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Brazil in the 21st Century

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September 28, 2012 8:30am - 4:00pm

Stanford Law School
Room 290
559 Nathan Abbott Way
Stanford, CA 94305-8610

BayBrazil, in partnership with Stanford Rock Center for Corporate Governance and the General Consulate of Brazil in San Francisco, is proud to present:

Brazil in the 21st Century

With remarkable growth in the last few years, Brazil has become the fifth largest economy in the World by GDP and sixth largest by population.
With a vast territory and natural resources, Brazil has an export-oriented economy with well-developed agriculture and manufacturing industries. The country is the number one exporter of soybeans; the world’s largest producer of sugar, coffee and orange juice; the world’s leader in deep sea oil and gas extraction and home to the world’s third largest aerospace company, EMBRAER.Foreign direct investment has hit record numbers: $66.7 billion dollars in 2011, up from $48.5 billion the previous year. Analysts predict that the Brazilian economy will pick up more steam as consumer confidence continues to increase and the country is preparing to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games. Still, Brazil has meaningful challenges ahead such as poverty and income inequality. How will Brazil be positioned in the 21st century? The Brazil in the 21st Century conference will gather government representatives and private-sector leaders to discuss science, technology, entrepreneurship and the country’s role in the global economy.

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