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Americas Society/Council of the Americas to Host Conference on Investment Opportunities in Ecuador 


May 23, 2018

President Lenín Moreno, cabinet members, and private sector leaders headline conference in Quito.

New York, May 29, 2018Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), the leading organization for the promotion of economic and social development in the Western Hemisphere, will host the conference Investing in Ecuador’s Future on Wednesday, May 30 at 11:00 at the Swisshotel in Quito. The conference, the first to be hosted by AS/COA in Ecuador in close to a decade, is organized in partnership with the government of Ecuador and will bring together top government officials and private-sector leaders to discuss investment opportunities under the year-old administration of President Moreno. This event will be live webcast.

“We are delighted to support Ecuador in its strategy to attract new investment and promote regional cooperation and integration,” said Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) President and CEO Susan Segal. “I am convinced that the private sector, in partnership with the public sector, will play an important role in helping the country consolidate its project of economic growth with social inclusion.”

The Investing in Ecuador’s Future conference will feature President Lenín Moreno as well as Ministers of Trade, Pablo Campana; Finance, Richard Martínez; Hydrocarbons, Carlos Pérez; and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rolando Suárez. Private sector leaders that will gather to examine opportunities for investment in Ecuador include Monica Contreras, Head of Andean Region, PepsiCo; Martin Eurnekian, CEO, CASA; Gaby Gallardo, General Manager, Microsoft Latam South; Alvaro Jaramillo, Country Officer Colombia & Latin America North Region Head, Citi; Javier Robalino Orellana, Partner, FERRERE; Carlos Sarmiento, Geomarket Manager of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, Schlumberger; Patricio Alarcón, President, Cámara de Comercio de Quito; 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 forum Investing in Ecuador’s Future 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.