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Brazil in 2013: Economic and Political Prospects

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

November 27, 2012


(Image: Rafael Taminato)

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AS/COA presents the panel Brazil in 2013: Economic and Political Prospects. Panelists discuss key issues for Brazil’s economy and politics next year, including industrial and trade policy, innovation, and recently passed legislation.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Marco Maia, President, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies


  • Marcelo Lyra, Vice President, Braskem
  • Antônio Carlos Magalhães Neto, Mayor-elect, Salvador, Bahia
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Alessandro Teixeira, Executive-Secretary, Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry, and Trade (MDIC)
  • Marcos Troyjo, Director of the BRICLab, Columbia University

Registration Fee:  AS* Members, COA Members: $15.00; All other AS Members and Non Members: $25.00.

Prior registration is required.

*AS members starting at the $250 sustaining level.

Event Information: Contact Diogo Ide at or 1-212-277-8352.
Press Inquiry: Contact Adriana La Rotta at or 1-212-277-8384.
Cancellation: Contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at, by 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012.

Note: Registration is not required to view the webcast. Please click on the link below at the time of the event.

Marcelo Lyra

Vice President, Institutional Affairs and Sustainable Development, Braskem

Marcelo Lyra is vice president for institutional affairs and sustainable development of Braskem. Previously, he has worked as the director of TV Globo in São Paulo, responsible for relations with affiliated stations. He worked as the business and sales director for Bahia Network Communications. He received a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Federal University of Bahia and postgraduate diplomas in general management from Harvard Business School and marketing from Unifacs, Bahia.

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Antônio Carlos Magalhães Neto

Mayor-elect, Salvador, Bahia

Antônio Carlos Peixoto de Magalhães Neto is mayor-elect of Salvador, Bahia. He was elected in October 2012 and will begin his term in January 2013. Magalhães Neto was elected leader of the Democratic Party in the Chamber of Deputies in February 2011. He has served the electorate of Bahia since 2003 and is in his third term in the lower house of the Brazilian Congress. He worked as leader of the Democrats Party (DEM) in 2008 and as second vice president for two years.

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Marco Maia

President, Brazilian Chamber of Deputies

Marco Maia is the current president of the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies – and thus the third in Brazil’s presidential line of succession. He previously served as the vice leader of the Workers’ Party at the Chamber of Deputies and as the vice president of the Chamber. Mr. Maia was also the vice president of the Commission on Labor, Administration and Public Service and a member of the Commission on Transportation.

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Susan Segal

President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations to implement a new strategic plan to renew and return the Society and Council to their historic position. Prior to her current position, she was a founding partner of her own investment and advisory group focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic sector.

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Alessandro Teixeira

Executive-Secretary, Brazilian Ministry of Development, Industry, and Foreign Trade

Alessandro Golombiewski Teixeira holds a PhD in Technological and Industrial Competitiveness from the University of Sussex (England), a master’s degree in Latin American Economics from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and an undergraduate degree in Economics from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil).He took part in the creation and later presided the Brazilian Agency for Industrial Development – ABDI –, was Coordinator of Industrial, Technological and Foreign Trade Policy of the Brazilian Federal Government, and Executive Secretary of the Brazilian Counc

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Marcos Troyjo

Director of the BRICLab, Columbia University

Marcos Troyjo is the Co-Director of the BRICLab at Columbia University, a SIPA special forum on Brazil, Russia, India and China. He teaches The Rise of BRIC at SIPA.

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