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The Council of the Americas Symposium and 23rd BRAVO Business Awards will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami

2017 BRAVO Honorees and COA Symposium Speakers

Angel Gurría

Secretary-General
OECD

BRAVO Legacy Award

Angel Gurría has been the Secretary-General of the OECD since June 2006. He was re-appointed to a second mandate in September 2010. As OECD Secretary-General, he has reinforced the OECD's role as a ‘hub” for global dialogue and debate on economic policy issues while pursuing internal modernization and reform. Gurría is a Mexican national and came to the OECD following a distinguished career in public service in his country, including positions as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Finance and Public Credit in the 1990s. Gurría holds a B.A. degree in Economics from UNAM (Mexico) and a M.A. degree in Economics from Leeds University (United Kingdom). He is married and has three children.

Angel Gurría

Secretary-General
OECD

BRAVO Legacy Award

Horst Paulmann

Chairman and Founder
Cencosud

BRAVO Lifetime Achievement Award

Horst Paulmann

Chairman and Founder
Cencosud

BRAVO Lifetime Achievement Award

Fernando González

CEO
CEMEX

BRAVO CEO of the Year

In 2014, Fernando González was appointed CEO of CEMEX, a leading global building materials company with operations in more than 50 countries around the world. CEMEX is dedicated to the production and commercialization of cement, ready-mix and aggregates, as well as related solutions for the building industry.

González joined CEMEX in 1989, when the company was starting its international expansion. During the first nine years, he held several management positions in Strategic Planning, Business Development, and Human Resources.

Afterwards, he headed the operations of CEMEX in South America and the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Australia; as well as corporate areas including Finance, Strategic Planning, and Administration.

Before joining CEMEX, González worked for 10 years at an international steel technology company with operations in South America, the Middle East and South East Asia.

González earned his B.S. in Business Administration and his MBA from the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM), Mexico’s leading private university.

Fernando González

CEO
CEMEX

BRAVO CEO of the Year

Andrés Conesa

CEO
Aeromexico

BRAVO Visionary CEO Leadership Award

Andrés Conesa was appointed as CEO of Grupo Aeromexico in 2005. He has been a member of the IATA Board of Governors since 2008 and was elected IATA’s Chairman during the 2015 term. He has served as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) and the Mexican Directive Council of the National Chamber of Aviation (CANAERO).

Prior to these appointments, from 1990 through 2005 he held several senior positions in the Mexican government, including Chairman of CINTRA’s Board of Directors (the holding company of Aeromexico and Mexicana), Deputy Undersecretary of Public Credit with the Ministry of Finance.

Conesa holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM).

Andrés Conesa

CEO
Aeromexico

BRAVO Visionary CEO Leadership Award

Ed Bastian

CEO
Delta Air Lines

BRAVO Visionary CEO Leadership Award

As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Bastian’s primary responsibility is to champion the company’s employee-driven, customer-focused culture and inspire the spirit of innovation that is the foundation of Delta’s success.

An 18-year Delta veteran, Bastian was a central part of the team that led the airline from bankruptcy to its current position as the industry’s leader. Named Delta’s CEO in May 2016, Ed is committed to putting Delta’s shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance and servant leadership at the core of every decision.

Under his leadership, Delta is focused on operating the nation’s most reliable and customer-centric airline; expanding its global footprint; and striving to become the airline of choice for the next generation of travelers.

When asked to sum up his job in five words, Bastian’s response is: “Taking care of our people.” The answer reflects his leadership philosophy, which is based on the “virtuous circle” – if you take care of your people, they take care of your customers, whose business and loyalty allows you to reward your investors.

Bastian grew up in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. He lives in Atlanta, and is deeply involved in the community.

He joined Delta in 1998 as vice president – finance and controller and was promoted to senior vice president in 2000. He left Delta in early 2004 and became senior vice president and CFO of Acuity Brands.

