MIAMI, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- eMerge Americas, the premier technology event connecting the Americas, announced today additional keynote addresses to the annual conference that will take place on April 29-30, 2019 at Miami Beach Convention Center on Miami Beach, FL.
The opening keynote on Monday, April 29th entitled "Investing: Emerging Cities to Emerging Markets" will be delivered by Paulo Passoni, recently appointed Managing Investment Director of SoftBank International, and Steve Murray, Managing Director of Revolution Growth, moderated by CNBC Technology Reporter Deirdre Bosa.
Following the recent announcement of the launch of the SoftBank Innovation Fund, the largest-ever technology fund focused exclusively on the fast-growing Latin American market, SoftBank has announced the new fund's office will be located in Miami, FL, further signaling the growing role of Miami as a tech hub for the Americas.
"We are incredibly excited to have SoftBank's Paulo Passoni and Revolution's Steve Murray open this year's eMerge Americas conference," said Felice Gorordo, CEO of eMerge Americas. "It underscores the important role that the eMerge platform can play in connecting world-class investors with emerging entrepreneurs across the Americas."
The closing mainstage keynote address will be delivered on Tuesday, April 30th, by Grammy award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and investor, Armando "Pitbull" Cristian Perez. The session will be entitled "Design Your Future" and will be a conversation sharing expert advice on how to become a successful entrepreneur.
"Since the founding of eMerge Americas, Armando has been a true partner and believer in our mission to help transform Miami - and the region as a whole," said Melissa Medina, President of eMerge Americas. "We are looking forward to welcoming him back this year as both a startup judge and keynote speaker."
Pitbull has also been confirmed as a judge of the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase Finale, immediately following the closing keynote on Tuesday, April 30th. The Startup Showcase will feature over 100 innovative startups from around the world.
To register to attend eMerge Americas conference visit: www.emergeamericas.com/register
About eMerge Americas
eMerge Americas is the premier technology event connecting the Americas held annually at the Miami Beach Convention Center. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with America's top business executives, technology decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, eMerge Americas is transforming Miami into the tech hub of the Americas. In 2018, eMerge Americas attracted over 15,000 attendees and more than 400 participating companies from over 40 countries. eMerge Americas serves as a catalyst in order to foster innovation and investment in South Florida and Latin America. The eMerge Americas founding partners include: Medina Capital, A Rod Corporation, Greenberg Traurig, Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: emergeamericas.com.
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