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Alvear Palace Hotel
Av. Alvear 1891
Buenos Aires
Argentina
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2019 Latin American Cities Conferences: Buenos Aires

Join AS/COA on December 2 for our sixteenth annual Latin American Cities Conference in Buenos Aires.

3 p.m. local time (1 p.m. ET)

Alvear Palace Hotel
Av. Alvear 1891
Buenos Aires
Argentina
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Overview

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Americas Society and Council of the Americas, in partnership with the Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Services, will host its sixteenth annual Latin American Cities Conference in Buenos Aires. This conference will bring together government officials, legislators, and private-sector leaders from the country and across the Americas to address Argentina's economic and political outlook. This event will be held in Spanish.

In collaboration with: Asociación de Bancos Públicos y Privados de la República Argentina (ABAPPRA), Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina (ABA), Asociación Empresaria Argentina (AEA), Asociación de Bancos Argentinos (ADEBA), ARGENCON, Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires (BCBA), Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos en Argentina (AmCham), Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI), Endeavor Argentina (EA), Instituto para el Desarrollo Empresarial de la Argentina (IDEA), Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA)

Registration Fee: USD $120 for AS/COA members and other collaborating organizations and USD $170 for nonmembers.

Prior registration is required.

Note: This conference will be held in Spanish. It was rescheduled from its original date in August.

Learn more about the LACC series and see other upcoming events.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina @HoracioRLarreta
  • Omar Gutiérrez, Governor of the Province of Neuquén, Argentina @OmarGutierrezOk
  • Hernán Lacunza, Minister of Treasury of Argentina @hernanlacunza
  • Felipe Solá, National Congressman for the Province of Buenos Aires @felipe_sola
  • José Ignacio de Mendiguren, National Congressman for the Province of Buenos Aires @dmvasco
  • Jorge Taiana, National Senator-elect for the Province of Buenos Aires @JorgeTaiana
  • Nelson W. Cunningham, President & Co-Founder of McLarty Associates and Former Special Advisor to President Clinton on Western Hemisphere Affairs @therealNWC @McLartyAssoc
  • Jorge Luis Di Fiori, President, Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina (CAC) @CACteinforma
  • Andy Freire, Managing Partner & Head South Cone, SoftBank @AndyFreire
  • Claudio Muruzabal, President, SAP Latin America and the Caribbean @CMuruzabal @SAPLatinAmerica
  • Julia Pomares, Executive Director of the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) @JuliaPomares @CIPPEC
  • Sean Summers, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, MercadoLibre @MercadoLibre
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal

Event Information: Alexia Braun | abraun@as-coa.org | 212-277-8364
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
Individual Membership Information: Lee Evans | levans@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384
COA Corporate Membership: Mila Fontana | mfontana@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8331
Note: View a list of COA corporate members.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org

Agenda

Download a PDF of the agenda.

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**All times are in local Buenos Aires time (GMT-3), which is two hours ahead of New York (ET).**

3:00–3:30 p.m. Registration and Reception

3:30–4:15 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Jorge Luis de Fiori, President, Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina
  • Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina  

4:15–4:30 p.m.  Keynote Speaker

  • Felipe Solá, National Congressman for the Province of Buenos Aires 

4:30–5:10 p.m. A Conversation on U.S. Politics and Economic Outlook

  • Nelson W. Cunningham, President & Co-Founder of McLarty Associates and Former Special Advisor to President Clinton on Western Hemisphere Affairs 

  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

5:10–5:25 p.m. Keynote Speaker

  • Omar Gutiérrez, Governor of the Province of Neuquén

5:25–6:05 p.m. Panel: Technology and Investment in Argentina

  • Sean Summers, Senior VP & Chief Marketing Officer, MercadoLibre
  • Claudio Muruzabal, President, SAP Latin America 
  • Andy Freire, Managing Partner & Head South Cone, SoftBank (moderator)

6:056:40 p.m. A Conversation on the Future of Argentina

  • José Ignacio de Mendiguren, National Congressman for the Province of Buenos Aires
  • Jorge Taiana, National Senator-elect for the Province of Buenos Aires
  • Julia Pomares, Executive Director of the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC)

6:40–7:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker

  • Hernán Lacunza, Minister of Treasury, Argentina 

7:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Speakers

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta has been the mayor of Buenos Aires since 2015. Along with President Mauricio Macri, he co-founded the political party Compromiso para el Cambio, which was renamed Propuesta Republicana (PRO) in 2005. When Macri was elected as a national legislator in...

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Omar Gutiérrez
Governor of the Province of Neuquén

Omar Gutiérrez has been the governor of the Province of Neuquén since December 2015. He has been recently reelected for a second term from 2019 to 2023. He is affiliated with the political party Movimiento Popular Neuquino (MPN). Previously, he was the minister of Economy and...

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Hernán Lacunza
Minister of Treasury of Argentina

Hernán Lacunza has been Argentina’s minister of treasury since August 2019. Previously, he served as minister of treasury for the province of Buenos Aires under the government of María Eugenia Vidal from 2015 to 2019. In December 2013, he assumed the position of general manager...

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Felipe Solá
National Congressman for the the Province of Buenos Aires

Felipe Solá serves as national congressman for the province of Buenos Aires since 2007. He previously served as governor of the province of Buenos Aires from 2002 to 2007. From 1999 to 2002, Solá served as vice governor of Buenos Aires under Governor Carlos Ruckauf administration...

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José Ignacio de Mendiguren
National Congressman for the province of Buenos Aires

José Ignacio de Mendiguren is a national congressman for the province of Buenos Aires and secretary of the Argentine Industrial Union. Previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Labour Organization. Between 2002 and 2003, he was the minister of...

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Jorge Taiana
National Senator-elect for the Province of Buenos Aires

Jorge Taiana currently serves as deputy of the Mercosur Parliament and will become national senator for the province of Buenos Aires on December 10, 2019. He previously served as Argentina’s minister of foreign affairs, international trade and worship (2005-2010) and executive...

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Nelson W. Cunningham
President & Co-Founder of McLarty Associates and Former Special Advisor to President Clinton on Western Hemisphere Affairs

Nelson W. Cunningham is president and co-founder of consulting firm McLarty Associates, responsible for guiding service to clients and is a skilled strategist on national and international policy issues. Prior to co-founding McLarty Associates in 1998, Mr. Cunningham served in...

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Jorge Luis Di Fiori
President, Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina

Jorge Luis Di Fiori is president of the Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina (CAC). He is also a consultant member of the Argentine Council for International Relations (CARI) and vice president of the Ibero-American Association of Chambers of Commerce (AICO) for the...

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Andy Freire
Managing Partner & Head South Cone, SoftBank

Andy Freire serves as managing partner of SoftBank International Group and head of Couth Cone based in Buenos Aires. Before that, he served as minister of modernization, innovation and technology in the Buenos Aires City government and as elected member of the Buenos Aires...

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Claudio Muruzabal
Chairman, SAP Latin America and Caribbean; President, SAP EMEA South

Claudio Muruzabal is the president of SAP EMEA South, region comprising Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is also chairman, SAP Latin America and Caribbean. Muruzabal was named to these two roles in July 2020, following his five-year tenure as President of SAP Latin...

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Julia Pomares
Executive Director, CIPPEC (Center for the Implementation of Public Policy for Equity and Growth)

Julia Pomares is the executive director of the Center for the Implementation of Public Policies Promoting Equity and Growth (CIPPEC) since December 2015. Previously, she was the director of the organization’s institutional politics program. Pomares has worked at different levels...

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Sean Summers
Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, MercadoLibre

Sean Summers is senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Mercado Libre, he is in charge of the business unit and leads the Marketing, Sales and Product teams. He joined Mercado Libre in 2012. Before joining Mercado Libre, Sean worked in the United Kingdom as marketing...

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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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