Symposium: 9 am–2:30 pm
Awards: 7–11 pm

Lakeside Village, Univ. of Miami
1280 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables
United States
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast


2022 COA Symposium

2023 COA Symposium and 28th BRAVO Business Awards

Latin America's premier business engagement and dialogue platform will honor influential leaders from the region in Miami this fall.

Symposium: 9 am–2:30 pm
Awards: 7–11 pm

Lakeside Village, Univ. of Miami
1280 Stanford Drive
Coral Gables
United States
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast


2022 COA Symposium


The 2023 Council of the Americas Symposium will bring together an exclusive community of corporate stakeholders and C-level executives from Latin American multinational companies and multilatinas to participate in a day of programming. Participants will hear from top experts on the most relevant topics impacting the global business agenda with an eye on Latin America. Symposium events including private roundtables for the BRAVO C-Suite, BRAVO Dialogues, and BRAVO Leadership Conversations. 

The BRAVO Business Awards celebrate 28 years of showcasing excellence and leadership in Latin America's public and private sector, while bringing together business visionaries and pioneers from across industries and geographies.

This year’s group of honorees represent leadership, dedication, and outstanding expertise in their field—all critical to ensuring a more prosperous future for the region.

This year's BRAVO Business Awards will be presented at a formal dinner on the terrace of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

Join the discussion on Twitter: #BRAVObiz | @ASCOA

2023 BRAVO Business Awards Honorees

  • BRAVO Hemispheric Leader of the Year:

    • General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command

  • BRAVO Beacon of Innovation: 

    • Pix - Banco Central do Brasil, Accepted by: Roberto Campos Neto, President, Central Bank of Brazil

  • BRAVO Sustainability CEO of the Year:

    • Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO, CMPC

  • BRAVO Visionary Business Leader of the Year:

    • Luis Miguel Castillo, Chairman, Grupo Mariposa

Join the discussion on Twitter (X): #BRAVObiz - @ASCOA

Individual Access: 

Special Group Access Packages: Cyndi Balladares at

Sponsorship Opportunities: Mercedes Fernandez at

Engagement and Thought Leadership: Yndira Marin at & Luciana Sabillon at

COA Symposium: Member rate: $350 | Non-member rate: $500

BRAVO Business Awards Dinner: Individual Tickets $1,200 (limited capacity)



7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO CEO Roundtable*

  • Keynote Speaker: General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
  • Co-Chair: Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO Circle of LatAm Chief Sustainability Officers Roundtable*

  • Keynote Speaker: Isabel St. Malo de Alvarado, Board of Trustees, IFRS Foundation
  • Co-Chair: Pedro Pereira, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP Latin America & Caribbean

7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO Circle of LatAm Chief People Officers Roundtable*

  • Keynote Speaker: Stephen Remedios, Partner & Associate Director, People Strategy, BCG
  • Co-Chair: Cristian Carafi, Managing Director & Partner, BCG Santiago

*By invitation only. Participant criteria and seniority required.

Main Stage Programming

9:00–9:05 a.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Maria Lourdes Teran, Vice President, AS/COA Miami Office 

9:05–9:45 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Global Trends Shaping Latin America's Business Landscape

  • Todd Martinez, Co-Head of Americas Sovereign Ratings, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
  • Marcos Gunn, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional President, Latin America
  • Rosana Padilla, President, Latin America, Kenvue
  • Helmut Reisinger, CEO, EMEA & LATAM, Palo Alto Networks
  • Moderator: Gabriela Frias, Business Anchor, CNN en Español

9:45–10:15 a.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation: Advancing Hemispheric Prosperity & Security

  • General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
  • Moderator: Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

10:15–10:55 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Perspectives from the Private Sector to Lower Carbon Emissions

  • Andres Gluski, CEO, The AES Corporation & Chairman, AS/COA
  • Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO, CMPC
  • Francisco de Blanco, Co-Founder & CEO, Soleum
  • Alvaro Cardenas, President, Latin America & Caribbean, Diageo
  • Moderator: Marina Rosemberg, Regional Head-Latin America, Moody's Investors Service

10:55–11:05 a.m. Coffee & Networking Break

11:05–11:45 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: The Rise of AI - A Catalyst for Business Transformation

  • Paula Goldman, Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, Salesforce
  • Ana Lucia Magliano, Executive Vice-President, Services, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mastercard
  • Andrew Martin, President, Latin America Cluster, Pfizer
  • Moderator: TBC

11:45–12:10 p.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation: The Next Wave for Latin America's Tech Ecosystem

  • Marcelo Claure, Founder & CEO, Claure Group and Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Bicycle Capital
  • Moderator: TBC

12:10–12:30 p.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation (TBC)

12:30–1:30 p.m. BRAVO Dialogues: The Global Payments Revolution - Brazil's Case

BRAVO Leadership Conversation with Roberto Campos Neto - on the Pix Case

Governor Campos Neto to discuss the development, journey and impact of Pix

  • Roberto Campos Neto, President, Banco Central do Brasil
  • Joao Vitor Menin, CEO, Banco Inter
  • Wagner Ruiz, Co-Founder & Board Member, EBANX
  • Moderator: TBC

1:30–2:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking

Auditorium & Breezeway: Networking Lunches

Pavilion: "Opportunities in Transition Capital"

By-invitation only lunch featuring a select group of executive and keynote presentation by BlackRock expert on Transition Capital

  • Nick Berger, Managing Director, Transition Capital, BlackRock

Additional speakers to be announced


General Laura J. Richardson
Commander, U.S. Southern Command

General Laura J. Richardson is currently serving as the 32nd commander of United States Southern Command. She is a native of Northglenn, Colorado and a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado. She commissioned into the U.S. Army and trained as an army...