He returned to Delta six months later to become CFO and lead Delta through its restructuring. In 2007 Bastian was appointed to serve as Delta’s president, from where he oversaw Delta’s commercial and international functions and strengthened Delta’s financial foundation through innovation, debt reduction, revenue growth and bolstering the airline’s global network.

Prior to joining Delta, Bastian held senior finance positions at Frito-Lay International and Pepsi-Cola International. He started his career with Price Waterhouse where he became an audit partner in its New York practice.

Ed Bastian

CEO
Delta Air Lines

BRAVO Visionary CEO Leadership Award

Jorge Pérez

Chairman and CEO
Related Group

BRAVO Transformational Leader of the Year

Pérez’s company, the Related Group, has revolutionized Miami’s skyline for nearly 40 years with a portfolio of projects worth in excess of $15 billion. While he’s not working to shape South Florida’s landscape, Pérez is working on ways to enrich the city’s cultural fabric. Known for his philanthropy and commitment to the arts, he recently donated $15 million in cash and art to the Pérez Art Museum Miami.
 
A commitment to ‘building better cities,’ and a natural ability to identify emerging trends has made him a trusted and influential name in real estate. Pérez started out in the 1970’s, making a name for himself in the public housing market of neighborhoods like Miami's Little Havana and Homestead. His continued passion for vibrant urban communities has made him a trendsetter, and often the first developer to enter undiscovered neighborhoods like Miami Beaches’ South of Fifth, Brickell and Edgewater. 
 
An avid art collector, Pérez infuses each development with carefully selected pieces from master artists, such as outdoor installations by Fabian Burgos at SLS LUX and Brickell Heights, and Markus Linnenbrink at SLS Brickell. Works by Jaume Plensa, Fernando Botero, Pablo Atchugarry and others are also proudly displayed at Related developments, complementing each building’s unique character.

Jorge Pérez

Chairman and CEO
Related Group

BRAVO Transformational Leader of the Year

Rogerio Basso

Principal Investment Officer – Head of Tourism
Inter-American Investment Corporation

With over 20 years of real estate and hospitality experience, Rogerio leads all initiatives related to tourism in Latin America for the Inter-American Investment Corporation, the private sector division of the Inter-American Development Bank Group. In his capacity as Principal Investment Officer, he is responsible for origination, transactions, and for executing the IIC’s tourism strategy in the region, offering a variety of financial instruments including debt, quasi-equity and equity.

Prior to joining the IIC, Rogerio served as the Chief Investment Officer for Key International, a Miami-based real estate investment and development platform active across the full spectrum of real estate assets including hotels, residential, multi-family, office and retail. He also served as EVP–Acquisitions & Development for Terranum Hotels, an owner and operator of hotels across Latin America, sponsored by Colombia-based Santo Domingo Group and Sam Zell’s Equity International. Early on in his career, Rogerio worked for over 11 years at Ernst & Young in Miami, where he was responsible for leading the firm’s real estate and hospitality advisory activities in Latin America across a wide variety of real estate asset classes. His operational skills are drawn from his tenure at Four Seasons Hotels and InterContinental Hotels Group.

Mr. Basso is often quoted in industry publications on hospitality trends and topics, and is a guest speaker at industry related conferences in the United States and Latin America. He also served as a professor of feasibility analysis for the graduate hotel management program at Florida International University. Rogerio holds a Business Degree from the College of William and Mary and a Masters Degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.

Rogerio Basso

Principal Investment Officer – Head of Tourism
Inter-American Investment Corporation

Jorge Becerra

Senior Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

Jorge Becerra is a senior partner and managing director at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Since joining BCG in 1988, he has accumulated experience in a wide range of industries in Latin America, Europe, and North America by assisting international and local clients in the development of national and regional strategies, and by facilitating joint ventures as well as the development of new business opportunities, thereby covering a broad range of areas, such as financial services, with particular emphasis on Wealth and Asset Management, retail and telecom. He has covered in these assignments a broad range of functional topics with special attention to strategy, organizational and operational effectiveness, customer insight and the new digital economy, and has led under these roles several reports of BCG global research on areas such as Payments, Wealth Management, Family Controlled Enterprises (FCE), Value Management and Leadership, Consumer, and Digital Transformation.

