7:00 pm–8:30 pm ET

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Building Post-COVID Supply Chains: Japan and the Americas

Council of the Americas will host a discussion on Latin America's opportunities to strengthen key sectors through technology and cooperation with Japan and the United States.

7:00 pm–8:30 pm ET

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Overview

Japan and Latin America share a long history of friendship and economic cooperation. Along with the United States, Japan has partnered with the region to strengthen shared values of democracy, rule of law, and expanding economic prosperity. In the wake of COVID-19, new opportunities exist to strengthen supply chains, improve health systems, infrastructure, and other key sectors through technology and cooperation.

This public program will explore shifting supply chains during and after COVID-19 and considerations for Latin America on how to best capture investment. For the private sector, promising sectoral opportunities for foreign investment will be highlighted across the region including the role of technology in improving efficiency and productivity of industries and economies in the Americas.

What actions must Latin America take to become better integrated in global supply chains? How can Japan, Asia, and North America rebuild ties in Latin America to foster deeper technological and economic cooperation in the growing industries in the twenty-first century?

Keynote speaker:

  • Teiji Hayashi, Assistant Minister, Latin American & Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Speakers:

  • Ambassador Márcia Donner Abreu, Secretary for Bilateral Negotiations in Asia, the Pacific, and Russia, Brazilian Ministry of External Relations
  • Julio Fiol, Ambassador of Chile to Japan
  • Jerry Haar, Professor of International Business, Florida International University
  • Rob Strayer, Executive Vice President for Policy, Information Technology Industry Council

To register, please email Jorge Merino | dcprograms@as-coa.org

Speakers

Ambassador Teiji Hayashi
Assistant Minister, Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau, Japan Foreign Ministry

Ambassador Teiji Hayashi holds a bachelor of public law from Tokyo University and a master of arts in European studies from Universidad Politechnica de Madrid. Mr. Hayashi is currently the assistant minister in the Latin American and Caribbean Affairs Bureau office at the...

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Márcia Donner Abreu
Secretary for Bilateral Negotiations in Asia, the Pacific, and Russia, Ministry of External Relations of Brazil

Ambassador Márcia Donner Abreu holds a B.A. in law from Cândido Mendes College and postgraduate degrees in Development from the Institut Universitaire d'Etudes du Développement and in international law from the Graduate Institute of International Studies, both in Geneva. She...

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Ambassador Julio Fiol
Ambassador of Chile to Japan

Ambassador Julio Fiol is the ambassador of Chile in Japan. He graduated from the diplomatic academy. He is a lawyer with a degree in legal and social sciences from the University of Chile. As a foreign service official, he has served in Chilean missions to the United Nations...

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Jerry Haar
PhD, Professor & Executive Director, Office of Executive & Professional Education Florida International University

Jerry Haar is a professor of international business and executive director for the Americas as well as faculty advisor for executive education in the College of Business, Florida International University. He is also a global fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for...

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Rob Strayer
Executive Vice President for Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council

Rob Strayer serves as the executive vice president of policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). He leads ITI’s efforts to shape technology policy around the globe to enable innovation, competition, and economic growth, while supporting governments efforts to...

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