2013 Latin American Cities Conferences Bogota: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

The June 13 conference will provide an overview of Colombia’s growth prospects, as well as the advances made in foreign trade and competitiveness.

New York, June 3, 2013 – Over the last decade, Colombia's economy has grown steadily—faster than the Latin American average. The official growth estimate of 4.3 percent in 2013 exceeds projections for the entire region’s expansion, which stands at around 3.38 percent. Join Americas Society and Council of the Americas for their Bogota conference “Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street” in partnership with ANIF and Fedesarrollo on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The conference will be webcast live. This event will analyze Colombia’s growth prospects and discuss the country’s medium- and long-term macroeconomic projections, as well as the advances made in foreign trade and competitiveness.

Local and international speakers at the conference include Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance and Public Credit; Sergio Clavijo, President, ANIF; Leonardo Villar, Executive Director, Fedesarrollo; Susan Segal, President and CEO, AS/COA; Juan Camilo Nariño, Vice President of Foreign Trade, National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI); David Gruppo, Managing Director, Head of Latin America Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ; Laura Lochman, Economic Advisor, Embassy of the United States, Colombia; Luis Oganes, Head for LatAm, Emerging Markets Research Group, JPMorgan; Roberto Sifon Arévalo, Lead Analytical Manager, Sovereigns & Public Finance Ratings, Standard & Poor’s; Víctor Traverso, CAF Representative, Colombia; and María Antonia Van Gool, Ambassador of the European Union in Colombia.

“Colombia has one of the most dynamic economies in the hemisphere and offers an increasing number of investment opportunities,” says Americas Society and Council of the Americas President and CEO Susan Segal. “We are very pleased to return to Colombia not only to celebrate our annual conference, but to present our Women’s Hemispheric Network, an initiative designed to encourage young, talented women from throughout the region to remain in the workforce and reach leadership positions. Women in Colombia are leading the ranks in the private and public sectors and we want to make the experiences of these remarkable leaders available to a wider audience in Latin America.”

Visit for the complete agenda, blog, and live webcast of the conference.
The webcast begins Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:00 a.m. local time, 9:00 a.m. ET.
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Tune into the live webcast here.

2013 Latin American Cities Conferences: Bogota
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Registration: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
Presentation: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Crowne Plaza Tequendama Bogotá
Carrera 10 No. 26-21
Bogotá, Colombia
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