December 22, 2016

Catavento is part of Latin America’s major O&G event

Clarissa Lins moderated panels and debates with relevant industry and economy stakeholders, such as Arminio Fraga

Clarissa Lins, in her role as an executive director of the IBP (Brazilian Institute of Oil, Gas and Biofuels), participated in the eighth edition of the Rio Oil & Gas Conference, held on October 2016. The theme of the event was “Roadmaps for a Competitive Petroleum Industry”, with debates regarding downstream and upstream activities, gas and energy, corporate governance, sustainability, SMS, compliance and geopolitics. The conference included separate 12 events, involving 34.200 visitors, 3.920 conference members, more than 100 panelists, 540 exhibitors and 300 journalists.

Catavento’s founding partner moderated a panel with Armínio Fraga, a partner at Gávea Investimentos and former president of the Brazilian Central Bank. The theme of the panel was “Long term investments during economic cycles”. Clarissa also moderated a panel on “Geopolitics and the future of the oil and gas industry”. Key participants included Tim Boersma (director of the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University), Harold Skip York (Wood Mackenzie’s vice president), Eric Boudier (a senior partner at BCG), and Roberto Castello Branco (the executive director of the Center on Growth and Economic Development Studies at FGV).

Simultaneously, 550 young professionals and students of the O&G industry from 20 different countries got together in Rio de Janeiro for the fifth edition of the World Petroleum Council’s Future Leaders Forum, also organized by the IBP. The forum dealt with themes such as leadership, sustainability, innovation and technology through debates, lectures, workshops and a visit to the Fundão Technological Park.

At the Future Leaders Forum, Clarissa Lins moderated a panel entitled “Climate change – reshaping business”. A highlight of the panel was the participation of Ivan Marten, a senior partner and executive director at BCG.