On November 2, Council of the Americas will bring together prominent leaders from the region for the Symposium and the 24th BRAVO Business Awards in Miami. The conference and gala will gather 400 business and government leaders from the Americas for a high-level interactive dialogue on business and social trends. The Symposium will be live webcast.
“It is an honor to have this outstanding group of leaders in Miami for a one-day meeting to discuss the opportunities and challenges that businesses face in Latin America,” said Americas Society/Council of the Americas President and CEO Susan Segal. “From the public sphere, we are excited to welcome Panama’s Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, a true role model in both the public and the private sector.”
Beyond Latin America: CEOs leading global growth, transformation and expansion
CEOs of global multilatinas will analyze the expansion strategies that have contributed to their success in both emerging and developed markets. Panelists: Fernando González, CEMEX; João Miranda, Votorantim S.A.; Fabio Schvartsman, Vale; and Blanca Treviño, Softtek. Moderator: Andrés Gluski, AES Corporation and President of the AS/COA Board of Directors.
Digital culture management: the balance between new technologies and the working environment
Senior executives will discuss the importance of finding a balance between new technologies and an agile work environment. Panelists: Ana Paula Assis, IBM Latin America; César Cernuda, Microsoft Latin America; Francisco Garza Egloff, Arca Continental; Fernando Iraola, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and Vernon Murray, Emerson Automation Solutions. Moderator: Gabriela Frias, CNN en Español.
The power of purpose: creating shared value
The panelists will analyze the evolution of corporate social responsibility towards a new model of value chains that impact society and business. Panelists: Carlos Mario Giraldo Moreno, Grupo Éxito and Claudio Muruzábal, SAP Latin America and the Caribbean. Moderator: Wendy Woods, The Boston Consulting Group.
The morning will close with a special discussion on gender equality and inclusion by the Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, Katia Bouazza, HSBC, and Patricia Menéndez-Cambó, Greenberg Traurig. Moderator: Susan Segal, AS/COA.
In the afternoon, there will be simultaneous sessions focused on the following topics: the role of Chief Innovation Officers in the transformation of Latin American companies, investment in Panama and its growth in the last decade, and the development of talent in the new global economy.
Following the conference, six outstanding leaders from the Americas will be recognized at the 24th BRAVO Business Awards.
Sponsors: HSBC, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, LLORENTE & CUENCA, The AES Corporation, The Boston Consulting Group, Bombardier, Emerson, Florida International University, IBM, Microsoft, SAP, Softtek and Tocumen International Airport.
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. Council of the Americas partners are leading global companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors such as banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.
SOURCE Council of the Americas