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2014 International Conference - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Date:25 October 2014 - 28 October 2014
  • Location:Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Venue:Sofitel Rio De Janeiro Copacabana

For the first time, our International Conference will be held in South America and MSI are really excited to be bringing the meeting to this region.

Our conference will be held at the hotel, Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana from the 25 – 28 October. We hope that this year’s meeting and social programme will provide you with the perfect setting for you to continue to develop professional relationships with our MSI colleagues across the association.

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Business Meeting Information:

The main business programme will commence on Monday 27 October and conclude on Tuesday 28 October. As this is the first time we have brought the International Conference to this region, our business agenda will look at both the investment opportunities and challenges in South America.

We are delighted to have the British Ambassador to Brazil, Alex Ellis, giving a keynote presentation on the region’s ‘Economic Outlook.’ Also joining the conference will be the motivational speaker, Isabel Suppe, revealing how she has overcome some of the biggest hurdles whilst on her expedition in the Andes.

We will also be showcasing the best MSI Month initiatives by member firms and will be announcing awards during these sessions so make sure your firm has something planned for September – email Pauline (prottstock@msiglobal.org) for inspiration!!

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On Friday 24th October. MSI will also be hosting the MSI Latin America Local Members’ Meeting. The meeting will be an excellent opportunity for our members from the region to discuss their firms, collaboration opportunities and how best to develop the Latin America region. If you do plan to attend then make sure you select the attendance box on the online booking form.

Please note, members that are not from the Latin America region are also welcome to attend.

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The MSI International Tax Group Meeting, which is open to all members, will be held in the morning of Saturday 25 October.

Following its success in Munich last year, we would be delighted for you to attend this meeting if you do work closely with tax. Please remember to check the attendance box on the online booking page. Further information and a full agenda will be circulated closer to the conference.

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Hotel Information:

MSI will be holding a block of guest rooms at the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana which will be available to our members at our special group rate. The special room rate will be available until Friday 26 September, however please bear in mind that the rooms in our block may be filled by other members before this date. All rooms will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to secure accommodation at the conference venue, please make sure you book as soon as possible.

All details for the hotel including booking deadlines and cancellation policies can be found in the Registration Guidelines. Please ensure you read this document carefully before registering for the conference.

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Social Programme:

Over the course of the International Conference we have an exciting array of events for you to look forward to. Our social programme is designed to enable our members to network and also experience all of the must-see sights when in Rio de Janeiro.

We have arranged tours to the world famous Sugar Loaf Mountain, the Christ the Redeemer monument as well as a tour into the Tijuca Forest. For the evenings, we have arranged some fun restaurants as well as the stunning Casa das Canoas for our black tie conference dinner on Monday night. Here we hope to bring the Brazilian party to life!

On Sunday evening, the International Conference "Welcome Dinner" will be held at the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana. Our Brazilian law firm, Mattos Muriel Kestener Advogados, will kindly be hosting the Drinks Reception at this event.

 MMK

All of these details as well as meeting costs and more can be found in the Conference Itinerary.

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