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2013 Latin American Cities Conferences: Buenos Aires

Ministers, local governors, and congressional candidates discussed the political and economic outlook of Argentina leading up to October's elections.

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

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Av. Alvear 1891
Buenos Aires
Argentina
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ARGENTINA: ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL PERSPECTIVES

For the tenth year, Americas Society and Council of the Americas in partnership with the Argentine Chamber of Commerce held its annual conference in Buenos Aires, “Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives." This year’s conference focused on innovations in education throughout the hemisphere, Argentina’s political prospects leading up to the October legislative elections, and the economic outlook of the country.

In Argentina, legislative elections take place in October. This conference brought together ministers, local governors, and congressional candidates to discuss the political and economic outlook of Argentina leading up to these elections. With a group of leading public and private sector officials, this conference also analyzed how the Western Hemisphere is forming partnerships and innovating education with technology.

Speakers:

  • Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Former Lieutenant Governor of Maryland; Special Advisor to the U.S. Department of State
  • Debora Giorgi, Minister of Industry, Argentina
  • Antonio Bonfatti, Governor of the Province of Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Jorge Capitanich, Governor of Chaco, Argentina
  • Mauricio Macri, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Sergio Massa, Mayor of Tigre, Argentina; Candidate for Frente Renovador
  • Daniel Scioli, Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Francisco de Narváez, Congressman, Frente Unión por la Libertad y el Trabajo, Argentina
  • Margarita Stolbizer, Congressman, Frente Progresista Cívico y Social, Argentina
  • Alberto Bustamante, Director of Education for Latin America, Microsoft
  • Eduardo Eurnekian, Vice President of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce (CAC)
  • Miguel Galuccio, Chairman and CEO, YPF, S.A.
  • Silvina Gvirtz, Executive Director, Conectar Igualdad
  • Rubén Ramírez, Director Representative, Office in Argentina, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Event Information: Mercedes Laxague | mlaxague@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8382
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Gilligan | agilligan@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8364
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

In collaboration with Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina (ABA), Asociación de Bancos Argentinos (ADEBA), Asociación de Bancos Públicos y Privados de la República Argentina (ABAPPRA), Asociación Empresaria Argentina (AEA), Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires (BCBA)Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos en Argentina (AmCham)Endeavor Argentina (EA), Sector Privado de la Américas (SPA) and Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA)

Agenda

Baje la agenda.

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.         Inscripción y Desayuno

Sesión I

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.        

  • Susan Segal, Presidenta y CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Eduardo Eurnekian,  Vicepresidente, Cámara Argentina de Comercio
  • Mauricio Macri, Jefe de Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires 

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.      Panel: “Nuevas Tendencias e Innovaciones en Educación en Latinoamérica”

  • Oradora Inaugural: Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, ex Vice-gobernadora de Maryland & Asesora Especial para el Departamento de Estado de los EE.UU.
  • Alberto Bustamante, Director de Educación para América Latina, Microsoft
  • Silvina Gvirtz, Directora Ejecutiva del Programa Conectar Igualdad
  • Rubén Ramírez, Director Representante, Argentina, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina - CAF (moderador)

10:45 - 11:00 a.m.      Débora Giorgi, Ministra de Industria de la Nación 

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.     Miguel Galuccio, Presidente & CEO, YPF S.A.

Pausa de Café

Sesión II

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.      Daniel Scioli, Gobernador de la Provincia de Buenos Aires

11:45 – 12:00 p.m.     Jorge Capitanich, Gobernador de la Provincia del Chaco

12:00 – 12:15 p.m.     Antonio Bonfatti, Gobernador de la Provincia de Santa Fe

Sesión III
  
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.     Francisco de Narváez, Diputado Nacional, Frente Unión por la Libertad y el Trabajo

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.     Margarita Stolbizer, Diputada Nacional, Frente Progresista Cívico y Social

12:45 – 13:00 p.m.     Sergio Massa, Intendente de Tigre, Frente Renovador

Clausura

13:00 p.m.                  Cierre

Speakers

Americas Society and Council of the Americas will hold its annual conference in Buenos Aires, “Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives” on August 22, 2013. This year’s conference will focus on innovations in education throughout the hemisphere, Argentina’s political prospects leading up to the October legislative elections, and the economic outlook of the country.

