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Welcome Letter

The 17th International Sugar and Ethanol Conference, to be held on November 6 and 7, 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.

Previous Attendees

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André Luiz Baptista Lins Rocha President, Fórum Nacional Sucroenergético, Brasília, Brazil.

- Current CEO of Sifaeg and Sifaçúcar - Former President of Companhia Energética de Goiás - CELG - Graduated in Civil Engineering from the School of Engineering of Universidade Federal de Goiás - Goiânia - GO - Member of the Infrastructure Thematic Council of the National Confederation of Industries (“CNI”) since March 2004

Antônio Cesar Salibe Executive President, UDOP,Araçatuba, Brasil.

Agronomist graduated by the Luiz de Queiroz Agricultural School, Universidade de São Paulo [São Paulo University] - Esalq/USP; Graduated as Professor of the Special Formation Part of High School by the Education School of the Universidade Estadual do Rio Janeiro [Rio Janeiro State University] (Uerj); Master’s degree in Social Communication by Universidade Paulista [Paulista University] – Unip; UDOP’s CEO – Union of Bioenergy Producers; Member of the Industrial Board of the Industries Center of São Paulo State – Ciesp; Member of the Sugar and Alcohol Producing Technicians Society Board of Brazil – Stab; Member of the Sugar and Alcohol Sectoral Chamber of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply – Mapa; Member of the Biofuel Sectoral Chamber of São Paulo State’s Agriculture Department; Retired professor of UFSCar – Universidade Federal de São Carlos [Federal University of São Carlos] in the Biotechnology and Vegetal and Animal Production Department – DBPVA; Former-coordinator of the Regional office of the Universidade Federal de São Carlos [Federal Univeristy of São Carlos] – UFSCar, in Araçatuba/SP; Former head of the experimental sugarcane station of Planalsucar in Valparaíso, and of UFSCar/Ridesa, having contributed for the implementation of PróAlcool program in the region of Araçatuba/SP.

Antonio Megale President, ANFAVEA, São Paulo, Brazil. (Invited)

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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.

Arnaldo Jardim State Secretary of Agriculture Livestock and Food Supply , State of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Arnaldo Jardim was born in Altinópolis, city in the Brazilian State of São Paulo. He is a civil engineer at the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) and began his political life as a student leader, when he was director of the Central Directory of Students (DCE) of USP and the State Union of Students, at the time of the struggles for democracy. He served four terms as a state deputy and was bench leader of PMDB’s (Party of the Brazilian Democratic Movement) at the São Paulo Legislative Assembly. Elected for the first time in 1985, he was the draftsman of the State Constitution and the amendment that ended parliamentary immunity for common crimes. Jardim was State Secretary of Housing between 2002 and 2004. He was the author of the State Policy to Support Cooperativism, the State Solid Waste Policy, the Adolescents Health Program, the Cooperative Support Law, and coordinated the parliamentary fronts of housing, cooperativism and clean energy. He was the first vice-leader of the PPS’s (Popular Socialist Party) bench in the Federal Chamber. Head of the Mines and Energy Commission and President of the Parliamentary Front in Defense of National Infrastructure and the Parliamentary Front for the Valorization of the Sugar and Energy Sector (Ethanol Front); Member of the Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development and Coordinator of the Working Group on Solid Waste of the National Congress Parliamentary Front. He was Rapporteur of the National Policy on Solid Waste (PNRS). He is draftsman of the Environmental Services Payment Act (PSA). In the last five years, he has recognized in the publications "100 Heads of the National Congress", elaborated by the Inter-Union Department of Parliamentary Advice (Diap), and by votes made by the Brazilian web portal Congress in Focus, as one of the best parliamentarians of the Federal Chamber. Currently, Arnaldo Jardim is Secretary of Agriculture and Supply of the State of São Paulo, federal deputy (licensee) in third term (2007/2018) and presided over CONSEAGRI - National Council of Secretaries of Agriculture (2015/2016).