In addition, Becerra currently serves in the Chilean Advisory Board of Endeavor and in the Global Board of Un Techo para Mi País (TECHO). He participates actively at Latam World Economic Forum and is a frequent speaker at national and regional industry forums.

Becerra is an Industrial Engineer from the Buenos Aires University and has an MBA from IESE (Barcelona, Navarra University).

Jorge Becerra

Senior Partner and Managing Director
The Boston Consulting Group

Tyler Bryson

Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Operations
Microsoft Latin America and Caribbean

As Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations in Latin America and the Caribbean, Tyler Bryson leads a business that includes all 6 Microsoft subsidiaries and more than 50,000 business partners. He is responsible for driving commercial and consumer marketing strategies, in addition to services and business processes to support partners and customers through their digital transformation journey. Additionally, Tyler is leader for the Latin America and Caribbean Area Headquarters based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and runs the Area portfolio, aligning all customer segments within the region to the global strategy.

With over 20 years of experience in the technology industry, Tyler has performed a variety of executive sales and marketing positions both in developed and emerging markets. Prior to his position in Latin America, he was Chief Marketing Officer of Microsoft’s India subsidiary. Before having the responsibility of managing marketing, sales and services in new markets, Tyler worked as Microsoft’s General Manager for the Enterprise and Partners Group in the Southwest United States. He also was General Manager for Marketing and Sales for United States Manufacturing and Resources Sector to lead Microsoft’s sales, marketing and partner strategy for the High Tech, Automotive, Industrial Equipment, Oil & Gas and Utilities industry verticals.

Before joining Microsoft, Tyler was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for QuickStart Technologies, an IT services firm that focused on helping organizations understand and apply Microsoft technology.

Tyler is passionate about creating strategies to help customers and partners reinvent the way they deliver their products through the use of innovations like the Cloud, Big Data or Internet of Things. He oversees an incredible potential in new and diversified markets where partners and customers face great possibilities to reinvent their productivity to drive revenue and market share growth.

Tyler has a Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Tyler Bryson

Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Operations
Microsoft Latin America and Caribbean

César Cernuda

President
Microsoft Latin America

César Cernuda is the president of Microsoft Latin America. As such, he oversees a business which includes six subsidiaries with over 2,500 employees and 80,000 business partners. He is responsible for all of Microsoft’s products, services and support offerings across Latin America and accelerating the company’s current transformation to being the leading productivity and platform company for the mobile-first, cloud-first era. A key area of focus for him is to enable Microsoft’s customers in Latin America to accelerate their business growth, as they embark on their own journey of digital transformation.

Prior to his current role, Cernuda was the President of Microsoft Asia Pacific. In this role he was responsible for 12 subsidiaries in 39 territories and countries, with over 13,500 employees and 100,000 partners. He led the company’s commercial and consumer products, and service and support offerings to meet Asia Pacific’s aggressive consumption of cloud, mobile, big data and social technologies.

Cernuda has held various other roles across Microsoft’s different global branches. He joined Microsoft Spain in 1997, where he led the SMEs group for Spain launching bCentral, an online Web services portal. This was awarded as best product of the year in Spain and best internal worldwide initiative at Microsoft. In 2014, Cernuda was recognized as one of the top 100 most influential Spaniards in the world through the ‘100 Españoles’ award. In 2012, Cernuda was invited to the Microsoft Executive Bench, a distinct honor given to a select number of top Microsoft executives.

