2020 COA Symposium and BRAVO Virtual Series: Leadership and Transformation in Times of Crisis
To continue providing access to leadership and to promote collaboration among industry leaders at a time when it is more necessary than ever, Council of the Americas launches the 2020 COA Symposium and BRAVO Virtual Series.
The series will focus on the theme of “Leadership and Transformation in Times of Crisis,” addressing the unprecedented challenges brought globally and regionally by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the various responses across sectors and stakeholders to the crisis.
The series will offer an unparalleled platform for business leaders to come together to discuss the transformation of business, policy, and society brought by the global crisis. Additionally, the series will focus on looking ahead at the recovery and reshaping of the post COVID-19 world, with a focus on the Americas.
From June to November 2020, the COA Symposium and BRAVO Virtual Series will feature Leadership Conversations and public panels, which will reflect the most relevant and newsworthy matters impacting business in the region and the world.
COA Symposium: Building Back Better – Responsible Recovery for a more Sustainable, Resilient and Prosperous Latin America
October 22, 4:00 to 5:15 p.m. ET
We encourage AS/COA members to register by contacting Cyndi Balladares at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch videos of the 2019 Symposium.
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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.
Council of the Americas convenes the most forward-thinking leaders from across the Americas. The signature gathering features 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
For 26 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. The awards ceremony features BRAVO honorees recognized for their excellence and outstanding leadership in driving positive change across the Americas.
- Network with top Bravo honorees
- Discover the visionaries steering Latin America to increased prosperity
- Celebrate with influential leaders at the forefront of societal impact
The former vice president of Panama and SoftBank Group International deputy general counsel discussed how the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have affected women in Latin America. ... Play Video
The IDB president and the SoftBank Group International CEO touched on effective COVID-19 responses, the particular strengths of Latin American entrepreneurs, and good leadership. ... Play Video
Online customers are serious about making effective purchases these days, said panelists. It’s up to companies to make sure they can keep up and meet consumer demand. ... Play Video
The president and CEO of Softtek talked about the importance of technology, not just as a field to itself, but in terms of how it has allowed other industries to adapt during the pandemic. ... Play Video
The secretary general of the OECD spoke with AS/COA's Susan Segal about how Latin America's private sector can lead during COVID-19. ... Play Video
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
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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: $385./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 at (305-358-3535) and mention "Bravo Awards Block" room block OR reserve using the following link and include promo code: CI1020BA. (Case sensitive, type in code, do not copy and paste).