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2021 Latin American Cities Conferences: Lima 

President Pedro Castillo, along with members of his administration and the private sector, surveyed the future of Peru's economic potential.

9–11:30 am New York / Lima

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Overview

Attracting Investment for Growth and Development

With a severe Covid-19 death toll, millions living below the poverty line, and a large informal economy, Peru faces enormous challenges in reactivating its economy. However, with years of macroeconomic stability, a network of trade agreements, and abundant natural resources, the economy is showing its inherent strength and there are clear signs for optimism. Peru is registering a good recovery pace in key sectors of the economy, and GDP growth is projected to rebound to 13 percent in 2021, per the Ministry of Economy and Finance.

For the 16th consecutive year, Peru’s Foreign Affairs Ministry and Americas Society/Council of the Americas will bring together key government figures, as well as private-sector leaders from around Latin America to analyze Peru's economic standing and exchange views on how the public and the private sectors can work together to restore growth that leads to sustainable and equitable development.

The conference will be conducted in Spanish. The event will be broadcast on this page; no registration will be required to watch.

Note: Registration for this event is now closed. As the program will be in Spanish, if you require interpretation, please email Juan Serrano-Badrena at jserrano@as-coa.org to receive the Zoom login details.

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #PeruCOA | @ASCOA

Atrayendo inversión para el desarrollo y crecimiento

Con un severo número de muertes a causa de Covid-19, una alta taza de pobreza y con altos índices de informalidad laboral, Perú encara enormes desafíos para reactivar su economía. Sin embargo, con años de estabilidad macroeconómica, una red de acuerdos comerciales y una abundancia de recursos naturales, la fortaleza de la economía peruana comienza a dar claras señales de optimismo. Perú está registrando un buen ritmo de recuperación en sectores claves de la economía, y se proyecta que el crecimiento del PIB se recuperará al 13 por ciento en 2021, de acuerdo con el Ministerio de Economía y Finanzas.

Por el decimosexto año consecutivo, el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores del Perú y Americas Society/Council of the Americas reunirán a funcionarios de gobierno, así como líderes del sector privado de toda América Latina para analizar la situación económica del Perú e intercambiar perspectivas sobre cómo los sectores público y privado pueden trabajar en conjunto para impulsar un crecimiento que conduzca a un desarrollo sustentable y equitativo.

La conferencia será en español. El evento será transmitido en vivo por esta página, y no se requiere registro previo para ver la transmisión.

Speakers

  • Pedro Castillo Terrones, President of Peru @PedroCastilloTe @PresidenciaPeru
  • Oscar Maúrtua de Romaña, Minister of Foreign Affairs @MaurtuaDe @CancilleriaPeru
  • Pedro Francke, Minister of Economy and Finance @pedrofrancke @MEF_Peru
  • Fabiola María Caballero Sifuentes, Vice Minister of Transportation @MinCeTur
  • Jorge Luis Chávez Cresta, Vice Minister of Mining @JChavezCresta @MinemPeru
  • Abby Daniell, Senior Manager Latin America, Canada & Caribbean Regions, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Rodrigo Jiménez Castellanos, Head of Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, EMEA & Latin America, American Tower Corporation
  • Rafael Ugaz, Executive Director, Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversión) @ProInversionPe
  • Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga | gzubillaga@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8362
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
COA Corporate Membership: Miranda Gastelum | mgastelum@as-coa.org |
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Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org

Agenda

All times below are in New York / Lima time.

9:00–9:10 am Welcoming Remarks

  • Oscar Maúrtua de Romaña, Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs

9:10–9:15 am Opening Remarks

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

9:15–9:45 am Keynote Remarks on the Economy

  • Pedro Francke, Minister of Economy and Finance

9:45–10:15 am Projections and Perspectives of the Mining Sector

  • Jorge Luis Chávez Cresta, Vice Minister of Mining, Peruvian Ministry of Energy and Mining
  • Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

10:15–11:45 am Panel: Attracting Investment for Growth and Development

  • Fabiola María Caballero Sifuentes, Vice Minister of Transportation
  • Abby Daniell, Senior Manager Latin America, Canada & Caribbean Regions, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Rodrigo Jimenez Castellanos, Group Head Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability, EMEA and LatAm, American Tower Corporation
  • Rafael Ugaz, Executive Director, Private Investment Promotion Agency, ProInversión
  • Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

11:45 Closing Remarks

  • Pedro Castillo Terrones, President of Peru

Speakers

Pedro Castillo
President of Peru

Pedro Castillo Terrones was inaugurated as president of Peru on July 28, 2021. Previously he was a primary school teacher, rural patrolman, union leader, and politician.


As a teacher and president of the committee of the regional bases of the Unified Union of Education Workers...

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Oscar Maúrtua de Romaña
Peruvian Minister of Foreign Affairs

Oscar Maúrtua de Romaña graduated from the Pontificia Catholic University of Peru with a bachelor’s in humanities and a law degree from the Major National University of San Marcos, as well as a degree in international relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Peru. He receive the...

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Pedro Francke
Peruvian Minister of Economy and Finance

Pedro Francke Ballvé was appointed minister of economy and finance on July 30, 2021. Francke has a recognized track record as an economist, researcher, and expert on poverty, social policy, and health issues. In public management he has served as general manager of EsSalud...

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Jorge Luis Chávez Cresta
Peruvian Vice Minister of Mining

Jorge Luis Chávez Cresta has a doctorate in government and public policy and a master’s degree in business administration. He is a civil engineer, a collegiate lawyer, and a retired general office of the Peruvian army. He previously was the Peruvian minister of defense and a vice...

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Abby Daniell
Senior Manager, Latin America, Canada, and Caribbean Regions, World-Wide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Abby Daniell, as the Latin America, Canada and Caribbean programs team manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS), is the executive responsible for implementing education, workforce development, diversity and inclusion, disaster prevention, cybersecurity, and other programs in the...

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Rodrigo Jiménez Castellanos
Group Head Public Affairs, Communications & Sustainability, EMEA & Latin America, American Tower

Rodrigo Jiménez Castellanos is group head of public affairs communications and sustainability for EMEA & Latin America at American Tower Corporation. He joined American Tower in 2013. He has over 20 years of experience in public and corporate affairs, in different industries such...

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Rafael Ugaz Vallenas
Executive Director, Private Investment Promotion Agency, ProInversión

Rafael Ugaz is the executive director of ProInversión, which promotes private investment in the country through different mechanisms such as public-private partnerships, asset projects, and tax works. As a private investment promotion agency, it oversees the projects of national...

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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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Susan Segal
President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Susan Segal was elected President and CEO of Americas Society/Council of the Americas in 2003 after having worked in the private sector with Latin America and other emerging markets for over 30 years. Prior to her appointment, Susan was a partner at Chase Capital Partners...

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