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Americas Society/Council of the Americas to Host Conference on Chile’s Economic and Political Outlook


July 31, 2018

New York, July 31, 2018—  Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), the most influential business organization in the Western Hemisphere, will host its conference “Perspectives on Chile: Reforms, the Economy, and the New Administration” on Thursday, August 9th at 9:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention Center.  The event, organized in partnership with the Ministry of Finance, will bring together Minister Felipe Larraín as well as private sector leaders and foreign investors. At AS/COA’s thirteenth annual conference in Santiago, panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities for growth and investment in key industries in Chile, as well as the ongoing efforts to bring about gender equality in the country. The conference will be live webcast

Local and international panelists at the conference will include: Felipe Larraín, Minister of Finance; Carolina Cuevas Merino, Undersecretary, Ministry of Women and Gender Equality, Chile; Jorge Becerra, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group; Ricardo Falú, CEO, AES Gener; Elizabeth Nieto, Senior Vice President, Global Diversity & Inclusion, MetLife; Victor Rico, Security General, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, CAF; Esteban Rodríguez, Country Managing Director, Accenture Chile; Claudia Manuela Sánchez Muñoz, Director, Banco BCI; Luis Valdés, President, Principal International; and Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

Founded in 1965, AS/COA organizes more than 250 public policy programs every year in New York, Miami, Washington DC, and in cities throughout Latin America. Events cover a wide range of topics, including economics, policy, trade, technology, security, education, social inclusion, infrastructure, cybersecurity, and energy. The conference “Perspectives on Chile: Reforms, the Economy, and the New Administration” is part of the organization’s Latin American Cities Conferences, half-day events featuring top-level speakers across key cities in the region.

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Americas Society (AS) is the premier organization dedicated to education, debate and dialogue in the Americas. Established by David Rockefeller in 1965, our mission is to foster an understanding of the contemporary political, social and economic issues confronting Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of the diverse cultural heritage of the Americas and the importance of the inter-American relationship.

Council of the Americas (COA) is the premier international business organization whose members share a common commitment to economic and social development, open markets, the rule of law, and democracy throughout the Western Hemisphere. The Council's membership consists of leading international companies representing a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, consulting services, consumer products, energy and mining, manufacturing, media, technology, and transportation.