NEW YORK, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist Events today announced its Cuba Summit to take place on December 3rd 2015 in Washington, DC. The event will gather policymakers, including Alex Lee, Deputy assistant secretary for South America and Cuba for the US Department of State, and senior business leaders. Attendees will engage in important dialogue on the economic, political and social status of Cuba.
The summit will explore the most pressing issues facing potential investors, including the repercussions of changes in foreign policy. Attendees will hear from Economist editors, senior leaders and individuals most familiar with Cuba to learn how to navigate the short- and long-term risks and opportunities of doing business there.
Changes in US-Cuban relations will give further boost to Cuba's integration with the global economy, opening a new frontier for international companies.
"This is an important event for anyone considering whether or not to take the plunge in Cuba, as well as those already operating there," said Cuba Summit event chair, Michael Reid, Senior editor and columnist, Latin America, The Economist.
Omar Everleny Perez Villanueva, Professor of economics and researcher, University of Havana, who will also be speaking at the event, noted that while there are many opportunities for direct foreign investment and commerce between Cuba and the US, more concrete steps still need to be taken before real results can materialize.
"This Summit, well-timed around the one year anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba, presents an important occasion to better understand the transformations taking place," Everleny said.
Additional speakers include:
- Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Vice-president, corporate affairs, Cargill Incorporated
- David Pathe, President and chief executive, Sherritt International Corporation
- Dave Seleski, President and chief executive, Stonegate Bank
- Andrew Macdonald, Director and vice-president, Havana Energy
- William Lane, Senior director, global government and corporate affairs, Caterpillar
- Henry Tricks, Mexico bureau chief, The Economist
- Pedro Freyre, Partner, Akerman
- Doug Madory, Director of internet analysis, Dyn
- Jessica Faieta, UN Assistant secretary-general, UNDP regional director for Latin America
Join the conversation and connect with speakers and attendees on Twitter via #CubaSummit.
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