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Bloomberg Convenes Key Leaders for Brazil Economic Summit

March 16, 2011

Press Release

Henrique de Campos Meirelles, Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras
Founder David Neeleman, and Equity International CEO Gary
Garrabrant to Examine the Future of Brazil as an Economic

SÃO PAULO — As Brazil’s growth continues to surge, eliciting
the attention of the global investment community, Bloomberg LINK
will gather private and public sector leaders, finance experts
and top investors for the Bloomberg Brazil Economic Summit.

The Summit, to be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at Museu
Brasileiro da Escultura (MuBE) in São Paulo, will focus on the
outlook for Brazil’s hottest sectors, including real estate,
energy, finance, technology and commodities. Speakers will also
examine the security challenges that the nation’s new
administration will face this year, the impact of the 2016
Olympics, interest rates, and potential pitfalls of the public
sector as Brazil’s economy expands.

“Investors are keenly interested in both the current health of
Brazil’s economic growth and its sustainability as the Dilma
administration’s agenda unfolds,” said Robert Bierman, head of
Bloomberg LINK. “Participants in the Summit will gain critical
perspective on what’s ahead through the eyes of top financial
minds both from Brazil and abroad.”

To debate these topics, Bloomberg will convene key leaders,

– Almir Barbassa, Chief Financial Officer, Petroleo Brasileiro

– Henrique de Campos Meirelles, Former Central Bank Governor,

– Guilherme Cavalcanti, Chief Financial Officer, Vale

– Makhtar Diop, Country Director, Brazil, World Bank

– Gary Garrabrant, CEO, Equity International

– Amos Genish, CEO GVT; Vice Chairman, Vivendi

– Dr. Marcio Rocha Mello, Chief Executive Officer, HRT Oil and

– David Neeleman, Founder, Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras
Rafael O. Santana, President and CEO, GE Energy Latin America

The conference is being sponsored by UBS and Santander Global
Banking & Markets.

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