Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State

Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - Friday, December 8, 2017
8:30 am - 6:30 pm

The conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, on December 07, and in São Paulo, on December 08.

Time: 09:00 am – 06:30 pm

Venue: Fundação Getulio Vargas

There will be simultaneous translation on both days.

The second Brazilian edition of the conference is the result of a successful first round in 2016 when prominent academics, business leaders and civil society were gathered to discuss the strategies for economic growth in the context of fiscal and structural reform policy, monetary and banking issues, and institutional legitimacy and transparency.

 

This year, participants will discuss what should be the role of the State given the political and economic changes experienced in Brazil and globally. The conference is centered around four thematic issues:

1. Productivity and competitiveness

2. Corruption and transparency in Brazil in a global perspective

3. New technologies and digital economy

4. Fiscal and monetary challenges

 

“Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State” is the result of a research project led by Columbia University’s Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG), in partnership with the Columbia Global Centers in Paris, Beijing, and Rio de Janeiro; It was developed in response to the global financial crisis of the previous decade and the challenges that Europe, East Asia, and Latin America have faced, both individually and collectively, in its aftermath.

 

DAY 1 - DECEMBER 7

 

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am – Welcoming Remarks

9:30 am – 11:00 am – Panel “Fiscal and monetary challenges”

Gustavo Franco, Founding partner of Rio Bravo Investimentos and Former President of the Brazilian Central Bank
Patricia Mosser, Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

Vilma da Conceição Pinto, Researcher at FGV IBRE
Rubens Penha Cysne, Director of FGV EPGE
Moderator: Jan Svejnar, Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance and James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy at Columbia University

11:00 am – 11:15 am – Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:45 pm – Panel “Productivity, competitiveness and the role of the State”

João Manoel Pinho, Special Advisor for the Ministry of Finance
Albert Fishlow, Professor Emeritus of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University Fernando de Holanda Filho, Researcher at FGV IBRE
Moderator: Daniella Diniz, Senior Program Manager at Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm – Keynote Speaker: Armínio Fraga

2:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Facilitated Conversation “Brazil: new technologies and digital economy”

Ronaldo Lemos, CEO at the Institute of Technology and Society
Marcos Troyjo, Co-Director of BRICLab at Columbia University
Patrícia Ellen, Partner of McKinsey Digital Labs
Moderator: Thomas Trebat, Director of Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm – Coffee Break

4:15 pm – 6:00 pm – Facilitated Conversation “Corruption and transparency in Brazil and in the global perspective”
Eduardo El-Hage, Attorney at the Public Prosecution Office of Rio de Janeiro
Paul Lagunes, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

Michael Mohallem, Researcher and Professor at FGV DIREITO RIO Moderator: Consuelo Dieguez, Journalist at Revista Piauí

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Closing Remarks and Next Steps 

 

DAY 2 - DECEMBER 8 

8:30 am – 9:00 am – Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am – Welcoming Remarks

09:30 am – 11:00 am – Panel “Fiscal and monetary challenges”

Ana Paula Vescovi, Brazilian National Treasury
André Lara Resende, Economist and Former President of the Brazilian National Development Bank Albert Fishlow, Professor Emeritus of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Patricia Mosser, Senior Research Scholar in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University
Moderator: Thomas Trebat, Director of Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro

11:00 am – 11:15 am – Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:45 pm – Panel “Productivity, competitiveness and the role of the State”

Jan Svejnar, Director of the Center on Global Economic Governance and James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy at Columbia University
Flávio Rocha, President of Riachuelo
Roberto Giannetti da Fonseca, President of Kaduna Consulting

Zeina Latif, Chief economist of XP Investimentos
Moderator: Marcos Troyjo, Co-Director of BRICLab at Columbia University

12:45 pm – 1:30 pm – Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm – Keynote: Paulo Hartung, Governor of Espírito Santo

2:15 pm – 3:45 pm – Facilitated Conversation “The Brazilian industry in the digital era”

Armando Valle, Vice-President of Whirlpool
Rogélio Golfarb, Vice-President of Ford Motor Company Brazil
Tania Cosentino, South America President for Schneider Electric
Ricardo Rittes, Chief Financial and Investor Relations Officer of AMBEV
Moderator: Marcio Holland, Former Secretary of Economic Policy and Professor of Economics at FGV -SP

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Coffee Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Facilitated Conversation “Corruption and transparency in Brazil and in the global perspective”
Felipe Salto, Executive Director of the Independent Fiscal Institution for the Federal Senate
Paul Lagunes, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

Leonardo Lopes, Partner and Chief Compliance Officer of PWC Edson Vismona, Executive President of ETCO
Moderator: Thais Herédia, Journalist of GloboNews

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Closing Keynote: Wagner Rosário, Minister of Transparency and Controller- General (CGU)

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm – Closing Remarks and Next Steps 

The conference is organized by the Center on Global Economic Governance, the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, Fecomercio, UmBrasil, Fundação Getulio Vargas and Instituto Voto.