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9–11:30 am Buenos Aires

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2021 Latin American Cities Conferences: Buenos Aires

The eighteenth edition of the conference convened top leaders to explore Argentina's outlook in the context of the pandemic and upcoming legislative elections.

8–10:30 am New York

9–11:30 am Buenos Aires

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Overview

Argentina: Economic and Political Perspectives

In collaboration with:

Asociación de Bancos Públicos y Privados de la República Argentina (ABAPPRA), Asociación de Bancos Argentinos (ADEBA), Asociación de Bancos de la Argentina (ABA), Asociación Empresaria Argentina (AEA), 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), Fundación de Investigaciones Económicas Latinoamericanas (FIEL), and Unión Industrial Argentina (UIA)

Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA), in partnership with the Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Services (CAC), will host its eighteenth annual Latin American Cities Conference: Buenos Aires.

The event this year will be a virtual conference in light of the pandemic. 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 across the country and the Western Hemisphere to address Argentina’s economic and political outlook in the context of the pandemic and the upcoming legislative elections, the Fernández administration’s economic recovery plan to promote sustainable growth, and the main opportunities for investment in Argentina.

  • Santiago Cafiero, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina @SantiCafiero
  • Felipe Solá, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina @felipe_sola @CancilleriaARG
  • Martín Guzmán, Minister of the Economy, Argentina @Martin_M_Guzman @Economia_Ar
  • Carla Vizzotti, Minister of Health, Argentina @carlavizzotti @msalnacion
  • Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires @horaciorlarreta @gcba
  • Sergio Massa, President, Chamber of Deputies of Argentina @SergioMassa @DiputadosAR
  • Miguel Ángel Pesce, President, Central Bank of Argentina @BancoCentral_AR
  • Cecilia Nicolini, Adviser to the President of Argentina; Coordinator, Economic and Social Council @cecilianicolini
  • Anabel Fernández Sagasti, Incumbent National Senator for the Province of Mendoza @anabelfsagasti
  • Facundo Manes, National Deputy Pre-Candidate for the Province of Buenos Aires @ManesF
  • Maria Eugenia Vidal, National Deputy Pre-Candidate for the City of Buenos Aires @mariuvidal
  • Natalio Mario Grinman, President, Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina (CAC) @CACteinforma
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas @ASCOA

The conference discussion will be in Spanish. AS, COA, and YPA members who wish to listen to a live English translation, please register to participate via Webex. Members of the press should reach out to mediarelations@as-coa.org. We will also live tweet the conference in both Spanish and English.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #CouncilARG | @ASCOA

Conference Information: councilarg@as-coa.org
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org
COA Corporate Membership: Miranda Gastelum | mgastelum@as-coa.org
Note: View a list of COA corporate members.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org

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Agenda

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All times are in local Argentina time (GMT -3), which is one hour ahead of New York.

9:00–9:10 a.m. Welcome

  • Mario Grinman, President, Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina (CAC)
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

9:10–9:20 a.m. Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

9:20–9:30 a.m. Santiago Cafiero, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, Argentina

9:30–9:40 a.m. Felipe Solá, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Argentina

9:40–9:50 a.m. Miguel Angel Pesce, President of the Central Bank, Argentina

9:50–10:00 a.m. Martín Guzmán, Minister of Economy, Argentina

10:00–10:20 a.m. A conversation with:

  • Carla Vizzotti, Minister of Health, Argentina
  • Cecilia Nicolini, Adviser to the President of Argentina; Coordinator, Economic and Social Council
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

10:20–10:30 a.m. Sergio Massa, President, Chamber of Deputies, Argentina

10:30–11:00 a.m. Views from legislative candidates:

  • Anabel Fernández Sagasti, Incumbent National Senator for the Province of Mendoza
  • Facundo Manes, National Deputy Pre-Candidate for the Province of Buenos Aires
  • María Eugenia Vidal, National Deputy Pre-Candidate for the City of Buenos Aires

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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Martín Guzmán
Economy Minister of Argentina

Martín Guzmán is the Argentine economy minister. He is an expert on sovereign debt restructuring, with a specific interest in the sovereign debt crises in Argentina and Greece.


Guzmán is also currently a researcher at the Columbia Business School and is Columbia’s director of...

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Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
Mayor of the City of Buenos Aires

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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Sergio Massa
President, Chamber of Deputies of Argentina

Sergio Massa is a national deputy representing the province of Buenos Aires from the Frente Renovador party in the Argentine Chamber of Deputies. Before serving in Congress, he was the mayor of Tigre in the Buenos Aires province until 2013. Massa was first elected mayor in...

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Miguel Ángel Pesce
President, Central Bank of Argentina

Miguel Ángel Pesce is the president of the Central Bank of Argentina. He 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...

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Cecilia Nicolini
Adviser to the President of Argentina

Cecilia Nicolini is an adviser to the president of Argentina. Outside of her work with the Argentineexecutive, she is an international consultant with more than 13 years of experience working with governments, politicians, and organizations worldwide. She has managed a...

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Anabel Fernández Sagasti
Incumbent National Senator for the Province of Mendoza

Anabel Fernández Sagasti is the incumbent national senator for the Argentine province of Mendoza. Prior to her role in the Senate, Fernández Sagasti served as a national deputy from Mendoza from 2011 to 2015. She has also been the president of the Mendoza chapter of the...

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Facundo Manes
National Deputy Pre-Candidate for the Province of Buenos Aires

Facundo Manes is an Argentine neurologist, neuroscientist, and is currently the national deputy pre-candidate for the Province of Buenos Aires.


He has created the Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO) and serves as its honorary president. He has also held academic positions...

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María Eugenia Vidal
National Deputy Pre-Candidate for the City of Buenos Aires

María Eugenia Vidal was the first female governor of Buenos Aires province, a position she held from October 2015 to December 2019. Previously, she held various roles in the Buenos Aires city government, including as deputy mayor during then-Mayor Mauricio Macri’s second term and...

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Natalio Mario Grinman
President, Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina

Natalio Mario Grinman is the president of the Chamber of Commerce and Services of Argentina (CAC).

He first joined the CAC in 1985 and served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Table. He has also held other positions in the public sector, including chief of the Advisory...

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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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