2015 Speakers

2015 Speakers

Confirmed speakers to date
Speakers 
Chief Executive Officer, Future Energy Corporation
Vice President - Florida Operations, CH2M HILL
Associate Professor, Finance, University of Miami School of Business
Louis Audet
President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco Inc. and Cogeco Communications Inc.
Shaukat Aziz
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007)
Andrew Barbar, 2015 President, Florida Realtors
2015 President, Florida Realtors
Minister for Spatial Planning and Delegate-General for Major Public Works, Republic of the Congo
Richard Bradley, Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer, The Worth Group
Editor-in-Chief and Chief Content Officer, The Worth Group
Interviewer, Author, and Media Entrepreneur
Palm Beach County President, Southeast Region Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist, Citi
Global Chief Economist, Citi
Marcos Buscaglia
Head of Latin America Economics & Fixed Income Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research
Richard Carleton, Chief Executive Officer, CNSX Markets Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, CNSX Markets Inc.
Steven Cernak, Chief Executive & Port Director, Port Everglades Department of Broward County
Chief Executive & Port Director, Port Everglades Department of Broward County
Minister of Finance, Republic of Honduras
Justin Chinyanta
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Loita Group; and Executive Vice-President, Africa Business Roundtable
Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, Partner, Holland & Knight
Partner, Holland & Knight
Herman Daems, Chairman, BNP Paribas Fortis
Chairman, BNP Paribas Fortis
Amadou Diallo, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Freight
Chief Executive Officer, DHL Freight
Andrew Duffell, President & CEO, Florida Atlantic Research & Development Authority
President & CEO, Florida Atlantic Research & Development Authority
Barry Eccleston, President, Airbus Americas Inc.
President, Airbus Americas Inc.
Germán Efromovich
Chief Executive Officer, Synergy Group; and Chairman and Co-Founder, Avianca Holdings
Jean-Louis Ekra, President and Chairman, African Export-Import Bank
President and Chairman, African Export-Import Bank
Carlos Fernández Valdovinos, Governor, Central Bank of Paraguay
Governor, Central Bank of Paraguay
President, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE); and Former President of the Dominican Republic
Chief Economist, Monsanto (United States)
Enrique García Rodríguez
Executive President, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)
Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Emilio González, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Director and Chief Executive Officer, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Chair, Tibor and Sheila Hollo School of Real Estate, and the Jerome Bain Real Estate Institute, Florida International University (United States)
Chairman and Managing Director, Newgard Development Group (United States)
Fred Hochberg
Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States
Chief Executive Officer, Miami Access Tunnel (United States)
Frank Holder, Managing Director, Head of Latin America, Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
Managing Director, Head of Latin America, Berkeley Research Group (BRG)
Associate Director of Technical Cooperation, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Former Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)
Christopher Jamroz
President and Chief Operating Officer, GardaWorld Cash Services
Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank
Bill Johnson, Former Secretary of Commerce, State of Florida; and Chairman, Advisory Committee, World Strategic Forum (WSF)
Former Secretary of Commerce, State of Florida; and Chairman, Advisory Committee, World Strategic Forum (WSF)
Managing Partner, Airline Weekly (United States)
Ferry De Kerckhove
Executive Vice-President, Conference of Defense Associations Institute; and former Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, Indonesia and Pakistan
Executive Director, Ittehad Steel Group; and Chief Executive Officer, ITC Logistics
Co-Founder and Chief Information Officer, KBI Ventures (Egypt)
Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, SPCG Public Company Limited (Thailand)
Founder and President, FlexSys Inc.; Former Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, White House (2009-12); and Herrick Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan (United States)
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nekton; Founding Partner, Mangrove Capital; Founder, Genii Capital; and Chairman, Lotus F1 Team (Luxembourg).
Emeritus Professor, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterey (ITESM); and Former Mexican Ambassador to Uruguay, South Korea, and South Africa
Deputy Director, PortMiami (United States)
Founder, KM & CO. (United States)
Vice-President of Programs, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) (Canada)
Vice Dean, Graduate Business Programs and Executive Education, University of Miami School of Business Administration (United States)
President and Chief Executive Officer, CropLife Canada
President, BBVA Compass Bank, South Florida; Chairman, Florida International Bankers Association (2014-2015) (United States)
Marie-José Nadeau
Chair, World Energy Council (WEC) (2013-2016)
Juan Carlos Navarro, Chief Executive Officer, NSolar; and former Mayor of Panama City
Chief Executive Officer, NSolar; and former Mayor of Panama City
John D. Negroponte
15th U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Chairman Emeritus, Council of the Americas; and Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates
General Manager, OPAIN (Colombia)
Honorary Chairman IOSME; and Founder, Iran National Council
Professor, Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School, Real Estate Program
Gil Rémillard
Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)
President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA); and Honorary Consul General of Iceland in Montreal
Andrés Rozental
President, Rozental & Asociados; Eminent Ambassador of Mexico; Chairman, ArcelorMittal Mexico; Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI)
Minister of Economy, Trade and Tourism Development, Republic of Chad
Business Development Director, EFE News Services (United States)
Nicholas Sargen
Chief Economist and Senior Investment Advisor, Fort Washington Investment Advisors
President, Miami & South Florida Market Executive – Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sam Schwartz Engineering (SSE) (United States)
US Political Correspondent, Financial Times (United States)
Steve Sonberg
Managing Partner, Holland & Knight
Jeffrey Steiner, Chief Executive Officer, New Franchise Media Inc.; and Board Member, Export Development Canada (EDC)
Chief Executive Officer, New Franchise Media Inc.; and Board Member, Export Development Canada (EDC)
William Talbert III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Miami Convention Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Miami Convention Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)
Strobe Talbott
President, The Brookings Institution
Michael Thompson
Councillor, City of Toronto; Chair, Toronto's Economic Development and Culture Committee; and Chair, Invest Toronto
Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Financiero Banamex (Mexico)
Senior Economist, World Bank Group (United States)
2012 President, National Association of Realtors (United States)
Julio Velarde
Governor, Central Bank of Peru
Victor Villalobos, Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Founder, Tiempo y Forma Consultores y Servicios; and Former Managing Director - Latin America, Breva Geneve (Mexico)
Managing Director, Head of US Power & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
John Yearwood
Chairman, International Press Institute; and Former World Editor, Miami Herald
Executive Director, Global Harvest Initiative (United States)
Prime Minister, Burkina Faso

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