Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Opening Reception: 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 7...

U.S. Department of State
Washington

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44th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

Council of the Americas hosted senior-level officials at the U.S. State Department on May 7.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Opening Reception: 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 7...

U.S. Department of State
Washington

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Overview

LOOKING TO THE AMERICAS: THE UNITED STATES IN 2014


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Get the summary, video, and transcript of Secretary Kerry's remarks.


Featuring a Davos-style interview format, the 44th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas focused on U.S. policy in the Western Hemisphere. Each year, the conference provides a platform for the top government, industry, and policy leaders in the hemisphere to discuss the state of regional affairs with a business-relevant focus.

Speakers:

  • John Kerry, Secretary of State - summary | video | transcript of remarks
  • Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce
  • Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
  • Tim Kaine, Senator
  • Ed Royce, Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State
  • Jorge Familiar, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank
  • Moisés Naím, Scholar, Carnegie Endowment; Author and Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

For registration or sponsorship information, please contact the Council of the Americas at 202-659-8989 or email Stephanie Davis at sdavis@as-coa.org.

Read the report on the 44th Washington Conference on the Americas.

 

 

Agenda

Agenda

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Tuesday, May 6: Mexican Cultural Institute, 2829 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

5:00 - 6:30pm: Opening Reception for conference attendees, senior diplomats, and government officials

  • Ed Royce, Representative and Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Eduardo Medina Mora, Ambassador of Mexico to the United States

Wednesday, May 7: U.S. Department of State, 2201 C Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

8:00 - 8:45am: Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45 - 8:55am: Welcome and Introduction

  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas
  • John Negroponte, Chairman, Council of the Americas
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Council of the Americas

U.S. Policy in the Western Hemisphere

8:55 - 9:15am: Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemispheric Affairs

  • Introduced by Susan Segal

9:15 - 9:30am: John Kerry, Secretary of State (Watch his remarks live at 9:15am ET.)

  • Introduced by John Negroponte

9:30 - 10:00am: Mexico's Moment and the Revitalization of North America

  • Tim Kaine, Senator and Chairman, U.S.-Mexico Interparliamentary Group
  • Interviewed by John Negroponte

10:00 - 10:45am: The Opportunity Agenda in the Americas

  • Jorge Familiar, Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank
  • Moisés Naím, Scholar, Carnegie Endowment; Author and Contributing Editor, The Atlantic
  • Moderated by Eric Farnsworth

10:45 - 11:15am: Networking Break

11:15 - 11:50am: Creating Growth and Opportunity at Home and in the Americas

  • Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts
  • Interviewed by Mónica Pinzón Bueno, Consul General of Colombia in Boston

11:50am - 12:30pm: Facilitating Legal Flows of Goods and People

  • Jeh Johnson, Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Interviewed by Susan Segal

12:30 - 1:00pm: Relocate to Ben Franklin Diplomatic Reception Hall

1:00 - 2:30pm: Keynote Luncheon: Strengthening Economic Ties Across the Americas

  • Penny Pritzker, Secretary of Commerce
  • Interviewed by Edward Luce, Chief U.S. Commentator, Financial Times