8:30–11:40 am GT

9:30–12:40 pm ET

The Westin Camino Real Hotel
14 Calle 0-20
Guatemala City
Guatemala
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2024 Latin American Cities Conferences: Guatemala City

Join AS/COA in the Guatemalan capital to discuss opportunities to attract investment, achieve growth, and promote social development.

8:30–11:40 am GT

9:30–12:40 pm ET

The Westin Camino Real Hotel
14 Calle 0-20
Guatemala City
Guatemala
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast

Register

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Guatamala City

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Overview

Since starting his presidency of Guatemala, Bernardo Arévalo has emphasized the importance of attracting foreign investment and respecting the rule of law. Americas Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with FUNDESA, is hosting a conference in Guatemala to engage the new government in a productive dialogue with the local and international private sector on ways to collaborate to achieve social development through inclusive growth.

What opportunities does the private sector see in Guatemala? What sectors are sources of job creation and inclusive social development? What regulatory hurdles exist? Energy, infrastructure, water, and human capital are key factors in attracting investment. How can the public, private, and multilateral sectors collaborate to strengthen these areas? 

This conference is free, by-invitation-only, and open to COA corporate members and special guests. 

The program will be in Spanish. Live webcast of this event will be available on this page, and no prior registration is required to watch the broadcast. 


Desde sus primeros días como presidente de Guatemala, Bernardo Arévalo ha destacado la importancia de atraer inversión extranjera y respetar el estado de derecho. Americas Society/Council of the Americas, en colaboración con FUNDESA, está organizando una conferencia en Guatemala para entablar un diálogo productivo entre el nuevo gobierno y el sector privado local e internacional sobre las posibles formas de colaborar para lograr desarrollo social a través de crecimiento económico inclusivo. 

¿Qué oportunidades percibe el sector privado en Guatemala? ¿Qué sectores son fuentes de creación de empleo y desarrollo social inclusivo? ¿Cuáles son los obstáculos regulatorios existentes? La energía, la infraestructura, el agua y el capital humano son factores clave para atraer inversiones. ¿Cómo pueden colaborar los sectores público, privado y multilateral para fortalecer estas áreas? 

Esta conferencia es gratis, abierta a los miembros corporativos del COA e invitados especiales. 

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

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #CouncilGT | @ASCOA 

 

Speakers:

  • Bernardo Arévalo, President of Guatemala 
  • Jazmín de la Vega, Minister of Communications, Infrastructure, and Housing
  • Gabriela García-Quinn, Minister of Economy
  • Jonathan Menkos, Minister of Public Finances
  • Ricardo Quiñónez Lemus, Mayor, Guatemala City
  • Julio Álvarez, CEO Guatemala, Citi 
  • Andrew Biles, Executive Board Member & former CEO, Chiquita
  • Enrique Crespo, CEO, CMI Capital
  • Paul Dyck, Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Business Diplomacy, Walmart 
  • Gerardo Martinez, Managing Director for North LatAm and Caribbean, AWS
  • Juan Pablo Mata, CEO, Grupo Mariposa
  • Juan Carlos Paiz, President, FUNDESA 
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Juan Carlos Zapata, CEO, FUNDESA

Event Information: Sharon Salischiker | ssalischiker@as-coa.org 
Sponsorship Opportunities: Constanza Guarino | cguarino@as-coa.org 
COA Corporate Membership: Miranda Gastelum | mgastelum@as-coa.org 
Press Inquiries: Claudia Torrens | mediarelations@as-coa.org

Speakers

Juan Pablo Mata
CEO, Grupo Mariposa

Juan Pablo Mata, a Guatemalan, is the CEO of 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 economics at...

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Susan Segal
Presidenta y CEO, Americas Society / Council of the Americas

Susan Segal fue elegida Presidenta y CEO de Americas Society/Council of the Americas en agosto de 2003, después de trabajar en el sector privado en América Latina y otros países emergentes por más de 30 años. Antes de su nombramiento, Susan fue socia del grupo latinoamericano de...

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Juan Carlos Zapata
Executive Director, FUNDESA

Juan Carlos Zapata is the chief executive officer of the Guatemalan Development Foundation (FUNDESA). He is also a columnist for elPeriódico, Revista Crónica and RepúblicaGT, an online magazine. Zapata is responsible for the editorial content of the magazine Mejoremos Guate. He...

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