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25th Anniversary COA Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

October 25, 2019
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This year Council of the Americas Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards celebrate 25 years at the forefront of transformations taking place in Latin America by honoring the region’s most inspiring visionaries.

The annual Symposium is the Western Hemisphere’s premiere full-day business conference, convening 500 private-sector and government influencers, entrepreneurs, humanitarians, and industry pioneers. Following the Symposium, the BRAVO Business Awards' black-tie gala recognizes the exemplary leadership of individuals and organizations that improve lives across the Americas and inspire generations of changemakers.

Read a summary and watch videos of the 2018 Symposium.

Follow the discussion on Twitter: #BRAVObiz | @ASCOA


2019 BRAVO BUSINESS AWARD HONOREES


Legacy Award
Luis Alberto Moreno
President, Inter-American
Development Bank


CEO of the Year
João Miranda
CEO, Votorantim


Investor of the Year
André El-Mann
CEO, Fibra Uno


Technology Leader
of the Year

Claudio Muruzabal
CEO, SAP Latin America
and Caribbean


Social Impact
Leadership Award

Carlos Vives
Founder, Tras la Perla
& Grammy Award-
Winning Artist


Visionary Entrepreneur 
of the Year
Cristina Junqueira 
Co-founder, Nubank

 


Lifetime Achievement
Susana Balbo
Founder
Susana Balbo Wines

 

 


Additional Speakers & Special Guests

  • Andrés Gluski, President and CEO, The AES Corporation and Chairman, AS/COA
  • Ali Moshiri, Chairman and President, Amos Global Energy
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA
  • Fernando Iraola, Global co-head of Large Corporates GTS, Head of Latin America Corporate Banking and Global Transaction Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Erika Herrero, CEO, Belcorp
  • Jorge Becerra, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group
  • Fernando González, CEO, CEMEX
  • Enrique García, President of the Board, Council of Foreign Relations of Latin America and the Caribbean (RIAL)
  • Kathy Lai, Deputy CEO, Enterprise Singapore
  • Roberto Wagmaister, Founder and CEO, gA
  • David Bojanini, CEO, Grupo SURA
  • Sunil Gupta, Edward W. Carter Professor of Business Administration and co-chair of the executive program on Driving Digital Strategy at Harvard Business School
  • Katia Bouazza, Managing Director, Head of Latin America Global Banking, HSBC
  • Gerardo Mato, Chairman, Global Banking and Markets – Americas, HSBC
  • Ana Paula Assis, General Manager, IBM Latin America
  • Carlo Enrico, President, Mastercard Latin America & Caribbean
  • Osvaldo Gimenez, CEO MercadoPago, EVP MercadoLibre
  • Paula Bellizia, Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Operations for Latin America, Microsoft
  • Federico Gómez Schumacher, General Manager, Mexico and Brazil, PayPal
  • Paula Santilli, CEO of Latin America, PepsiCo
  • Gonzalo Binello, Head of Latin America, Schroders
  • Blanca Treviño, President and CEO, Softtek

For more information on the Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, please visit as-coa.org/bravo.

Enhance your visibility at the Conference:
To create a visible platform for your business or to learn more about sponsorship and partnership opportunities, please contact us:
Mercedes Fernandez, Director, BRAVO Leadership Forums  | mfernandez@as-coa.org | +1 305-779-4987
Maria Lourdes Gallo, Vice President, Miami Office | mgallo@as-coa.org | +1 305-779-4986

Event Registration: 
Carlos Sucre | csucre@as-coa.org | +1 305-779-4976 

Agenda

Download a pdf of the agenda.

8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast (General Assembly)
Sky Bridge/Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks: Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA
Grand Ballroom

Panel I – Leadership in a World of Constant Disruption
Grand Ballroom

  • Ana Paula Assis, General Manager, IBM Latin America
  • André El-Mann, CEO, Fibra Uno
  • Andrés Gluski, President and CEO, The AES Corporation and Chairman AS/COA
  • Gerardo Mato, Chairman, Global Banking and Markets – Americas, HSBC
  • João Miranda, CEO, Votorantim
  • Moderator: Martin Reeves, Global Director, BCG Henderson Institute and Senior Partner and Managing Director, BCG

9:50–10:30 a.m. Panel II - Building a Customer-Centric Enterprise
Grand Ballroom

  • Paula Bellizia, Vice President – Sales, Marketing and Operations for Latin America, Microsoft
  • Fernando González, CEO, CEMEX
  • Érika Herrero, CEO, Belcorp
  • Claudio Muruzabal, CEO, SAP Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Paula Santilli, CEO, Latin America PepsiCo
  • Moderator: TBD

10:35–10:50 a.m. Leadership Spotlight
Grand Ballroom

  • Blanca Treviño, President & CEO, Softtek  

10:50–11:10 a.m. Networking Coffee Break
Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:10–11:55 a.m. Panel III - Digital Challengers: The Next Wave of Expansion
Grand Ballroom

  • Carlo Enrico, President, Mastercard LAC
  • Osvaldo Gimenez, CEO, MercadoPago and EVP, MercadoLibre
  • Federico Gomez Schumacher, CEO Mexico and Brazil, PayPal
  • Fernando Iraola, Managing Director, Head of Latin America Corporate Banking & Global Transaction Services, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Cristina Junqueira, Co-founder, Nubank
  • Moderator: Jorge Becerra, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

12:0012:40 p.m. A Conversation with Luis Alberto Moreno and Carlos Vives: Expanding Social and Economic Opportunities in Latin America & the Caribbean
Grand Ballroom

  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Carlos Vives, Founder, Tras la Perla & Grammy Award-Winning Artist
  • Introduction: TBD

12:50–1:30 p.m. A Conversation with Susana Balbo This portion of the conference will not be webcast.
Miami Room

  • Susana Balbo, Founder, Susana Balbo Wines
  • Moderator: Susan Segal, President & CEO AS/COA

1:30–2:30 p.m.  LUNCH

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

2:45–3:45 p.m. Session I – Artificial Intelligence: Responsible Growth for Maximum Impact This portion of the conference will not be webcast.
Miami Room

  • Marcelo Cabrol, Manaher, Social Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Robert Ivanschitz, Associate General Counsel, Corporate External Legal Affairs, Microsoft Latin America
  • Roberto Wagmaister, Founder and CEO, gA
  • Moderator: TBD

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Session II – TBD

Friday, October 25 (Evening)

7:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m. 25th Anniversary BRAVO Business Awards – Dinner and Awards Presentation (Black Tie) This portion of the conference will not be webcast.

7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Cocktail Reception
Sky Bridge/Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:30 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony
Grand Ballroom
 

*More speakers to be confirmed.

OUR VENUE
Four Seasons Hotel
1435 Brickell Avenue, Miami 
305-358-3535   

Please note that the Four Seasons Hotel often sells out for this event, so we encourage you to make your reservations early. A special discounted rate for delegates attending the Symposium/BRAVO Business Awards is available: $379/night for deluxe city view room; offer available only until room block sells out. (Reserve early!) The Four Seasons’ seven-day cancellation policy applies.

TO RESERVE
Call hotel directly, and request the “COA Symposium & BRAVO Business Awards” room block: (305-358-3535)
or
Reserve using the following link, and apply Promo Code CI1019LT (type, do not copy code): https://www.fourseasons.com/miami/

TO REGISTER
To register for the COA Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, please click here.