Antonio Bonfatti
Governor, Santa Fe, Argentina

Antonio Bonfatti has been the governor of Santa Fe, Argentina since December 11, 2011. Before becoming governor, he held a deputy seat in the provincial legislature and was also head of the deputies of the socialist party. Previously, Bonfatti served as secretary of Government of...

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Alberto Bustamante
Director of Education, Microsoft Latin America

Alberto Bustamante is the director of education for Microsoft Latin America. His educational team supports institutions and governments in their goals to transform education, increase youth employment opportunities, and foment local innovation in Latin American countries through...

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Jorge Milton Capitanich
Governor, Chaco, Argentina

Jorge Milton Capitanich is currently governor of the province of Chaco, Argentina. He previously served as senator for Chaco. In 2002, Governor Capitanich served as chief of staff, and in 2001 as Minister of Housing and Infrastructure, Development and Environment, Health, Labor...

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Eduardo Eurnekian
President, Corporacion América

Eduardo Eurnekian is president of Corporacion América and the first vice president of the Argentine Chamber of Commerce. Corporación América has companies in a number of sectors, including airports and air freight (Aeropuertos Argentina 2000), Energy (Unitec Bio), infrastructure...

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Miguel Galuccio
Chairman & CEO, YPF S.A.

Miguel Galluccio was appointed CEO of the state energy firm Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales upon its renationalization on May 5, 2012. He holds a degree in petroleum engineering from the Institute of Technology of Buenos Aires. Galluccio resigned his post following the 1999...

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Débora Giorgi
Minister of Industry, Argentina

Débora Giorgi has been minister of industry of Argentina since June of 2010. Previously, she was minister of industry and tourism from October 2009 to June 2010 and minister of production from December of 2008 to October of 2009. Giorgi was also minister of production of the...

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Silvina Gvirtz
Executive Director, Conectar Igualdad

Silvina Gvirtz is executive director of Conectar Igualdad. She is also a researcher at the National Scientific and Technological Research Council (Conicet) and a professor at the University of San Martín. Previously, Gvirtz was general director of culture and education of the...

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Mauricio Macri
Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires and Presidential Candidate (Cambiemos)

Mauricio Macri is a presidential candidate and mayor of the city of Buenos Aires since 2007. Prior to this position, he served as national deputy of the city of Buenos Aires in the Argentine National Congress from 2005 to 2007. Macri was also president of Compromiso para el...

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Sergio Massa
National Deputy of the Province of Buenos Aires

Hon. Sergio Massa currently serves as a national deputy representing the province of Buenos Aires from the Frente Renovador party in the Argentine National Congress. Before joining the National Congress, he was the mayor of Tigre, a town in the province of Buenos Aires, until...

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Francisco de Narváez
Congressman, Frente Unión por la Libertad y el Trabajo

Francisco de Narváez serves as deputy in the National Congress of Argentina for the Frente Unión por la Libertad y el Trabajo. A centre-right pro-business politician, he is also president of Grupo de Narváez, a business conglomerate with business units in Argentina and the region...

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Ruben Ramírez
Director Representative, Argentine, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America

Ruben Ramírez is the director representative of the Argentine office of  CAF - Development Bank of Latin America. He previously served as minister of foreign affairs of Paraguay, deputy minister of economic relations and integration, deputy permanent representative to the United...

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Daniel Scioli
Governor of the Province of Buenos Aires and Presidential Candidate (Frente para la Victoria)

Daniel Scioli is a presidential candidate and governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Prior to being elected governor, he served as the country’s vice president and president of the senate. Previously, Scioli held a deputy seat in the National Chamber of Deputies...

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Susan Segal
President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected president and CEO of the Americas Society and Council of the Americas in August 2003 after working in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. A passionate supporter of Latin America, she joined the organizations...

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Margarita Stolbizer
National Deputy for Buenos Aires, Honorable National Chamber of Deputies of Argentina

Margarita Stolbizer is a national deputy representing Buenos Aires by the Partido Generación para un Encuentro Nacional (GEN) – which she founded – in the Honorable National Chamber of Deputies of Argentina. She is a member of the directive council of Parliamentarians for Global...

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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Senior Advisor, Rock Creek Group

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is Maryland's first woman lieutenant governor. The eldest child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, she has taught foreign policy at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has published articles in the New York...

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