Brazil: Making Growth SustainableMonday, April 30, 2012
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pablo de La Quintana Bruggemann, Implementation Director, LLX
Everaldo Franca, Founder and CEO, PPS Portfolio Performance Ltd.
Simba Gill, CEO, moksha8
Mario Mesquita, President, Brevan Howard Assessoria De Negocios Ltda; former Deputy Governor, Economic Policy, Central Bank of Brazil
Nathan Shor, Director, Galloway Capital
As Brazil continues its rise into the ranks of the world's largest economies, it has drawn not only investors but also corporations eager to tap into the increased spending of a growing middle class. But Brazil has hit some speed bumps in recent months, with slowing growth, rising inflation and currency/trade spats with Europe and the U.S. Are these temporary setbacks or signs of more serious structural challenges? Will Brazil's sheer size and wealth of natural resources carry the future? What are the hurdles that still have to be overcome? And how can outside investors penetrate the regulatory and tariff barriers to take part in the country's growth trends?