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2018 Latin American Cities Conferences: Lima

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

December 6, 2018
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THE ROLE OF THE PRIVATE SECTOR IN THE QUEST FOR TRANSPARENCY

Americas Society and Council of the Americas, in partnership with Peru's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host their thirteenth annual Latin American Cities Conference in Lima. In addition to exploring the economic outlook of Peru and the region, this year's conference will focus on how governments can collaborate with the private sector in promoting transparency and rebuilding trust. Panelists will discuss immediate and long-term strategies to strengthen institutions and promote accountability in the wake of regional corruption scandals.

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #PeruCOA | @ASCOA

Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants.
Prior registration is required.

Confirmed Speakers:*

  • Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru @MartinVizcarraC @PresidenciaPeru
  • Néstor Popolizio, Minister of Foreign Affairs @NestorPopolizio @CancilleriaPeru
  • Roque Benavides, President, National Confederation of Private Business Institutions @Roque_Benavides @CONFIEP
  • Alberto Ñecco, Executive Director, ProInversión @ProInversionPe
  • Carlos Santiso, Director of Institutional Development, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, CAF @AgendaCAF
  • Susana Silva, Secretary of Public Integrity, Office of the Prime Minister @SIPIntegridad
  • Francis Stenning, CEO, Bolsa de Valores de Lima @BVLPeru
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal
  • Brian Winter, Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @BrazilBrian

*Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Event Information: Cara Caponi | ccaponi@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8368
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
COA Corporate Membership Information: Mila Fontana | mfontana@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8331
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 4.

Martín Vizcarra

President of Peru

Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo became president of the Republic of Peru on March 23, 2018. In the general elections in 2016, he was elected to be first vice president and was also appointed minister of Transportation and Communications. In September 2017, Vizcarra became Peru’s ambassador to Canada. Before assuming his federal responsibilities, he was the governor of Moquegua from 2011 to 2014. In the private sector, Vizcarra led operations at CyM Vizcarra from 1992 to 2010.

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Néstor Popolizio

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Néstor Popolizio Bardales is the minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru. A career diplomat with 37 years of experience, Popolizio earned a degree in international relations from the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy, as well as a bachelor’s in law from the National University of San Marcos (UNMSM). At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he has held the roles of undersecretary for American Affairs (2006–2009) and viceminister of Foreign Affairs on two occasions from 2009 to 2011 and from 2016 to 2018. Abroad he has held the posts of ambassador of Peru to Portugal and Colombia.

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Alberto Ñecco

Executive Director, ProInversión

Alberto Ñecco is the executive director for ProInversión. He has vast experience in investment banking, corporate finance, financial management, and project management, both in Peru and abroad. Before assuming his current position, he worked as a special projects manager for the Retail Banking Collection at BCP. In 2001, he joined the Credicorp group and actively participated in the creation of Credicorp Capital, where he oversaw the purchase of leading investment banks in Colombia and Chile.

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Carlos Santiso

Director of Institutional Development, Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina, CAF

Carlos Santiso has been the director for Institutional Development at the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF) since September 2018. He was the head of Institutional Capacity of the State Division at the Inter-American Development Bank, based in Washington from 2011 to 2018.

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Susana Silva

Secretary of Public Integrity, Office of the Prime Minister

Susana Silva is the general coordinator for the High-Level Anticorruption Commission, part of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. She is also Peru’s chief expert for the Follow-Up Mechanism for the Implementation of the Inter-American Convention against Corruption (MESICIC)—an anticorruption mechanism of the OAS in Washington, DC.

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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 to implement a new strategic plan to renew and return the Society and Council to their historic position. Prior to her current position, she was a founding partner of her own investment and advisory group focused primarily on Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic sector.

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Brian Winter

Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly; Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Brian Winter is editor-in-chief of Americas Quarterly and the vice president for policy at Americas Society/Council of the Americas. A best-selling author and columnist, he is an expert on Latin American politics and a frequent public speaker. Based in New York City, Winter has overseen Americas Quarterly’s growth into a must-read for Latin American investors and policymakers, tripling its online audience since 2015.

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AGENDA

All times in local Lima time (GMT -5), which is in the same time zone as New York.

8:00–8:30 a.m. Registration and Coffee

8:30–9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Néstor Popolizio, Minister of Foreign Relations, Republic of Peru

9:00–9:45 a.m. Keynote Address: Economic Perspectives on Peru and the Region

9:45–10:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Peru’s Fight against Corruption

  • Roque Benavides, President, National Confederation of Private Business Institutions

10:30–11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00–12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: The Role of the Private Sector in the Quest for Transparency

What are effective, long-term strategies that can strengthen institutions and promote transparency? How can the private sector be more involved? Are there best practices from the corporate world that can be applied in a broader context?

  • Alberto Ñecco, Executive Director, ProInversión
  • Carlos Santiso, Director of Intitutional Development, CAF - Banco de Desarrollo de América Latina
  • Susana Silva, Secretary of Public Integrity, Presidencia del Consejo de Ministros
  • Brian Winter, Vice President of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly
  • Francis Stenning, CEO, Bolsa de Valores de Lima (moderator)

12:30–12:50 p.m. Closing Remarks

  • Martín Vizcarra, President of Peru