Artur Milanez Sector Manager Agricultural Complex and Biofuels, Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social - BNDES, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

Celso Torquato Junqueira Franco President, UDOP, Araçutuba, Brazil.

Celso Torquato Junqueira Franco, is the chairman of UDOP – Bioenergy Producers Union. Born on August 18th, 1961, he is married, father of four children. Civil engineer graduated by the Mackenzie University, in São Paulo, shareholder of Pioneiros Bioenergia and Santa Adélia Mill. Former mayor of Sud Mennucci, for two mandates, Celso Junqueira also had his political career marked by two mandates as vice mayor of Sud Mennucci. Among his main achievements for Sud Mennucci is the project idealized in 2002, which made the city the first in Brazil with free broad band internet to the entire population. Celso Junqueira is son of the entrepreneur Cícero Junqueira Franco, considered one of the creators of the PróAlcool, in the 1970s. Celso is also former chairman of the Low Tiete River Basin Committee (CBH-BT); and former chairman of the Association of Far Northwestern Cities of State of Sao Paulo (Amensp).

David VanderGriend President, ICM Inc., Kansas, USA

David VanderGriend was educated in Northwest Iowa Technical College, in Welding & Metal Fatigue instruction, and currently is CEO of ICM Ventures Inc., Colwich, Kansas. He designed and built the first dried distillers grain (DDGs) dryer specifically for dry milling ethanol plants, and began expanding existing ethanol production facilities and improving efficiencies. Lead efforts in becoming a world leader in biorefining technology, delivering proprietary process technology to 102 ethanol production facilities with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.7 billion gallons of annual ethanol production. Initiated a strategic vision to heavily invest in the continued advancement of renewable energy technologies, including the construction of a Research & Development laboratory in Colwich, Kan., and St. Joseph, MO.Also initiated efforts to pursue a contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to win a $25 million contract for a Pilot Integrated Biorefinery project at ICM’s R&D pilot plant in St. Joseph, MO. He is a proud corporate sponsor of the Agriculture Future of America (AFA), an organization that is passionate about the production, processing and distribution of food and fiber and support for the agricultural industry. In 2005, Dave and ICM were co-founders of the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC), and in 2008, co-founded Growth Energy, a grassroots organization of ethanol processors and supporters. In recognition of Dave’s contributions to the industry, in 2012, Dave received The Renewable Fuels Association Leadership Award for the important role he has played in “helping ethanol producers improve efficiencies, develop new technologies and product streams and increase profitability”.

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 - • 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).

Elizabeth Farina President ,UNICA, São Paulo, Brazil.

Elizabeth M.M.Q. Farina is the President and CEO of UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, since December 2012. Prior to her current position she was full professor of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She chaired the Department of Economics from 2002 to 2004 and from 2010 to 2012. She was the president of the Brazilian Competition Council (Cade) from 2004 to 2008. For more than 10 years Dr. Farina was the vice chair of the agribusiness program at the University of Sao Paulo, PENSA. She earned a PhD in economics from the University of Sao Paulo in 1983 and the habilitation title since 1996. She reached the fullprofessorship in 2001. Dr. Farina worked as a consultant in Brazil and other Latin America countries and as economic expert in food and agribusiness strategies and antitrust litigation and mergers and acquisition analysis. Farina published eight books, 14 book chapters, and more than 20 papers in national and international journals.

Enrico Biancheri Commercial Director, Louis Dreyfus, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Fernando Bezerra Coelho Filho Minister of Mines and Energy, Brasilia, Brazil.(Invited)

Fernando Coelho Filho nasceu em 28/02/1984, em Recife (PE). Graduou-se em Administração de Empresa pela Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP). Assumiu aos 22 anos sua primeira legislatura como deputado federal em 2007, sendo em seguida reeleito por mais dois mandatos. Fernando é filiado ao PSB, partido que liderou de 1º de fevereiro de 2015 até ser nomeado ministro de Minas e Energia

Gonçalo Pereira Director, Laboratório Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia do Bioetanol (CTBE), Campinas, Brazil.

