Bloomberg Convenes Experts on Brazil Investment Opportunities

Press Release Features Key Players on the Emerging Market, Including Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam E. Sapiro; BlackRock’s Will Landers; and Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Brazil Paulo Vieira da Cunha NEW YORK -- As Brazil’s growth continues to surge, Bloomberg LINK will convene leading investors, economists, business executives and policy makers to debate investment opportunities in the country at the Bloomberg Brazil Conference. The Conference, to be held on Thursday, July 14th at The Cooper Union in New York City, will focus on the outlook for Brazil in its new phase of growth, as well as on potential pitfalls of the public sector that may impact investment. Among other topics, speakers will address whether or not the Brazilian economy is overheating, inflation and the future of the real, the country’s relationship with China, and key private sector companies in industries such as real estate, energy, and commodities. “There are many conferences focused solely on promoting Brazil’s extraordinary growth and the opportunities as a result,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “Participants at the Bloomberg Brazil conference will hear an independent, informed perspective from international investors and thinkers on the realities of participating in Brazil’s market.” Key speakers include: -Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist, Latin American and the Caribbean, The World Bank -Albert Fishlow, Professor Emeritus, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University -Anthony S. Harrington, President and Chief Executive Officer, Albright Stonebridge Group LLC; Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil -William M. Landers, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Latin America Fund -Marcio Rocha Mello, Chief Executive Officer, HRT Participações em Petróleo S.A. -Curtis Mewbourne, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Management, PIMCO -Simon Nocera, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Lumen Advisors LLC; Former Economist, International Monetary Fund -Christopher Sabatini, Senior Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Americas Quarterly -Miriam E. Sapiro, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative -Rob Speyer, President and Co-CEO, Tishman Speyer -Paulo Vieira da Cunha, Partner and Head of Emerging Markets Research, Tandem Global Partners; Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Brazil Additionally, comedian and former 60 Minutes II weekly humorist Jimmy Tingle will treat attendees of the Bloomberg Brazil Conference to an exclusive sneak peek of Jimmy Tingle for President: The Exploratory Show. He is performing at the Triad in New York City through August. The conference is being sponsored by The Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and OppenheimerFunds, Inc. For more information on the program and speakers, please visit: Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (@BBGLINK). The hashtag for this event is #BBbrazil. For more information on Bloomberg, please visit About Bloomberg LINK Bringing the power of Bloomberg to the executive conference business, Bloomberg LINK produces invitation-only, in-person gatherings that combine world-class editorial programming with peer-to-peer networking amongst the who’s who in influential communities. In this environment, participants engage in open discussions that lead to learning from each other’s expertise and experience. For more information, please visit About Bloomberg Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength--delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately- -is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 300,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through the Bloomberg Professional service, television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 13,000 people in 185 locations around the world. Contact for Bloomberg: Jessica Turtletaub, +1 212-617-8476, --Bloomberg Press Room #<262744.7291129.># -0- Jun/29/2011 15:56 GMT