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UK-Brazil Conversa 2022

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 09:00-16:30 BRT

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 2022

Doing more, doing better

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.

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 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.

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  • UK-Brazil Conversa 2022 agenda

  • Welcome

    Opening remarks
    Keynote speech

    Marco Longhi MP, the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Brazil

    9:00-9:30 BRT

  • Session 1

    Foreign Policy Aims and Objectives: Areas of common interest and mutual collaboration

    What are the long-term foreign policy aims of Brazil and the UK?

    Where are the key areas of convergence?

    What are the major differences and how can they be overcome?

    Top-down, bottom-up, or both? Different approaches to honouring climate commitments in Brazil and the UK

    What were the main targets set by each country at COP26?

    How can both countries work together to help achieve their goals?

    Which goals will be most difficult to achieve and why?

     

    9:30-11:00 BRT

  • Break

    11:00-11:15 BRT

  • Session 2

    Increasing bilateral trade and investment: Collaborative paths for the clean growth agenda

    What are the main challenges facing both countries in increasing bilateral trade and investment and howcan these obstacles be overcome?

    Where are the main commercial opportunities?

    How has the clean growth agenda changed mutual objectives?

    The role of natural resource extraction in the clean energy transition

    What are the major resources extracted in the UK and Brazil, and how much energy does the process consume?

    In what ways are these industries transitioning towards reducing their carbon footprint, water consumption and dependence on fossil fuels?

    What are the shared experiences and how can both countries learn from each other?

    From “Operação Nordeste” to “Levelling Up”: Reducing regional development inequalities in Brazil and the UK

    What are the similarities and differences between attempts to reduce regional inequalities within the UK and Brazil?

    What lessons can be learned from each other’s experiences?

    How can the UK and Brazil work together to find collaborative solutions to the mutual challenge of reducing inequality and poverty?

    11:15-12:45 BRT

  • Lunch

    12:45-14:00 BRT

  • Session 3

    Guaranteeing citizen security in the city: ways to improve the public security framework

    What lessons can each country learn from the other’s approach to policing?

    What changes can be made to cities to improve the security environment?

    How important is it to have an integrated approach to public security policy?

    Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance and the fight against climate change

    How can ESG be effectively applied to UK and Brazilian outward investment?

    Is ESG an effective tool for combatting climate change?

    What other ways can finance be utilized to meet clean growth goals?

    Bridging the gap: race, gender and inequality in Brazil and the UK

    What are the similarities and differences between the UK and Brazil regarding issues of discrimination?

    How have civil society groups mobilized in response to persistent inequalities?

    What lessons can be learnt from each country and what potential is there for mutual collaboration tackling discrimination?

    14:00-15:30 BRT

  • Break

    15:30-15:45 BRT

  • Plenary and close

    Plenary session
    Closing remarks

    15:45-16:30 BRT

Keynote

Marco Longhi MP, the Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Brazil

Speakers

Dr Adriana AbdenurFounder, Plataforma CIPÓ

Tiago Alves, Environment Manager, AngloAmerican

Georgina Ayre, Prosperity Counsellor, British Embassy Brasilia

Adriano Bastos, Brazil Country Manager, BP

Mario Braga, Senior Analyst, Control Risks

Lucas Brown, Consul General, British Consulate Belo Horizonte

Fiona ClouderDirector, ClouderVista

Cristina CortesCEO, Canning House

Professor Sue Ann Costa Clemens, Director, Oxford Vaccine Group, University of Oxford

Maria Eduarda de AssisLegal Adviser, Instituto Igarapé

Renan de Souza, Foreign Affairs Analyst, CNN Brasil

Professor Graham Denyer Willis, Associate Professor, University of Cambridge

Renan Ferreirinha, State Deputy, Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly

Tom GoodheadCEO, PGMBM

Jonathan Hannay MBE, Institutional Relations Manager, ACER Brasil

Melanie Hopkins, Charges d'affaires, UK Embassy Brazil

Professor Hussein Kalout, Professor of International Relations; former Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs

Jonathan Knott, Her Majesty's Trade Commissioner, Latin America and the Caribbean, DIT

Sergio Leitão, Executive Director, Instituto Escolhas

Constance Malleret, Freelance Journalist, The Guardian, Latin News

Dr Joe Mulhern, University of Durham

Joaquim Muniz, Partner, Trench Rossi Watanabe

Cecilia Olliveira, Founder and Director, Fogo Cruzado

Grazielle Parenti, Global VP Corporate Relations, BRF

Raull Santiago, Founder, Coletivo Papo Reto

Dr Mauricio Santoro, Professor at the Department of International Relations, State University of Rio de Janeiro

Faiza Shaheen, Program Director, Inequality and Exclusion Grand Challenge, Center on International Cooperation, New York University

Gui Silva, General Partner, Tagus Capital

Professor Vera Thorstensen, Professor of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas

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