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Aug 24, 2016 7:23 AM ET

Archived: LATAM LEADERS FORUM: A debate on infrastructure, education and innovation needs for sustainable growth in the region

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 24, 2016

Over 250 global leaders will meet in Miami on September 15-16 to strategize on the future of the region

Miami, August 24 – Putting a region back on a sustainable growth path is a major task that needs many partners: governments, big corporations, thinkers, financers and entrepreneurs. All of them will meet in Miami on September 15-16 at the LATAM LEADERS FORUM, the exclusive event BNamericas is hosting to “Build a New Roadmap for Sustainable Growth” in the region.

The event will bring together a multicultural and dynamic group of 250 senior leaders from multiple countries to discuss and address some of Latin America’s most pressing themes, including: the need for partnerships between the public and the private sectors, innovation as an engine for competitiveness, how to drive the transformation of cities and the urgent need to reshape the way the region develops talent.

Organized by BNamericas, the leading source for Latin America business information and insights, the event will set the stage for executives to connect with each other and participate in panels, discussions and one-on-one meetings to generate innovative solutions to key regional challenges. The forum is also part of BNamericas’ 20th anniversary celebration.

Confirmed speakers include: Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, CEO, Cisneros; Gonzalo Undurraga, VP Corporate Affairs and General Manager, LATAM Airlines; Daniel Malchuk, President, BHP Billiton Minerals Americas; Robert Klein, CEO, Voltalia Energia do Brasil; Narciso Campos, Head   of the Banking, Securities and Savings Unit, Finance Ministry, Mexico; Ken Cornelius, President, Center of Competence, Cities-North America, Siemens; Francisco González Díaz, General Director, ProMéxico; Rafael Gioielli, General Manager, Votorantim Institute and Raul Morales, Finance Minister, Guatemala.

“In a time of great disruptions for Latin America, including the collapse of populist policies, the aftershock of the commodities super cycle, the softening of China’s economy and potential new global challenges stemming from the U.S. presidential elections and Brexit, the region must rethink its existing economic, educational and business paradigms. It needs to develop new models that can pave the way for a sustainable era of growth and prosperity,” comments Greg Barton, CEO of BNAmericas.

The panels will focus on how public and private investments must collaborate to drive regional development; the combination of new technologies, talent and financing models that will foster competitiveness; the way cities are transforming themselves to deliver better quality of life to its inhabitants and disruptive strategies to develop a world-class educational system.

In addition, the LATAM LEADERS FORUM is supported by strategic partners including the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Endeavor and is sponsored by Black and Veatch, Latam Airlines, Microsoft, Sumitomo Mitsubishi Bank Corporation (SMC), Siemens, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions, Visa and more than 20 supporting partnering organizations.

BNamericas delivers on-the-ground insight and trusted business intelligence to companies and investors active and entering Latin America. Identifying opportunities early-on and connecting clients with business contacts and decision-makers across 12 industries, BNamericas is the edge your company needs in Latin America. In addition to project-focused news and data, as well as C-level conferences, BNamericas analyzes macro movements that affect everyday business and future developments, including social, political, economic, regulatory, technological, financial and labor-related coverage. Connecting our clients with trustworthy and timely insights, BNamericas has been shaping the development of Latin America for 20 years.


Media contacts:


Ernesto Ortiz, +1 954 6614612, eortiz@americasconnection.com

Carolina Copello, +1 305 8782517, ccopello@americasconnection.com

Contact Information:

Ernesto Ortiz, +1 954 6614612, eortiz@americasconnection.com

Carolina Copello, +1 305 8782517, ccopello@americasconnection.com

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