Argentina's service, IT, and entertainment sectors are ripe for investment, say experts, but public sector productivity needs to increase. ... Play Video
Susana Malcorra, Foreign Affairs Minister of Argentina
Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, Buenos Aires Mayor
Martín Lousteau, Ambassador of Argentina to the United States
Manuel Aguirre, Latin America Managing Director, CH2M Hill
Roberto Álvarez Roldán, Former Regional Executive, Accenture; President, Argencon
Verónica Asla, COO GSS and Tax Director GTH, Ernst & Young
Mariano Dolhare, President, Hewlett-Packard, Argentina
Martin Kumert, Managing Director, Accenture
Kirk Laughlin, Author, Nearshore Americas
Ezequiel Mirazón, Partner, PwC Argentina
Sebastian Mocorrea, Vice President, IBM Latin America
Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Martín Umarán, Chief of Staff, Globant
Juan Waehner, President, Telefe Argentina
Now is the time to invest in Argentina, said Foreign Affairs Minister Susana Malcorra at an AS/COA event in partnership with Argencon in New York, highlighting the new government's success in securing some $50 billion in foreign investment in April. Other government officials and business executives emphasized the opportunities that lie particularly in the service, IT, and entertainment sectors. But there also needs to be more public-private partnerships, the Ambassador of Argentina to the U.S. Martín Lousteau pointed out. "One of the key issues for Argentina is to increase public sector productivity," he said, "and that's hard to do without collaborating with the private sector."
The ambassador outlined shifts in Argentina's economy and foreign policy, as well as changing expectations for the country. ... Play Video
Noah Mamet, Ambassador of the United States to Argentina
Jose W. Fernandez, former Assistant Secretary for the State Department’s Economic, Energy, and Business Affairs Bureau, Partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, and Council of the Americas Board Member (presider)
U.S. Ambassador to Argentina Noah Mamet outlined changes by Mauricio Macri's new administration that forge a "remarkable change" in the country's domestic and foreign policy over the last four months. Mamet explained that Argentina's government has unified exhange rates, revamped the national data and statistics agencies, and is removing trade barriers, along with strengthening shale gas and long-term oil projects and public-private partnerships. He also talked about U.S.-Argentine cooperation in the area of small businesses to boost job creation and changes to visa processes for Argentines visiting the United States.
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