Leading Corporate Executives Gather in Miami for 2012 Latin Trade Symposium: "Building the New Latin America"

Thought-provoking forum features keynote speakers to discuss emerging business, government and economic landscape of the region.

Oct 22, 2012, 11:45 ET from Latin Trade Group

MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Latin Trade, the premier business source covering Latin America and the Caribbean, will welcome some of the top business leaders and entrepreneurs from Latin America for its 18th annual Latin Trade Symposium on October 26 at The Four Seasons Hotel in Miami.  This year's conference titled "Building the New Latin America: The Leaders, The Companies, The Paradigms for Success," will feature some of the most preeminent private and public sector leaders, and policy makers in the region, including the Minister of Finance of Chile, Felipe Larrain, who will lead an engaging discussion on the economic development of the country.

The daylong forum will kick-off with a keynote address by Enrique Garcia, president, CAF –Development Bank of Latin America.

This year's Symposium will also feature panels including:

"Mastering How to Become a Winning Multilatina" -- Corporate leaders including Juan Benavides, CEO of Falabella; Juan Pablo Del Valle, chairman of the board, Mexichem; Alejandro Ramirez Magana, CEO of Cinepolis; and Woods Staton, president, Arcos Dorados, are among the panelists who will share their insights on commercial landscape acquisition and expansion, and how to grow consumer markets in Latin America.

"Leveraging the Impact of Global Power Shifts, Developing Latin America Emerges as a Driving Force" -- Fred Hochberg, chairman and president, Ex-Im Bank and Susan Segal, president and CEO, Council of the Americas/Americas Society, will join other leaders to speak about the dynamic growth in emerging Latin American markets.

"Times of Change in the Hemisphere" -- Julio Velarde Flores, Gov., Central Reserve Bank of Peru, and Francisco Sanchez, under secretary of commerce for International Trade, U.S Department of Commerce are among the invited speakers who will discuss how the new political arena in Latin America will impact business in the region.

The Symposium will also include afternoon concurrent sessions on topics like Human Capital, Competitiveness, Infrastructure and Energy. Some of the speakers that will participate on those sessions include Federico Restrepo, former CEO, EPM and Jorge Rosenblut, president, Endesa Chile, among others.

The Symposium will be followed by The Latin Trade BRAVO Business Awards gala, which recognizes the accomplishments of government, business and social leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean.

List of 2012 BRAVO Winners:

  • Leader of the Year H.E. Miguel Juan Sebastian Pinera – President of Chile
  • Investor of the Year Carlos Slim Domit –Telmex, Grupo Carso and Grupo Sanborns and America Movil
  • CEO Lifetime Achievement Award Juan Benavides – Falabella
  • CEO of the Year Raul Calfat – Votorantim
  • Financier of the Year – David Bojanini Garcia – Grupo de Inversiones Suramericana, GRUPO SURA
  • Entrepreneurial CEO of the YearAlejandro Ramirez Magana – Cinepolis
  • International CEO of the Year Andres Gluski – The AES Corporation
  • Distinguished Service of the Year Julio Velarde – Central Bank of Peru
  • Social Sustainability Leader of the Year Douglas Orane – GraceKennedy Limited

For more information, please visit www.bravo.latintrade.com.

Latin Trade Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards Sponsors: HSBC, InterContinental Hotels Group, Copa Airlines, Marriott Resorts and Hotels, Zenith, CAF Development Bank of Latin America, AES, Charles Schwab and Kroll.

Partner: Ashoka

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