Business, Trade & Investment

2nd Brazil-UK Business Seminar on Infrastructure Opportunities

  • SCI Belgrave Square, 14/15 Belgrave Square, London

2nd Brazil-UK Business Seminar on Infrastructure Opportunities

33 billion US dollars are estimated for infrastructure opportunities over the next 2 years by the Federal Government of Brazil, allowing for a range of opportunities of engagement.

Canning House Members are invited to join us at an upcoming business seminar and networking event on current and future opportunities in public-private partnerships and concessions in Brazil.

Come and explore investment prospects with representatives of several Brazilian states during a series of talks. Engage directly in 1-2-1 meetings with government officials and network with stakeholders from the Brazilian private sector.

There will be opportunities to have one-to-one meetings with the Brazilian representatives following the event.

RSVP: [email protected]

2nd Brazil UK Business Seminar on Infrastructure Opportunities

33 billion US dollars are estimated for infrastructure opportunities over the next 2 years by the Federal Government of Brazil, allowing for a range of opportunities of engagement.

Canning House Members are invited to join us at an upcoming business seminar and networking event on current and future opportunities in public - private partnerships and concessions in Brazil.

Come and explore investment prospects with representatives of several Brazilian states during a series of talks. Engage directly in 1 - 2 - 1 meetings with government officials and network with stakeholders from the Brazilian private sector.

There will be opportunities to have one - to - one meetings with the Brazilian representatives following the event.

RSVP: [email protected]

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08:30 – 09:00 Registration

09:00 – 09:30 Opening Remarks

* Carlos Nascimento – Senior Adviser (Brazil), LSE Enterprise, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

* Rafael Castilho – Projects Coordinator, Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo

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TBC

– Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom

09:30 – 10:30 Panel 1 – Business Opportunities in Bahia State and the Urban Mobility Program (Metro and Light Rail PPP project)

With an estimated capital expenditure of about US$ 600 million, this urban mobility project will be a key development project for Bahia State, the fourth biggest State in Brazil.

* Paulo Guimarães – Head of Investments Promotion, Secretariat for Economic Development, State of Bahia

* Camila Aguiar Silva – Coordinator of the Public

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Private Partnerships Unit, Secretariat for Finance, State of Bahia

10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break

11:00 – 12:00 Panel 2 – Business Opportunities in Minas Gerais State (Minas More Education PPP Project and the Hospitals PPP)

Combined, both PPP projects will amount for more than US$ 500 million of capital expenditure, helping the third biggest Brazilian state the improve social outcomes.

* Marco Antonio Castello Branco – CEO of the Development Company of Minas Gerais (CODEMIG)

* Marco Aurélio Crocco – CEO of the Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG)

* Rodrigo de Oliveira Perpetuo – Head of the International Relations Office, State of Minas Gerais

12:00 – 13:00 Panel 3 – Opportunities in PPPs and Concessions Projects from Brazilian States and Municipalities

TBC

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Speaker biographies:Carlos Alexandre Nascimento has a Bachelor Degree from Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) and a MPA in Public Policy and Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was Secretary for Labour and Economic Development in the City Government of Sao Paulo, having worked in din a variety of roles. Carlos has also worked at the Legislative Branch of both the City and State of Sao Paulo, including being Academic Director of the Parliament School. Nowadays, Carlos is Partner-Owner of the companies America Licencing (licences and permits) and PPP Connect (infrastructure market), Senior Adviser and Brazil Representative for LSE Enterprise of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), consultant for public and private institutions, Guest Professor at the University of São Paulo (USP) and of the Centre for Public Leadership (CLP), teaching Public Finance in both undergraduate and graduate programmes. Carlos is also Coordinator of the first MBA programme focused in Public-Private Partnerships and Concessions in Brazil.

Rafael Castilho holds a Bachelor Degree in Sociology from Fundação Escola de Sociologia e Política de São Paulo (FESPSP). He also holds Graduate Degrees in Politics and International Relations, and Public Management (with an International Module at the London School of Economics and Political Sceince ), both from FESPSP. He is Project Coordinator from FESPSP, working in different projects on infrastructure, environment and education.

