Symposium: 9 am–3 pm

Awards: 7 pm

Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive
Miami
United States
,
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami
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27th COA Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards

The premier Latin American business engagement and dialogue platform returns in person to Miami.

Symposium: 9 am–3 pm

Awards: 7 pm

Donna E. Shalala Student Center
1330 Miller Drive
Miami
United States
,
Pérez Art Museum Miami
1103 Biscayne Blvd
Miami
Live Broadcast

Live broadcast

Share

BRAVO

(Image: David Sutta)

Overview

The 2022 Council of the Americas Symposium will convene an exclusive community of C-Level leaders shaping Latin America’s business agenda, including CEOs from multilatinas, entrepreneurs and co-founders of the new Latin American unicorns, Latin America corporate presidents of the leading global multinationals, and venture capitalists.

The symposium will feature a mix of programming, including BRAVO Dialogues, BRAVO Talks, and BRAVO Leadership Conversations.

Available content tracks for participants will feature the most relevant topics impacting Latin America’s business agenda, including:

  • Business continuity and evolution in a world of economic and political disruptions
  • Fueling LatAm's tech ecosystem in challenging times
  • Latin America's talent imperative
  • What’s next for Latin America's ESG agenda

The BRAVO Business Awards celebrate 27 years of showcasing excellence and leadership, while bringing together the most forward-thinking leaders.

This year's honorees represent how true leadership and passion are drivers of change, social impact, and business success, even as the world continues facing unprecedented challenges.

This year's awards will be presented at a formal dinner at the terrace of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM)

2022 BRAVO Business Awards Honorees

  • BRAVO Social Impact Leader of the Year: Adriana Norena, Vice President, Spanish Speaking Latin America, Google
  • BRAVO Visionary Investors of the Decade: Hernan Kazah and Nicolas Szekasy, Co-Founders & Managing Partners, Kaszek Ventures
  • BRAVO Digital Transformation of the Year: Falabella, Omnichannel Ecosystem
  • BRAVO Visionary CEO of the Year: Pierpaolo Barbieri, Co-Founder and CEO, Ualá

Join the discussion on Twitter: #BRAVObiz | @ASCOA


RSVP: Cyndi Balladares at bravopublic@as-coa.org

Program Information: Yndira Marin at ymarin@as-coa.org

Sponsorship Opportunities: Mercedes Fernandez at mfernandez@as-coa.org

Access

COA Symposium: Member rate: $350, Non-member rate: $450

Bravo Business Awards Dinner: Individual Tickets $1,200 (limited availability)

Agenda

Download a PDF of the agenda.

9:00 – 9:10 a.m. Welcome Remarks

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

9:10 – 10:20 a.m. Latin America’s Business Outlook

9:10 - 9:55 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Business Continuity & Evolution in a World of Economic and Political Disruptions

  • Gaston Bottazzini, CEO, Falabella
  • Andres Gluski, CEO, The AES Corporation & Chairman, AS/COA
  • Fernando Iraola, Global Co-Head of Large Corporates GTS, Head of Latin America Corporate Banking and Global Transaction Services, Bank of America
  • Andrew H. Martin, President, Latin America Cluster, Pfizer Inc.
  • Moderator: Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

9:55 - 10:20 a.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation: Global Trends Driving Opportunities for Latin America

  • Cristina Palmaka, President, SAP Latin America & Caribbean
  • Moderator: Cecilia Tornaghi, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly

10:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Road Ahead for Latin America’s Tech Ecosystem

10:20 - 11:00 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Fueling Latin America’s Tech Ecosystem in Times of Crisis

  • Adolfo Babatz, Founder & CEO, Clip
  • Hernan Kazah, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kaszek
  • Brynne McNulty Rojas, Co-Founder & CEO, Habi
  • Moderator: Francisco Aldaya, Senior Editor, Bloomberg Línea

11:00 – 11:20 a.m. Coffee & Networking Break

11:20 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. BRAVO Dialogues: What comes next in Latin America's Fintech Revolution?

