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S O M E O F
O U R 2 0 1 9
E V E N T S
N O V E M B E R
Prospects and Challenges in
Latin America with Alejandro Werner
On November 20th, we hosted an outlook on the Latin American region with Alejandro Werner, Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Samar Maziad, VP Senior Analyst, Sovereign Risk Group, Moody's, as our moderator.
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The Future of Venezuela's Oil Industry
The future of Venezuela's energy industry is uncertain because of the crisis the country is undergoing. We hosted Luis A. Pacheco, President of the Board Ad Hoc of PDVSA as speaker, and our very own President of the Venezuelan American Association, Ana Julia Jatar, as moderator. Luis and Ana Julia dove into the vast challenges of Venezuela's oil industry and what a future recovery would look like.
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Turmoil in Peru: A Discussion on the Political and Economic Outlook
Kelli Bissett-Tom of Fitch Ratings and José E. Gonzales of GCG Advisors examined the results of the major political conflicts in the country, compared Peru’s situation with other Latin American nations, and detailed the economic indicators.
They engaged the attendees in a lively discussion.
S E P T E M B E R
Creativity and Technology:
The Landscape of New Opportunities in Colombia
The creative economy is one of the most dynamic sectors of the Colombian economy with the power to engage different areas of the productive life of the country. On September 23rd we discussed its key features and its power as an engine of socio-economic development at Creativity and Technology: The Landscape of New Opportunities in Colombia, with President Ivan Duque, a panel of key investors and a successful digital entrepreneurship case in Colombia.
S E P T E M B E R
Fashion on a Mission:
Promoting Social Responsibility and Sustainability in Fashion
During our Fashion on a Mission event we explored the future by igniting a dialogue about the social and environmental impacts fashion has on our world and what we can do individually and collectively to improve them. With the guidance of moderator Kika Rocha, Colombian designers Josefina Muñoz and Christian Colorado shared their insights, experiences in this field and showed their latest creations.
Our goal with Fashion on a Mission was to create an extraordinary event where we connected, educated, and inspired the belief that together we can make a change.
J U L Y
Digital Marketing Seminar
Digital Marketing expert Eder Holguin joined us during 5 sessions for our first seminar. The main topics were digital marketing strategies and content marketing methodology on social media platforms for all businesses.
J U N E
A Fundraiser for Venezuela
In June we had our networking party for Venezuela with a happy hour, a DJ and some spectacular items from our live auction. Because of the generosity and participation of everyone that came out to this special event, Cuatro Por Venezuela Foundation can count with proceeds to make an impact in the lives of Venezuelans in need.
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Ambassador Santos joined us for a private breakfast with our Colombian American Association directors, members and special guests. The ambassador discussed in detail new and exciting investment opportunities in Colombia as well mass migration of Venezuelans into Colombia as one of the main challenges the country faces.
J U N E
for Ambassador of Peru,
Hugo de Zela
The Peruvian-American Association’s directors, members and sponsors were honored to formally welcome Ambassador de Zela. The Ambassador gave remarks in which he detailed Peru's agenda in the United States and the many investment opportunities Peru has to offer. Our attendees were also delighted to make meaningful connections with the Ambassador during the networking part of our program.
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Big Data Delivers: How Big Data Is Revolutionizing Latin American Economies
During this program, we discussed the role of Big Data Analytics in the sustainable development of Latin America and how data-driven intelligence can shape investment, business, innovation, and the economy of Latin American countries. We hosted Ana Blanco from PMI, Yoni Cohen from CIAL Dun & Bradstreet, Lili Gil Valletta from CIEN+ and CulturIntel. Our moderator was Diego Senior from CBS News.
M A R C H
What’s in Store for Colombia's Economic Future?
In March we were pleased to offer the Colombian American Association a political and economic outlook for the nation. Our speakers were Juan José Echavarría, Banco de la República – Colombia; Alberto Bernal, XP Securities; Richard Francis, Fitch Ratings; and Alex Kliment, GZERO Media, a Eurasia Group company, as our moderator.
F E B R U A R Y
with Sergio Trujillo
In February, at our second Inspirational talk, we hosted the Tony-winning Broadway choreographer Sergio Trujillo. Sergio spoke candidly about his life story as an immigrant from Colombia and his successes in the United States.
J A N U A R Y
the Andean Region
We opened the year with our annual outlook for the Andean Region with speakers Jorge Roldos from the International Monetary Fund; Benjamin Ramsey from J.P. Morgan, Mike Fernandez from Llorente & Cuenca USA, and
moderator Samar Maziad from Moody’s Investors Service.
Thank you for sharing this year with us
The Andean American Associations
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