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The United States and Brazil, per the Memorandum of Cooperation on Bilateral Infrastructure Development signed in March 2016, will host an annual forum to exchange best practices in infrastructure development.

The objective for the event is to increase private sector participation in both countries’ infrastructure projects. The U.S. private sector is encouraged to participate in order to share its expertise, provide input on global best practices, build relationships with key Brazilian officials, and learn about infrastructure project opportunities. The first meeting will focus on transportation infrastructure and include panels on early project planning, innovative financing, best practices in successful public private partnerships, and best-value in government procurement. Panels will feature bilateral, public and private sector speakers, who will provide information and engage with the audience during questions and answer sessions.


The audience will include government officials and private sector representatives from both countries. The U.S. Government signatories, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the United States Trade and Development Agency, will be joined by partners from the U.S. Departments of the Treasury, Transportation, and State. The Brazilian Government signatories, the Ministry of Planning, Development and Management and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be joined by Casa Civil, the Brazilian Investment Partnership Program, and the Ministries of Mines and Energy; Science, Technology, Innovation, and Telecommunications; Industry, Foreign Trade, and Services; Finance; and Transportation, Ports, and Civil Aviation.


DATE: December 08, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
VENUE: Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Development and Management - Celso Furtado Auditorium - Esplanada dos Ministérios, Bloco K. Brasília, Brazil

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9:00 a.m
Opening Remarks

- Dyogo Henrique de Oliveira, Brazilian Ministry of Planning, Development, and Management
- Liliana Ayalde, United States Ambassador to Brazil
- Maurício Quintella Lessa, Ministry of Transport, Ports, and Civil Aviation
- Venilton Tadini, Executive President of ABDIB – the Brazilian Association of Infrastructure and Base Industries
9:30 a.m
Early Project Planning for Transportation Infrastructure

- Nathan Younge, Regional Director Latin America, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
- César Borges, Executive President of the Brazilian Association of Road Concessionaires
- Carlos Maeda, Regional Vice President, Kimley-Horn
- Adailton Cardoso Dias, Planning Director of the Planning and Logistics Company - EPL
- Jeanine Corvetto, Debt Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury
10:30 a.m
11:00 a.m
11:15 a.m
Innovative Financing for Trasportation Infrastructure

- Ambassador Roberto Jaguaribe, President of the Brazilian Agency for the Promotion of Exports and Investments - Apex-Brasil
- Art Simonson, Infrastructure and Project Finance Advisor, U.S. Department of the Treasury
- Ian Ramalho Guerriero, Coordinator for the Department of Government Relations for the National Bank for Economic and Social Development - BNDES
- John Greenwood, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs
- Fabiano Fontes, Director of Business Solutions at Banco do Brasil
12:15 p.m
12:45 p.m
Standing Lunch
Hosted By ADM
2:30 p.m
Successful PPPs in Brazil and the United States: Lessons Learned, BestPractices and Impact on Innovation and Competitiveness

- Marcelo Resende Allain, Secretary for Investments and Partnerships for the Investment Partnerships Program (PPI) from the Presidency
- Duane Callender, Director, Build America Bureau, U.S. Department of Transportation
- Isadora Chansky Coehn, Responsible for the Public Private Partnerships Unit (UPPP) from the Government of the State of Sao Paulo
- Priscila Romano Pinheiro, Coordinator of the Executive Secretariat of PPP, in the Government of the State of Bahia
3:15 p.m
3:30 p.m
3:45 p.m
Procurement Best Practices: The importance of technology, best value and lifecycle cost award criteria

- Marshall Crawford, Senior Advisor Infrastructure Finance, U.S. Department of the Treasury
- José Serrador Neto, Embraer's Director of External Relations
- Odair Renosto, President for Brazil, Caterpillar
- Andrea Lupo, Director for Global Programs, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
4:30 p.m
4:45 p.m
Closing Remarks

- Jorge Arbache, Secretary of International Affairs of the Ministry of Planning
- Ken Hyatt, Acting Under Secretary for International Trade, United States Department of Commerce
- Nathan Younge, Regional Director Latin America, U.S. Trade and Development Agency
- Ambassador Santiago Mourão, Undersecretary general of International Cooperation, Trade Promotion and Cultural Issues of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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