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CAFTA-DR treaty-signing ceremony. (Image: Embassy of the Dominican Republic)

Trade and Central America: Renewing an Agenda for Sustainable Development

Council of the Americas' Trade Advisory Group held an on-the-record panel discussion on the future of trade in Central America.

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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CAFTA-DR treaty-signing ceremony. (Image: Embassy of the Dominican Republic)

Overview

Increasing trade is a critical component of the Central American agenda for sustainable economic development and growth, in addition to being a vital complement to the U.S. foreign assistance efforts announced by Vice President Kamala D. Harris on her recent travel to the region. At the one year anniversary of USMCA entering into force, how can policymakers begin to work toward creating a more comprehensive regional economic zone that builds supply chains, increases investment, and reduces the urge to migrate?

Please join the Council of the Americas Trade Advisory Group for an on-the-record panel discussion.

Speakers:

  • Juan José Daboub, President, ThinkHUGE Business and Investment Council
  • Barbara Kotschwar, Executive Director, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, Visa U.S.A. Inc.
  • Antonio Ortiz-Mena, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)

Member Registration: Jorge Merino | dcprograms@as-coa.org

Press Registration: mediarelations@as-coa.org

Event Information: Stephanie Davis | sdavis@as-coa.org

Individual Membership Information: membership@as-coa.org
COA Corporate Membership: Mila Fontana | mfontana@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8331

Speakers

Juan José Daboub
President, ThinkHUGE Business and Investment Council

Dr. Juan José Daboub is an entrepreneurially minded professional who started his career as an engineer before moving into government. In 1999, he was the youngest senior cabinet member in El Salvador, serving first as Chief of Staff to the president and then as Minister of...

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Barbara Kotschwar
Executive Director, Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, Visa U.S.A. Inc.

Dr. Barbara Kotschwar is the Executive Director of the Visa Economic Empowerment Institute, leading the team of fellows and setting the research agenda. Until October 2018 she worked with the Investment Policy team at the World Bank, spearheading thought leadership on services...

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Antonio Ortiz-Mena
Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group

Antonio Ortiz-Mena is a Senior Vice President at ASG, where he provides strategic counsel and assistance to clients across Latin America. Prior to joining ASG, Ortiz-Mena served for over eight years as the Head of Economic Affairs at the Embassy of Mexico in the United States...

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Eric Farnsworth
Vice President, AS/COA, Washington DC Office

Eric Farnsworth is vice president of the Council of the Americas and Americas Society, heading the Washington, DC, office since 2003. The organization is the leading voice on the hemisphere, where the public and private sectors meet to discuss and promote an agenda based on...

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