César Cernuda

President
Microsoft Latin America

Luisa García

Partner and COO Latin America
Llorente & Cuenca

Luisa García started her career at LLORENTE & CUENCA in 1999, at the Madrid office. Three years later, she was in charge of setting up the business in Panama, which, in only four years, became the leading communications consultancy firm in the entire Central American region. Between 2007 and 2013, she ran LLORENTE & CUENCA Peru’s office, a leader in the sector in the country and the only communication consultancy firm to have received five ANDA and one Gold SABRE Awards. She was responsible for the Andes region, which includes the offices in Lima, Bogota, Santiago and Quito. Today, she is Chief Operating Officer for Latin America.

In 2013 and 2014, Ms. García was named one of the 50 most influential women in Latin America by the publication Latin Business Chronicle.​ Between March 2014 and March 2016, she chair​ed​ the Spanish Official Chamber of Commerce in Peru​ and, to this day, still sits on its Board of Directors​. Furthermore, she is a member of the Advisory Committee of Ayuda en Acción, as well as the advisory committees of Enseña Peru and the Association for the Progress of Management (Spanish acronym: APD), also in Peru.​ She has been chair of the Peru chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), and is still part of its Committee of Director​s​ for Latin America and the Caribbean.​

In 2014, she was recognized as Executive of the Year in Latin America, Executive of the Year in Business Services and Woman of the Year in Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations in the Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Ms. García holds a degree in Media Studies from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, with a major in Advertising and Public Relations, and an MMBA from University Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile. She has also completed additional post-graduate studies at Georgetown and the University of Phoenix.

Luisa García

Partner and COO Latin America
Llorente & Cuenca

Andrés Gluski

Chairman, AS/COA
President & CEO, The AES Corporation

Andrés Gluski is the president and CEO of the AES Corporation. AES, a fortune 200 company, is one of the world’s largest independent Power Producers in 17 countries and 36,000 Megawatts (MW) of capacity from a mix of fuel sources, including renewables and thermal generation. AES also has more than 10 million distribution customers. The company is a world leader in the use of lithium ion batteries for energy storage that provides grid stability and allows for greater use of renewable energy sources on the electric grid. Gluski previously served as chief operating officer, president for Latin America and CEO of AES Gener in Chile. He also held senior positions in banking, telecom, the IMF and the public sector before joining AES in 2000.

Gluski has served as an expert witness at US Congressional hearings on the subject of energy policy and Latin America. In 2012, he was named International CEO of the year by Latin Trade Magazine and he currently serves on President Obama’s Export Council, the US-Brazil CEO Forum and the US-India CEO Forum. He is a member of the Board of The AES Corporation, Waste Management, and AES Gener in Chile. He is also chairman of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas, and director of the Edison Electric Institute. Gluski is a magna cum laude graduate of Wake Forest University and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Virginia.

Andrés Gluski

Chairman, AS/COA
President & CEO, The AES Corporation

Bernardo Guillamon

Manager of the Office of Outreach and Partnerships
Inter-American Development Bank

Guillamon is the manager of the Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) Office of Outreach and Partnerships. Guillamon has worked at the IDB, in the area of private sector development, since 1992. From 2007 until July 2008, he oversaw the operational program in the Integration and Trade Sector (INT), developing and managing its portfolio of loans and technical assistance grants to expand trade and promote regional integration among all borrowing member countries. INT's portfolio includes innovative investment promotion projects and export development programs, as well as programs for trade facilitation, customs modernization, negotiation and implementation of trade agreements, and local access to global markets.

During 2006 and 2007, Guillamon was the principal private sector specialist in the Private Sector Coordination Office. He led the development of the IDB Group’s Integrated Business Plan for Private Sector Operations, and was involved in several initiatives to increase lending to new sectors and clients, and expand the participation of private companies and sub-national governments in the overall portfolio.

Between 2001 and 2006, Guillamon led the private sector evaluation area of the IDB’s independent Office of Evaluation and Oversight (OVE). Before joining OVE, he was in charge of microfinance, microenterprise and small enterprise development projects for the Andean region, and co-authored the bank’s Microenterprise Development Strategy. He introduced the pioneering equity investment of the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund in microfinance institutions. Prior to his IDB career, Guillamon worked in agribusiness with small, large and multinational companies.