Agronomist from the Federal University of Bahia, MSc in Genetics from USP, PhD in Molecular Genetics from the University of Düsseldorf-Germany. In his academic career, he is Full Professor at Unicamp, where he has formed 73 masters and doctors, guides 16 PhD students and 4 Master's degrees, published 132 articles and 9 book chapters with 4500 citations and required 32 patents and 9 software. In the business area, he was co-founder and Chief Scientist Officer (CSO) at Granbio, the country's first and largest second-generation ethanol plant, where he developed Energy Cane varieties, fermentation systems and 2G yeast. He is currently Director of the National Laboratory for Bioethanol - CTBE -, dedicated to the development of science and technology for Bioeconomics. He has received several awards, is a member of the Academy of Sciences of the State of São Paulo, invited as Expert of the European Community for BioEconomy and advisor to the World Economic Forum for Biotechnology.

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

Hermann Hoffman Coordinator Of Ridesa´s Genetic Improvement Program / Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Araras, São Paulo, Brazil.

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Jeremy Austin General Manager, Sucden, São Paulo, Brazil.

Managing Director of Sucden do Brasil, Jeremy Austin started his career in 1985 in France at Sucres et Denrées Group and started covering the Brasil Market in 1.989. In 1994, he was appointed the Officer responsible for Sucden in Brasil. Jeremy serves on the board of AEXA. He has been an Independent Director of Tereos Internacional S.A since 2010. From 2000 to 2005, he served as a member of the board of directors of FBA and as Member of Fiscal Council of Cosan S. A. Indústria e Comércio. He was a Board Member of F.B.A. Açúcar e Álcool from 2000 to 2005 and Guarani from 2007 to 2010. Jeremy currently is President of Sugar Club. Graduated in Mathematics from the University of Oxford, England. Jeremy holds a bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in Arts by Oxford University in the United Kingdom.”

João Carlos Meirelles Secretary of State for Energy and Mining of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

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José Goldemberg President, FAPESP, Amparo Research Foundation of the State of São Paulo, former Minister of Science and Technology, former Secretary of State for the Environment of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.

Professor José Goldemberg earned his Ph.D. in Physical Sciences from the University de São Paulo in 1954. A Member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, he has served as the President of Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science. He was Rector of the University from 1986 to 1990. He did research and taught at the University of Illinois, Stanford University, University of Paris (Orsay) and Princeton University. Between 1990 and 1992, he was Secretary of State for Science and Technology and Minister of State for Education of Brazil. Between 2002 and 2006, he was Secretary for the Environment of the State of São Paulo.In 2008 he was awarded the Blue Planet Prize 2008 of the Asahi Glass Foundation (Japan) and in 2013 “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Since 2015 he is President of FAPESP, São Paulo Research Foundation and early 2017 he received the title of Professor Emeritus of the University of São Paulo

José Mauro Coelho Director de Estudos do Petróleo, Gás e Biocombustíveis, EPE - Empresa de Pesquisa Energética, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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

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.

Juca Andrade Vice President Client and Product, B3 S.A. - Brasil, Bolsa, Balcão, São Paulo, Brasil

CHIEF PRODUCT AND CLIENT OFFICER Mr. Andrade earned a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from IBMEC (Instituto Brasileiro de Mercado de Capitais) and a Bachelor`s degree in Mechanical/Production Engineering from Escola Politecnica of Sao Paulo University. Mr. Andrade was Co-Head of Local Markets Trading Latam for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He was also a member of the Latin American Executive committee. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he worked at Citigroup Brazil for almost 15 non-consecutive years where he was Head Trader on the Foreign Exchange and Derivatives Desk and later responsible for Structuring and Products, focusing on investment and derivatives products for FX, interest rate, commodities and credit for local and off-shore clients. In-between his 15 years with Citi , he worked for 3 years in a Local JV between Itau and Bankers Trust (IBT) where he worked mostly with Equity Derivatives books

