Meet the Speakers

  • Marcio Fernandes
    Keynote Speaker

    Marcio Fernandes

    CEO — Elektro

    Marcio Fernandes, CEO of Elektro, is currently one of the most admired leaders of Brazil. Under his management, this power distribution company was elected six times the best company to work for in Brazil and twice in Latin America by the Great Place to Work and Você S/A thanks to his management philosophy that combines happiness and results. Supporter of an open and sustainable leadership, he believes in the humanization of processes – and bets on the profit it generates: so much for the engagement of the teams as to the achievement of results. Need a proof? Leaded the company, in less than two years, a team with approximately 4000 people to a peak operating efficiency by reducing 22% (over R $100 million) of operational costs, while improved by more than 15% the quality of services.

    With a unique charisma, this businessman – who also is a speaker, traveling the country encouraging operational efficiency, teamwork and an improved management through empathy and commitment with the employees – "indispensable part of the success". Graduated in business administration, post graduate and MBA in finance from USP, in Brazil, and other developments in the United States and Europe, in Universities such as Stanford, Insead and IMD.

  • Alexandre Schwartsman
    Keynote Speaker

    Alexandre Schwartsman

    Folha de São Paulo Columnist, "Folha Press" and CBN radio — Economist

    Alexandre Schwartsman is one of the greatest speakers on economic scenarios of Brazil. His lecture stands out for its accessible language and well-founded content. Folha de São Paulo columnist, "Folha Press" and CBN radio, Alexandre Schwartsman is the author of several books and publications focusing on macroeconomic issues. The speaker was chief economist of the Santander Brasil group and director of International Affairs of the Central Bank (BC) during Lula's administration.

    With a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV) and an economist from the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Schwartsman also is a doctor in economics from the University of California, Berkeley. His career includes Unibanco and Banker's Association (BBA).

    In his lectures, Alexandre Schwartsman approaches scenarios and trends of the economy and the brazilian reality in this scope, with an accessible language to all audiences and a deep content knowledge.

  • Eduardo Murad

    Eduardo Murad

    HRS Global Hotel Solutions

    Director of Sales Latin America

  • Carole Poillerat

    Carole Poillerat

    HRS Global Hotel Solutions

    Executive Director Industry Relations & Corporate Travel Forum- HRS. Member of European Hotel Committee- GBTA Europe. Member of GBTA Foundation Industry Advisory Council.

  • Alexandre Oliveira

    Alexandre Oliveira

    HRS Global Hotel Solutions

    Managing Director Latin America

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