Guillamon graduated as an agricultural engineer from Uruguay’s Universidad de la República and holds an MBA from Santa Clara University in California. He completed additional graduate courses in business valuation, e-commerce, international trade, and project finance at New York University, Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University and the University of California, Berkeley.

Bernardo Guillamon

Manager of the Office of Outreach and Partnerships
Inter-American Development Bank

Fernando Iraola

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Corporate Banking and Global Transaction Services
Bank of America

Fernando Iraola is managing director and head of Latin America Corporate Banking (CBK) and Global Transaction Services (GTS) at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He is a member of the Global Corporate Banking Executive Committee, the Latin America Executive Committee, and the Global Transaction Services Executive Committee.

Based in New York, Iraola is responsible for taking the Latin America CBK franchise to a new level of growth with a focus on multi-product client relationships at both the parent and subsidiary level. He is also accountable for the global coordination of client coverage for Latin America based clients and multinationals, and the execution of global growth strategy in the region.

Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2014, Iraola spent 20 years at Citigroup where he held a number of senior management positions, including: head of Latin America Treasury and Trade Solutions; head of Latin America Transaction Services; head of Western, Central & Eastern Europe Global Subsidiaries Corporate Banking; head of CIS and CEE Global Subsidiaries Corporate Banking; and head of Hungary and Non Presence Countries Transaction Services.

Iraola is a Board Member of Junior Achievement Americas and serves in the Advisory Board of the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hispanic Latino Organization for Leadership & Advancement. He was voted among the Top Latino Leaders in Finance by Latino Leaders magazine in 2016.

Fernando Iraola

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Corporate Banking and Global Transaction Services
Bank of America

Damián Scokin

CEO
Despegar.com

Damián Scokin is the CEO of Despegar.com. With +2,800 employees and 20 offices around Latin America, it is the leading online travel company in the region. He has an extensive global background as a leader in management consultancy and the airline industry. Prior to leading Despegar.com he was CEO at Ultrapetrol, LATAM Airlines and a Partner at McKinsey & Co. Scokin is an Industrial Engineer and an Economist from Universidad de Buenos Aires and has an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Damián Scokin

CEO
Despegar.com

Susan Segal

President and CEO
Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal is the president and CEO of Americas Society/Council of the Americas. She assumed the position in 2003 after having worked in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for more than 30 years. Prior to her appointment, Segal was a partner at Chase Capital Partners/JPMorgan Partners focusing on private equity in Latin America and pioneering early stage venture capital investing in the region. As a banker, her focus included investment banking, building an emerging-market bond-trading unit, and the debt crisis of the 1980’s and 1990’s where she chaired the Chilean and Philippine Advisory Committees.

Segal is a board member at Americas Society/Council of the Americas, the Tinker Foundation, Scotiabank, Mercado Libre and the Latin American Venture Capital Association. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Her awards include the Orden Bernardo O'Higgins, Chile; the Orden de San Carlos, Colombia; the Orden del Águila Azteca, Mexico; and the North American-Chilean Chamber of Commerce’s 2013 Honorary Chilean of the Year

Susan Segal

President and CEO
Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Xavier Serbiá

Host
CNN Dinero

Xavier Serbiá is host of CNN Dinero, CNN en Español’s program that delivers world business news in a simple, intelligent and well informed manner.

Serbia is also the author of the bestselling book “La Riqueza en Cuatro Pisos” and his most recent “Pregúntale a Xavier” (April 2011). Since 2005, he has served as finance editor for Siempre Mujer magazine and written about financial issues for Ser Padres magazine. He was also a columnist for the Colombian daily newspaper, La República.

Before joining CNN en Español, Serbiá was a regular contributor in economy and finance segments for the TV show, “Maria Elvira Live”, in a personal segment. He has also worked as a financial analyst and economist for Telemundo 47 on NBC-Telemundo in New York, NY1 Noticias.

