18th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol


OCTOBER 29th & 30th, 2018


Grant Hyatt Hotel


60 Professionals


English, Portuguese, Spanish

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The 18th International Sugar and Ethanol Conference, to be held on October 29th and 30th, is one of the major events in the global sugar and ethanol schedule. The focus will remain on rendering value to market content, spreading knowledge of new technologies and public policies, as well as encouraging the networking between participants.

In the previous edition, the event was attended by more than 750 people from 30 countries, as well as 60 speakers who discussed for more than 15 hours manners of overcoming the challenges and leveraging the opportunities offered by Brazilian and international market.

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Arlindo Farias President,SONAL, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil.

Businessman of Agribusiness, working for 35 years in the sugar and energy South sector, he joined the Farias Group as Advisor of the Management. He undertook the Commercial Direction and currently works as Executive Vice President, monitoring and taking part in the entire production chain’s evolution.

Aurélio Cesar Nogueira Amaral Director,Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis - ANP, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels – ANP he assumed the positions of Advisor to the Board, General Coordinator of the Office of ANP São Paulo and Assitant Superintendent of Inspection, Where he was the Coordinator of the “Gás Legal” Program. Currently he holds the position of Superintendent of Supply of ANP Aurélio Nogueira Cesar Amaral Holds a BA in law the from Law School of San Bernardo do Campo – SP, na MBA in Controllership in Public Management – USP / FIPECAFI – São Paulo.

Besaliel S. Botelho CEO, Robert Bosch Latin America, Campinas, Brazil.

Besaliel S. Botelho holds a Bachelor´s degree in Electronic Engineering and Telecommunications from Karlsruhe University, in Germany. He also holds a Master degree in International Business Administration degree from State University of São Paulo, in Brazil. Botelho joined the Bosch Group in Brazil in 1985 and since then has served on different positions in engineering, product development and commercial areas in the automotive business sector. Among others, he was responsible for local and international projects focused on powertrain injection systems including the development of the Flex Fuel technology. In 1997, Botelho took over the position of Vice President of Gasoline Systems Division and, in 2006, became the Executive Vice President of Robert Bosch Latin America. Since October 2011, Botelho has been the CEO of Robert Bosch Latin America. Botelho was the president of SAE (Mobility Engineering Association) from 2009 to 2010 and is member of MEI (Business Movement for Innovation) and he is the vice-president of Sindipeças (National Union of the Components Industry for Automotive Vehicles).

Edmundo Barbosa President, SINDALCOOL-PB, Paraíba, Brazil.

• Executive Chairman of SINDALCOOL – Paraíba • Graduate in Mechanical Engineering – Mackenzie University - São Paulo • Entrepreneur – Nutritiva Alimentos Ltda., CEO • Member of the Northeast Biotechnology Network - www.renorbio.org.br • Member of the Network of Technological Forecasting and Innovation for Agribusiness.

Eduardo Romão President, ORPLANA, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.

Produtor Rural, engenheiro Agrônomo formado pela ESALQ/USP, Pôs graduado em Logística Empresarial pela UNESP/Bauru. Atual Presidente da ORPLANA (Organização de Plantadores de Cana da Região Centro Sul do Brasil) e Presidente da ASSOCICANA (Associação dos Plantadores de Cana da Região de Jaú).

Guilherme Nastari Director, DATAGRO, São Paulo, Brazil.

Director of DATAGRO since 2005. Director of the Brazilian Sugar and Ethanol Exporters Association (AEXA), since 2009. He has been engaged in several Sugar and Ethanol Market Advisory Projects at DATAGRO. Main customers were sugar, ethanol and biodiesel producers, trading companies, banks, fuel distributors, input suppliers, governments and NGOs. - M.Sc. in Agroenergy – Fundação Getúlio Vargas – São Paulo - Brazil - Bachelor in Economics – IBMEC São Paulo – São Paulo - Brazil

José Orive Executive Director, International Sugar Organization (ISO), London, United Kingdom.

José Orive Jose Orive was born July 31, 1958, in Guatemala, and is an attorney at Law. “Summa Cum Laude” in Common Law Studies/ International Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. 1985, and “Cum Laude” in J.D., Francisco Marroquín University, Guatemala City 1983, has had multiple, such as: • Executive director of the Central American Sugar Association (AICA), entity which negotiates for the private sugar industry, with emphasis on coordination of joint actions on priority issues, clearinghouse for information relevant to the sector, publications. • Partner at Artlex law firm, in charge of large corporate clients, distribution contracts and environmental issues, arbitration. • Chairman at the ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE OF LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN (AACCLA), Washington, D.C. • Board Member of the PANAMERICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (PADF), Washington, D.C.

Luiz de Mendonça President, Atvos, São Paulo, Brazil.

