- Bill Cassidy (R-LA), U.S. Senator and Member of the Senate Finance Committee
- Joaquim Levy, President, BNDES
- Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, Latin America and the Caribbean, The World Bank Group
- Shery Ahn, Bloomberg (moderator)
At the 49th Washington Conference on the Americas, panelists discussed economic growth forecast disappoitnments for Latin America, how the United States can tend to its relationship with other countries in Latin America to open opportunity for investments, macroeconomic policy agendas in the region, and social inclusion. Joaquim Levy spoke with optimism about Brazil's pension reform "political battle," Bill Cassidy talked about integrating the Northen Triangle in the region's economy and improving infrastructure, and Axel van Trotsenburg emphasized the importance of education for the region to see sustainable economic growth.