  • Pierpaolo Barbieri, Founder & CEO, Ualá
  • Marlene Garayzar, Co-Founder & CGO, Stori Card
  • Nicolas Szekasy, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Kaszek
  • Moderator: Jorge Becerra, Emeritus Senior Partner & Senior Advisor, BCG

12:00 p.m. - 1:20 p.m. Driving Latin America’s ESG Agenda

12:00 - 12:40 p.m. BRAVO Dialogues: The Private Sector: A Champion for Climate Action

  • Fernando Gonzalez, CEO, CEMEX
  • Eric Loeb, Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Salesforce
  • Juan Carlos Mora, CEO, Bancolombia
  • Moderator: Brian Burlingame, CEO, JeffreyGroup

12:40 - 1:20 p.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Leveraging Technology and Business for Social Impact

  • Adriana Noreña, Vice President, Spanish Speaking Latin America, Google
  • Eduardo della Maggiora, Founder and CEO of Betterfly
  • Marcos Gunn, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional President, Latin America
  • Moderator: Gabriela Frias, Anchor, CNN en Español

1:20– 2:10 p.m. Lunch & Networking Break East & West Ballrooms

2:10 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The Future of Work

2:10 - 3:00 p.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Latin America’s Talent Imperative

  • Alejandro Anderlic, Director of Government Affairs for Latin America, Salesforce
  • Nicolas Kaplun, Chief Business Officer, Globant
  • Moderator: Pablo Claver, Managing Director & Partner, BCG
  • *Additional speakers to be announced soon.

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Private Sector Alliances for Development

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation: The Partnership for Central America – What Comes Next?

  • Darren Ware, Senior Vice President, Government Engagement, Latin America, Mastercard
  • Juan Pablo Mata, CEO, Apex/Grupo Mariposa, Apex
  • Moderator: Enrique Bolaños, President, INCAE Business School

Speakers

Adriana Noreña
Vice President, Google Spanish Speaking Latin America

Adriana Noreña is the vice president for Google Spanish Speaking Latin America since 2011. She was born in Cali, Colombia and currently resides in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Married and the mother of one daughter, Adriana served as the marketing and new business director at Avaya, as a...

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Hernan Kazah
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, KASZEK

Hernan Kazah is a co-founder and managing partner of KASZEK, the largest venture capital firm in Latin America with over $2 billion of raised capital. The firm was launched in 2011 and has invested in more than 120 startups. KASZEK’s notable early-stage investments include Nubank...

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Nicolás Szekasy
Co-founder and Managing Partner, KASZEK

Nicolás Szekasy is a co-founder and managing partner of KASZEK, the largest venture capital firm in Latin America with over $2 billion of raised capital. The firm was launched in 2011 and has invested in more than 120 startups. KASZEK’s notable early-stage investments include...

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Pierpaolo Barbieri
Founder and CEO, Ualá

Pierpaolo Barbieri is a 35-year-old Argentine entrepreneur and the founder of Ualá. He was awarded a scholarship to study History and Economics at Harvard University at the age of 17 and later continued his graduate studies at Cambridge.


Barbieri is also the CEO of Greenmantle...

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Gaston Bottazzini
CEO, Falabella

Gaston Bottazzini, nacido en Buenos Aires en 1969, asumió como CEO de Falabella en junio de 2018. Durante su gestión, Falabella ha desarrollado una estrategia para construir un ecosistema Físico-Digital líder de la región. Falabella hoy sirve a más de 37 millones de clientes a...

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Juan Pablo Mata
CEO of Grupo Mariposa Apex

Juan Pablo Mata, a Guatemalan, is the CEO of Grupo Mariposa Apex and is responsible for leading the sustainable growth of the Group.


Juan Pablo holds a degree in bachelor of arts and science, major in finance and economics of Babson College, a master of business administration...

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Jorge Becerra
Emeritus Senior Partner & Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

Jorge Becerra is emeritus senior partner & senior advisor at Boston Consulting Group (BCG). During his 30+ year BCG career he led the firm’s Financial Institutions Practice in South America since he opened BCG’s first office in the region in 1995. He previously opened and led BCG...

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Brian Burlingame
CEO, JeffreyGroup

Brian Burlingame leads a firm of more than 300 professionals in six offices across four countries that provides strategic communications and public affairs counsel to large multinationals and global brands throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. His expertise in marketing...

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Darren Ware
Senior Vice President, Government Engagement, Latin America and Caribbean Mastercard

Darren Ware is vice president of Government Engagement for Mastercard, Latin America and the Caribbean. In this role, he engages with local and national public sector leaders to support governments on their digital transformation efforts, financial inclusion and modernization of...

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Eric Loeb
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, Salesforce

Eric Loeb is responsible for leading Salesforce’s government relations, public policy, and public affairs efforts. The global team he supports is the face of Salesforce with policymakers, policy influencers, diplomats, and civil society.


Salesforce is a cloud computing company...

