June 8th-9th, 2017

Sala SP and Hotel Tivoli

Confirmed Speakers

Panel 1 - Macroeconomic Perspectives – Economist


Fabiana D'Atri

Economist Coordinator of the Research and Economic Studies Department of Bradesco

Fabiana D´Atri is an economist coordinator of the Research and Economic Studies Department of Bradesco. She was also an economist at BBI Banco Bradesco de Investimento. In addition to her experience with Bradesco, she worked for Mauá Asset Menagment, Tendência Consultoria and Banco Real ABN AMRO. Graduated in Economics from the University of São Paulo (USP) and Master in Economics from the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV). Her current line of research is focused in China´s analysis economy, as well as the monitoring of Brazilian macroeconomic issues.

Panel 2 - Challenges in the World Coffee Supply


Mauricio Lopes

Maurício Lopes, a plant geneticist by training, received his BSc degree in Agronomy (1983) from the Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, his MS degree in Plant Genetics (1989) from Purdue University, Indiana, USA and his PhD in Genetics (1993) from the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA. He was the leader of the Maize Breeding Program (1993-1995) and Head of Research and Development (1995-1999) of the Embrapa Maize and Sorghum Center, in Sete Lagoas, MG. From January 2000 to April 2003 he was Head of Research and Development of Embrapa, in Brasilia. From April 2004 to April 2007 he was the Head of Research and Development of Embrapa Genetic Resources and Biotechnology, a thematic center of Embrapa located in Brasilia. Dr. Lopes´ major scientific contributions include the development and release of improved maize varieties and germplasm, capacity building activities, and many research papers and book chapters. His contributions in R&D strategic planning and management include coordination of the process that led to the development and implementation of Embrapa´s current R&D Management System; coordination and implementation of a Competitive Grants Process within the Embrapa Management System; scenario and foresight analysis to support strategic planning at Embrapa, implementation of the strategic intelligence platform of Embrapa (Agropensa), implementation of portfolio management, formulation of Embrapa´s performance evaluation platform (Integro), among others. Dr. Lopes served in a number of national and international committees, missions, panels and working groups related to agricultural R&D. From April 2007 to October 2008 he worked at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO, in Rome, supporting the implementation of an internationally facilitated platform dedicated to plant breeding capacity building. Dr. Lopes was recipient of the 2007 Embrapa R&D Excellence Award, granted in recognition to his contributions as R&D manager at the Genetic Resources and Biotechnology Center. From October 2009 to April 2011 he was Coordinator of Labex Korea, a program of international cooperation of Embrapa for Asia, developed in partnership with the Rural Development Administration - RDA, the agricultural research organization of South Korea. From March 2007 to October 2012 was member of the Scientific Council of the Agropolis Foundation, in Montpellier, France. From January 2013 to December 2016, he was a member of the Scientific Board of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, in Bonn – Germany. Since 2013 he is a member of the Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, in London. Since 2015 he is member of the International Advisory Committee of the Global Bioeconomy Council, Berlin, Germany and member of the Board of the World Food Center, hosted at the University of California, Davis - USA. In 2014 he was awarded the Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN – USA and the Ordre du Mérite Agricole bestowed by the French Republic for outstanding contribution to world agriculture. In 2015 he was elected member of the Brazilian Academy of Agriculture. From April 2011 to October 2012, he was the Executive Director of Research and Development of Embrapa, in Brasilia, Brazil. Currently, he is the President of Embrapa.