Luiz de Mendonça is currently the chief executive officer of Atvos Agroindustrial, since 2012. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Braskem S.A. Mr. Mendonça joined the Odebrecht Group in 2002 when he started working at Braskem. He held several positions, such as executive vice president of the polyolefins unit, executive vice president of the basic petrochemicals unit and executive vice president of the polymers unit. He also acted as chief executive officer of Braskem Qpar S.A. (Quattor). In 2011, Mr. Mendonça was appointed chief executive officer of Braskem America and executive vice president of the international division of Braskem. Before joining Braskem, Mr. Mendonça spent a significant part of his career at Rhodia, in the textile and chemical sectors, where he held several business/operations positions throughout Latin America, France and the United States. Mr. Mendonça holds a bachelor’s degree in production engineering from University of São Paulo and an MBA from Insead-France.

Luiz Gustavo Junqueira Commercial Manager, Usina de Batatais, Batatais, Brazil. (Invited)

Initiated his career in the sugar and ethanol sector in 2005 with internships in tradings such as Cargill. In 2008, graduated in business administration from FAAP, joined Moema group commercial division, where stayed for a year and a half. In mid-2011, after a two years MBA program at the University of Chicago, began his career at Batatais as innovation manager. Currently, with 34 years old, he is responsible for the commercial department of this company.

Marcos Rossi Martins Head of Department - Area of Industry and Services-BNDES, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

FORMAÇÃO ACADÊMICA 2010/2011 MBA Executivo – Coppead/UFRJ 2004 Especialização em Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – UFRJ - Instituto de Economia 2000/2001 Pós-Graduação em Gestão Empresarial – Fundação Getúlio Vargas 1995/1999 Graduação em Engenharia Mecânica - ênfase Mecatrônica - Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais EXPERIÊNCIA PROFISSIONAL 12/2003 – ATUAL-BNDES – Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – Rio de Janeiro, R.J Empresa pública federal, que tem como objetivo apoiar e financiar empreendimentos que contribuam para o desenvolvimento do país. Atuo no seguinte cargo: Chefe de Departamento do Complexo Agroalimentar e de Biocombustíveis da Área de Indústria e Serviços Principais atividades: - fomentar, estruturar e acompanhar o desenvolvimento de projetos relativos aos setores do complexo agroalimentar e de biocombustíveis, inclusive no segmento de aquicultura, bem como desenvolver ações institucionais visando ao estabelecimento de parcerias e à articulação com outras entidades e órgãos públicos e privados; - representar o Sistema BNDES em fóruns setoriais, comitês, grupos de trabalho e assemelhados, relacionados a temas de interesse do Departamento; -orientar os postulantes de apoio do Sistema BNDES na elaboração dos documentos requeridos para a tramitação de seus pedidos, objetivando sua apresentação, em conformidade com os procedimentos e as normas internas. 04/2000 – 12/2003 FIAT-GM POWERTRAIN LTDA – Betim, M.G Empresa mundial fabricante de motopropulsores automotivos. 03/1999 – 03/2001 FIAT AUTOMÓVEIS S.A – Betim, M.G Empresa pertencente ao Grupo Fiat, fabricante de veículos automotivos. 03/1997 – 02/1999 METALÚRGICA WETZEL S.A – Joinville, SC Indústria de fundição de alumínio e ferro, fabricante de produtos para os setores de construção civil e autopeças.

Mario Campos Filho President, SIAMIG,Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Mário Ferreira Campos Filho is economist with MBA in Finances of IBMEC. Employee of the entity since 2003, where he became a profound expert of the industry with effective advice in several matters of interest as monitoring of production, logistics, tax, environmental and press relations. Mário Campos takes part in various discussions of the industry, as a representative of Minas Gerais in the Fórum Nacional Sucroenergético [Sugar / Energy National Forum] (FNS), Câmara Setorial do Açúcar e do Álcool do Ministério da Agricultura e Abastecimento e da Mesa Tripartite [Sectoral Sugar and Alcohol Chamber of the Ministry of Agriculture and Supply and the Tripartite Board] (involving government, producers and distributors), coordinated by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME). In addition to monitoring of all actions with the Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis [National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuel] (ANP), the industry’s current regulating entity.

Pedro Fernandes Director of Agribusiness, Itaú BBA, São Paulo, Brasil.(Invited)

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Pedro Mizutani Vice President of External Relations and Strategy, Raíze, São Paulo, Brazil.

Mr. Mizutani holds a bachelor degree in Production Engineering from the Universidade de São Paulo and post-graduate degrees in Finance from Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba, and Business Management from the Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil, and took extensive courses in Business Management from Ohio University, USA. He is also a post-graduate in Business Management at the Kellogg School of Management, in the United States. With a strong background in the agricultural and industrial fields, as well as experiences in management and financial operations, Mr. Mizutani started his carrier in Cosan, one of the largest private groups in Brazil, with businesses in energy, logistics, infrastructure and agricultural properties management, in 1983, as Planning Supervisor. In 2009, he was elected CEO and Vice President of the Administrative Council. Mizutani is a Member on the Board of SIAESP / SIFAESP / UNICA since 2002. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors at CTC (Sugarcane Research Center of Brazil), at Codexis (USA) and Iogen (Canada).