Luiz Augusto Nóbrega Barroso President, EPE - Empresa de Pesquisa Energética, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Luiz Augusto Barroso has a BSc in Mathematics and a MSc and DSc degrees in Operations Research (optimization) with emphasis on power systems economics. Since July 2016 he is the CEO of EPE, the Brazilian Energy Research Office, that carries out planning studies on the Brazilian energy industry and an Associate Researcher of the Institute for Technology Research (IIT) at Comillas University in Madrid, Spain. Previously he was a Technical Director of PSR, where he worked for 18 years and coordinated studies in over 30 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia in the following areas: (i) energy economics and project valuation; (ii) risk management and physical/financial optimization in the power sector; (iii) integrated electricity-gas planning studies; (iv) energy auctions; (v) electricity and gas market design; and (vi) market studies and regulatory assessment for investors, investment banks and lenders. He has actively participated in market design studies for renewable energy integration, including energetic studies and market design. Dr. Barroso also carries out research and development activities in the energy industry. He is the author and co-author of 1 book and of more than 100 technical papers in peer reviewed and local/international conferences on topics related to competitive energy markets. He chaired the Brazilian C5 committee of Cigré, is a Senior Member of the IEEE Power and Energy (PES) Society, editor of the journals IEEE Transactions on Power Systems and IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids and a member of the IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer Program. He is the vice chair of the IEEE Power Systems Operations, Planning and Economics Committee. He received in 2010 the IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award, which recognizes professional of up to 35 years for his outstanding contributions in the leadership of technical activities in the IEEE PES and other technical societies. He lectures in the Florence School of Regulation.

Marcio Felix Secretário de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis, Ministério de Minas e Energia, Brasília, Brazil.

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Margarete Maria Gandini Director, Department of Industries for Mobility and Logistics, MDIC, Brasília, Brazil.

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Mario Campos Filho President, SIAMIG,Minas Gerais, 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.

Marlon Arraes Coordinator, Department of Renewable Fuels (DCR)

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Martin A. Mitchell Business Development Manager Americas, Clariant, IOWA, USA.

Martin Mitchell is a Business Development Manager for the Biofuels & Derivatives Division at Clariant which is based in Munich, Germany. Martin leads the business development efforts to commercialize the sunliquid® process technology in North America , South America and Asia based out of Des Moines, Iowa - USA. Prior to Martin’s work at Clariant, he was an International Project Manager at the State of Iowa Department of Economic Development where he managed for seven years a portfolio of projects in the biotechnology, biofuels and biorenewable chemical sector. Martin holds an M.B.A. in International Business from Iowa State University and resides in Des Moines, Iowa with his family.

Matthew Ryan ICE – Intercontinental Exchange, Nova Iorque, EUA.

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Miguel Ivan Lacerda de Oliveira Director, Departamento de Combustíveis Renováveis (DCR) da Secretaria de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis,do Ministério de Minas e Energia, Brasília, Brazil.

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Naim Beydoun Director,Sugar Brokers, Switzerland.

Bachelor of Science in Business Computer : Beirut University College (New York State University) Director: Swiss Sugar Brokers SA - Switzerland - Sugar Brokerage Inter-trade and Middle - East. Previous positions: Head Sugar Trading and Manager . Coimex trading (Suisse) LTD - Geneva Sugar Trade Manager : Al Nouran Overseas Co (Suisse) LTD - Geneva Administrator and Director Arab Belgium Trading SA - Brussels Belgium

Paulo Skaf President, FIESP, São Paulo, Brazil.

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

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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 Mario Nastari Representante da Sociedade Civil, CNPE – Conselho Nacional de Política Energética e Presidente, DATAGRO, São Paulo, Brasil

