right candidate is likely to win Brazil's next election and Michel Temer should remain in the presidency even while facing corruption accusations, said experts. But that does not mean the country will be able to withstand the current political crisis until 2018. Panelists discussed the likelihood that Brazil will move ahead with fiscal reforms—a crucial element to improve the country's investment grade and business climate—in this current political climate.