8:45–10:30 am New York

9:45–11:30 am Montevideo

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2021 Latin American Cities Conferences: Montevideo

AS/COA hosted a virtual edition of its Uruguay conference, with a spotlight on tech and innovation.

8:45–10:30 am New York

9:45–11:30 am Montevideo

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(Montevideo City Government Twitter)

Overview

Our Montevideo conference will bring together key government officials and leaders from the private sector for a firsthand analysis of the economy’s investment climate, the prospects for economic recovery, and the country’s opportunities for innovation. Uruguay is now seen as a fast-growing technology hub after producing several successful, top-of-the-line tech companies over the years. How has the country achieved these successes in tech? What are the advantages of investing in Uruguay and the challenges companies face there? Join us for an insightful conversation on July 29. Save the date and check back for more information, including speakers as they are confirmed.

This conference webcast will be open to the public. To participate in the Webex, please register beforehand.

Follow the conversation on Twitter: #CouncilUY | @ASCOA

Confirmed speakers:

  • Azucena Arbeleche, Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay
  • Omar Paganini, Minister of Industry, Energy, and Mining, Uruguay
  • Nicolás Jodal, CEO, GeneXus
  • Martín Migoya, CEO, Globant
  • Jacobo Singer, President, dLocal
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

Conference Information: Alexia Braun | abraun@as-coa.org | 1- 212-277-8364
Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | acalderon@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8358
COA Corporate Membership: Miranda Gastelum | mgastelum@as-coa.org
Note: View a list of COA corporate members.
Press Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org.

Agenda

All times are in Uruguay Standard Time (GMT -3), which is one hour ahead of New York.

9:45–9:55 a.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Haroldo Espalter, President, Uruguay-U.S. Chamber of Commerce

9:55–10:10 a.m. Keynote

  • Omar Paganini, Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Uruguay

10:10–11:00 a.m. Panel, Uruguay: The New Digital Hub

  • Nicolás Jodal, CEO, GeneXus
  • Martín Migoya, CEO, Globant
  • Jacobo Singer, President, dLocal
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/ Council of the Americas (moderator)

11:00–11:15 a.m. Keynote

  • Azucena Arbeleche, Minister of Economy and Finance, Uruguay

Speakers

Azucena Arbeleche
Minister of Economy and Finances, Uruguay

Azucena Arbeleche is the minister of economy and finances of Uruguay. Currently, as the minister of economy and finances, she is combatting the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in Uruguay. In 2001, she joined the macroeconomic advisory of the Ministry of Economy...

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Omar Paganini
Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Uruguay

Omar Paganini is the current minister of industry, energy and mining in the Government of the Republic of Uruguay. In 2003, he became dean of the engineering faculty of the Catholic University of Uruguay. Then, he served as vice chancellor of economic management and development...

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Nicolás Jodal
CEO, GeneXus

Nicolás Jodal, together with Ing. Breogán Gonda, is the co-creator of GeneXus, the world's leading tool for making mission critical applications on multiple platforms, using artificial intelligence. The creation of GeneXus earned them both the National Engineering Award—by the...

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Martín Migoya
CEO, Globant

Martín Migoya is the CEO and co-founder of Globant. Migoya has served as chairman of the Globant board and chief executive officer since 2005. As Globant CEO, he drove the company from a small start-up to an organization with more than 8300 professionals and presence in the...

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Jacobo Singer
President, dLocal

Jacobo Singer is the president at dLocal and leads a broad range of initiatives and oversees dLocal’s IT and business systems and is responsible for keeping dLocal’s rigorous expansion efforts on track. Singer was previously dLocal’s CTO and has designed and built their payments...

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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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