Agenda 2013

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Hogan LovellsThe global economic crisis is the best known investment roadblock in order to foster long term sustainable growth.
But other aspects such as unstable or unreliable political scenario, questionable macro-economic indicators, investor reluctance, poor rule of law, lack of transparency, burdensome bureaucracy can be just as damaging and have a big impact in a country's readiness to sign off to much needed investments.

Building up on its successful launch event in 2012, the second edition of innovaBRICS & Beyond will once again convene business and policy leaders to discuss investment and innovation in Emerging Markets.

CONFERENCE AGENDA DRAFT – 8 OCTOBER 50 Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London

09:10 - 09:15 WELCOME: Fernando Faria, Founder, innovaBRICS & Beyond

09:15 - 10:45 Opening Keynote: ENGINES OF GLOBAL RECOVERY

The 2013 Opening Keynote will discuss how Emerging Markets can be the engines for global economic recovery, driving investment, establishing new benchmarks and fostering South-South trade. It will include what BRICS markets are doing to rediscover their exuberant growth from past years and take into consideration the perspective from European markets and how they can tap into the opportunities created by the next growth cycle.

  • Session Chairman: Prof. Marcos Troyjo, co-Founder BRICLab, Columbia University
  • Hon. Pravin Gordhan, Minister of Finance, Republic of South Africa
  • Zhou Xiaoming, Minister Councillor Economic & Commercial, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in the UK
  • His Excellency Roberto Jaguaribe, Ambassador of Brazil to the UK & Northern Ireland

10:45 - 11:15 Networking break

11:15 - 12:45 Keynote: GROWTH & VALUE

In the second keynote a world-class line-up of prominent speakers will the scene for the day discussing ways in which Emerging Markets can achieve long-term sustainable growth. Are they over-dependent on natural resources? In this Keynote, business and government leaders will share their views on what’s driving or hindering growth in some of the fastest growing markets.

  • Session Chairman: Sir John Boyd, Chairman, Asia House
  • Mark Cutifani, CEO, Anglo American
  • Kay Ellen Consolver, Board Member, Russian Platinum
  • Richard Lapper, Principal – LatAm Confidential, Financial Times

12:45 - 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 - 14:45 RISKS & RETURNS: FOSTERING INVESTMENTS AND CONTROLLING EXPOSURE

This session will bring together experts in some of the most exciting emerging markets, covering critical aspects of doing business like risk, investment strategies and fundamental the role of state in fostering investments.

  • Session Chairman: David Fergusson, President, The M&A Advisor
  • Ian Farmer, Former CEO, Lonmin PLC
  • Neil McGugan, Head of Commodity and Structured Trade Finance, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
  • Euan Rellie, Co-Founder and Sr. Managing Director, BDA

14:45 – 15:30 EDUCATION, PRODUCTIVITY & MACRO-ECONOMIC STABILITY: KEY ENABLERS OF LONG TERM GROWTH

What is the key for Emerging Markets to realise their potential? Education? Productivity? Macro-economic, legal and political stability? Experts in these areas will debate what Brazil and China are doing to improve overall market conditions for growth.

  • Session Chairman: Frederico Singarajah, Barrister, 1 Grays Inn Chambers
  • Jonathan Fenby, Managing Director China, Trusted Sources
  • Fernando Luis Schuler, Executive Director, Ibmec Business School

15:30 - 16:00 Networking break

16:00 - 16:45 HOW CAN STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS IN EMERGING MARKETS SHAPE GEO-POLITICS (PARTNERSHIP WITH WAIPA)

In partnership with the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), this session will bring the heads of some of the most active and successful IPA’s in the world as selected by their own trade body. They will share how their countries are gearing up to attract investors seeking high growth as well as a safe investment environment.

  • Session Chairman: Carlos Bronzatto, Executive Director, WAIPA
  • Pumla Ncapayi, Deputy Director General, Trade & Investment Promotion, Republic of South Africa
  • Prof. Dr. Osman Cevdet Akçay, Invest in Turkey
  • Jose Neif, Commercial Advisor, ProMexico

17:00 - 17:30 CLOSING KEYNOTE

The closing keynote will feature one speaker delivering a long term vision to wrap up the day with powerful message.

  • Hon Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance, Republic of Rwanda

17:30 - 19:00 NETWORKING RECEPTION