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Council of the Americas Hosts Second Latin American Cities Conference in Brasília

AP Brasilia


August 07, 2019

New York, August 7, 2019—The Council of the Americas (COA) will host its second Latin American Cities Conferences in Brasília, Brazil’s Agenda for Growth and Development, on Thursday, September 5, 8:30 a.m.

The half-day conference will bring together top government officials, investors, and business leaders to discuss the country’s economic outlook, trade, investment agenda, and infrastructure. This conference will be webcast live.

Confirmed speakers at the Brasília conference will include: Marco Cesar Pontes, Minister of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications; Ernesto Araújo, Brazil's Minister of Foreign Affairs; Tereza Cristina, Brazil's Minister of Agriculture; Sérgio Moro, Brazil's Minister of Justice and Public Security; Roberto Campos Neto, Governor, Brazil's Central Bank; Eduardo Leite, Governor, State of Rio Grande do Sul; Flávio Dino, Governor, Maranhão; Naty Barak, Chief Sustainability Officer, Netafim; Alberto Raich, Vice President and General Manager for Mercosur Kellogg; Cristina Palmaka, Managing Director and President, SAP Brazil; Marc Reichardt, President and Senior Representative, Bayer Brasil; Basilia Rodrigues, Reporter, Radio CBN; and Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

Founded in 1965, AS/COA organizes more than 250 public policy programs every year in New York, Miami, Washington DC, and in cities throughout Latin America. Events cover a wide range of topics, including economics, policy, trade, technology, security, education, social inclusion, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and energy. The conference “Brazil’s Agenda for Growth and Development” is part of the organization’s Latin American Cities Conferences, half-day events featuring top-level speakers across key cities in the region.