Brazil: What can we expect from the new Bolsonaro Government?

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 16:15 to 18:15

The Latin America Business Forum (LABF) invites you to the seminar:

Brazil: What can we expect from the new Bolsonaro Government?



Mr. Jair Bolsonaro of the Partido Social Liberal (PSL) took office on the 1st of January 2019 as President of Brazil. Mr. Bolsonaro is a far-right former army captain, fiercely socially conservative, and a fan of Brazil’s military dictatorship of 1964–85. He has already announced political and economic reforms. For example, he has adopted more free-market views in the aim to revive Brazil’s economy. However, given Mr. Bolsonaro’s statist and nationalist past, it is uncertain how strongly he holds these free-market views. Additionally, his agenda of privatisation and liberalisation will face challenges from a fragmented congress, where the ruling PSL party has just 10% of the seats in the lower house.

The objective of this seminar is to present changes in Brazil’s political and economic landscapes, and discuss their implications for Denmark’s exports.

Please register you attendence by following this link. 


16:15 Welcome
Jacobo Ramirez, LABF & CBS
Charlotte Flindt Pedersen, The Danish Foreign Policy Society

Keynote Speech: The political course and ability of the Bolsonaro administration to govern 
Nicolai Prytz, Ambassador at Royal Danish Embassy in Brasilia                          


Keynote Speech: Right-wing populism in Brazil – Causes and consequences      
Marie Kolling, Anthropologist and Brazil researcher. Postdoc, University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Social Sciences


Keynote Speech: Bolsonaro’s Brazil – An opportunity for Danish Businesses?

Peter Bay Kirkegaard, Chief advisor at Confederation of Danish Industry


Question and answer session
Moderated by, Svend Roed Nielsen, LABF

LATIN AMERICA BUSINESS FORUM (LABF): The Confederation of Danish Industry (DI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and CBS have created LABF as an attempt to change the status of Latin America with Danish companies. The objective of the network is not to promote Latin America unreservedly. Rather, our goal is to inform about regional opportunities, threats, strengths, and weaknesses, in an objective and professional manner. We believe that Latin America has tremendous untapped potential for Danish companies but we also acknowledge the challenges.



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