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The United States and Cuba: A Snapshot of Current Collaborations

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

February 13, 2017
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Join the AS/COA Cuba Working Group and the CAF - Development Bank of Latin America for a half-day conference on Cuba. Hear from experts, business leaders, and congressional representatives on U.S.-Cuba collaboration in the health, energy, trade, and business sectors.

Speakers:

  • Mario Bergara, President, Central Bank of Uruguay @BancoCentral_Uy
  • Tom Emmer, U.S. Representative (R-MN) @RepTomEmmer
  • Jay Brickman, Vice President, Government Services, Crowley Maritime Corporation @CrowleyMaritime
  • Marc Frishman, Managing Director, Global Power & Energy Infrastructure, Barings
  • Yosbel Ibarra, Co-Chair, Latin American and Iberian Practice, Greenberg Traurig @GT_Law
  • Paul Johnson, President, Chicago Foods International; Co-Chair, U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) @USAgCoalition
  • John McIntire, Chairman, Cuba Emprende Foundation @Cuba_Emprende
  • Luisa Palacios, Managing Director, Latin America, Medley Global Advisors
  • Germán Ríos, Corporate Director of Strategic Affairs, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America @grrios
  • Thomas Schwaab, MD, PhD, Chief of Strategy, Business Development and Outreach; Professor of Oncology and Immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute @RoswellPark
  • Alana Tummino, Senior Director of Policy and Head of the Cuba Working Group, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @AlanaTummino

Learn more about the AS/COA Cuba Working Group.

Watch a conversation with Emmer at our last Cuba conference.

Note: Complimentary registration for all AS, COA, and YPA members,
please e-mail Juan Serrano-Badrena at 
jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org;

Not yet a member? Become an Americas Society member today for complimentary access to this event.

$50.00 for all non-members.
Prior registration is required.

Event Information: Arthur Williams| awilliams@as-coa.org212-277-8363
AS Individual Membership Information: Felipe Marin | fmarin@as-coa.org | 212-277-8342
COA Corporate Membership Information: Natalia Williamson | nwilliamson@as-coa.org | 212-277-8374
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10.

 

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Agenda

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8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.     Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.     Welcome

  • Alana Tummino, Senior Director of Policy and Head of AS/COA Cuba Working Group
  • Germán Ríos, Corporate Director of Strategic Affairs, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America

8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.     A view from the Hill

  • Tom Emmer, U.S. Representative (R-MN)
  • Alana Tummino, Senior Director of Policy and Head of AS/COA Cuba Working Group (moderator)

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.    Sector spotlight: Healthcare Partnerships

  • Thomas Schwaab, MD, PhD, Chief of Strategy, Business Development and Outreach; Professor of Oncology and Immunology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.   Sector spotlight: Financing Energy

  • Marc Frishman, Managing Director, Global Power & Energy Infrastructure, Barings
  • Luisa Palacios, Managing Director, Latin America, Medley Global Advisors, LLC
  • Germán Ríos, Corporate Director of Strategic Affairs, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America (moderator)

11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.   Networking Break

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.   Commercial Engagement: Doing business in Cuba

  • John McIntire, Chairman, Cuba Emprende Foundation
  • Jay Brickman, Vice President, Government Services, Crowley Maritime Corporation
  • Paul Johnson, President, Chicago Foods International; Co-Chair, U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC)   
  • Yosbel Ibarra, Co-Chair, Latin American & Iberian Practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP (moderator)

12:15 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.   Closing Speaker

  • Mario Bergara, President, Central Bank of Uruguay