Francisco Ruiz-Tagle
Chief Executive Officer, Compañía Manufacturera de Papeles y Cartones (CMPC)

Francisco Ruiz-Tagle began his career at CMPC in 1991, where he has served in leadership positions as general manager of Celulosa del Pacífico, head of financial pperations of CMPC, and general manager of Papelera del Plata in Argentina. From 2011 to 2016, he served as general...

Luis Miguel Castillo
Chairman, Grupo Mariposa

Luis Miguel Castillo is currently chairman of the Board of Directors of Grupo Mariposa; he has a degree in business administration from Boston University and was named "Young Global Leader" by the World Economic Forum in 2010. 

He joined the Group in 1995 and under his leadership...

Alvaro Cardenas
President, Latin America & Caribbean, Diageo

Alvaro Cardenas currently serves as president for Diageo Latin America & Carribean (LAC). A Colombian citizen, Alvaro has been with Diageo for over fifteen years and during that time he has held roles in general management and finance, across Latin America, Asia, and Europe. 


Ana Lucia Magliano
Executive Vice President, Services, Latin America and the Caribbean Mastercard

Ana Lucia Magliano is executive vice president, Services, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), reporting to the regional president. In this role, she leads a team responsible for implementing a unique range of data-driven capabilities and cyber security solutions that help...

Andrés Gluski
President and CEO, The AES Corporation and Chairman, AS/COA

Andrés Gluski was appointed chairman of Americas Society/Council of the Americas in October 2015. He was named President and CEO of the AES Corporation in 2011.

Under his leadership, AES has become one of the leading renewables and clean technologies companies in the world...

Francisco de Blanco
Co-Founder & CEO, Soleum

Francisco de Blanco is founder and senior managing partner of a leading advisory company for sustainable fuels and feedstocks projects in LatAm. He has more than 15 years of experience in project development and project financing for global companies. He holds a Master’s degree...

Gabriela Frías
Anchor, CNN en Español

Gabriela Frías is a Mexican journalist with over two decades of experience. Frías currently anchors Portafolio Global, a daily business program that seeks to open the doors to understanding global business news and economic trends that are shaping our world, including the fourth...

Joao Vitor Menin
CEO, Banco Inter

João Vitor Menin is Inter&Co’s CEO. He has extensive experience in the financial and capital markets and has been in charge of the company's main projects for 19 years. He joined Inter in 2004, was a member of the Board of Directors between 2005 and 2019, executive director in...

Juan Pablo Mata
CEO, Apex/Grupo Mariposa

Juan Pablo Mata, a Guatemalan, is the CEO of Apex/Grupo Mariposa where he's responsible for leading the sustainable growth of the Group.

Juan Pablo holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, a bachelor of arts and science with a major in finance and...

Marcelo Claure
Founder & CEO, Claure Group and Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Bicycle Capital

Marcelo Claure is a global entrepreneur and the founder & CEO of Claure Group, a multi-billion-dollar global investment firm spanning multiple high growth sectors including tech, telecom, media, real estate, sports and others.

In addition, he is the executive chairman and managing...

Marcos Gunn
Senior Vice President, Chubb Group

Marcos Gunn is senior vice president at Chubb Group and the regional president for Latin America. He is responsible for the general management and business results for all general insurance operations in the region, which includes Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador...

Marina Rosemberg
Regional Head—Latin America, Moody’s Investors Service

Marina Rosemberg is managing director—regional head for Latin America and head of Commercial Relationship Management of Moody's Investors Service (MIS). Marina provides leadership and coordination across MIS’s offices in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico and MIS’s activities in Latin...

Rosana Padilla
President, Latin America, Kenvue

Rosana Padilla serves as president, Latin America for Kenvue. In this role, Rosana leads operations across Latin America for a portfolio that spans OTC/Self Care, Skin Health/Beauty, Oral Care, Baby Care and Woman’s Health with iconic brands like Tylenol®, Neutrogena®, Listerine®...

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...

Todd Martinez
Co-Head of Americas Sovereign Ratings, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings

Todd Martinez is a senior director and co-head of the Americas in Fitch Ratings’ Sovereigns Group, responsible for overseeing analysis and ratings of sovereign credits in the Americas. He has been with Fitch since 2014, and during this time has served as analyst for numerous...

Wagner Ruiz
Co-Founder & Board Member, EBANX

With extensive knowledge in cross-border trade and electronic payments acquired through over 15 years of experience within the financial world, Wagner Ruiz is a co-founder and Board Member of EBANX. As a global financial expert, Wagner was EBANX's chief financial officer for more...

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