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The Cuba Opportunity Summit: AS/COA Partners with Knowledge @ Wharton

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

April 1, 2015


This event is currently at capacity and only has waiting-list availability.

Americas Society/Council of the Americas is the exclusive Thought Leadership Partner at Knowledge@Wharton’s Cuba Opportunity Summit. Organized in collaboration with The Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and Momentum, the Summit will provide insights for companies to develop a strategic roadmap to enter the Cuban market by considering opportunities and risks. 

Featured Speakers:* 

  • Stefan M. Selig, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Roberta S. Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator, Small Business Administration
  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Chief International Correspondent, CNBC
  • Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
  • Mark Entwistle, Former Ambassador for Canada to Cuba, and Founding Partner, Acasta Capital
  • Gustavo Arnavat, 15th U.S. Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic & International Studies
  • Frank J. Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.
  • Faquiry Diaz Cala, President and CEO, Tres Mares
  • Mauro F. Guillén, Dr. Felix Zandman Professor, Professor of International Management, Director, The Lauder Institute, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Enrique R. Martínez, President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Latin America
  • John McIntire, Chairman, Cuba Emprende Foundation
  • Ted Piccone, Senior Fellow, Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy Program, Brookings
  • Alana Tummino, Director of Policy, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Senior Editor, Americas Quarterly

*For a full list of speakers and panelists, please visit:

View the full agenda here.

Breakfast and Registration: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks and Morning Keynote Address: 8:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Nasdaq Opening Bell Celebration: 9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Morning Panel Discussions: 9:45 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

Networking Luncheon: 12: 25 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.

Afternoon Panel Discussions: 1:25 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks: 5:50 pm – 6:00 p.m.

Reception: 6:00 pm – 7:30 p.m.

To register, please visit:

Prior registration is required. AS/COA Members receive a 20 percent discount by using the code ASCOA20.

Event Information: Leani García | | 212-277-8380
Press Inquiries: Adriana La Rotta | | 1-212-277-8384

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