2013 Latin American Cities Conferences: Rio de Janeiro

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  • Local: Avenida Atlantica, 4240 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil

    Data: 11/04/2013

    Horário: 08:30h


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    2013 Latin American Cities Conferences: Rio de Janeiro

    April 11, 2013
    Rio de Janeiro






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    Rio de Janeiro is attracting billions of dollars in investments leading up to the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics, as well as a result of recent offshore oil discoveries. But infrastructure and oil are not the only sectors booming in the state. Entrepreneurs are choosing Rio de Janeiro as a base to found startups, and a flourishing technology scene is emerging as large foreign companies build world-class research centers.

    Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with Rio Negócios, will hold a half-day conference in Rio de Janeiro focused on entrepreneurship and innovation, recreating Silicon Valley in Latin America, and technology in Rio de Janeiro.

    In partnership with:

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    • Sergio Cabral, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro
    • Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro
    • Maria Silvia Bastos Marques, President, Municipal Olympic Company
    • Francisco Alvarez-Demalde, Founder and Partner, Riverwood Capital Partners
    • Guruduth Banavar, Vice President, Industry Solutions Research, IBM Corporation
    • Karin Breitman, General Manager of the Brazil R&D Center, EMC Corporation
    • Scott Cutler, Executive Vice President, Global Listing, NYSE Euronext
    • Kevin Efrusy, Partner, Accel Partners
    • Marcelo Haddad, Executive Director, Rio Negocios
    • Eduardo Klingelhoefer de Sá, Head of the Department of Investment Funds, Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
    • Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA
    • Amb. Clifford Sobel, Managing Partner, Valor Capital Group LLC
    • Marco Stefanini, Founder and President, Stefanini IT Solutions 
    • Benjamin White, Founder, 21212 Digital Accelerator


    Thursday, April 11, 2013
    : 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
    Conference: 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.



    Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

    Av. Atlântica, 4240 Copacabana

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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    Registration Fee: This event is complimentary for all registrants, though prior registration is required.


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    Note: Registration is not required to view the webcast.
    Please click on the link below at the time of the event: 9:00
    a.m. BRT (8:00 a.m. EST)


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    Event Information: Diogo Ide | dide@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8352.
    Sponsorship Opportunities:
    Ana Gilligan | agilligan@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8364.
    COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira |
    mvieira@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8344.
    Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta |
    alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384.

    Event Sponsors




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