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2020 Latin American Cities Conferences: Buenos Aires

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

August 27, 2020
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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.

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. Cafiero earned his degree in political science from the University of Buenos Aires and a master's degree in public policy from Torcuato di Tella University.

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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. Prior to that, he served as secretary of agriculture under President Menem, from 1993 to 1998. In 1991, he was elected as national congressman. Before that, Solá was appointed secretary of agriculture, livestock and fishing in 1989.

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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 prescription medications.  He earned his medical degree from the National University in Córdoba, holds various post-graduate degrees in public health and health administration, and received a master’s degree in health systems and social security from the National University in Lomas de Zamora.

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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 Small and Mid-size Enterprises and Regional Development from 2006 to 2007. Kulfas holds a degree in economics, a master’s degree in economic policy, and his PhD in social science, all from the University of Buenos Aires.

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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 2005, Rodríguez Larreta was the general girector of the PRO electoral campaign. Later on, in 2007 and in 2011, he held the same position and Macri was appointed mayor of the City of Buenos Aires. He also worked alongside Macri as chief of the cabinet of ministers of the City of Buenos Aires.

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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 national congressman; the first time during Carlos Menem´s presidency in 1991 and then during Nestor Kirchner´s presidency in 2003.

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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 (2004-2015).

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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 market insights and ideas. J.P. Morgan’s analysts and economists study all sectors in which the firm does business, including equities, fixed income, currency and commodities, emerging markets, derivatives and structured finance. J.P.

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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 achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean A dual Argentine/British citizen, Scriven was previously vice president of Corporate Risk and Sustainability at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in addition to other leadership positions.

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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 Southern Cone. In 2008 he was named regional secretary of AICO. In 2001 he was part of the Consulting Commission of Strategies for the Promotion of Foreign Trade by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Commerce, and Cult.

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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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#CouncilARG 2020: Santiago Cafiero, Jefe de Gabinete de Ministros de la Nación

August 27, 2020

Cafiero dijo que cree que la Argentina está en el sendero de la reconstrucción económica, avanzando con pragmatismo, y que para eso se debe poder dialogar....

#CouncilARG 2020: Felipe Solá, Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Argentina

August 27, 2020

Solá destacó la necesidad de una fuerte corriente de inversiones, infraestructura productiva para la creación de empleos, con un cúmulo de proyectos en espera....

#CouncilARG 2020: Ginés González García, Ministro de Salud, Argentina

August 27, 2020

“La política de salud es quizás una de las herramientas más eficaces para buscar territorio de equidad”, dijo el ministro de salud....

#CouncilARG 2020: Matías Kulfas, Ministro de Desarrollo Productivo, Argentina

August 27, 2020

La desigualdad de género es “intolerable”, y además esas brechas resultantes impiden el desarrollo, dijo el ministro....

#CouncilARG 2020: Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Susan Segal, y Jorge Di Fiori

August 27, 2020

El presidente de la Cámara Argentina de Comercio, la presidenta de AS/COA, y el jefe de gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires abrieron la conferencia #CouncilArg....

#CouncilARG 2020: Jorge Argüello, Embajador de Argentina en Estados Unidos

August 27, 2020

“Los dirigentes políticos, tanto los del gobierno como los de la oposición, tenemos la obligación de encontrar puntos de encuentro”, destacó el embajador....

#CouncilARG 2020: Miguel Ángel Pesce, Presidente, Banco Central de Argentina

August 27, 2020

“No necesitamos devaluaciones adicionales”, señaló el titular del banco central en una presentación pregrabada....

#CouncilARG 2020: Planning for a Sustainable Economic Recovery

August 27, 2020

Latin America and the Caribbean have a moral obligation to “build back a better society” after the pandemic, said IDB Invest’s James Scriven....

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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