World Strategic Forum - April 19-20 2017

"I want to talk about innovation, and if you think about why innovation is important, it's the basic element of all economic growth."

- Gary Shapiro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

"President Obama and President Castro deserve a very special place in history because they were very courageous in taking these steps."

-Enrique García, President and Chief Executive Officer, CAF – Development Bank of Latin America

"Small and medium enterprises are really the drivers of economic prosperity in many, many cases."

- Ellis Rubinstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Academy of Sciences

7th Edition

Biltmore Hotel

Global Economy | Finance | Innovation
Education | Energy | Infrastructure
International Trade | Agriculture

World Strategic Forum

World Strategic Forum

Thank you to all the speakers, partners and participants who made the 6th edition a resounding success!

The World Strategic Forum is presented by the International Economic Forum of the Americas. Its mission is to address the major governance challenges of the new world economic order, focusing on the central role of the Americas and in the global market.

2016 Program

View the program of the previous edition here

Speakers
Speakers present at the 2016 event, complete with biographies
Executive Club

Networking opportunities and privileged access to speakers from the United States and around the world.

Registration

Registration includes participation in plenary sessions, forums, luncheons, breaks and receptions as well as documentation.

Photo Gallery

Financing Infrastructure: A Long-Term Perspective on Development
Financing Infrastructure: A Long-Term Perspective on Development
Carlos Giménez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Gary Shapiro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Andrés Rozental, Enrique García Rodríguez and Luis Almagro Lemes
Pre-Luncheon networking reception
Francisco Adolfo Cabrera being interviewed by Andrés Oppenheimer
Christopher Jamroz, Shaukat Aziz, Marek Belka and Tom Speechley
Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007)
Marek Belka, Governor, Central Bank of Poland
Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)
Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Chamber of Commerce