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52nd Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

The May 12 event, hosted with the State Department, featured high-level U.S. government officials and leaders from across the Western Hemisphere.

11:55 a.m. – 3:20 p.m. ET

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Overview

Our 52nd Annual Washington Conference on the Americas will return to the State Department for a private luncheon for conference sponsors on May 3, followed by a virtual program open to all Council of the Americas members, diplomats, government officials, press and the public on May 12, 2022.

Under the theme “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future,” the Conference will feature senior U.S. government officials and foreign leaders as the Western Hemisphere looks toward post-pandemic recovery and the Ninth Summit of the Americas in June, the first hosted by the United States in a generation.

Speakers

  • Antony Blinken, U.S. Secretary of State (in-person May 3)
  • Alejandro Mayorkas, U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security
  • Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of Americas States (in-person May 3)
  • Bill Hagerty, U.S. Senator (R-TN) (in-person May 3)
  • Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator (R-NE)
  • David Turk, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy
  • Jose W. Fernandez, U.S. Under Secretary of State (in-person May 3)
  • Jayme White, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative
  • Tatiana Clouthier, Minister of Economy, Mexico
  • María Ximena Lombana, Minister of Trade, Colombia
  • Stuart Richard Young, Minister of Energy, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Omar Paganini, Minister of Industry, Energy, and Mining, Uruguay
  • David Malpass, President, World Bank
  • Scott A. Nathan, Chief Executive Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
  • Brian A. Nichols, Assistant Secretary of State, Western Hemisphere Affairs
  • Angel Cabrera, President, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Marie Jones, National Intelligence Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (in-person May 3)
  • Shery Ahn, Anchor, Bloomberg Television
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas

View speaker bios. 
View a PDF of the agenda

Press Registration and Inquiries: mediarelations@as-coa.org

Join the discussion on Twitter #2022WCA | @ASCOA

Learn more about past editions of the Washington Conference on the Americas.

For general inquires, email us at: wca@as-coa.org

Agenda

Toward a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future

May 12, 2022, 11:55 am – 3:20 pm

11:55 am - MUSICAL PRESENTATION

12:10 pm - CONFERENCE WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas
  • Brian Nichols, Assistant Secretary of State, Western Hemisphere Affairs

Introduced by Susan Segal, President and CEO, Council of the Americas

12:35 pm - BUILDING THE REGIONAL TRADE AGENDA

  • Jayme White, Deputy United States Trade Representative 

Interviewed by Shery Ahn, Anchor, Bloomberg Television

Introduced by Sarah Jane Gunter, Vice President Latin America, Amazon

1:05 pm - PROMOTING DEVELOPMENT AND INVESTMENT IN THE AMERICAS

  • Scott Nathan, CEO, United States International Development Finance Corporation

Introduced by Susan Segal

1:20 pm - TRADE AS A STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE

  • Benjamin Sasse, U.S. Senator (R-NE)

Interviewed by Eric Farnsworth

1:45 pm - THE URGENCY OF REGIONAL RECOVERY

  • David Malpass, President, World Bank Group

Introduced by Paul Freedman, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, AES Corporation

2:00 pm - SECURITY, COMPETITIVENESS, AND MIGRATION

  • Alejandro Mayorkas, Secretary, United States Department of Homeland Security

Introduced by Omar Vargas, Vice President & Head of Global Public Policy, GM

Interviewed by Susan Segal

2:30 pm - PANEL:  ENERGY TRANSITION IN THE AMERICAS

  • David Turk, Deputy Secretary, United States Department of Energy
  • Angel Cabrera, President, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Stuart Richard Young, Minister of Energy, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Omar Paganini, Minister of Industry, Energy, and Mining, Uruguay

Julian Nebreda, Executive Vice President & President, US Global, AES Corporation (moderator)

3:20 pm - PROGRAM CLOSE

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