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Alejandro Anderlic
Head of Government Affairs for Latin America, Salesforce

Alejandro Anderlic is a corporate diplomat, the husband of Belén and father of Tomás and Clara, a former law practitioner, a running enthusiast, and a student of singing and piano. He joined Salesforce in 2019 and currently leads government affairs for Latin America, where he...

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Adolfo Babatz
Clip, Founder & CEO

Adolfo Babatz is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Clip. Before Clip, Mr. Babatz held different positions at PayPal, where he was responsible for leading the team that opened PayPal in Mexico and then became customer engagement and new product development manager for PayPal Latin...

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Andrew H. Martin
President, Latin America Cluster, Pfizer Inc.

Andrew H. Martin is the president of the LatAm Cluster within Pfizer’s Emerging Markets Business Unit. In this role, he is responsible for: Pfizer’s efforts to deliver innovative medicines to patients, partnering with key stakeholders to improve health equity, and creating...

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Brynne McNulty Rojas
Co-Founder & CEO, Habi

Brynne McNulty Rojas is the co-founder and CEO of Habi and currently the only female founder and CEO of a Latin American unicorn. Before co-founding Habi, she served as vice president of Global Strategy at Selina and as a consultant at McKinsey & Co., having started her career in...

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Eduardo della Maggiora
Founder and CEO, Betterfly

Eduardo della Maggiora is a Chilean engineer, triathlete, and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Betterfly, a leading technology company in the fintech and insurtech space, which became the first social unicorn in Latin America in 2022. He is an endeavor entrepreneur, YPO...

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Nicolás Kaplun
Chief Business Officer and General Manager for LATAM, Globant

Nicolás Kaplun is the chief business officer and general manager for Latin America at Globant. Through this position, he runs and oversees all aspects of the Latin America operation at Globant, including the business development strategy, team building, and management and overall...

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Enrique Bolaños
President, INCAE Business School

Enrique Bolaños is the current president of INCAE Business School, a position he has held since 2015.


As president, Enrique's focus has been to guarantee academic excellence, ensuring INCAE remains among the top business school in Latin America and the world. INCAE is one of...

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Pablo Claver
Managing Director & Partner, BCG

Pablo Claver is a core member of Boston Consulting Group’s Industrial Goods, and he leads BCG’s People & Organization practice in Iberia.


Since joining BCG in 2005, Pablo has worked extensively with clients in the engineering and construction, civil infrastructure, and...

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Cristina Palmaka
President, SAP Latin America and the Caribbean

Cristina Palmaka was named president of SAP Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in July 2020. With more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry, she is known for her strategic approach in leading strong teams with a focus on customers’ innovation and successful business...

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Marlene Garayzar
Co-Founder and CGO, Stori Card

Marlene Garayzar is the co-founder and chief regulatory and governance officer of Stori, the newest Mexican Unicorn. She is an international relations graduate from ITESM-CCM and Sciences Po Paris, with an MBA from ITAM. She has more than 17 years of experience in the Mexican...

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Fernando A. González was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of CEMEX in 2014, a leading global building materials company with presence in four continents. CEMEX is dedicated to the production and commercialization of cement, ready-mix concrete, and aggregates, as well as...

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Fernando Iraola
Global co-head of Large Corporates GTS Head of Latin America Corporate Banking and Global Transaction Services, Bank of America

Fernando Iraola was appointed global co-head of Large Corporates Global Transaction Services (GTS) in December 2018. Alongside his colleague, Matthew Davies, he leads the origination, sales, and delivery of the firm’s transaction services solutions to global corporate clients...

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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...

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Cecilia Tornaghi
Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly; Senior Director of Policy, AS/COA

Cecilia Tornaghi is the managing editor of Americas Quarterly. A Brazilian-American journalist, she has been covering Latin America for the last 25 years with a focus on policy, business and economics. She spent 13 years at Bloomberg, starting as a Nasdaq reporter, then as an...

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Juan Carlos Mora
CEO, Bancolombia

Juan Carlos Mora was appointed in 2016 as the CEO of Bancolombia, to lead a financial group of roughly thirty thousand employees entrusted with the mission of generating an outstanding experience for more than eleven million clients in Colombia, Panama, Guatemala and El Salvador...

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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...

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Francisco Aldaya
Senior Editor, Argentina & Uruguay, Bloomberg Línea

Francisco Aldaya is an Argentine journalist with 10 years of experience. Before joining Bloomberg Línea as senior editor for Argentina and Uruguay, he covered the Latin American financial sector at S&P Global Market Intelligence and economy and politics at the Buenos Aires Herald...

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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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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 a world leader in implementing clean technologies, including energy storage...

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