Pedro Robério de Melo Nogueira President,SINDAÇÚCAR-AL, Alagoas, Brazil.

Chairman of Sugar and Ethanol Industry Syndicate in Alagoas State Cabinet Member of Sectorial Chamber of the Productivite Chain of Sugar and Ethanol at the Agriculture, Fishing and Supply Ministry. Vice-Chairman of Agro-Industry Councel of CNI-COAGRO Director of Federation of Industries in the State of Alagoas Other Duties Performed Member of Technical Committee of CIMA – Interministerial Councel Of Sugar and Ethanol. Director of Sugar and Ethanol Affairs Department of Secretaryship of Regional Development of Republic Presidency. Head Member of Commission that re-analyse the the role of ethanol Inside the National Energetical Matrix in 1990. Executive and Consultant of sugar-ethanol companies.

Plinio Nastari President, DATAGRO, São Paulo, Brazil

Brazil´s leading consulting company on sugar and ethanol market analysis, offering consulting services to producers, banks, trading companies, fuel distributors and governments, with offices in São Paulo, Recife, and Santos. M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University, 1981 and 1983. Professor of Economics (micro and macro), for Graduate and Undergraduate programs (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A. and Ph.D. programs) at Fundaao Getulio Vargas, in Sao Paulo, from 1984 to 1999. Former President of the Board, and Executive Director of the Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineers. Member of Technical Committees in National Energy Commission (1985/87), Commission for the Reexam of the Energy Matrix (1990/91), and Interministerial Council on Sugar and Alcohol (1998-2000). Lead author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), AR2. Expert Economist for Brazil in the trade disputes involving: ethanol exports from Brazil to the United States, at the International Trade Commission, in Washington, DC (1985/86); subsidized sugar exports from the European Union, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2002-05); two arbitrations on bananas with the European Union, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2005); and Brazilian tyres import regime, at the World Trade Organization, in Geneva (2006-07).

Renato Domith Godinho Chefe de Divisão de Recursos Energéticos Novos e Renováveis - DR, Ministério das Relações Exteriores (MRE), Brasília, Brazil.

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Mr. Renato Pontes Cunha President, SINDAÇUCAR-PE, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Renato Augusto Pontes Cunha, was born in Recife, Pernambuco, on March 10, 1958, father of two daughters, graduated in Law by UFPE, in 1981, and post-graduated in Financial Administration by FESP – University of the State of Pernambuco. He also has MBA degree in Marketing by FGV/UNICAP. He performed executive positions in sugar and alcohol companies of the region, as Antonio Farias Group and Armando Monteiro Group. For two (2) years, from 1985 to 1987, he worked as Manager of Lloyds Bank PLC – Recife, having implemented the agribusiness department in the institution in Pernambuco, after three months training in the Bank’s general management in São Paulo. In 1999, he was appointed for the position of Director of the Union of Sugar and Alcohol Industries of the State of Pernambuco - SINDAÇÚCAR, and on June 12, 2000, he undertook the position of President of the entity. He took part in several travels abroad for studies and businesses, as for instance: Portugal, England, Germany and France, in Europe, as well as, Venezuela, Mexico and USA, in Americas. In the USA, upon invitation of the American Government, he took part for two weeks in 2005 of training in the scope of the Cochran Program of FAS-USDA. In the years 2003, 2004 and 2005, he received from Procana Group / JornalCana (sugarcane newspaper) the title of “Leader of the Year Master Cana”, result of survey in mills and distilleries of the Northeast region. He is effective member of the Sectorial Chamber of Sugar and Alcohol of the Federal Government and representative of SINDAÇÚCAR with the Federation of Industries of the State of Pernambuco – FIEPE.

Roberto Hollanda Filho President, BIOSUL, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

10 years of experience in sectorial policy, 5 of which as President of entity, representing collective aspirations of its members, with free access to all environments related to the activity, whether in the sugar and alcohol sector’s level, as well as in the Executive and Legislative.Experience in ethanol trading environment, in domestic and international market. Experience in marketing, planning and monitoring of advertising actions, acquired during four years of experience in the sector.

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The registration fee includes: conference material, coffee-breaks and lunch.
Hotel reservations must be made individually by each participant.

In case of registrations made through credit cards from outside Brazil, the value in Brazilian Reals will be debited and converted into each local currency according to the rules of each credit card.


Cancellation Policy: Cancellation and refund requests received until October 22, 2018 will be accepted with retention of an administration fee of 70% of the amount paid. After this date, retention will rise to 90% to cover committed costs. No refunds will be made for cancellation requests received after October 22, 2018. Substitution of delegates is welcome and can be made until the October 23, 2018




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Grand Hyatt São Paulo
Avenida das Nações Unidas 13.301
Itaim Bibi, São Paulo - SP

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