WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rio de Janeiro is hosting the 9th Annual Latin American Leadership Forum, from May 9-11 at the world famous Copacabana Palace Hotel. The Leadership Forum hosts the leaders of the top 75 infrastructure projects in Latin America, with a total enterprise value of more than US$200 bn.
"Latin America is riding a strong wave of growth, and this is being channeled into significant infrastructure project investment," according to Norman F. Anderson, President & CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure LLC. "The Leadership Forum is a business platform, for developers, contractors, technology executives and public policy professionals to come together, create expertise networks and build the continent." The theme of this year's Leadership Forum is "Generating Extraordinary Wealth - Strategic Projects and Public Value Creation."
Keynote Addresses. Henrique Meirelles, Head of the Olympic Public Authority will deliver the keynote address at the Leadership Forum. After leading Brazil's economy over the last 8 years, a period of unprecedented growth and stability, President Dilma Rousseff appointed Mr. Meirelles to head the Rio Olympics Public Authority. Mr. Meirelles oversees a budget of more than US$14 bn. Additional keynote speakers include:
- Eduardo Costa Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janiero, who will open the Leadership Forum
- German Cardona Gutierrez, Minister of Transport (Colombia)
- Juan Pablo Schiavi, Secretary of Transport (Argentina)
- Luciano Coutinho, President of BNDES
- Luiz Enrique Berrizbeitia, Executive Vice President, Andean Development Corporation
- Jose Anibal, Secretary of Energy for the State of Sao Paulo
- Rubens Vieira, Director of Airport Infrastructure, National Civil Aviation Agency (Brazil)
Other presentations include key projects from Petrobras, the Brazilian states of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Bahia, as well as strategic projects from Peru's ProInversion and Colombia's Department of National Planning. Guatemala, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Chile will also present projects.
Strategic Projects. The Leadership Forum is a venue for project developers to present strategic infrastructure projects to an audience of 400+ executives from over 20 countries. The US$200 bn in project presentations cover eight distinct infrastructure sectors, with panel presentations showcasing the Top 5 projects in each sector: electricity (generation and transmission); oil & gas; ports & logistics; water/wastewater; urban mass transit; highways & bridges; new/green infrastructure; and strategic projects those that transform the region's competitiveness).
Sponsoring Organizations. The Leadership Forum is supported by a wide range of public and private sponsors, including Platinum Sponsors: the Andean Development Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, Madrid Network, and Scotia Capital; Gold Sponsors: AECOM, Banco de Córdoba, Bankia (formerly Caja Madrid), BM&FBovespa, Citi, CH2M Hill, ESRI, Equipav, and the sponsors of Guatemala's premier hydroelectric project. Silver sponsors include HMC Architects, IE Singapore, and New Holland.
CG/LA Infrastructure LLC, based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil, focuses on creating opportunity in the global infrastructure marketplace by assisting countries, regions, and companies to increase productivity, competitiveness and opportunity creation. We host annual Global, North American and Asian Leadership Forum events, along with our original Latin American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum. For more information please visit http://www.cg-la.com
Contact: J. Alex Shtogren
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