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AS/COA: WE CONNECT THE AMERICAS

Americas Society and Council of the Americas bring together the public and private sectors to discuss critical issues affecting the Western Hemisphere and to advance their common agenda of economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy in the region.

Click here to access a PDF of our 2017 annual report.

Measuring our impact

ENGAGING TOP LEADERS

1/ Jaime Serra Puche, SAI Derecho & Economía; Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada; Luis Videgaray, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico
2/ Michel Temer, President of Brazil
3/ Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, President of Peru
4/ Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA; Marcos Peña, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina; Jorge Luis Di Fiori, President, Argentine Chamber of Commerce; Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor of Buenos Aires

Held every year in Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Santiago, São Paulo, and other major cities, our LATIN AMERICAN CITIES CONFERENCES feature both public and private events. 

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1/ Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
2/ Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
3/ César Cernuda, Microsoft Latin America; Fernando González, CEMEX
4/ Horst Paulmann, Cencosud

All year round, leaders gather in cities across the Americas to forge relationships and share industry trends at the BRAVO LEADERSHIP FORUMS, a signature series that includes the Council of the Americas SYMPOSIUM, BRAVO BUSINESS AWARDS, CFO FORUM SERIES, and CEO ROUNDTABLES. 

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DRIVING THE DIALOGUE

Measuring our impact

ANALYZING THE AMERICAS

1/ Women's Hemispheric Network: Laura Chinchilla, former President of Costa Rica
2/ Trade Advisory Group: Meeting with U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D-TX) and Trade Advisory Group senior representatives
3/ Venezuela Working Group: Martin Marron, JPMorgan Chase & Co; Ricardo Hausmann, Director, Center for International Development, Harvard University
4/ Cuba Working Group: Cuban entrepreneurs brief members during AS/COA’s eighth delegation to the island
5/ Energy Action Group: Sue Saarnio, U.S. Acting Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs, U.S. State Department
6/ Tech Series: Pedro Less Andrade, Google; Miguel Braun, Secretary of Commerce, Argentina

AS/COA INITIATIVES and WORKING GROUPS allow members to engage in results-oriented discussions on issues critical to business and investment in the Americas.

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Women's Hemispheric Network

Trade Advisory Group

Venezuela Working Group

Cuba Working Group

Energy Action Group

Tech Series

CONNECTING THE NEXT GENERATION

Measuring our impact

ENGAGING OUR NETWORK

RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE

1/ Alejandro P. Bulgheroni, Bridas Corporation; Bruce Flatt, Brookfield; Brian Porter, Scotiabank
2/ William R. Rhodes, Chairman Emeritus, AS/COA; Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA; Horst Paulmann, Cencosud; Angel Gurría, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; María Fernanda Mejía, Kellogg Co.; Fernando González, CEMEX; Andrés Conesa, Aeromexico; Andrés Gluski, Chairman, AS/COA

The recipients of the Americas Society 2017 Gold Medal were honored at the annual SPRING PARTY held June 6 in New York City. In Miami on November 3, Council of the Americas recognized outstanding achievement at the BRAVO BUSINESS AWARDS

COVERING THE REAL LATIN AMERICA

MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS

1/ Mezzo-soprano Trinidad Goyeneche and tenor Ariel Casalis perform as part of Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón’s evening of opera favorites.
2/ Americas Society’s choral ensemble Meridionalis performs Pablo Ortiz, conducted by AS Music Director Sebastián Zubieta.
3/ First-place winners of the 2016 Banff International String Quartet Competition Rolston String Quartet perform at Americas Society.
4/ Ars Longa de La Habana at Corpus Christi Church.
The MetLife Foundation MUSIC OF THE AMERICAS Concert Series showcases talented artists and cultural ambassadors from across the hemisphere. Presented year-round, concerts include a wealth of diverse music and performers, ranging from contemporary classical to folk-roots to reggae and jazz. 
 
 

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