Circle Forum São Paulo is an exclusive one-day event happening at the Rosewood São Paulo for businesses to discuss how digital dollars are accelerating growth in Brazil today.   

This invite-only event convenes Brazil's brightest minds to discuss crypto’s role in Brazil’s established fintech market, how Circle’s Brazilian partners are leveraging its cutting-edge technology platform, and how access to digital dollars is enabling new financial solutions that drive growth.


May 29, 2024
10:00 am - 5:30 pm BRT

Let’s kick-off Paris Blockchain Week together!

On Monday evening, join Circle and other visionaries in the blockchain community at the Pavillon Vendôme for Circle Soirée. Located in the heart of the city in the 1st, Pavillon Vendôme is on Place Vendôme, the Paris square famous for its column.

Circle Soirée will offer something for everyone, from conversation and cocktails to bites and beats. At this iconic Paris locale, it’s a party not to be missed!


Sessions & Speakers

The Circle Forum agenda is set to showcase a dynamic assembly of industry experts and thought leaders, engaging in timely conversations about Circle’s ecosystem, partnerships, and products. While we will continue to announce additional sessions and speakers, we are pleased to unveil the current line-up.

Please note that sessions will be delivered in English but Português translation services and audio devices will be available for attendees.

9:45 a.m.

Check-in, Refreshments & Networking

10:45 a.m.

Welcome Keynote


Jeremy Allaire

Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, Circle

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11:15 a.m.

The Rise of Digital Assets in Brazil

In this session, Thamilla Talarico, Partner and Blockchain and Digital Asset Leader at EY Brazil will give an in-depth overview of the current state of digital assets and blockchain innovation in Brazil. Attendees will hear about Thamilla’s in-market expertise and learn why Brazil is poised for digital asset adoption. She’ll highlight the region’s surging consumer demand for internet-native payment solutions and exposure to digital assets like digital dollars, cryptocurrencies, and tokenized assets. This session will provide critical context on the Brazilian market landscape and set the stage for how companies can uniquely address the evolving needs of a forward-thinking, tech-savvy economy.


Thamilla Talarico

Blockchain & Digital Asset Leader, EY Brasil

11:45 a.m.

Circle Connections, a Networking Break

12:00 p.m.

BTG Pactual | Building The Next Frontier of Finance Through Digital Assets

In this fireside chat, attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from Andre Portilho, Head of Digital Assets at BTG Pactual, the largest investment bank in Latin America. Attendees will gain insights into the unique benefits that digital dollars can provide, including near-instant and low-cost transactions, enhanced financial access, and the ability to participate in the global economy.

This session will also touch on the evolving needs of the Brazilian market and the opportunities for seamless USDC integration into BTG Pactual’s existing financial offerings.


Spencer Spinnell

VP, Americas, Circle

Andre Portilho

Head of Digital Assets, BTG Pactual

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12:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:45 p.m.

Nubank | Breaking Down Barriers in Finance

In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear directly from Nubank, one of the world's largest digital financial platforms, about their groundbreaking partnership with Circle to integrate USDC to power financial inclusion. As a fintech pioneer serving over 40% of the Brazilian population and 100 million users globally, Nubank will share insights on the region's remarkable growth, consumer appetite for digital assets, and the inclusivity their visionary crypto-enabled financial services will bring to the market.


Jeff Lennox

VP Business Development, Americas, Circle

Luan Fleck

Senior Product Lead, Nubank

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2:10 p.m.

The Next Generation of Borderless Money Movement

In this panel discussion, industry experts will explore challenges and opportunities surrounding cross-border payments. Attendees will gain insights into the problems businesses and consumers face when moving money internationally and the immense opportunities that digital dollar solutions like USDC can unlock. The speakers on this panel will share real-world examples of the importance of stablecoins and digital dollars in the global financial system. They will explore how the rise of near-instant payment networks equipped with digital dollar technology can make payments and payouts faster, more cost-efficient, and more secure.


Heath Tarbert

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Corporate Affairs, Circle

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Fausto Moreno Bombareli

Head of Digital Assets, Grupo Elektra

Cristian Bohn

Co-Founder & CSO, Parfin

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Tatiana Guazzelli

Partner, Pinheiro Neto Advogados

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2:35 p.m.

Driving Local Accessibility & Innovation for Digital Assets

In this session, attendees will explore how cryptocurrency exchanges power the adoption, innovation, and utility of digital assets both locally and globally. Panelists from Mercado Bitcoin, OKX, and Ripio will share their insights on the unique factors fueling crypto’s potential in Brazil and beyond.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how the exchanges leverage USDC to enhance the crypto experience, expand their product offerings, and ultimately drive mainstream adoption of digital assets.


Kash Razzaghi

Chief Business Officer, Circle

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Roberto Dagnoni

CEO, Mercado Bitcoin/2TM

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Guilherme Sacamone

General Manager, OKX Brazil

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Guido Messi

Head of Sales, Ripio

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3:00 p.m.

Circle Connections, a Networking Break

3:15 p.m.

Payment System Harmonization: What Brazil Can Teach the World

In this session, we will discuss how Brazil is advancing more efficient money movement – and is ideally positioned among major economies to establish well-harmonized rules for digital assets. Underpinned by a model of robust public sector oversight and private sector innovation, join us to learn about how the promise of payment system interoperability will enable seamless and regulated access to global currency flows, placing Brazil as a nexus in tomorrow’s digital economy.


Heath Tarbert

Chief Legal Officer & Head of Corporate Affairs, Circle

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Teco Medina

Financial Consultant & CBN Commentator

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3:40 p.m.

A Fireside Chat with BTG Pactual's Roberto Sallouti and Circle's Jeremy Allaire

In this fireside chat, Roberto Sallouti, CEO of BTG Pactual and Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle will discuss the evolving landscape of global and Brazilian financial markets. Leveraging their deep expertise and visionary perspectives, Allaire and Sallouti will explore the state of financial markets with a focus on Brazil and Latin America more broadly. They will examine how BTG, as the largest investment bank in the region, is driving digital asset innovation, and the transformative role they play in this rapidly changing financial landscape.

As leaders at the forefront of innovation, they will share their insights on the emerging opportunities for financial institutions, corporations, and individuals. Attendees will gain valuable foresight into the future of finance, empowering them to navigate the dynamic global financial markets. This exclusive fireside chat will provide a unique platform for attendees to hear directly from two of the industry's most influential voices, offering a glimpse into the exciting possibilities that lie ahead for the financial sector.


Jeremy Allaire

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Circle

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Roberto Sallouti

CEO, BTG Pactual

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4:15-5:30 p.m.

Closing Happy Hour

The venue

Rosewood São Paulo
Rua Itapeva, 435 Bela Vista, São Paulo, SP, 01332-000 Brazil

This new icon of contemporary Brazilian architecture and mirroring the energy and heritage of Brazil, Rosewood São Paulo is an urban oasis located in Cidade Matarazzo, a complex of elegantly preserved buildings from the early 20th century. The luxury hotel anchors this stylish mixed-use cultural destination, occupying one of the area’s few remaining historical landmarks and a striking new vertical garden tower designed by Jean Nouvel.

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Circle is a global financial technology firm that enables businesses of all sizes to harness the power of digital currencies and public blockchains for payments, commerce and financial applications worldwide. Circle is the issuer of USDC and EURC - highly liquid, interoperable, and trusted money protocols on the internet. Circle’s open and programmable platform and APIs make it easy for organizations to run their internet-scale business, whether it is making international payments, building globally-accessible Web3 apps or managing their internal treasury. 

Register today to reserve a spot.

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