Congress 2012 – Rio de Janeiro

The annual Congress took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at Hotel Sofitel, Rio de Janeiro, from 2-6 October 2012.


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Following topics were presented:



Senador Delcídio do Amaral


Business Session I - Brazilian Perspectives

chaired by Mr. Peter Ford, Linkz Industries, Hong Kong

Brazil: Economic and Political Environment

Mr. Maílson da Nóbrega, Former Finance Minister,
Partner Tendências Consultoria Integrada, Brazil   

Our Energy Future

Professor José Goldemberg, IEE- Instituto de Eletrotécnica
e Energia, University São Paulo, Brazil   

Perspectives of Brazilian Wireline Telecommunications in the next five Years

Mr. Ethevaldo Siqueira, Specialized Journalist and Consultant,
Telequest Telecomunicações Ltda, Brazil

E&P - 2012-2016 Business Plan Update

Mr. Cláudio César de Araújo, Petrobras, Brazil   


Business Session II - Electrification & Sustainability in Brazil

chaired by Dr. Pierre Kayoun, Nexans France


Keynote – Energy in Brazil

Mr. Mauricio T. Tolmasquim CEO, Energy Research Office – EPE, Brazil


Sustainable Energy for All - Making It a Reality by 2030

Mr. Sujeesh Krishnan, United Nations   

Urban Electrification

Mr. José Cavaretti, AES São Paulo, Brazil    

Solar Electric Light for Rural Electrification

Mr. Robert A. Freling, Solar Electric Light Fund, USA     

Business Session III - Global Perspectives

chaired by Mr. Robert Kenny, General Cable, USA


Presentation Regional Analysis

Mr. Philip Radbourne, Director, Integer


Mr. John Holland, President, ICA

The Future of the World Exonomy

Mr. Alberto Bernal, Head of Research, Bulltick

Financing the Sustainability Transition

Mr. Carl Mossfeldt, Senior Advisor, Tällberg Foundation


Business Session IV - Successful Brazilian Industries

chaired by Mr. David Garza, Viakable, Mexico
Mr. José Serrador, Embraer S.A    
Mr. Castello Branco, VALE S.A   


Sporting Events and The Economy

Carlos Eduardo S. Gonçalves   


Regional Analysis

The Wire and Cable Industry of Latin American

(prepared by Integer Research)