FGV brings to Brazil the Global Economic Symposium 2012

20 September 2012

On October 16 and 17, FGV held in Rio de Janeiro - in partnership with the Kiel Institute, the Bertelsmann Stiftung and in cooperation with the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW) - the Global Economic Symposium (GES), which happens in Brazil for the first time since it was created by Kiel in 2008.

The symposium will feature world leaders, managers, economists, experts of the Foundation and from several countries to discuss and formulate innovative solutions on major political, environmental and socioeconomic problems experienced by the world today. The central theme of this edition is Growth through Education and Innovation and will be discussed under four themes: Economy, Politics, Society and Environment. Among those invited are President Dilma Rousseff, the ministers Guido Mantega (Finance), Aloizio Mercadante (Education), Brizola Neto (Labour), Paulo Bernardo Silva (Communications) and Izabella Teixeira (Environment), the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral, and the mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, besides the president of Petrobras, Graça Foster, the vice president of BNDES, José Carlos Ferraz, and the president of the EBX Group, Eike Baptista.

Registration is free and the places are limited.

To learn more about the event, please visit:

Official Website.
Official Blog.


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