Brazil Rising: Realizing Its Potential?
Michael Reid, Latin American Columnist, The Economist; Author, Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power
Edwin Gutierrez, Senior Investment Manager, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
HE Roberto Jaguaribe Gomes de Mattos, Ambassador, Embassy of Brazil to the UK
Chair: Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Honorary Professor, UCL Institute of the Americas; Associate Fellow, Americas Programme, Chatham House
Brazil is under the spotlight as the country prepares to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer. Currently the world’s seventh largest economy, Brazil faces several challenges as it tries to sustain economic growth, including elections in October, potential social instability, and risks associated with excessive currency depreciation. As outlined in his book Brazil: The Troubled Rise of a Global Power, Michael Reid will argue that Brazil has finally started to live up to its potential, but faces important challenges before it becomes a country of substantial global significance.
The discussion will offer a panoramic analysis of the opportunities and challenges that Brazil’s economy faces over the coming decade.