(Adobe Stock)


Council of the Americas Conference in Lima Will Discuss Growth and Infrastructure

This year’s conference will focus on how to revamp Peru’s infrastructure to reach more sustainable and equitable economic growth.

New York, November 19, 2019Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), the hemisphere’s most influential business organization, in partnership with Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will hold its 14th conference in Lima: “Building the Future: Infrastructure and Growth in Peru.”

The Council of the Americas conference will take place on Thursday, December 5 at 8:30 a.m. in the Westin Lima Hotel and Convention Center. Along with exploring the economic panorama of Peru and of the region, this year’s conference will focus on how to revamp Peru’s infrastructure to reach more sustainable and equitable economic growth. The experts and interest groups of different public and private sectors will discuss President Martin Vizcarra’s National Infrastructure Plan for Competitiveness, as well as practices to increase transparency, efficiency, and sustainability in the infrastructure sector. This event will be live webcast.

The panelists include Peru’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra; the Representative in Peru, Inter-American Development Bank, Viviana Caro; the British Ambassador to Peru, Kate Harrison; the Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Group, Associate Managing Director and Head for Latin America, Project and Infrastructure Group, Moody’s Investors Services, Alejandro Olivo Villa; the President, Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN), Leonie Roca; and the President and CEO of the Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Susan Segal.

Founded in 1965, AS/COA is an organization made up of more than 200 companies with regional and global reach. Its objective is promoting economic and social development in the Americas, gathering leaders from the public and private sectors to debate the key topics of the region. AS/COA organizes more than 250 public policy programs every year in New York, Miami, Washington DC, and 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 “Building the Future: Infrastructure and Growth in Peru” is part of the organization’s Latin American Cities Conferences, half-day events in which high-ranking members of the government and business leaders gather to analyze not only the economic and political direction of the country, but also the regional and global context.