Friday, October 25, 2019
In 2019, Council of the Americas Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards celebrated 25 years at the forefront of transformations taking place in the region, honoring the most inspiring visionaries driving positive change and propelling Latin America onto the global stage.
This landmark anniversary featured an extraordinary lineup of BRAVO Honorees across industries and generations. The annual Symposium is the Western Hemisphere’s premiere full-day business conference, which convenes 500 top minds, including a diverse range of innovative business and government influencers, entrepreneurs, humanitarians, and industry pioneers.
Through inspirational talks and engaging panels, the signature gathering provides a unique platform to exchange valuable insights and build high impact partnerships. Following the Symposium, the BRAVO Business Awards black-tie gala recognized the exemplary leadership of individuals and organizations in Latin America, whose notable contributions are improving the lives of others and inspiring generations of changemakers.
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Friday, October 25, 2019
The annual Council of the Americas Symposium is the Western Hemisphere’s premiere full-day business conference, which brings together visionary business and government influencers, entrepreneurs, industry pioneers, and humanitarians, to advance long-term growth and positive societal impact in Latin America.
This landmark year, Council of the Americas convened the most forward-thinking leaders from across the Americas on Friday, October 25 at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its Symposium and BRAVO Business awards, the signature gathering featured powerful takeaways from leading BRAVO voices focusing on how innovation, leadership, diversity, and social impact will transform the region over the next decade.
- Identify vital solutions to common challenges with 500+ leaders in one day
- Hear inspirational talks and dynamic panel discussions from 40 industry visionaries
- Build high impact partnerships through networking opportunities
- Advance business collaboration through private C-level programs
- Connect with millions worldwide through top global media partners: CNN en español, Financial Times, Latin Trade, and EFE, among others
Friday, October 25, 2019
For 25 years, the BRAVO Business Awards have provided the only regional platform to consistently highlight the inspirational stories behind extraordinary individuals who are making a positive long-term impact in the Americas. This landmark anniversary year convened a remarkable lineup of BRAVO honorees—from visionary industry pioneers of the 90’s to global tech entrepreneurs of the digital age—who shared their story encompassing a lifetime of work and passions.
In this year's 25th Anniversary with a black-tie gala we payed special tribute to an impressive group of changemakers who embody the spirit of the BRAVO Business Awards—exceptional leadership and excellence.
- Network with top Bravo honorees of the past 25 years
- Discover the visionaries steering Latin America to increased prosperity
- Celebrate with influential leaders at the forefront of societal impact
The CEO of Latina America's largest software services company took a deep dive into the characteristics that define the best leaders. ... Play Video
En una conversación con Susan Segal, presidente de AS/COA, la viñera premiada internacionalmente habló sobre cómo se torno la primera mujer enóloga de Argentina. ... Play Video
"El trabajo más importante es lo que hemos hecho con la comunidad", dijo el cantante y humanitario al describir su trabajo con Tras la Perla en Colombia. ... Play Video
Executives from Mastercard, MercadoLibre, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nubank, and the Boston Consulting Group discussed strategic partnerships and what's driving record investment in fintech and digital commerce. ... Play Video
Business leaders from Microsoft, CEMEX, Belcorp, SAP, PepsiCo, and CNN en Español discussed how leveraging technologies to meet and exceed customer expectations can make the difference between winning and losing. ... Play Video
Five industry executives from IBM, HSBC, Fibra Uno, Votorantim, and the AES Corporation talked about the skills every leader shoud have in a new era of disruption and innovation. ... Play Video
Gender is an issue of the world advancing faster and advancing further, said Panamanian Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado on this panel. ... Play Video
Experts from the Boston Consulting Group, Grupo Éxito, SAP Latin America, and AIC Technologies talked about how companies are moving beyond corporate social responsibility programs. ... Play Video
What will set you apart when applying for jobs? Social skills, not technical ones, like empathy, said executives from Bancolombia, Bank of America, Emerson, IBM, and Microsoft. ... Play Video
The CEOs of the AES Corporation, AS/COA, CEMEX, Softtek, Vale, Votorantim opened the 2018 Council of the Americas Symposium with a discussion on global growth, transformation, and expansion. ... Play Video
The president of the International Development Bank gave a keynote address and announced the launch of a new Latin America investment initiative. ... Play Video
AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal opened the 2017 COA Symposium followed by a conversation between Chairman Andrés Gluski, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, and Costa Rican Trade Minister Alexander. ... Play Video
At the Council of the Americas Symposium, executives from CEMEX, Microsoft, and Despegar.com shared experiences of businesses adapting to the digital age. ... Play Video
At COA's Symposium and 23rd BRAVO Business Award, senior executives discussed trade in a new protectionist environment and steps Latin America needs to take to compete today. ... Play Video
Cernuda said the region, with a population of 644 million, has the ability to generate a lot of information when it comes to digital currency. ... Play Video
The CEO shared insights on the effects of technology on the travel industry. ... Play Video
Latin America needs to catch up with China when it comes to technology, said IBM's Latin America general manager. ... Play Video
"At the same time new business models are invented, some others are destroyed," said the CEMEX CEO. ... Play Video
Ultrapar's CEO spoke about how Latin America needs to prepare for the major impact caused by the digital economy. ... Play Video
Each year in Miami, Council of the Americas' Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards bring together leaders from the private sector, government, and civil society to discuss top issues facing the Americas ... Play Video
Align your brand with influential business and government leaders, industry pioneers, and visionaries with your sponsorship this landmark 25th anniversary year. Invest in brand exposure for the full year where your company’s logo/brand will appear on high-impact promotional campaigns in television, print, and digital. Sponsors had premier access to the upcoming Council of the Americas Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards taking place on October 25, 2019. They gained global insights from more than 40 international speakers on how to remain competitive in a fast-changing global economy. Moreover, sponsors had the opportunity to build business partnerships, connect with more than 500 innovative leaders, position your CEO and senior executives through participation in open forums, and host your top clients—all in one day.
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Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami
Please note that the Four Seasons Hotel often sells out for this event, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. A special discounted rate for delegates attending the Symposium/BRAVO Business Awards is available: $379/night for deluxe city view room; offer available only until room block sells out. (Reserve early!) The Four Seasons’ seven-day cancellation policy applies.
Call hotel directly and request the “COA Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards” room block: (305-358-3535)
Reserve using the following link, and apply Promo Code CI1019LT (type, do not copy code): https://www.fourseasons.com/miami/