Dr. Nastari holds M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics, from Iowa State University. Phi Kappa Phi (1983), Gamma Sigma Delta (1983). Was Professor of Economics at FGV – The Getúlio Vargas Foundation, in São Paulo, in undergraduate and graduate level courses (MBA, Masters and Doctoral programs) from 1984 to 2001. Member of PAPSAC, the Private and Public, Scientific, Academic and Consumer Food Policy Group, at Harvard University, in Boston, since 2012. Professor at the MBA in Agribusiness Joint Programme established between ESPM in São Paulo and Université de Nantes, France, since 2015. Former Executive Director and President of the Board of the Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineers (AEA), from 2000 to 2002, during the 1980s he helped the design of ethanol specifications which enabled the use of ethanol in fuel injected engines. He has served as member of the Technical Committees of Brazil’s Interministerial Council on Sugar and Alcohol, National Energy Commission, and Commission for Reexam of the Energy Matrix. He has assisted the Brazilian government in Energy Planning (1984-86 and 1991-93), industry deregulation (1997-1999), trade negotiations (1991-2004), and trade disputes. Representative of the Civil Society Specialist in Energy at the National Council on Energy Policy, at the Federal Government of Brazil, designated for the period of 2016 to 2018. Honorary Citizen of the State of Pernambuco, Legislative Assembly of the State of Pernambuco, 2016. Great Master, Order of Merit of Anhanguera, State Government of Goias, 2017. With extensive experience in trade negotiations and trade disputes at the International Trade Commission and the World Trade Organization, Dr. Nastari has acted before the Brazilian Government as Chief Economist in the trade disputes involving ethanol exports to the United States (US ITC), and subsidized sugar exports from the European Union, European Union bananas import regime, and Brazilian regime for the import of used and retreaded tires (WTO). He is Arbitrator at the “Camara FGV de Arbitragem” (Arbitration Chamber of the Getulio Vargas Foundation), and at “Camara de Conciliação e Arbitragem da Sociedade Rural Brasileira”) and has acted as Expert Testimony in many cases, at this Chamber and at ICC, the International Chamber of Commerce, in Paris. Lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - Second Assessment Report (2AR), and Consultant for Biomass Energy other than Wood, to the World Energy Council. Co-founder and Member of the Sustainable Biofuels Consensus (Bellagio Consensus), Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Bellagio, Italy, 2008, and Participant of the Bled Strategic Forum, since 2008 in Bled, Slovenia. Dr. Nastari is Member of the World Sugar Committee, at ICE Futures (Intercontinental Exchange) in New York, where recommendations are made for improvements in contract rules and other matters related to the world trade of sugar. Member of the Council on Infrastructure of ACSP – Commerce Association of São Paulo, in São Paulo, since 2012. President and CEO of DATAGRO Consulting Ltd., one of the world’s leading consulting company specialized in agricultural markets, serving clients in 41 countries. He leads a team of 97 collaborators at Datagro, housed in six offices (Alphaville, Sao Paulo/Capital, Ribeirao Preto, Santos, Recife and New York), assisting a host of companies in market analysis, investments in production and logistics assets related to sugar, ethanol and other agrindustrial activities, in countries in the Americas, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Throughout the years, Dr. Nastari established a fruitful cooperation between Datagro and the International Sugar Organization (ISO), jointly organizing the prestigious Sugar & Ethanol Conference that precedes the Person of the Year Award (BrazilCham) and the New York Sugar Dinner for the last ten years. He was Chairman of the 19th ISO Annual Seminar in London. He was the Keynote Speaker at the 2013 New York Sugar Dinner. Organizer of the Sugar & Ethanol Summit – Brazil Day, for five consecutive years in London, in cooperation with Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations. Organizer for seventeen consecutive years of the traditional Datagro International Conference in São Paulo that precedes the São Paulo Sugar Dinner, and the Datagro Ceise Br Fenasucro Conference in Sertãozinho, SP, the largest equipment fair for sugar & ethanol in the world. Organizer of the Global Agribusiness Forum, in partnership with the Brazilian Rural Society (SRB), ABRAMILHO (corn producers), ABCZ (cattle producers),Citrus BR (orange juice producers) and Forum Nacional Sucroenergetico (sugar & ethanol producers) a biannual venue which has the official support of the USDA, the European Commission, and the governments of France, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Israel, Turkey and Cuba. Dr. Nastari is a frequent speaker at energy, biofuels and agribusiness conferences around the globe, with frequent attendance in London, Paris, Brussels, New York, Washington, Delhi, Bangkok, Tokyo, Barcelona, Kyoto, Johannesburg, Bled, Orlando, São Paulo, Singapore, Amsterdam and Dubai. Honorary Citizen of the State of Nebraska, State Assembly of the State of Nebraska, USA (1998) Honorary Citizen of the State of Pernambuco, State Assembly of the State of Pernambuco, Brazil (2016) Prize President Ernesto Geisel (1978) Prize Canassauro Rex (2002) Prize Top Ethanol (2014) Grand Official of the Order of Merit of Anhanguera, State Government of Goiás, 2017 From his contribution to the development of biofuels in the US Dr. Nastari has been granted an Honorary Nebraskan Citizenship (2002), and has been awarded and recognized at the White House for his contribution to the development of biofuels use in aviation (2003). He has also been awarded Honorary Citizenship of the State of Pernambuco, by the

