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Brazil 2013

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The Grand Hyatt, São Paulo

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The rise of Brazil has been one of the greatest economic success stories of the last decade. But now the country is facing stagnant GDP growth as the engines that powered Brazil’s ascendance in the last decade are scrambling for new sources of fuel. To continue its upward march, Brazil must unlock new drivers of economic growth.

The Brazil Summit 2013 will draw on The Economist's sharp thinking and distinctly global perspective to engage in a lively debate about the future of Brazil. The Economist's Americas editor, Michael Reid, and São Paulo bureau chief, Helen Joyce, alongside leading policy-makers and business minds, will spark intelligent dialogue about the future of social and economic progress and explore the question of whether the nation can succeed in unlocking new drivers of economic growth.

A wide range of issues will be discussed, including: More »

  • What role does innovation play in driving economic growth?
  • How can technology better encourage sustainable development?
  • How can the energy sector reinvent the Brazilian economy?
  • Can Brazil's creative class drive competitiveness and job growth?
  • What business models create high value in a turbulent economy?