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e-Conversa 2020

  • Online
  • 14:00-17:45 (UK)

The UK-Brazil Conversa is a dialogue between policy makers and influencers, business leaders, academics, diplomats and governments, to help build closer relations and contacts between Brazil and the UK.

e-Conversa 2020

Founded in 2014 by former UK Ambassador to Brazil, Alan Charlton, the Conversa is an annual forum for influential people from a variety of backgrounds – business, government, diplomacy, academia, think-tanks – to discuss key issues relating to UK-Brazilian relations.

Alternating between the UK and Brazil, it was established to help explore how to make more of the contacts and links between the two countries. In order to encourage free-flowing and open conversations, discussion groups are small and sessions are held under the Chatham House rule.

Speakers:

Introduction:

Alan Charlton

Trustee, Canning House & Founder, Conversa

Video message:

HE Fred Arruda

Ambassador of Brazil to the UK

Session 1:

In light of Covid-19, what should be the trade-offs between life, livelihoods and liberty?

Chair: Cristina Cortes

CEO, Canning House

Ilona Szabó de Carvalho

Executive Director, Igarapé Institute

Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

Professor, Physics Institute, University of Campinas (Unicamp)

HE Fiona Clouder

Regional Ambassador, Latin America and the Caribbean, COP26

Session 2:

What are the key areas for cooperation between the UK and Brazil?

Chair: Kevin Fleming

UK Defence Attache to Brazil

Ana Paula Vitelli

President, British Chamber of Commerce in Brazil

Vera Thorstensen

Professor of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas

Liz Davidson

Chargé d'Affaires, British Embassy Brasilia

This year, Conversa will take place online.

For more information please contact Joe Brandon ([email protected])

  • e-Conversa 2020 Agenda

  • Introduction with Alan Charlton

    Video message from H.E. Ambassador Fred Arruda

  • Session 1

    In light of Covid-19, what should be the trade-offs between life, livelihoods and liberty? 

    Chair:

    Cristina Cortes

    Speakers:

    Ilona Szabó

    Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz

    HE Fiona Clouder

  • Break

  • Session 2:

    What are the key areas for cooperation between the UK and Brazil?

    Chair:

    Kevin Fleming

    Speakers:

    Ana Paula Vitelli

    Vera Thorstensen

    Liz Davidson

  • Closing remarks and look forward with Alan Charlton, Cristina Cortes and Kevin Fleming

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