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UK-Brazil Conversa 2021

  • Online
  • 14:00-18:00

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.

UK-Brazil Conversa 2021

Founded in 2014 by former UK Ambassador to Brazil, Alan Charlton CMG CVO, 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.

Conversa was established to help explore how to make more of the contacts and links between the two countries, and to encourage free-flowing and open conversations.

Panel Discussions

Session 1

  • Collaboration between Brazil and the UK during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
  • How can the UK and Brazil improve relations in bilateral trade and business?
  • Who should decide in our countries? The executive, legislature, or judiciary?

Session 2

  • Bilateral approaches to tackling inequality in the UK and Brazil
  • Collaborative solutions to the clean energy transition in the UK and Brazil: COP26 and beyond
  • How can Brazil and the UK build back better and what are the key areas for cooperation?

Confirmed Speakers

The Hon. Ranil Jayawardena MP

UK Minister for International Trade

The Hon. Wendy Morton MP

UK Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas

Minister João Rossi

Junior Minister for International Trade, Brazilian Government

Dr. Clare Wenham

Assistant Professor, LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC)

Dr. Nelson Teich

Former Minister of Health, Brazil

Jonathan Knott

HM Trade Commissioner, Latin America and the Caribbean

Emily Rees

Senior Fellow at the European Center for International Political Economy

Marco Aurelio Ruediger

Director of Public Policy Analysis, Fundação Getúlio Vargas

Ana Paula Vitelli

President, British Chamber of Commerce in Brazil

Dr. Amir Lebdioui

Canning House Research Fellow, LSE LACC

Dr. Malu Gatto

Assistant Professor of Latin American Politics, UCL

Professor Anthony Pereira

Professor of Brazilian Studies, KCL

H.E. Vijay Rangarajan

Director General, Americas & Overseas Territories, FCDO

Minister Christian Vargas

Chief International Advisor, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazilian Government

Melanie Hopkins

Deputy Head of Mission, Brasilia, FCDO

Roberto Doring

Deputy Head, Brazilian Embassy, London

More speakers to be announced soon...


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