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Stefanini CEO Antonio Moreira speaks in Washington DC, NYC in advance of Brazilian Presidential visit

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Antonio Moreira, Chief Executive Officer for North America & APAC Operations at Stefanini, appeared in a panel discussion on June 25 in Washington, DC entitled "Brasilia in Washington: Investment and What's Next for the Bilateral Relationship." The event was conducted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), one of the world's preeminent international policy institutions.



The CSIS forum was held in anticipation of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington on June 30. Opening remarks were made by Brazil's Ambassador to the U.S., H.E. Luiz Alberto Figueiredo Machado, followed by Kenneth E. Hyatt, Deputy Undersecretary for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce.

"In the run-up to President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington on June, all eyes are on the future of U.S. – Brazil relations," noted CSIS in an introduction to the event posted by the organization; "increasing investment and trade make the bilateral economic relationship stronger than ever, even as the two countries work to revitalize their diplomatic ties."

Moderated by Carl Meacham, Director of the CSIS Americas Program, the panel discussion also included U.S. Department of Commerce Executive Director for Select USA, Ambassador Vinai Thummalapally (the former U.S. Ambassador to Belize), among others.

"I see it as an honor both personally and for our company to have been a part of this bilateral trade policy discussion in Washington, as Stefanini is one of the Brazilian companies with a history of strong growth in the U.S.," Mr. Moreira said. "While the U.S. market is where we target a majority of our investments for the future, the trends and data discussed by the panel reflect that Brazil remains a competitive destination for nearshore service delivery."

Mr. Moreira's Washington, DC CSIS panel participation on June 25 follows his June 18 guest appearance in New York City at the Immercio 2015 conference, an event focused on the opportunities, challenges and best practices in the nearshoring arena. Here, Mr. Moreira served on an expert panel leading a discussion with U.S. services buyers on today's nearshore outsourcing opportunities

About CSIS

CSIS (the Center for Strategic and International Studies) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center's 220 full-time staff and large network of affiliated scholars conduct research and analysis and develop policy initiatives that look to the future and anticipate change. Since 1962, CSIS has been dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. After 50 years, CSIS has become one of the world's preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration. Learn more at csis.org.

About Stefanini

Stefanini is a global IT outsourcing services company with locations in 34 countries across the Americas, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Since 1987, Stefanini has been providing offshore, onshore, and nearshore IT services, including application development services, IT infrastructure outsourcing (help desk support and desktop services), systems integration, consulting, and strategic staffing to Fortune 1000 enterprises around the world. Clients benefit from Stefanini's financial stability, sustained year-over-year growth, and zero net debt. The corporate global headquarters is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil with European headquarters in Brussels and North American headquarters in metropolitan Detroit. Further information is available at the company's website, www.stefanini.com.

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CONTACT: David Joyce David.Joyce@stefanini.com T 248 213 3683 M 248 385 6348Source: Stefanini TechTeam