Reinaldo Azambuja Silva Governor of the State of Mato Grosso do Sul,Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

Reinaldo Azambuja, 54 years old, an agriculturist from Campo Grande (MS), is governor of Mato Grosso do Sul, elected by the PSDB. He was mayor of Maracaju, city to 157 km of the Capital, Campo Grande, by two mandates (1997-2004). During the period in which he was mayor, he also presided over the Association of Municipalities of Mato Grosso do Sul (Assomasul). He was elected state deputy (2007-2011), federal deputy (2011-2014) and governor (2015-2018). As mayor of Maracaju, he led the municipality to the top place in the agricultural ranking to the position of largest grain producer, making the region the 5th state economy. In the Legislative Assembly of the State, he worked in the formation of the Parliamentary Front of the Agribusiness and led the bench of the PSDB. In the Federal Chamber, he held a discussion on the deficiencies of the agricultural policy and defended the revision of the federative pact. Reinaldo Azambuja took control the State Government as Brazil plunged into the biggest economic and political crisis in the country's history. It carried out two administrative reforms and balanced the accounts of Mato Grosso do Sul, keeping the state at the top of the statistics of investments, economic growth and Social development. Under his management, the State also won the first position in the Transparency Ranking and went from the 9th to the 5th position in the Brazilian Competitiveness Ranking.

Renan Filho Governor of the State of Alagoas,Alagoas, 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.

Renato Sucupira President, BF Capital,São Paulo, Brazil.

• Graduated in Civil Engineering by UFRJ and MBA degree in Corporate Finances by FGV-RJ. • Between 1986 and 2004, at BNDES, initially worked in the economic – financial assessment of projects, especially in the Mining /Metallurgy /Steel, Petrochemical, Paper, Pulp, Agroindustry, Aeronautics, Sugar and Ethanol industries. • In 1996, as BNDES-Exim’s director, he developed operations of over 10 billion dollars with emphasis to Embraer and Três Gargantas Hydroelectric Power Plants (China). He was responsible for the relationship with the main Export Credit Agencies – ECA; represented the Bank, as a speaker, in international events related to the Brazilian foreign trade activities, including participation in The 65th Anniversary of the Export-Import Bank, Commemorative Conference of 65 years of U.S. Exim Bank, as well as in the WTO panels (i.e.: Embraer). • Between 2004 and 2011, at Valora, as partner, he implemented and led the Structured Operations area, in charge for operations totaling over R$7 billion. • In 2011, he became a founding partner of the BF CAPITAL, a company providing advisory services in structured financial transactions.

Ricardo Martins Junqueira CEO,Diana Bioenergia Avanhandava S/A, Avanhandava, Brazil.

Ricardo Junqueira took over the management of Diana Bioenergia 7 years ago and is currently the CEO of the company. During his management, the company increased its milling capacity from 800 to 1.650 tons. Result of a modern and transparent administration, based on sustainability that reflects on the development of the city and region through socio-environmental projects. Graduated in Civil Engineering from Mackenzie-SP with a postgraduate diploma in Business Administration from FGV-SP, Ricardo found his real vocation by leading Diana Bioenergia. In 2015 he saw the company receive the MasterCana Performance Prize in the agroindustrial management category (MasterCana Desempenho em Gestão Agroindustrial), which recognizes the best sugar-ethanol mill administration in the mid-south region of Brazil, and last year, Diana Bioenergia was awarded the MasterCana Performance Prize (MasterCana Desempenho) in the strategy and management category – a proof that the work developed by the whole team is on the right way.