Full CV on Lattes Platform: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6574767341417523
Citations on Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com.br/citations?user=xJ6QTb8AAAAJ&hl=en


Evaristo Eduardo de Miranda

Born in Sao Paulo, SP. Graduated at the Institut Supérieur d ‘Agriculture Rhone Alpes, Lyon, France.  Master and PhD in Ecology at the University of Montpellier, France, and a hundred technical and scientific papers published in Brazil and abroad. Author of 47 books. Teacher-coach, accredited master’s from USP and UNICAMP, is a member of the Board of the Science and Faith Institute. Works with sustainable development and in their research on land management in agribusiness seeks to reconcile environmental protection and agricultural production.
He was a consultant of the ONU at the World Conference on Environment, the Rio-92, and provides advice to FAPESP, FAO, UNESCO, Banco Mundial, OEA and other national and international ones. He is a consultant of the Republic Presidency, of the Institutional Security Cabinet – GSI / PR and advisor to the Chamber of Foreign Relations and National Defense – CREDEN and Economic Affairs Committee – Federal Senate CAE. Publishes in magazines and newspapers such as National GeographicTerra da Gente, A Tribuna, Jornal da Universidade, O Estado de São Paulo etc. By seven years  acted in a weekly program on agribusiness from EPTV / Globo.
Was Head of the Unit in 1989-1991 and 2005-2009 Managements. Now leads, among other projects: Orbital Monitoring of Works of the PAC and its impacts and Monitoring of Critical Agroenergy Infrastructure near the Republic Presidency. Among awards and honors received: the Order of Rio Branco, the Order of Military Merit, the award in April of Journalism, the Medal of the Peacemaker Award and Newton Freire-Maia.



José Dauster Sette

José Dauster Sette became Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO) in May 2017. Before rejoining the ICO, he was Executive Director of the International Cotton Advisory Council (ICAC) from January 2014 to April 2017. He served previously in the ICO as Executive Director ad interim from November 2010 to November 2011, and Head of Operations from November 2007 to December 2012.

Mr Sette has extensive experience as a consultant to trade associations, specializing in international trade matters, and was Superintendent for Development of the Chamber of Commerce of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Fecomércio-RJ) and Secretary General of the Brazilian Association of Coffee Exporters (Abecafé). In the private sector, he worked for ten years at Inter-Continental de Café S.A., a leading Brazilian coffee trading house, where he was a trader and head of the Technical Department. He also worked in the Inter-American Development Bank, in Washington, DC, USA, and began his career with the Brazilian Coffee Institute, the government agency responsible for the regulation of the coffee sector in Brazil.

Mr. Sette has a MBA with a major in finance from American University in Washington, DC, and a BA in Administrative Science from Yale University.

Panel 3 - Flow of the world coffee consumption

United States

Rodrigo Corrêa da Costa

Rodrigo Corrêa da Costa is the Director of Commodities of Comexim USA in New York, EUA, responsible for the trading division of the group in North America.

Besides the current role at the company Rodrigo has a consolidated experience in the coffee industry from procurement, trading, sales, risk and management of both an export division in Brazil and a dealer in the US.

As a grader of the “C” contract Rodrigo is part of a selected group of professionals that assess eligibility of deliverable coffee on the ICE exchange.

Academically Rodrigo is graduated in Business Administration in Brazil, also holding a MBA in Accounting in Finance attended at Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP).

Further specializations were taken in Risk Management on Columbia University-NY, Agriculture Derivatives at BM&F and currently he is studying for a certification on Quantitative Finance by CQF Institute with Paul Willmott.


Lara Brans

Lara Brans, President of JDE Brazil, has a degree in Economics (MSc) from the University of Rotterdam with an extension in the GAICD Program of Directors in Australia.

With 26 years of professional experience, she started her successful career as a Marketing & Strategy consultant. In Sara Lee, she took a strategic position in the “Out of Home – Consumo fora do lar” in the Netherlands and was later invited to be a regional director for Asia-Pacific in the Ambi Pur division.

Followed by the chairmanship of the local Board of Directors, being responsible for the coffee division in Australia and New Zealand. Most recently, in 2015, she took on the challenge of leading JDE's coffee operation in Brazil, one of the Company's most promising markets, which is a world leader fully dedicated to the coffee and tea market in Netherland. In Brazil, it owns the coffee brands Pestão, Damasco, Caboclo, Café do Ponto, LOR, Seleto and Pelé.