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Business in Portuguese conference 2017

31st October 2017 - Business in Portuguese Conference, Bloomberg HQ, London EC2

The Portuguese Chamber of Commerce is organising the third edition of the conference Business in Portuguese on the 31stOctober 2017 at Bloomberg Auditorium at Bloomberg’s European HQ in London at Finsbury Sq, EC2.

See the video of the 2016 edition of the Business in Portuguese Conference.

Portuguese-speaking countries across the globe cover a land mass the size of Canada and contain over 290 million people. The investment opportunities in Brazil, Angola and Mozambique, in particular, are outstanding. 

Come and hear business leaders with particular expertise in Lusophone markets discuss the following
 
Panel One  
Financing businesses in Portuguese-speaking countries
 In the light of recent elections, we will examine the latest business developments in the main Portuguese-speaking markets of Brazil, Angola and Mozambique from a legal, business and intelligence perspective.
What impact has the changing price of commodities had on these markets? Which business sectors are producing the best returns and what is the outlook for the future? What are the main blocks to investments and where are the opportunities?  What is unique or specific in business terms about these markets?
 
Panel Two
Sustainability and good governance in Portuguese-speaking countries
 How are the leading Portuguese-owned businesses in these markets adapting their investments to fit in with their environmental, sustainability and good governance (ESG) programmes? How can they protect and improve the quality of life in the communities involved? How can they ensure transparent working practices?

Confirmed speakers include

  • Antonio Monteiro, Chairman of the Board,  Banco Comercial Português, S.A. – a career diplomat and Portugal’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs, he headed the temporary mission to negotiate and conclude the peace process in Angola in the 1990’s. He joined the Millennium board in 2012.
  • Norman Hay, Executive Chairman, Kingbird Commodities S.A. - the physical trading arm of the GemCorp Group, the UK’s largest investors in Angola
  • Sergio Gullo, Chief Representative Officer EMEA & Asia for B3 – the Brazilian Stock Exchange in Sao Paulo, now the world’s fifth largest stock exchange with a market capitalization of $13 billion
  • Barnaby Fletcher, Analyst for Southern Africa, Control Risks - a global risk and strategic consulting firm specializing in political, security and integrity risk, with clients in Mozambique’s oil and gas, mining, construction and financial services sectors 
  • Francisco Machado, Investment Executive (Africa), CDC Group plc - formerly the Commonwealth Development Corporation, the UK government´s development finance institution, which has US$3bn AUM in its African private equity fund of funds.
  • Sheriff Alabi, Consultant, African Development Bank – a leading specialist in skills development and entrepreneurship in Africa
  • David Lamb, Chairman, Business Council for Africa
  • James Harris, Lusophone Africa Specialist, Risk Advisory Group plc - the leading global risk management consultancy
  • Joao Mattamouros, Partner, Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira Law Firm – the leading law firm in Portuguese-speaking Africa
  • Nick Robinson, Head of Brazilian Equities, Aberdeen Asset Management plc – the global investment management group

 

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