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.

Rubens Braga Junior Statistical Researcher an Coordinator of Varietal Census, IAC, Campinas,Brazil.

Education Master’s degree in Business Administration - Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) – Brazil 2013. Postgraduate diploma in Statistics and Agronomical Experimentation- Escola Superior de Agricultura Luiz de Queiroz ESALQ – Brazil 1985. Bachelor's degree in Statistics - Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar) – Brazil 1983. Work Experience Strategic Planning Consultant – since 2016 Owner of RBJ CONSULT, Consultancy in Strategic Planning Responsible for the IAC Varietal Census - Brazil. IAC’s consultant in the areas of statistics and software development Associated consultant for LIDERA in the Forecast Crop Project to sugarcane producing units. Sugarcane producing units Consultant in statistics and field surveys optimization. CTC - Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira – from 1987 to 2016 Leader in the Data Planning and Analysis Area. Responsible for the CTC's experimental agricultural database. Responsible for the CTC Variety Census. Responsible for planning the activities of the CTC's Sugarcane Improvement Program. Responsible for the statistical analyzes of CTC's agricultural experiments. Technical responsible for the revision of the CTC Improvement Program in the Project Management Office area. Collaborator in the harvest estimate made by the CTC with UNICA. Participant in the team that generated the valuation of the CTC allowing the investment made by BNDESPar. Catarinense Company of Agricultural Research – from 1986 to 1987 Researcher in Statistics. Responsible for the statistical analysis of the company. Complementary Activities Participation as lecturer in the congresses focused on statistics in agronomic experimentation, such as the Annual Meetings of the Brazilian Region of the International Society of Biometrics (RBRAS), Symposiums on Applied Statistics on Agricultural Experimentation (SEAGRO), National Probability and Statistics Symposia SINAPE) and others. Participation as a speaker at congresses related to the sugarcane sector, such as the IDEA Grand Variety Meetings, Canaplan Annual Meetings, STAB National Congresses, UDOP National Bioenergy Congresses and others. Publication of several technical articles in agricultural magazines, such as the magazines RPAnews, STAB, PAB, Canavieiros, Coplana and others. Responsible for the writing and publication of books and magazines related to Varietal Census. Co-Author of chapter of the book "Mechanized production system of sugarcane integrated into the production of energy and food" published by EMBRAPA. Courses Analysis of Experiments using ASReml_R with emphasis on breeding trials, taught by Prof. Salvador A.G. Pacheco of the University of Florida, USA. Conscious Management and Change Management Program, taught by Prof. Maria Consuelo Cyrne Diniz of the Dom Cabral Foundation. How to Analyze Financially New Investment Projects, taught by Prof. Francisco Cavalcante da Cavalcante Consultores. Analysis method of troubleshooting, taught by Prof. Eugenio Stipp GOL consulting. Project management with Microsoft Project, taught by Prof. Mauricio Davino of D-Learning computer science. Project management, provided by Fundação Carlos Alberto Vanzolini. Multivariate analysis applied to the software Statistica, taught by Prof. Antonio Sergio Ferraudo of StatSoft South America.

Sergio Bortolozzo President, ABRAMILHO, Brasilia,Brazil.

