2nd International Conference
Brazil: A pathway into the future
Emerging Markets Institute Concludes Second Successful Conference on Brazil
About 100 thought leaders from business, academia, and the public sector convened to attend "Brazil: A pathway into the future," a conference on Sept. 20, 2012 at the Cornell Club in New York City. The event, a joint venture between the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management's Emerging Markets Institute and Sao Paulo-based think tank Better Brazil, brought together speakers and attendees from inside and outside Brazil to examine the intricacies of conducting business in the country.
Throughout the event, attendees engaged in presentations and discussions on several salient topics such as macro-economic challenges and opportunities, infrastructure development, and human-capital development within this fast growing economic entity in the BRIC country group. Keynote speakers were David Neeleman, founder of Jetblue Airlines, and Humberto Luiz Ribeiro, Secretary of Commerce for the Brazilian national government.
The breadth and depth of the Johnson and Cornell networks allowed the co-organizers to bring in top economists from multinational bank powerhouses such as Citi, Goldman Sachs, and BNY Mellon, senior executives from a wide range of industry companies such as PwC, Wal-Mart, Bain & Co., and Reckitt Benckiser, as well as governmental organizations such as the U.S., Business Council.
For more information on the panel discussions of this conference, please see the links below: