8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Limatambo 1
Lima
Peru
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2019 Latin American Cities Conferences: Lima

Join AS/COA and Peru's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the fourteenth annual Latin American Cities Conference in Lima on December 5.

8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
Limatambo 1
Lima
Peru
Live Broadcast

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Overview

In partnership with:

Building the Future:
Infrastructure and Growth in Peru

Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host its fourteenth 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 to revamp Peru’s infrastructure in order to make the country’s economic growth more sustainable and equitable. Experts and stakeholders from the public and private sectors will discuss President Martín Vizcarra’s National Infrastructure Plan for Competitiveness, as well as best practices to increase transparency, efficiency, and sustainability in the infrastructure sector.

Registration: This event is complimentary for all registrants.

This event will be conducted in Spanish.

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #PeruCOA | @ASCOA

Confirmed Speakers:*

  • Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Minister of Foreign Affairs @GMeza_Cuadra @CancilleriaPeru
  • Julio Velarde, President, Central Bank of Peru @bcrpoficial (Download his presentation.)
  • Gabriel Daly, Director General, General Administration for Private Investment Policy, Economy and Finance Ministry @MEF_Peru
  • Roberto Fantoni, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company @McKinsey
  • Viviana Caro, Representative in Peru, Inter-American Development Bank @el_BID
  • Kate Harrisson, British Ambassador to Peru @kate_harrisson @UKinPeru
  • Alejandro Olivo Villa, Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Group, Associate Managing Director and Head for Latin America, Project and Infrastructure Group, Moody’s Investors Services @MoodysLatAm (Download his presentation.)
  • Leonie Roca, President, Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN) @mlrvb @AfinPeru
  • Randy Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @ASCOA

*Additional speakers to be confirmed.

Event Information: Marcelo Barretta | mbarretta@as-coa.org | 212-277-8378
Individual Membership Information: Lee Evans | levans@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8384
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: View a list of COA corporate members.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org
Cancellation: Please contact Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@counciloftheamericas.org before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3.

Agenda

Download a PDF of the agenda.

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

8:00–8:30 a.m. Coffee Registration

8:30–9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Randy Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Foreign Minister, Peru 

9:00–9:45 a.m.  Keynote Speaker

  • Alejandro Olivo Villa, Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Group, Associate Managing Director and Head for Latin America, Project and Infrastructure Group, Moody’s Investors Services (Download his presentation.)

9:45–10:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker

10:30–11:00 a.m. Coffee Break

11:00–11:30 a.m. Keynote

  • Gabriel Daly, Director General, General Administration for Private Investment Policy, Economy and Finance Ministry

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Panel: "Building the Future: Infrastructure and Growth in Peru”

  • Roberto Fantoni, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Kate Harrisson, British Ambassador to Peru
  • Leonie Roca, President, Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN) 
  • Viviana Caro, Inter-American Development Bank’s Representative in Peru (moderator)

Speakers

Gustavo Meza-Cuadra
Foreign Affairs Minister of Peru

Gustavo Meza-Cuadra is a career diplomat with more than 30 years in Peru’s foreign service, where he has held various positions, including national director of sovereignty and boundaries from June 2008 to July 2009. He was the director of World Trade Organization Affairs and head...

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Julio Velarde
Governor of the Central Bank of Peru

Julio Velarde has served as the governor of Peru’s Central Bank since October 2006. He’s held important positions in the public and private sectors and has collaborated in publications and research related projects related to monetary and financial issues. Velarde was the CEO of...

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Roberto Fantoni
Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

Roberto Fantoni is a director at McKinsey & Company that has worked both in its New York and São Paulo offices. Since joining the Firm in 1996, he has served clients in Latin America, Europe and North America and has done extensive work with family-owned conglomerates and...

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Viviana Caro
Representative in Peru, Inter-American Development Bank

Viviana Caro has been the representative of the Inter-American Development Bank in Peru since mid-May 2015. From 2010 to 2015, she was the Bolivian minister of development planning. Caro has been involved in the Bolivian government for many years. For over 10 years she was part...

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Kate Harrisson
British Ambassador to Peru

Kate Harrisson has been the British ambassador to Peru since April 2018. She joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2000 after working in the private sector in China. Her previous roles in the FCO include deputy head of mission to Vietnam, political counselor in Beijing...

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Alejandro Olivo Villa
Sovereign and Sub-Sovereign Group, Associate Managing Director and Head for Latin America, Project and Infrastructure Group, Moody’s Investors Services

Alejandro Olivo heads the Sub-Sovereign, Project, and Utilities teams of analysts covering the sector’s issuers in Latin America. Prior responsibilities in Moody’s include managing the activities of Moody’s Sub-Sovereign franchise in Latin America and Canada. Prior to Moody’s...

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Leonie Roca Voto Bernales
President, Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN)

Leonie Roca Voto Bernales is the president of Peru’s Association for the Promotion of National Infrastructure (AFIN). She is a lawyer, graduate of the Catholic Pontificia University, with postgraduate studies in senior government managers at the Harvard Kennedy School of...

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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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