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2014 Latin American Cities Conferences: Buenos Aires

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

August 28, 2014
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ARGENTINA: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES

In collaboration with: Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina (ABA),  Asociación de Bancos Públicos y Privados de la República Argentina (ABAPPRA), Asociación de Bancos Argentinos (ADEBA), Asociación Empresaria Argentina (AEA), Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires (BCBA), Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos en Argentina (AmCham), Endeavor Argentina (EA), Sector Privado de las Américas (SPA), and Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA)

For the eleventh year, Americas Society and Council of the Americas in partnership with the Argentine Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual conference in Buenos Aires, “Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives." This year’s conference focused on economic global trends, Argentina’s economic outlook, and its political prospects. AS/COA’s Buenos Aires conference brought together a group of government ministers, senior public officials, and private sector leaders to discuss political and economic outlooks for the country.

Speakers*:

  • Jorge Milton Capitanich, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina
  • Debora Giorgi, Minister of Industry, Argentina (Download her presentation)
  • Axel Kicillof, Minister of Economy and Public Finance, Argentina
  • Daniel Scioli, Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Mauricio Macri, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Hermes Binner, National Deputy, Partido Socialista
  • Sergio Massa, National Deputy, Frente Renovador
  • Ernesto Sanz, National Senator of the Province of Mendoza
  • Terrence J. Checki, Former Executive Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets and International Affairs Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Richard Peach, Senior Vice President of Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • Carlos R. de la Vega, President, Cámara Argentina de Comercio
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Andrés Velasco, Former Minister of Finance of Chile

*Additional speakers to be confirmed

Registration Fee: US$165.00 for AS members, COA members, ABA, AEA, ABAPPRRA, ADEBA, AmCham, BCBA, CAC, EA, SPA and UIA members; US$220 for non-members. Prior registration is required.
Complete this form to register.

Registration: Please send by email the registration form to rrpp3@cac.com.ar and/or rrpp5@cac.com.ar or by phone at 011-(54-11) 5300-9024/52.

Payment Options: In advance, in cash, or with Pago Fácil.

Event Information: Mercedes Laxague | mlaxague@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8382
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Gilligan | agilligan@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8364
COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira | mvieira@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8344
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

Argentina 2014 Blog: Economic and Political Perspectives

This year's conference focused on economic global trends, Argentina’s economic outlook, and its political prospects.

Argentina 2014 Blog: Welcoming Remarks

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Cabinet Chief of Staff Jorge Capitanich and Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri outlined Argentina's political and economic roadmap. ... Read More

Argentina 2014 Blog: Ministro de Economía Axel Kicillof

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Magdalena Day

El ministro habló de los desafíos económicos principales para la Argentina. ... Read More

Argentina 2014 Blog: Economy Minister Axel Kicillof

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof gave an overview of the country's economic challenges and gains. ... Read More

Argentina 2014 Blog: Tendencias económicas globales

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Magdalena Day

Especialistas en economía hablaron sobre las perspectivas económicas para mercados emergentes. ... Read More

Argentina 2014 Blog: Panel on Global Economic Trends

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Financial experts examined economic challenges for emerging markets. ... Read More

Argentina 2014 Blog: Senator Ernesto Sanz

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Senator Ernesto Sanz addressed ways the country will shift during the next administration. ... Read More

Argentina 2014 Blog: Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

The governor of Buenos Aires province shared his views on the country's economic trajectory. ... Read More

Argentina 2014 Blog: Minister of Industry Débora Giorgi

Posted on Thursday, August 28, 2014 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Argentina's Minister of Industry gave insight on the country's economic challenges. ... Read More

Argentina 2014 Blog: Candidatos presidenciales y economistas internacionales en la conferencia del Council

Posted on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | By Magdalena Day

Infórmese acerca de  las conferencias de AS/COA en Buenos Aires y quiénes serán los invitados este año al evento del 28 de agosto. ... Read More

Terrence J. Checki

Former Executive Vice President and Head of Emerging Markets and International Affairs Group, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Terrence J. Checki is the former executive vice president and head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Emerging Markets and International Affairs Group. He also served as a member of the Bank’s Management Committee. Checki worked as the Bank’s chief international troubleshooter for a number of years. He is well known for his contributions to the management and resolution of numerous domestic and international economic and financial challenges during that period, including the external debt problems faced by many developing nations and their creditors.

