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
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast


2018 Latin American Cities Conferences: Bogotá

AS/COA's twenty-second annual conference in Bogotá, focusing on the political and economic outlook for the incoming administration, takes place June 13.

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
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast




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AS/COA's twenty-second conference in Bogotá, in partnership with Fedesarrollo and ANIF, will look at the country's economic and political forecasts for the incoming administration by bringing together Wall Street analysts and investors, key government officials, and representatives from trading partners.

Registration: $220 for AS and COA members.
Complete the member form to register.

$250 for non-members.
Complete the non-member form to register.

Please send to Pilar Linares at
Prior registration is required.

Note: This conference will be conducted entirely in Spanish.

Confirmed Speakers:


Event Information: Rodrigo Riaza | | 1-212-277-8376
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 1-212-277-8358
COA Corporate Membership Information: Mila Fontana | | 1-212-277-8331
AS Individual Membership Information: Beckie Bintrim | | 1-212-277-8372
Press Inquiries:
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at before 3:00 p.m. on June 12.

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All times are in local Bogotá time (UTC -5), one hour behind New York.

7:00 a.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. Opening Remarks

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

8:20 a.m.  Economic Assessment of 20102018 Administration

  • Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance

9:00 a.m.  International Environment and the Colombian Economy

  • Leonardo Villar, Executive Director, Fedesarrollo

9:40 a.m.   Luis Carlos Sarmiento 2017–2018 Public Policy Research Award

10:10 a.m.  Coffee Break

10:40 a.m. Perspectives on Colombia’s 2018–2019 Macro-Financial Performance

  • Sergio Clavijo, President, ANIF

11:20 a.m. Panel: Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street

  • Munir Jalil, Chief Economist for the Andean Region, Citi
  • Mauro Leos, Managing Director, Moody’s
  • Marcela Vaca, General Director for Colombia, GeoPark
  • Adriana La Rotta, Senior Director, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

12:30 p.m. Lunch

2:15 p.m. Electoral Probabilities

  • Sergio Clavijo, President, Anif

2:40 p.m. Panel: Electoral Results and Colombia's New Political and Economic Outlook

  • César Caballero, Director, Cifras y Conceptos
  • Fernando Cepeda, Former Interior Minister
  • Roberto Junguito, Former Finance Minister
  • Sergio Clavijo, Director, ANIF (moderator)

4:00 p.m. Close


Mauricio Cárdenas
Minister of Finance, Colombia

Mauricio Cárdenas is the minister of finance of Colombia. Previously, Cárdenas served as the minister of mines and energy of Colombia. He was also the executive director of the Fundación para la Educación Superior y el Desarrollo (Fedesarrollo) in Bogotá from 2003 to 2008...

César Caballero
General Manager, Cifras y Conceptos

César Caballero is general manager of Cifras y Conceptos. Previously, he has held several positions in the public and private sectors, including coordinator of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals at the United Nations Development Programme, dean and director of the...

Fernando Cepeda Ulloa
Former Interior Minister, Colombia

Fernando Cepeda Ulloa is a professor, diplomat, and political scientist. He has served in various government roles in Colombia, including ambassador to Canada, permanent representative of Colombia to the United Nations, ambassador to the United Kingdom, minister of interior...

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...

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...

Mauro Leos
Associate Managing Director, Moody's Investors Service

Mauro Leos is associate managing director for the Americas at Moody's Investors Service. With extensive experience in the region, he has been a senior sovereign credit analyst with Moody’s since 1996. Leos is lead sovereign analyst for Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile...

Marcela Vaca
General Director, GeoPark

Marcela Vaca has served as director for Colombia at GeoPark since 2012. Previously, she served for nine years as the general manager of Hupecol Group, where she was responsible for supervising all areas of the company as well as managing relationships with Ecopetrol, the National...

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...

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...