Registration: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Conference: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m....

Crowne Plaza Tequendama Bogotá
Carrera 10 No. 26-21
Bogotá
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2015 Latin American Cities Conferences: Bogota

Join the AS/COA for our annual conference in Bogota, Colombia.

 

 

 

 

Registration: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Conference: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m....

Crowne Plaza Tequendama Bogotá
Carrera 10 No. 26-21
Bogotá
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast

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Overview

COLOMBIA IN THE EYES OF WALL STREET

With oil prices dropping, Colombia’s growth prospects may be going down, but the country is still among the fastest-growing economies in Latin America. AS/COA's nineteenth conference in Bogota, in partnership with Fedesarrollo and ANIF, will look at the country's economic forecast and trade agenda by bringing together Wall Street analysts and investors, as well as key government officials and representatives from different trading partners.​

Confirmed Speakers:

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Registration Fee: $210 for AS and COA members; $260 for non-members
Complete this form to register.

By credit card: Send completed form via e-mail to eventos@anif.org by Tuesday, June 9, 2015.

Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga | gzubillaga@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8362
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Gilligan | agilligan@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8364 
COA Corporate Membership Information: Monica Vieira | mvieira@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8344
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | alarotta@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384

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Agenda

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7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Registration

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.  Welcoming Remarks

  • Ragnhild Melzi, Senior Director, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

8:30 – 9:15 a.m.  External Outlook and the Effects on the Colombian Economy

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. The Luis Carlos Sarmiento Angulo Award for Public Policy Research 

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Macro-Economic Results and Outlook

10:45 – 11:30 a.m.  Recent Fiscal Results and Outlook

11:30 – 12:30 p.m.  Panel: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

  • Sebastian Briozzo, Senior Director and Analytical Manager, Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor’s (Download his presentation)
  • Javier Murcio, Director of Emerging Markets, Portfolio Manager and Senior Sovereign Analyst, Standish Mellon Asset Management
  • Ernesto Viola, CFO, Colpatria Multibanca Grupo Scotiabank (Download his presentation)
  • Ragnhild Melzi, Senior Director, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

12:30 – 2:15 p.m.  Lunch

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.  Colombian Trade Performance and Free Trade Agreements

  • Sergio Clavijo, President, ANIF

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  Panel: Evaluation of the Principal FTAs Signed by Colombia

  • Sergio Clavijo, President, ANIF (moderator)
  • Kevin Whitaker, United States Ambassador to Colombia
  • Kurt Kunz, Swiss Ambassador to Colombia
  • Eduardo Muñoz, Vice Minister of Trade, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism

*This agenda is preliminary. The names of the panelists on the agenda may change.

 

Speakers

Sebastian Briozzo
Senior Director and Analytical Manager, Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor’s

Sebastian Briozzo is senior director and analytical manager for Latin America in the Sovereign Ratings Group at Standard & Poor's in Mexico. He began his career at Standard & Poor’s in the Latin America International Public Finance group in 2000. Since then, Briozzo has expanded...

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Mauricio Cárdenas
Minister of Finance, Colombia

Mauricio Cárdenas is the minister of finance of Colombia. He is also currently a senior fellow and director of the Latin America Initiative at the Brookings Institution and an expert in Global Economy, Political Development, and Foreign Relations since 2008. Previously, Cárdenas...

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Kurt Kunz
Swiss Ambassador to Colombia

Kurt Kunz is the Swiss Ambassador to Colombia. Previously, he served as deputy director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Bern and as head of cooperation with the East in the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of Switzerland from July 2010 to October 2014...

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Ragnhild Melzi
Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Ragnhild Melzi is Americas Society/Council of the Americas’ vice president of Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations. She provides leadership for the organizations’ international programming, which attracts top government officials, global business leaders, and prominent...

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Eduardo Muñoz Gomez
Vice Minister for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism

Eduardo Muñoz Gomez, is vice minister of trade at the Colombian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism. Additionally, he has been a consultant in foreign trade and internationalization strategies since August 2013. Muñoz Gomez previously served as director of the Centro de...

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Javier Murcio
Director of Emerging Markets, Portfolio Manager and Senior Sovereign Analyst, Standish Mellon Asset Management

Javier Murcio is director of emerging markets, portfolio manager, and senior sovereign analyst at Standish Mellon Asset Management, a BNY Mellon subsidiary. He has 30 years of experience in emerging market analysis with special emphasis on Latin America. Over the last 18 years...

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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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Leonardo Villar
Executive Director, Fedesarrollo

Leonardo Villar is the director of Fedesarrollo, the principal private research center in Colombia. Previously, he was chief economist and vice president of development strategies and public policy at the Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF) based in Caracas. In the public sector...

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Ernesto Viola
CFO, Banco Colpatria del Grupo Scotiabank

Ernesto Viola is CFO of Colpatria Bank of the Scotiabank Group. Before assuming his current responsibilities in August 2010, he was the financial planning and analysis manager at Colpatria who represented General Electric, a 49% shareholder of the bank. Previously, Viola worked...

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Kevin Whitaker
U.S. Ambassador to Colombia

Kevin Whitaker is the United States ambassador to Colombia. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, he was previously deputy assistant secretary of state for South America in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Whitaker has served in the United Kingdom, Jamaica...

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