EDUCATION Degree in Business Administration at Piauí State University –UESPI, Piauí State,Brazil. Masters Degree in Business Management at Piauí State University - UESPI. Improvement and Basic English Conversation by CELL- Center for Language Teaching – Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil. Soil Conservation at the Araraquara College of Surveying – Araraquara, São Paulo. BUSINESS GROUP Associate Director, along with his brothers José Roberto Bortolozzo, Amilton Bortolozzo and Helio Segnini Filho in the Enterprises : - Santa Terezinha Farm - Araraquara, São Paulo, Brazil. - Canel - Central Agrícola Nova Era Ltda. – Uruçui, Piauí State, Brazil. - Gironda- Importação e Exportação Ltda . PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Positions he held: Member of the Cotton Technical Committee - APHEF - Sao Paulo State Agriculture Federation-1978/1982. Member of Sao Paulo State Agricultural Council representing the city of Araraquara – São Paulo - 1982/1986. Vice - president of the Rural Union of Araraquara – São Paulo - 1986/1990 Director of Coffee Growers Cooperative - COCAD – Dourado, São Paulo - 1984/1988 President of Sindigrãos – Piauí State Grain Producers Union, 1990/1994 President of the Uruçuí Rural Union, Uruçuí, Piauí State. Coordinating of Piauí State Agriculture Chamber. Actual Positions: Vice - president of FAEPI – Piauí State Agriculture and LivestockFederation. President of ABRAMILHO – Brazilian Corn Growers Association. President of MAIZALL - International Maize Alliance Member of the National Commission to Cereals, Fibers and Oilseeds from CNA - National Agriculture Confederation. Titular Counsellor of SENAR – National Rural Learning Service – Piauí State. Counselor of the State Council of SEBRAE – Piauí State. Chairman of the BOMEPI - Commodity Exchange of Piaui State. Activities: Since 1978 develops agricultural activities related to cotton farming, sugar cane, coffee and cattle farm in Santa Terezinha Farm, where he is co - owner. From 1988, he began exploring the cerrado area to grain production in the Canel Farm and mining with the company Mineração Graúna Ltda., Antônio Almeida City, Piauí State, owned by Maria Elvira Dresdi Bortolozzo . HONORS - Knight of the Order of Merit of the Renaissance Piaui State , granted by the State Government on 24 May 1997 . - Citizen Uruçuiense by the Municipality of Uruçuí, Piauí State - ordinary meeting dated 08/13/97 . - Citizen Piauiense by the Legislature of Piauí State on October 17, 2000 . - Medal of Industrial Merit Simplicio Dias by FIEPI – Piauí State Industrial Federation in May 2010 .

Trabue Bland President, ICE - Intercontinental Exchange, Nova Iorque, USA .

Trabue Bland is President of ICE Futures U.S., a regulated futures exchange and a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). He previously served as VP of Regulation where he managed ICE’s regulatory efforts globally, with an emphasis on CFTC regulation. Prior to joining ICE in 2007, Bland was Legal Counsel to Acting Chairman Walter Lukken at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He was also a trial attorney in the Division of Enforcement and an attorney in the Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight. Before joining the Commission, Bland was in private practice at Balch and Bingham, LLP. He served on the staff of Senator Thad Cochran before attending law school. Bland is a graduate of Washington and Lee University and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Virginia Soriano Lyra Commercial Director, Delta Sucroenergia, Minas Gerais, Brasil.

Virginia Soriano Lyra Leão, Has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from FAAP - Fundação Armando Álvarez Penteado/SP (2006); Post-graduate degree in Finance at IBMEC (now Insper/SP) (2008). Her professional career started at Cargill Geneva, as a trainee at the sugar and ethanol trading desk in 2008. On her return to Brazil, she started working as an Executive at Caeté Mill, Currently, she is Commercial Director at Usina Delta Sucroenergia/MG. She is also, Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Union Sugar Industry in the State of Minas Gerais (SINDAÇUCAR - MG), management 2017/2020.

Vital Silva Nogueira Manager, USIMAT, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Acting for 35 years in Manufacturing Sugar and Alcohol Industry. Developed the Flex Plant Project (Sugarcane – Cereals) with the implementation of the first unit in Campos de Júlio –MT. Industrial Manager since 2005 at “Usimat Destilaria de Álcool – FLEX em Campos de Júlio – MT. Director of the company “Maiz” - Projects and Consulting Cereal – Ethanol Campos de Júlio – MT.























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