New York, November 30, 2017—After four years of growth and success in the United States the Young Professionals of the Americas (YPA), a member initiative of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), hosted its first international event in Mexico City on November 29. In the wake of the recent natural disasters in Latin America and the Caribbean, the event, held at Google’s Mexico City headquarters and organized in partnership with Google Mexico and COMEXI’s Young Professionals, convened leaders from the tech, civil society, and government spheres who shared perspectives on the economic impact of natural disasters as well as public- and private-sector strategies to increase resilience and response capacity in future crises. The forum followed the launch of YPA’s Washington, DC chapter on November 28, joining the established chapters in New York City and Miami.
“The expansion of YPA shows the incredible interest of rising young leaders from across the Western Hemisphere to come together to discuss topics ranging from disaster preparedness, elections, and impact investment to art, activism, and culture. These are not only important conversations, but also key networking opportunities among the region’s next generation of leaders,” said AS/COA’s Senior Director of Policy and YPA Executive Director Alana Tummino. “This week’s launch events in both Mexico City and Washington, DC add to our very active New York and Miami chapters. It will be an exciting year ahead.”
Founded in 2013, YPA provides a platform for young professionals to connect around the latest trends in business, policy, and culture in the Americas. The network offers an opportunity for rising leaders to develop professional and social networks and to share ideas, advice, and experiences. YPA membership includes exclusive access to a range of networking and social events, from private art fairs and concerts to intimate talks with industry leaders around professional development.
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