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

Conference: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

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

Live broadcast


2017 Latin American Cities Conferences: Bogotá

AS/COA's twenty-first annual conference in Bogotá, focusing on political and economic outlooks in the wake of the peace deal, takes place June 7.

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

Conference: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m....

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

Live broadcast




Follow the discussion on Twitter: #COLWallSt | @ASCOA

The implementation of the peace accord with the FARC negotiated by the administration of President Juan Manuel Santos has dominated Colombia's political agenda. International investors have closely followed the negotiatons' progress as they hope for a more favorable security environment in Colombia. Attention is now shifting toward the 2018 presidential election, which will define the direction of post-conflict Colombia. The country’s economic outlook remains positive as it battles low commodity prices and inflation, but structural reforms will be needed to sustain economic growth.

AS/COA's twenty-first conference in Bogotá, in partnership with Fedesarrollo and ANIF, will look at the country's economic and political forecasts, as well as its trade agenda, by bringing together Wall Street analysts and investors, key government officials, and representatives from trading partners.

Confirmed Speakers:*

*Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Registration Fee: $220 for AS and COA members; $260 for non-members. Complete this form to register. Prior registration is required.

Note: This conference will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

Event Information: Cara Caponi || 1-212-277-8368
COA Corporate Membership Information: Mila Fontana | | 1-212-277-8331
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
AS Individual Membership Information: Felipe Marin | | 1-212-277-8342
Press Inquiries:
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on June 6.
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 1-212-277-8358


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Download a pdf of the agenda.

Baje la agenda en español.

Note: All times are in local Bogotá time (GMT -5), one hour behind Eastern Time.

7:00 a.m. — Registration

8:00 a.m. — Opening Remarks

  • Adriana La Rotta, Senior Director, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

8:15 a.m. — Fiscal Perspectives and Structural Reforms

  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance

9:00 a.m. — Effects of International Volatility on the Colombian Economy

  • Leonardo Villar, Executive Director, Fedesarrollo

9:45 a.m. — Launch of the Luis Carlos Sarmiento 2017–2018 Public Research Award

10:00 a.m. — Coffee Break

10:30 a.m. — Perspectives on Colombia’s Macro-Financial Performance

  • Sergio Clavijo, Director, ANIF

11:15 a.m. — Panel: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

  • Mauricio Garrón, Director of Analysis of Energy and Strategies, CAF
  • Richard Francis, Director of Sovereign Ratings, Fitch Ratings
  • Munir Jalil, Chief Economist for the Andean Region, Citi
  • Adriana La Rotta, Senior Director, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

12:15 p.m. — Lunch

2:00 p.m. — Electoral Probability Analysis: Colombia 2018

  • Sergio Clavijo, Director, ANIF

2:30 p.m. — Panel: Structural Reforms 2018–2022

  • Iván Duque, Senator
  • Marta Lucia Ramirez, former Minister of Defense
  • Fernando Cepeda, Former Interior Minister and Political Analyst
  • Sergio Clavijo, Director, ANIF (moderator)


Sergio Clavijo
President, ANIF

Sergio Clavijo is the executive director of the Asociación Nacional de Instituciones Financieras (ANIF). He also serves as vice chairman on the board of directors of the Stock Exchange of Colombia, and as president of the Investments Committee of the Colombian Private Pension...

Iván Duque
Senator, Democratic Center Party

Ivan Duque joined the Colombian Senate in 2014 as a member of the Democratic Center Party. Previously, he was a senior advisor for Colombia at the Inter-American Development Bank and worked in Colombia's Finance and Public Credit Ministry. He holds a law degree from the...

Richard Francis
Director of Sovereign Ratings, Fitch Ratings

Richard Francis serves as director of sovereign ratings at Fitch Ratings. Previously, he was director of sovereign ratings at Standard & Poor’s. Francis was also a research economist at Morgan Stanley. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Rice university and a...

Mauricio Garrón
Director of Analysis and Energy Strategies, CAF

Mauricio Garrón is director of energy strategy and analysis at CAF – Development Bank of Latin America. Previously, he was director of strategic projects at the Energy Organization of Latin America and director of energy regulation at the Ministry of Energy of Bolivia. Garron...

Munir Jalil
Chief Economist for the Andean Region, Citi

Munir Jalil heads the research department at Citibank Colombia where he provides coverage for the Andean Region. Prior to joining Citibank in 2009, he worked for 10 years at Banco de la República (the central bank of Colombia), where he most recently was a researcher and advisor...

Adriana La Rotta
Senior Director, Media Relations, Americas Society and Council of the Americas

Adriana La Rotta is responsible for the development and the implementation of the organizations' media strategy, as well as day-to-day engagement with news outlets and publications. She joined AS/COA in May 2012.

La Rotta is an award-winning journalist and media professional...

Leonardo Villar
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...