Paulo Roberto Britto Guimarães is Head of Investments Promotion, Secretariat for Economic Development, State of Bahia. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia – UFBA (1982), MSc in Chemical Engineering from the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP (1991), and PhD in Chemical Engineering – University of Leeds, UK (1995). He is currently Superintendent of Investment Promotion at the Secretariat of Economic Development of the State of Bahia, where he leads the State's investment attraction team and where, between September 2009 and May 2011 he has held the position of Superintendent for Industry and Mining. In addition, he is a full professor at the University Salvador – UNIFACS, where he is a researcher, a lecturer at the Undergraduate Course in Chemical Engineering, the MSc Program in Energy and the Graduate Program (MSc and PhD) in Chemical Engineering (UFBA / UNIFACS), in which develops research on technological and regulatory issues on energy, natural gas, fuels, and biofuels. Is a full member of the Board of Trustees of Fapesb-Foundation for Research Support of the State of Bahia, Regional Chemistry Council in Bahia – CRQ 7thRegion. Worked, between 1983 and 1989 as a process and project engineer at Fertilizantes Nitrogenados (FAFEN-BA/Petrobras) plant, as research-fellow at the Faculty of Chemical Engineering, University of Campinas – UNICAMP (1996) and the Department of Chemical Engineering, Federal University of Bahia – UFBA (1997). He has also held, between March 2000 and September 2009, the position of Head of the Department of Engineering and Architecture at the University Salvador – UNIFACS, where he was a member of the Board of Education and Research (CONSEPE) and University Council (CONSUNI) and served between March 1998 and February 2001, as Coordinator of the Undergraduate Program in Chemical Engineering. He has experience in Chemical Engineering, with emphasis on Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals, at which he has undertaken consultancy and research, particularly in projects related to catalysis, thermodynamics, modeling and simulation, fuel, oil and regulation of the oil industry. He has a patent registered, more than 20 publications in national and international refereed journals and more than 150 papers presented at national and international scientific conferences. Moreover, since 2000, has coordinated and / or participated in several research and engineering projects in these areas, with financing from companies (Petrobras, Braskem, Ford etc) as well as federal (MCT / CNPq / FINEP / CTPetro and ANP), and state agencies (Fapesb).Camila Aguiar Silva is Legal Coordinator of the Public-Private Partnerships Unit, Secretariat for Finance, State of Bahia. She has Bachelor in law by the Universidade Católica de Salvador and specialist in public law by the Faculdade Baiana de Direito. Her professional experience is on legal aspects of infrastructure projects; development of normative acts; contract management; renegotiation of contracts; and public bids. She has worked in the following PPP projects in Bahia: Concession Road System BA-093; Concession of the Hospital do Subúrbio; Concession of the Institute Couto Maia; Concession of the Fonte Nova Stadium; Concession Logistics Platform of São Francisco; Concession of the Subway System Salvador and Lauro de Freitas; Concession of the Imaging Diagnostic; Concession Road System West Vector; Concession Road System BA-052; Concession of the Subway and Light Train of the Subúrbio.Marco Antonio Castello Branco, CEO of the Development Company of Minas Gerais, CODEMIG. He received his bachelor degree in Metallurgical Engineer at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and his PhD in Metallurgical Engineer at Technische Univertität Clausthal (Germany). Previously he was the president of Usinas Siderúrgicas de Minas Gerais S.A., Vallourec & Mannesmann (V&M) in Brasil, V&M France S.A.S. (Boulogne-Billancourt, France) and from V&M Deutschland (Düsseldorf, Germany). Marco chaired the board of directors of V&M from Brazil S.A. (Belo Horizonte) and Diferencial Energia Participações S.A., he was a member of the executive Committee and Board of Vallourec S.A. He also served as a member of other bodies such as the Advisory Body of Hydac Technology in Brasil, Ternium S.A., V&M Corporation (Houston, US), Hüttenwerk Kupp Mannesmann (Düisburg, Germany) and from Helibras. He was honoured with the Great Medal of Conspiracy and the medal of Santos Dumont, both delivered by the Government of Minas Gerais, he has received other honours such as the Order of the Legislative Merit (Municipality of Belo Horizonte), Medal Christiano Ottoni (Engineering School UFMG) and Industrial distinction of the Year (Federation of Industries of Minas Gerais). Currently Marco Antonio is also a member of the Board of Directors of Cemig and Copasa.Marco Aurélio Crocco, CEO of the Development Bank of Minas Gerais, BDMG. Marco received his bachelor degree in economy from UFMG, his master degree in industrial economy and his PhD in economy from the University of London. Marco also has a post-doctoral degree from Cambridge University and from Paris University-Dauphine or Paris IX, France. Professor at the economy department from UFMG and researcher from CNPq, Marco is a specialist in monetary economics and regional development. During his career, he published 39 articles. His research focused in economic and regional development, with emphasis in industrial politics and innovation. In the last 10 years, he specialized in the study of the relationship between financial system and regional development in its dimensions such as regional impact from monetary politics, bank management and regional development, finance and territory, microcredit, inclusion and financial education, among others. During his academic career, he held different management position within UFMG. As a coordinator of the international network research, Marco Crocco is a visiting professor at the PhD program in regional development at University of La Laguna, in Spain and representative of Regional Studies Association in Brazil.Rodrigo de Oliveira Perpetuo is the Head of the International Relations Office of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is also a Contemporary International Politics Professor at IBMEC. He received his Bachelor degree in economy at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). He is a business management specialist from Fundação Dom Cabral and an international cooperation specialist from Universidade Aberta da Catalunia and has a master’s degree in international relations from PUC-MG. From 2005 to 2015, he was the deputy municipal secretary for International Relations in the city of Belo Horizonte. Rodrigo chaired the National Forum of Secretaries and Municipal Managers of International Relations (FONARI) between 2010 and 2013.

Marcelo Otavio de Amorim is an architect at the Education office from the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He received his Bachelor and Master degree in architecture both at UFMG. From 2002 to 2012, he was the Coordinator from the group responsible for the projects at UMEIs, at the city hall of Belo Horizonte. From 2013 to 2015 he was technician responsible for PPP in education at the city hall of Belo Horizonte, where they built 46 UMEIs and 5 school.

Antonio Eduardo Noronha Amabile is the Chief of Staff at the Board of Directors at the Development Bank of Minas Gerais and the Head of the investment, loan and financial arrangements with national and international institutions (CIO) of the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. He received his Bachelor degree in Public Administration at the Government School at João Pinheiro Foundation and in Law at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He is a specialist in Audit at the Court of Auditors of Minas Gerais and holds a Master Degree in Economic Governance of PPP at the Government School at João Pinheiro Foundation and a MBA in Finance at IBMEC. Previously he served as chief advisor at the Planning and Management State Secretary, Deputy Secretary of Labor and Employment at the Minas Gerais State Government, Attorney General of Sabara City Hall, Committee Chairman at Belo Horizonte City Hall, Consultant and Manager at the Development Bank of Minas Gerais.

Viviane Moura Bezerra has a Bachelor Degree in Law from Centro de Ensino Unificado de Teresina – CEUT. She has also specializations in Public Management (FUNDACE-USP) and Bids and contracts (Fundação Getulio Vargas – FGV). She is currently Superintendent of Partnerships and Concessions of Piauí State,

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