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CEO Delegation to Havana 

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

May 22 - 25, 2016


A small group of senior-level business leaders will take a delegation to Havana on invitation from Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment. An intimate group of business leaders from a variety of sectors will meet with a range of Cuban officials, international business leaders, diplomats, economists, and more. The trip will be co-led by AS/COA Chairman and CEO of AES Corporation Andres Gluski and Susan Segal.

For more information, contact Leani Garcia at or 212-277-8380.

Learn more about the AS/COA Cuba Working Group

Sunday, May 22

9:45 am           ABC Charters flight AA9478 (Departs MIA at 12:45 pm, arrives HAV at 1:45 pm)

3 pm                Check-in at Meliá Cohiba Hotel

5 pm                Cocktails and socio-economic discussion with urban planner Miguel Coyula.

6:00 pm           Walking tour of Habana Vieja

8 pm                Welcome dinner at El Cocinero

10pm               La Fábrica de Arte Cubano

Monday, May 23

8:30 am           Breakfast with Ricardo Torres Perez, Economist from the Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy

11 am              Meeting with BioCubaFarma Manuel Raices Perez-Castañeda, Heber Biotec S.A. Department of Strategic Products and Government Programs

12:30 pm         Lunch at San Cristóbal

3:30 pm           Meeting with Josefina Vidal, Director for United States Affairs at Cuba's Ministry of Foreign Affairs

5 pm                Walk around Castillo de los Tres Reyes Magos del Morro

7 pm                Dinner with Scott Hamilton, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy at the U.S. Ambassadorial Residence in Havana

Tuesday, May 24

8 am                Breakfast with Carlo de Benedictis, Chief Representative & Country Head, Cuba for Scotiabank

9 am                Meeting with Antonio L. Carricarte, Vice Prime Minister, Cuba’s Ministry of Trade and Foreign Investment

11:30 am         Meeting with Orlando Hernandez Guillen, President, Cuban Chamber of Commerce

1 pm                Lunch with Tech entrepreneurs at El Templete: Eliecer Cabrera - Conoce Cuba: Pablo Rodríguez - Conoce Cuba: Yon Gutiérrez - A La Mesa

2 pm                Small meeting with Banco Central de Cuba with Irma Martinez Castrillon

3 pm                Meeting with Marco Cardillo, Managing Director of the Hotel Saratoga

5 pm                Visit to Nostalgicar Workshop

6 pm                Private performance by the Lizt Alfonso Dance Company

8 pm                Farewell dinner at Paladar Atelier with Chilean Ambassador Gonzalo Mendoza Brazilian Ambassador Cesario Melantonio Neto

Wednesday, May 25

6:30 am           Early check-out and depart for airport.

9:30 am           Depart Havana on CTS flight 9443, arriving in Miami at 10:30 am.