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2015 Latin American Cities Conferences: Buenos Aires

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

August 26, 2015
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ARGENTINA: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES

Follow the discussion on Twitter: @ASCOA | #CouncilARG

In collaboration with: Argencon, 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 twelfth year, Americas Society and Council of the Americas, in partnership with the Argentine Chamber of Commerce, will host its annual conference in Buenos Aires: “Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives."

This year’s conference will focus on Argentina’s economic outlook and its political prospects leading up to the presidential election on October 25. AS/COA’s Buenos Aires conference will bring together a group of leading senior public officials, presidential candidates, and private sector leaders to discuss political and economic outlooks as well as challenges for the next administration.

Speakers:

  • Mauricio Macri, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires and Presidential Candidate (Cambiemos)
  • Sergio Massa, National Deputy and Presidential Candidate (Frente Renovador)
  • Daniel Scioli, Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires and Presidential Candidate (Frente para la Victoria)
  • Aníbal Fernández, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers and Candidate for Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires (Frente para la Victoria)
  • Axel Kicillof, Minister of Economy and Public Finances, Argentina
  • Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, Mayor-elect of the City of Buenos Aires
  • Alejandro Vanoli, President, Central Bank, Argentina (Download his presentation)  
  • Diego Dzodan, Vice President Sales Latin America, Facebook
  • Gustavo Grobocopatel, Chairman, Grupo Los Grobo
  • Martin Migoya, CEO, Globant
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Carlos R. de la Vega, President, Cámara Argentina de Comercio

Registration Fee: US$165.00 for AS members, COA members, Argencon, ABA, ABAPPRA, ADEBA, AEA, BCBA, AmCham, EA, SPA and UIA members;
US$220.00 for non-members. Prior registration is required.
Complete this form to register.

Registration: Please send by email the registration form to rrpp6@cac.com.ar and/or council1@cac.com.ar or by phone at 011-(54-11) 5300-9000 ext. 223 or at +54 11 5300 9052.

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

Buenos Aires 2015 Blog

What will be the issues facing Argentina's next president? Ahead of the October 25 national elections, leading senior public officials, presidential candidates, and private sector leaders discussed the country's economic and political outlook at our annual conference, this year titled "Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives."

Buenos Aires 2015 Blog: Argentina's Presidential Candidates

Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 | By Luisa Leme

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Carlos R. de la Vega

President, Cámara Argentina de Comercio

Carlos R. de la Vega is 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. He was also second vice president of the ExportAr Foundation.

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Diego Dzodan

Vice President Sales Latin America, Facebook

Diego Dzodan joined Facebook in June 2015 as vice president of Sales for Latin America. Based in Facebook's regional headquarters in São Paulo, Dzodan oversees teams in Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Miami, and Bogota. Before joining Facebook, he headed Software AG’s operations in Latin America. Prior to that, he was president of SAP Latin America and the Caribbean. Dzodan holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and received his bachelor’s in accounting from Universidad de Belgrano in his native Argentina. 

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Aníbal Fernández

Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers and Candidate for Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires (Frente para la Victoria)

Aníbal Fernández is a candidate for governor of the Province of Buenos Aires and currently chief of staff of the Minister’s Cabinet for the presidency. Previously, he served in the National Senate as representative for the province of Buenos Aires. Fernández initiated his career as consultant to the Budget Committee for the Senators Chambers of the province of Buenos Aires in 1983. Between 1985 and 1987 he was the administrative secretary for the Peronist Movement of the Chamber and later reached the secretary office of this same institution.

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Gustavo Grobocopatel

Chairman, Grupo Los Grobo

Gustavo Grobocopatel is chairman and CEO of Grupo Los Grobo. He is also secretary and founding partner of Cámara Argentina de Biotecnología. He is a member of the Boards of various business associations such as Asociación Empresaria Argentina and Endeavor Argentina, and he is currently president of the Agribusiness Chapter of LIDE Argentina. Grobocopatel is also a member of the board of Bioceres S.A., a biotechnology company, of the Economic Council of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, and of the board of Escuelas del Bicentenario.

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Axel Kicillof

Minister of Economy and Public Finance

Axel Kicillof is Argentina’s minister of economy and public finance. He also presides over the Planning and Strategic Coordination Committee of the National Hydrocarbon Investment Plan and is part of the Executive Committee of the Argentine Credit Program. Previously, he was deputy minister of economic policy and development planning in the Ministry of Economy and Public Finance.

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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 and Presidential Candidate (Frente Renovador)

Sergio Massa is a presidential candidate and 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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Martín Migoya

CEO, Globant

Martín Migoya is the current CEO of Globant. In 2003, he co-founded Globant, a company that in less than five years turned into a multinational focused on the creation of innovative software products, with a presence in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. Migoya has worked in the technology industry for more than 18 years, holding positions such as business manager at Origin BV Holland and project manager at Repsol-YPF.

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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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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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Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta is the mayor of the City of Buenos Aires. He previously served as president of the Republican Proposal political party (PRO) and chief of staff for the City of Buenos Aires. Rodríguez Larreta joined the Tax Administration Department as general director in 2001.

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Video: Buenos Aires 2015 - Opening Remarks and Government Officials on Argentina's Developments and Growth Opportunities

August 26, 2015

AS/COA's president joined Argentine officials in kicking off the annual conference in Buenos Aires by discussing the country's economic developments and social challenges....

Video: Buenos Aires 2015 - Mauricio Macri on his Plans for Argentina's Development

August 26, 2015

The Buenos Aires mayor outlines his vision for Argentina's future, such as improving education and fomenting innovation....

Video: Buenos Aires 2015 - Sergio Massa on Argentina's Economic Challenges

August 26, 2015

The presidential candidate highlighted Argentina's short term and long term economic challenges, such as trade and transparency....

Video: Buenos Aires 2015 - Alejandro Vanoli on Argentina's Economic Scenario

August 26, 2015

The central bank president said dollar reserves are up and the deficit is down since 2014, but important challenges remain....

Video: Buenos Aires 2015 - Daniel Scioli on Argentina's Investment Opportunities

August 26, 2015

The Buenos Aires governor pointed to Argentina's political and economic challenges, and suggested to focus on innovation, equality, and investment....

Video: Buenos Aires 2015 - Innovation and the Tech Revolution in Argentina

August 26, 2015

Business leaders and the president of the Central Bank discuss innovation opportunities and the growing influence of the internet in Argentina....

Video: Buenos Aires 2015 - Axel Kicillof on Balancing Argentina's Economy

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The economy minister outlined Argentina's economic model and how to be ready to address future challenges....

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Agenda

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Baje la agenda en español.

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.  

  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Carlos Raúl de la Vega, President, Cámara Argentina de Comercio
  • Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor-elect of the City of Buenos Aires
  • Aníbal Fernández, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.  

  • Mauricio Macri, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires 

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.  

  • Sergio Massa, National Deputy, Frente Renovador, Argentina

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.  

  • Daniel Scioli, Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Coffee break

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  

11:00 – 11:40 a.m.  Panel: “Argentina’s Investment Outlook: A view into the future”

  • Diego Dzodan, Vice President Sales Latin America, Facebook
  • Gustavo Grobocopatel, President, Grupo Los Grobo
  • Martin Migoya, Co-Founder & CEO, Globant
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (Moderator)

11:40 – 12:00 a.m.  

  • Axel Kicillof, Minister of Economy and Public Finances, Argentina 

12:00   Closing Remarks