Serbiá has been interviewed on financial issues by various media networks and was responsible for a number of financial segments for the show Sábado Gigante on Univision. He was also a presenter and writer on the series “El Camino al Triunfo”, produced by NBC-Telemundo.

Furthermore, Serbiá was a professor and lecturer teaching a course in personal finance, provided by the International Center for Journalists, to Hispanic journalists in the United States and lectures at universities, private companies and institutions throughout the Americas.

Born in Puerto Rico, Serbiá graduated with a master's degree in economics from Trinity College in Connecticut and earned an MBA with a concentration in finance from Keller Graduate School of Management.
 

Xavier Serbiá

Host
CNN Dinero

Woods Staton

Executive Chairman
Arcos Dorados

Staton is the executive chairman of the board and controlling shareholder of Arcos Dorados (NYSE: ARCO), the world’s largest McDonald’s franchisee. Arcos Dorados employs more than 95,000 people across 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, operating more than 2200 restaurants, with revenues of more than US$3.7 billion.

His grandfather founded Panamco, which became one of the largest Coca-Cola’s bottlers in the world with operations in seven Latin American countries. After many years in the family business, Staton branched out starting his own entrepreneurial career as McDonald’s joint venture partner, opening the first McDonald’s restaurant in Argentina.

He founded Arcos Dorados in 2007 when McDonald’s Corporation sold its operations in Latin America to a consortium of investors put together by Staton. The Company launched a successful IPO in 2011 on the NYSE, with Staton as its CEO and chairman of the board. As of October 1st, 2015, he handed over day to day management of the company, to focus on strategic direction as executive chairman of the board.

He is also chairman of the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities Latin America, dedicated to supporting families of children fighting pediatric cancer. He is co-founder of Endeavor Argentina, promoting entrepreneurship, as well as a founding partner of Ashoka Argentina, a global organization committed to investing in innovative solutions through social entrepreneurship. He was recently elected as a board member of the IMD Foundation in Lausanne, Switzerland. His current strong interest is encouraging youth employment and skills training.

Staton holds a MBA from IMD in Switzerland and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Emory University in Atlanta. He is on the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington D.C., serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, as well as on the Chairman’s International Advisory Council of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

Woods Staton

Executive Chairman
Arcos Dorados

ABOUT SYMPOSIUM

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.

ABOUT US

Council of the Americas (COA) Is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council’s membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.

ABOUT THE 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 160 honorees spanning 22 years, the Awards consistently recognize the region’s most influential leaders for their achievements and contributions to the Americas.

WHY ATTEND?

INTERACT WITH LEADERS

Business Government and social leaders will share ideas and insights in an open conversation encouraging a free flowing dialogue and debate on the most current issues facing the Americas.

GLOBAL INSIGHTS

Experts from the public and private sectors will form working groups to discuss industry specific trends impacting Latin America.

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS

Latin America’s most innovative figures will deliver remarks underlying their outlook on the region, providing insight on the future of Latin America in the global context.

BUSINESS PARTNERSHIPS

Access Latin America’s leaders in one day, in one place to forge new business relationships.

REMAIN COMPETITIVE

Learn from experienced business and social entrepreneurs what it takes to stay competitive in today’s global marketplace.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Plenary Sessions

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.

Concurrent Sessions

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.

Keynote Addresses

Innovative figures will deliver remarks underlying the key themes of the 2017 Symposium. Speakers will present their outlook on the region, providing insight on the future of Latin America in the global context.

For inquiries about the 2017 Symposium or the 23rd Annual BRAVO Business Awards, please contact:

Speaking Engagements

Drew Westervelt
1-305-779-4816
dwestervelt@as-coa.org

Sponsorships and Partnerships

Maria Lourdes Gallo
1-305-779-4986
mgallo@as-coa.org

Mercedes Fernandez
1-305-779-4987
mfernandez@as-coa.org