1st GIMLA Conference Global Power Reconfigurations The first GIMLA Conference approaches Global Power Reconfigurations and their opportunities and challenges for Latin America. The event will take place at the University of São Paulo (USP) on April 4, 2019. The keynote speaker is Prof. Simon Evenett (University of St.Gallen), who will discuss global power reconfigurations from the perspective of international trade with a special focus on Chinese commercial and investment relations with other emerging countries such as Brazil. Following his lecture, renowned Brazilian professors from partner universities (USP and FGV) will participate in round table discussions to interactively debate questions with the audience. Students, the business community, but also the general interested public are cordially invited to join us by registering via this online form. I GIMLA-HSG Biennial Conference - Final Schedule Global Power Reconfigurations: Opportunities and Challenges for Brazil and Latin America FEA-USP, Av. Professor Luciano Gualberto, 908 - Butantã - São Paulo Morning: Room Foncadi, Library Building Afternoon: Room Congregação 09:00 Welcoming Words Andrea Semadeni, Swiss Ambassador to Brazil 09:15-10:30 Power Shifts in International Trade Keynote: Prof. Simon Evenett (Global Trade Alert/ University of St.Gallen) Comments: Prof. Vera Thorstensen (CCGI-FGV/EESP) Coffee Break 10:45-12:30 Necessary Adaptations in Organizations Prof. Thomas Rudolph (International Marketing and Retail Management, University of St.Gallen) Business Model Transformation in Times of Change Prof. Yvette Sánchez (Centro Latino Americano-Suizo, University of St.Gallen) Transcultural Workspaces on the Move: The Case of the ICRC Comments and Moderation: Prof. Ana Carolina de A. Rodrigues (FEA-USP) Lunch Break 14:00-15:45 We must talk about China Prof. Carlos A. Primo Braga (Fundação Dom Cabral) Brazil and China: Back to the Future? Prof. Evandro Menezes de Carvalho (UFF/FGV-Direito Rio) Rule of Law Reform in China and its Impacts on Foreign Policy Prof. Lia Valls (IBRE-FGV/FCE-UERJ) Brazilian-Chinese Relations: From Trade to Investments Prof. Emilio F. Moran (UNICAMP/ Michigan State University) Dr. Vanessa Boanada Fuchs (GIMLA/ University of St.Gallen) Brazil and China: Inter-relations and Feedbacks in Soy trade and Infrastructure Development Comments and Moderation: Prof. Gilmar Masiero (FEA-USP) 15:45-16:00 Summing Up: Prof. Simon Evenett (Global Trade Alert/ University of St.Gallen) Networking Coffee Break 16:30-17:30 Closed session Creating collaborative research agendas between the University of St.Gallen and partner institutions: a guided match-making between researchers and organisations.