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Carlos R. de la Vega

President, Cámara Argentina de Comercio

Carlos R. de la Vega has been president of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce (Cámara Argentina de Comercio) since April of 2003. He is also the President of the “Centro de Altos Estudios en Ciencias Exactas” at the CAECE University. Previously, de la Vega was president of the Permanent Secretariat of the Hemispheric Congress of Chambers of Commerce and president of the Iberoamerican Association of Chambers of Commerce (AICO). He was also second Vice President of the Export.Ar foundation.

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Mauricio Macri

Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires and Presidential Candidate (Cambiemos)

Mauricio Macri is a presidential candidate and mayor of the city of Buenos Aires since 2007. Prior to this position, he served as national deputy of the city of Buenos Aires in the Argentine National Congress from 2005 to 2007. Macri was also president of Compromiso para el Cambio and founder of Fundación Crecer y Crecer, a leading organization focused on the development, design and implementation of public policy for the city of Buenos Aires. He was elected president of Club Atlético Boca Juniors, one of the two most important and popular football clubs in Argentina.

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Sergio Massa

National Deputy of the Province of Buenos Aires

Hon. Sergio Massa currently serves as a national deputy representing the province of Buenos Aires from the Frente Renovador party in the Argentine National Congress. Before joining the National Congress, he was the mayor of Tigre, a town in the province of Buenos Aires, until 2013. Massa was first elected mayor in October 2007 before taking a leave of absence in July 2008 to serve as the chief of staff to President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

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Richard Peach

Senior Vice President of Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Richard Peach is a senior vice president in the Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He participates in the development of the Bank's forecast for the U.S. economy and oversees the projections of federal receipts and outlays. His long-term research interests have been primarily in housing and real estate finance. Before starting to work with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in June of 1992, Peach was staff vice president and deputy chief economist of the Mortgage Bankers Association of America (MBA).

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Daniel Scioli

Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires and Presidential Candidate (Frente para la Victoria)

Daniel Scioli is a presidential candidate and governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to being elected governor, he served as the country’s vice president and president of the senate. Previously, Scioli held a deputy seat in the National Chamber of Deputies, representing the city of Buenos Aires. During his tenure as deputy, he was elected president of the Sports Commission of the Honorable National Chamber of Deputies while serving as secretary of tourism as well.

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Andrés Velasco

Former Minister of Finance of Chile

Andrés Velasco was a presidential candidate for the primaries of the Concertación in Chile after having served as the country’s minister of Finance from 2006 to 2010. Currently, he is working as a visiting professor in Columbia University and New York University. Prior to entering the government, Velasco was Sumitomo-FASID professor of Development and International Finance at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He took a sabbatical year in 2005 in order to join Michelle Bachelet’s successful presidential campaign.

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Susan Segal

President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of Americas Society/Council of the Americas in 2003 after having worked in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. Prior to her appointment, Segal was a partner at Chase Capital Partners/J.P. Morgan Partners focusing on private equity in Latin America and pioneering early stage venture capital investing in the region.

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Video: Argentina 2014 - Welcoming Remarks

August 27, 2014

Important Argentine public leaders join AS/COA's President Susan Segal in pointing out critical issues the South American country is facing....

Video: Argentina 2014 - Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli

August 28, 2014

The governor of Argentina's capital said the country must break from its "pendulum cycle."...

Video: Argentina 2014 - Global Economic Trends Panel

August 28, 2014

Experts analyzed Argentina and Latin America's economic progress in the global context. ...

Agenda

Baje la agenda.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  Registro y Desayuno

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.  Palabras de Bienvenida y Apertura

  • Susan Segal, Presidente & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Carlos Raúl de la Vega, Presidente, Cámara Argentina de Comercio
  • Mauricio Macri, Jefe de Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
  • Jorge Capitanich, Jefe de Gabinete de Ministros, Argentina

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Orador Especial

  • Hermes Binner, Diputado Nacional, Partido Socialista, Argentina

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Orador Especial

  • Ernesto Sanz, Senador Nacional, Unión Cívica Radical, Argentina

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Orador Especial

  • Daniel Scioli, Gobernador de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Café

11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Oradora Especial

11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Panel: “Tendencias Económicas Globales”

  • Andrés Velasco Brañes, Ex Ministro de Hacienda de Chile
  • Richard Peach, Vicepresidente Senior del Area de Estudios de FunciónMacroeconómica y Monetaria, Banco de la Reserva Federal de Nueva York.
  • Terrence Checki, Ex Vicepresidente Ejecutivo y Jefe del Grupo de Asuntos Internacionales y Mercados Emergentes, Banco de la Reserva Federal de Nueva York y Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations (Moderador)

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Orador Especial

  • Axel Kicillof, Ministro de Economía y Finanzas Publicas, Argentina

12:45 p.m. Cierre