The United States and Brazil have long been critical commercial partners. Now, as the United States and Brazil double down on delivering on a stronger bilateral agenda, the moment is ripe to help guide discussions on practical next steps. 

The two governments have a unique window of opportunity to take concrete actions toward a long-term free trade agreement. What actions can Brazil and the US pursue in the short term to achieve deeper collaboration? How will those pave the way for greater growth and prosperity in both countries? 

Join the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:30 am (EST) to hear from the governments and private sectors from both countries about the opportunities a stronger US-Brazil partnership bring. 

The event will also mark the launch of the report US-Brazil 2.0: Enhancing the Bilateral Economic Relationship, authored by Ken Hyatt and Lisa Schineller on the US side and Abrao Neto and Daniel Godinho on the Brazil side.


H.E. Darin Lahood
US Representative (R-IL)
US Congress

Sergio Segovia

Nestor Forster
Appointed Ambassador of Brazil to the US 
Embassy of Brazil

Joe Semsar
Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for
International Trade, International Trade Administration

US Department of Commerce

Lisa Schroeter
Global Director of Trade & Investment Policy 
Dow Chemical Company

Lisa Schineller
Managing Director, Latin American Sovereign Ratings
S&P Global Ratings

AbrĂ£o Neto
Executive Vice President
AmCham Brasil;
Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council; 
Former Secretary of Foreign Trade
Brazil’s Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade

Kenneth Hyatt 
Former Acting Under Secretary and Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade
US Department of Commerce;
Senior Advisor
Albright Stonebridge Group

Jason Marczak
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Roberta Braga
Associate Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council


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