Canning Conferences

UK-Brazil Conversa 2022

  • Rio de Janeiro
  • 09:00-17:00 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.

Download the Conversa 2022 programme

  • UK-Brazil Conversa 2022 agenda

  • Welcome

    Opening remarks

    Alan Charlton CMG CVO, Deputy Chair, Canning House; Founder, Conversa; former British Ambassador to Brazil

    Keynote speech

    Celso Amorim, former Brazilian Foreign Minister

    Keynote speech

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

    9:00-9:45 BRT

  • Session 1

    Panel 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?

    Panel 2: 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?

     

    9:45-11:15 BRT

  • Break

    11:15-11:30 BRT

  • Session 2

    Panel 3: 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?

    Panel 4: 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?

    Panel 5: 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?

    11:30-13:00 BRT

  • Lunch

    13:00-14:15 BRT

  • Session 3

    Panel 6: 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?

    Panel 7: 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?

    Panel 8: 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?

    14:15-15:45 BRT

  • Break

    15:45-16:00 BRT

  • Plenary and close

    Plenary session
    Closing remarks

    16:00-17:00 BRT

  • Drinks reception

    17:00-18:00 BRT

Keynotes

Celso Amorimformer Brazilian Foreign Minister

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

Speakers

Dr Adriana Abdenur, Executive Director, Plataforma CIPÓ

Monalyza Alves, Chief of Staff, Secretaria da Mulher, Rio de Janeiro

Tiago Alves, Environment Manager, Brazil, Anglo American

Maria Eduarda de Assis, Legal Adviser, Instituto Igarapé

Georgina Ayre, Prosperity Counsellor, British Embassy Brasilia

Adriano Bastos, Brazil President, bp

Mario Braga, Senior Analyst for Brazil, Control Risks

Joe Brandon, Policy, Research and Operations Officer, Canning House

Lucas Brown, Consul General, British Consulate Belo Horizonte

Alan Charlton CMG CVO, Deputy Chair, Canning House; Founder, Conversa; former British Ambassador to Brazil

Fiona ClouderDirector, ClouderVista

Professor Graham Denyer Willis, Associate Professor in Development Studies & Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge

Renan Ferreirinha, State Deputy, ALERJ; former Municipal Secretary of Education of Rio de Janeiro

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, Harvard University; former Special Secretary for Strategic Affairs

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

Felipe Lacerda, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells

Constance Malleret, Freelance Journalist, The Guardian, Latin News

Dr Joe Mulhern, Honorary Fellow in History, University of Durham

Joaquim Muniz, Partner, Trench, Rossi & Watanabe Advogados

Cecilia Olliveira, Executive Director and Founder, Instituto Fogo Cruzado

Duda Salabert Rosa, City Councillor, Belo Horizonte Council

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, Trustee, Canning House; Partner, Tagus Capital

Renan de Souza, Journalist and International Affairs Analyst, CNN

Luiz Tavares, Director of Corporate Relations, BRF

Professor Vera Thorstensen, Professor of Economics, Fundação Getulio Vargas

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