Sao Paulo — Marco Stefanini, founder and President of Stefanini IT Solutions, a global provider of solutions for the IT market, will be representing the information technology sector in the next meeting of the CEO Forum, to be held in Brasilia on March 19 and 20.
Along with CEOs of companies like Citibank, Coca-Cola, GM, Intel, Motorola, Cummins, and Gerdau, etc., the newly elected President of Brazil, Dilma Russef, and the President of the United States, Barack Obama, will be attending. The goal of the CEO Forum, created in 2007, is to foster trade integration between Brazil and the United States with representatives of the government and the private sector of both countries.
The focus areas of the Forum are the promotion of trade, industry and investment; the improvement of competitiveness; cooperation in education and human resources development; the promotion of technological exchange; and support for the free movement of goods.
Along with Motorola’s representative, Marco Stefanini is responsible for the area of education and human resources development and submitted a draft bill that encourages investment in education by the private sector through tax waivers (educational credit), a model similar to that of the Rouanet law. The project is currently under consideration by the Brazilian government.
“It is an honor to represent the national industry of technology in this forum and to present to the world the dynamic economic market, the vibrancy, and the creativity of Brazil,” Stefanini said.