Past Event

Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State

December 7, 2017 - December 8, 2017
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Rio de Janeiro (DEC. 07) and São Paulo (DEC. 08)

The second Brazilian edition of the conference is the result of a successful first round in 2016 when prominent academics, business leaders and civil society were gathered to discuss the strategies for economic growth in the context of fiscal and structural reform policy, monetary and banking issues, and institutional legitimacy and transparency.

This year, participants will discuss what should be the role of the State given the political and economic changes experienced in Brazil and globally. The conference is centered around four thematic issues:

1. Productivity and competitiveness

2. Corruption and transparency in Brazil in a global perspective

3. New technologies and digital economy

4. Fiscal and monetary challenges

“Strategies for Growth: The Changing Role of the State” is the result of a research project led by Columbia University’s Center on Global Economic Governance (CGEG), in partnership with the Columbia Global Centers in Paris, Beijing, and Rio de Janeiro; It was developed in response to the global financial crisis of the previous decade and the challenges that Europe, East Asia, and Latin America have faced, both individually and collectively, in its aftermath.


The conference is organized by the Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, the Center on Global Economic Governance, Fecomercio, UmBrasil, Fundação Getulio Vargas and Instituto Voto. 


>> The conference will take place in Rio de Janeiro, on December 07, and in São Paulo, on December 08.

>> There will be simultaneous translation on both days.


List of participants for the Conference in Rio and in São Paulo



Time: 09:00 am – 06:30 pm 

Venue: Fundação Getulio Vargas (Praia de Botafogo, 190 - 12° andar - Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro)

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Time: 08:30 am – 06:30 pm 

Venue: FecomercioSP (Rua Dr. Plínio Barreto, 285 - Bela Vista, São Paulo)

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Organizers of the event: Columbia Global Centers | Rio de Janeiro, Center on Global Economic Governance, UM Brasil, FGV, Revista VOTO and FecomercioSP