BRATECC | Number 19 - April 2021
Newsletter April 2021
Upcoming Webinar
Brazilian Infrastructure:
Major Opportunities for U.S. Companies

Date: Wednesday, May 19th | Time: 8:45am (CST) / 10:45h (GMT-3)
Opening Remarks:
Ruth Hughs, Office of the Texas Secretary of State.

Amb. Jose Borges dos Santos Jr Consul General of Brazil in Houston Honorary President of BRATECC

Ulisses Sperandio
President of BRATECC

Keynote Speaker:
Tarcisio Freitas
Ministry of Infrastructure of Brazil
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Upcoming Virtual Event
Brasil Investment Forum 2021
BRATECC in Partnership with Apex-Brasil

Dates: May 31 - June 1st | Time: 7 am (CST) - 9 h (GMT-3)
Welcome Speech:
Jair Bolsonaro - President of Brazil

Paulo Guedes - Minister of the Economy of Brazil

Tarcísio de Freitas - Minister of Infrastructure of Brazil

Tereza Cristina - Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply of Brazil

Marcos Cesar Pontes - Minister for Science, Technology and Innovation of Brazil

Bento Albuquerque - Minister of State of Mines and Energy of Brazil

Roberto Fendt - Deputy Minister - Ministry of The Economy - Government of Brazil
"Brasil Investment Forum 2021 (BIF) is an international event about attracting foreign investments to Brazil, organized by Apex-Brasil, the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and the Brazilian Federal Government, which will be held online on May 31 and June 1st, 2021."
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Monthly News
Joaquim Silva e Luna takes office as Petrobras CEO
"A simple ceremony, held in Rio de Janeiro, restricted to a few people due to the pandemic, marked the beginning of Joaquim Silva e Luna's mandate as Petrobras' CEO. The ceremony was attended in person by the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, the president of the Petrobras Board of Directors, Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, and the director-general of the ANP, Rodolfo Saboia."

Governo Federal reforça compromisso com a preservação ambiental, durante ​Cúpula de Líderes sobre o Clima
"Em seu discurso, o presidente Jair Bolsonaro, falou sobre os esforços do Governo Federal para preservar o meio ambiente e destacou que o Brasil tem 60% do território nacional coberto por vegetação nativa e 14% das áreas protegidas do planeta."

Chevron, Toyota look to partner on hydrogen
"Chevron is pursuing a strategic alliance with Toyota North America to develop large-scale hydrogen businesses."

Empresas dos EUA e do Canadá vão atuar no Centro Espacial de Alcântara
"A Força Aérea Brasileira (FAB) e a Agência Espacial Brasileira (AEB) anunciaram nesta quarta-feira (28) o resultado do edital de chamamento público para selecionar empresas com interesse em realizar operações de lançamentos de veículos espaciais não militares a partir do Centro Espacial de Alcântara (CEA), no Maranhão. O evento, ocorrido em Brasília, contou com a presença do presidente Jair Bolsonaro, ministros e integrantes das Forças Armadas.

Exxon CEO says advancing U.S. carbon capture project
“The largest U.S. oil producer this month floated a public-private initiative that would collect and sequester planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from petrochemical plants along the Houston Ship Channel, a 50-mile (80-km) long waterway that is part of the Port of Houston."

Pfizer's First Batch of Vaccines against Covid Arrives in Brazil with 1 Million Doses
"The first doses of the vaccine against the disease produced by the American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and German laboratory BioNTech arrived in Brazil on the same day that the country..."

Ações da Petrobras disparam e empresa ganha R$ 20 bilhões de valor de mercado
"As ações da Petrobras (PETR3 e PETR4) ganham força nesta tarde, após discurso do novo presidente da companhia, Joaquim Silva e Luna, ao assumir o cargo. Entre as declarações, o executivo disse que a estatal vai buscar reduzir a volatilidade sem desrespeitar a paridade internacional dos preços de combustíveis."

Brazil’s Mattos Filho Elects New Managing Partner
“Roberto Quiroga, a founding partner of Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr. e Quiroga Advogados, has been elected to a three-year term as managing partner of the Brazilian law firm."

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