Brazilian Economic Outlook 2014

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This event aims to bring together economists and experts about Brazil to give an overview and inputs on the country's economic forecast.

We will discuss Brazil’s economic outlook as it prepares to host one of the most significant events in the world of sport, the World Cup. Our panelists will discuss both the near-term outlook and Brazil's longer-term economic challenges and opportunities.

Dr. Fernando de Holanda Filho, from the Brazilian Institute of Economy from the Getúlio Vargas Foundation (IBRE/FGV) will present the forecast from the Institute's macroeconomic model for 2014 and its indicators, Professor Kirk Bowman of Georgia Tech University, will discuss the preparations for the World Cup and the political and economic significance of soccer and tourism in Brazil. Ambassador Hermano Telles Ribeiro, Consul General of Brazil in Atlanta, will provide his perspective and present Brazil's diplomatic position in the world, and its strategies for the World Cup and beyond.

The discussion will be moderated by Stephen Kay, Senior Economist and the Director of the Atlanta Fed's Americas Center.

08:00am - 08:30am - Registration & Continental Breakfast
08:30am - 08:45am - Welcome and Opening Remarks:
                                   Dennis Lockhart
                                   President and CEO of
                                   Federal Reserve Bank /Atlanta
                                   Lucia Jennings
                                   Founder and President of the
                                   Brazilian-American Chamber
08:45am - 09:10am - "Diplomatic Strategies"
                                   Ambassador Ribeiro
                                   Consulate General of Brazil
09:10am - 09:25am - "Brazilian Economic Forecast"
                                   Fernando de Holanda Filho, FGV
09:25am - 09:40am - "World Cup, Politics and Tourism"      
                                   Kirk Bowman, Georgia Tech
09:40am - 10:15am - Q&A, participant discussion
10:15am - 10:30am - Closing Remarks

This event is designed for: Business leaders, entrepreneurs, public officials and global executives who are currently doing or interested in trading and investing in Brazil.

IMPORTANT: There is no same day registration for this event (unregistered guests arriving the day of the event will not be permitted to enter the building due to security rules of FED). All guests must register by noon on December 2.

Speakers Bios: Available for download here.
BACC-SE's Partners and Supporters in this event:
- Getúlio Vargas Foundation
- Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta
- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
- Delta Air Lines
- World Affairs of Council of Atlanta

Event Location: Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, 1000 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30326
Parking: On and off-street parking is available next to the Bank.Date/Time Information: Tuesday, December 3, 8:00am - 10:30amFees/Admission: BACC-SE Members - $25, Non-Members - $50
 All guests must register by noon on December 2.

NOTE: Unregistered guests arriving the day of the event will NOT be
permitted to enter the building due to security rules of FED.


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  • Created By: Ava Roth
  • Created: 12/01/2013
  • Modified By: Fletcher Moore
  • Modified: 10/07/2016


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