The Symposium, the premier forum in the Western Hemisphere focused on Latin America and the Caribbean, brings together each year the private and public sectors, in addition to non-governmental organizations, to discuss key issues facing the region. The Symposium hosts heads of state, top CEOs, and high-level decision makers for a one day gathering on the importance of business and government in building sustainable economic, as well as social development. The conference offers participants valuable access and opportunities to forge relationships, insights, and ideas.
The 2015 Symposium and 21st Annual BRAVO Business Awards drew more than 500 delegates, representing more than 200 organizations, from across 20 countries around the world. Keeping in line with the themes of innovation and looking towards future generations, the series of programs spanned over two days in 2015, and began on Wednesday, October 28, where we held the inaugural ‘’Agents of Change: The New Face of Innovation and Talent’’ forum. On Thursday, October 29, global thought leaders and decision makers from major corporations, governments and multilateral institutions shared their insights and perspectives on innovation, at the 2015 Symposium entitled ‘’Success through Innovation.’’
Following the Symposium, the BRAVO Business Awards celebrated 21 years of recognizing the leaders who are shaping and transforming the region. In 2015, Latin Trade honored 10 individuals for their tremendous contributions to Latin America and the Caribbean.
ABOUT BRAVO BUSINESS AWARDS
The BRAVO Business Awards, widely regarded as the ‘’Oscars of Latin American Business,’’ has been recognizing leadership and excellence in the Americas for more than two decades. Each year, the Awards honor heads of state, CEOs and the decision makers that are shaping Latin America’s business and policy stance in the world. With more than 150 honorees spanning 20 years, the Awards consistently recognize the region’s most influential leaders for their achievements and contributions to the Americas.
Business, government and public leaders will share ideas and insights in an open conversation, focusing on macro views on the global and regional landscape for the private and public sectors. Moderators will encourage a free flowing dialogue and debate on the most current issues facing the Americas and will accept questions from the audience. The format will be Davos Style, with an estimated audience of 400 participants. Panelists will be comprised of CEOs, Senior Government Officials, and Young Leaders.
Experts on key themes of this year’s Symposium will discuss a variety of issues, ranging from gender equality, the role of philanthropy in the region, to the next generation of leaders, in a roundtable style format. The main focus will be on private sector engagement, and participants will gain a regional view on these issues. The format will be roundtable, with an estimated audience of 75-125 participants. Panelists will be comprised of Senior Executives, Government Officials and Young Leaders.
Innovative figures will deliver remarks underlying the key themes of the 2016 Symposium. Speakers will present their outlook on the region, providing insight on the future of Latin America in the global context.
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