Conference: 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Argentina)

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2020 Latin American Cities Conferences: Buenos Aires

AS/COA will host the seventeenth edition of its annual Latin American Cities Conference in Argentina virtually.

Conference: 8:00 a.m. to 11 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Argentina)

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Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives

In collaboration with:

Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina (ABA), Asociación de Bancos Públicos y Privados de la República Argentina (ABAPPRA), Asociación de Bancos Argentinos (ADEBA), ARGENCON, Asociación Empresaria Argentina, Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires (BCBA), Cámara de Comercio de los Estados Unidos en Argentina (AmCham), Consejo Argentino para las Relaciones Internacionales (CARI) and Endeavor Argentina (EA)

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), in partnership with the Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Services (CAC), will host its seventeenth annual Latin American Cities Conference: Buenos Aires. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, AS/COA is adapting its traditional event in Buenos Aires into a virtual conference. AS/COA and CAC members will be able to participate via the Cisco Webex platform, while the general public can watch via live webcast.

The conference will bring together key government officials and leaders from the country and across the Western Hemisphere to address Argentina’s economic and political outlook in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Fernández administration’s economic recovery plan to promote sustainable growth, and the main opportunities for investment in Argentina.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #CouncilARG | @ASCOA
 

Note: The conference is free of charge.

Speakers:

  • Santiago Cafiero, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina @SantiCafiero
  • Felipe Solá, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina @felipe_sola @CancilleriaARG
  • Ginés González García, Minister of Health, Argentina @ginesggarcia @msalnacion
  • Matías Kulfas, Minister of Productive Development, Argentina @KulfasM @produccion_arg
  • Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina @horaciorlarreta @gcba
  • Jorge Argüello, Ambassador of Argentina to the United States @JorArguello @ARGinUSA
  • Miguel Ángel Pesce, President, Central Bank of Argentina
  • Joyce Chang, Managing Director and Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan
  • James Scriven, Chief Executive Officer, IDB Invest @JamesPScriven @BIDInvest
  • Jorge Luis Di Fiori, President, Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina (CAC) @CACteinforma
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @s_segal @ASCOA

Conference Information: Please e-mail councilarg@as-coa.org
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
Individual Membership Information: Sarah Bons | sbons@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8375
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

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*All times are in Eastern Time

8:00–8:30 a.m.

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

8:30–8:45 a.m.

  • Santiago Cafiero, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina

8:45–9:00 a.m.

  • Felipe Solá, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina

9:00–9:15 a.m.

  • Matías Kulfas, Minister of Productive Development, Argentina

9:15–9:30 a.m.

  • Miguel Ángel Pesce, President, Central Bank of Argentina

9:30–9:45 a.m. Break for General Audience

9:45–10:00 a.m.

  • Jorge Argüello, Argentine Ambassador to the United States

10:00–10:45 a.m. Planning for a Sustainable Economic Recovery

  • James Scriven, Chief Executive Officer, IDB Invest
  • Joyce Chang, Managing Director & Chair of Global Research, J.P. Morgan
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

10:45–11:00 a.m.

  • Ginés González García, Minister of Health, Argentina

Speakers

Santiago Cafiero
Chief of Cabinet, Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina

Santiago Cafiero is the chief of the cabinet of ministers of Argentina. In the province of Buenos Aires, he served as undersecretary of industry, commerce, and mining; vice minister of social development; undersecretary of social policies; and undersecretary of modernization...

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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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Ginés González García
Minister of Health, Argentina

Ginés González García is Argentina’s minister of health and a surgeon. He served as Argentina’s ambassador to Chile from 2007 to 2015. During González’s first appointment as minister of health from 2002 to 2007, he developed Plan Remediar, guaranteeing free access to primary care...

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Matías Kulfas
Minister of Productive Development, Argentina

Matías Kulfas is the productive development minister of Argentina and a university professor. Previously, he has served as the general manager of Argentina’s Central Bank from 2012 to 2013, director of Argentina’s Banco de la Nación from 2008 to 2010, and was undersecretary for...

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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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Jorge Argüello
Argentine Ambassador to the United States

Ambassador Jorge Argüello assumed the position of Ambassador of Argentina to the United States on February 6, 2020, and is a lawyer and politician. Argüello began his political career in 1987 as a member, then chairman, of the City Council of Buenos Aires. He served twice as a...

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Miguel Ángel Pesce
President, Central Bank of Argentina

Miguel Ángel Pesce holds an undergraduate degree in economics from the School of Economic Sciences, Universidad de Buenos Aires (1981-1987). He was president of Banco de la Provincia de Tierra del Fuego (2015-2019), director in YPF SA (2019), and deputy governor of the BCRA (2004...

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Joyce Chang
Managing Director, Head of Global Research, J.P. Morgan

Joyce Chang is the global head of research and a member of the management committee for J.P. Morgan’s Corporate & Investment Bank. J.P. Morgan’s award-winning Global Research provides clients with global breadth and deep expertise across asset classes, yielding a rich source of...

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James Scriven
CEO, IDB Invest

James P. Scriven is the CEO of IDB Invest, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group’s private sector institution, with $12.1 billion in assets under management and 330 clients in 22 countries. IDB Invest is a multilateral development bank focused on serving its clients and...

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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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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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