SAVE THE DATE: Join us for the 2018 COA Symposium and 24th BRAVO Business Awards on Friday, November 2 in Miami.
FORGING A SUCCESSFUL FUTURE, TOGETHER
Join industry leaders, heads of state, and top social engineers working in the Americas for a day of powerful, substantive conversation and connections—and a night of recognizing the region’s most influential leaders, at the Council of the Americas Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards.
It’s an annual gathering of unprecedented influence, generating a snapshot of the current social and economic landscape in Latin America and the Caribbean. This full day business conference and black-tie gala defines the current challenges and vital prospects in the region, and creates spontaneous opportunities for new partnerships and new ideas that will spark innovation and growth in a broad spectrum of sectors:
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"The Symposium is always exposing the relevant issues for Latin America."
—Fernando González, CEO, CEMEX, 2017 BRAVO CEO of the Year
POWERFUL, ACTIONABLE INSIGHTS ABOUT THE CURRENT STATE OF THE AMERICAS
Council of the Americas Symposium is engineered to provide both sweeping and specific perspectives on the major trends currently driving change and growth in the Americas.
- what major business leaders and senior government officials see as the trajectory of the Americas, economically and politically
- the latest developments in global and regional technology, banking, trade, investment, energy, and manufacturing, from entrepreneurs and industry heads working in the field
- how social impact investing is driving positive change in our communities
- new ideas for how the public and private sectors can work together to effect transformative change in our region
"The BRAVO business awards help us improve the standards in both public and private spheres—and in doing so they make a significant contribution to the betterment of our societies."
—José Antonio Meade, Secretary of Finance and Public Credit, Mexico, 2016 BRAVO Business Innovative Leader of the Year
For 23 years, the BRAVO Business Awards have shone the spotlight on individuals and organizations that are leading the way in the economic and social development of the Americas, recognizing government leaders, chief executives, entrepreneurs, humanitarians, tech innovators, media leaders and more.
Join us in this gala celebration of the power of individuals to effect transformational change in Latin America and the Caribbean. Applaud your colleagues, friends, and future business partners.
BRAVO Business Awards Categories
Leader of the Year
Innovative Leader of the Year
CEO of the Year
International CEO of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award
Dynamic CEO of the Year
Young Leader of the Year
Social Responsibility CEO of the Year
Environmentalist of the Year
Financier of the Year
Humanitarian of the Year
Investor of the Year
Technology Leader of the Year
The president of the International Development Bank gave a keynote address and announced the launch of a new Latin America investment initiative. ... Play Video
AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal opened the 2017 COA Symposium followed by a conversation between Chairman Andrés Gluski, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, and Costa Rican Trade Minister Alexander. ... Play Video
At the Council of the Americas Symposium, executives from CEMEX, Microsoft, and Despegar.com shared experiences of businesses adapting to the digital age. ... Play Video
At COA's Symposium and 23rd BRAVO Business Award, senior executives discussed trade in a new protectionist environment and steps Latin America needs to take to compete today. ... Play Video
Cernuda said the region, with a population of 644 million, has the ability to generate a lot of information when it comes to digital currency. ... Play Video
The CEO shared insights on the effects of technology on the travel industry. ... Play Video
Latin America needs to catch up with China when it comes to technology, said IBM's Latin America general manager. ... Play Video
"At the same time new business models are invented, some others are destroyed," said the CEMEX CEO. ... Play Video
Ultrapar's CEO spoke about how Latin America needs to prepare for the major impact caused by the digital economy. ... Play Video
Each year in Miami, Council of the Americas' Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards bring together leaders from the private sector, government, and civil society to discuss top issues facing the Americas ... Play Video
Friday, November 2
At the Four Seasons Hotel, Miami
for the Council of the Americas Symposium
and the BRAVO Business Awards
To register for the COA Symposium and BRAVO Awards, please send an email with your name and affiliation to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-779-4985.
ENHANCE YOUR VISIBILITY AT THE CONFERENCE
To create a visible platform for your business at our event or to learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact us:
Maria Lourdes Gallo | email@example.com | 305-779-4986
Mercedes Fernandez | firstname.lastname@example.org | 305-779-4987
NOMINATE AND RECOMMEND TODAY
Whether you want to know more about how to make nominations or are interested in potentially being a speaker at the Symposium, please contact us:
Maria Lourdes Gallo | email@example.com | 305-779-4986
Drew Westervelt | firstname.lastname@example.org | 305-779-4992
Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami
Please note that the Four Seasons Hotel often sells out for this event, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. A special discounted rate for delegates attending the Symposium/BRAVO Business Awards is available: $279/night for city view; $329/night for deluxe city view room; offer available only until room block sells out. (Reserve early!) The Four Seasons’ seven-day cancellation policy applies.
Call hotel directly, and request the “COA Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards” room block: (305-353-3535)
Reserve using this link, and apply Promo Code CI1018LT (type, do not copy code): www.fourseasons.com/Miami