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Monday, April 13, 2015

Inaugural Plenary Session

Welcoming Remarks
Carlos A. Giménez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County (United States)

Introduced by
Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas

Thanked by
Matt Alvarez, Vice-President, Florida Operations, CH2M HILL (United States)

Introductory Remarks
Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Lieutenant Governor, State of Florida (United States)

Introduced by
Fabiola Brumley, Palm Beach County President, Southeast Region Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (United States)

Global Economy: Growth in a Diverging World

Chair
Steven Sonberg, Managing Partner, Holland & Knight (United States)

Moderator
Christopher Jamroz, President and Chief Operating Officer, Garda World Cash Services (United States)

Introduction
Wilfredo R. Cerrato Rodríguez, Minister of Finance, Republic of Honduras

Speakers
Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist, Citi (United States)
Herman Daems, Chairman, BNP Paribas Fortis (Belgium)
Justin Chinyanta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Loita Group; and Executive Vice-President, Africa Business Roundtable (South Africa)
Warren Jestin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank (Canada)

Concluding Remarks
Marcos Buscaglia, Head of Latin America Economics and Fixed Income Strategy, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research (United States)

Forum 1

Fine-Tuning Monetary Policy in the Americas
Presented by the University of Miami School of Business Administration

Chair
Anuj Mehrotra, Vice-Dean, Graduate Business Programs and Executive Education, University of Miami School of Business Administration (United States)

Moderator
Sandro C. Andrade, Associate Professor, Finance, University of Miami School of Business Administration (United States)

Speakers
Julio Velarde, Governor, Central Bank of Peru
Carlos G. Fernández Valdovinos, Governor, Central Bank of Paraguay
Frank L. Holder, Chairman, Latin America, FTI Consulting (United States)
Nicholas P. Sargen, Chief Economist and Senior Investment Advisor, Western & Southern Financial Group (United States)

Luncheon

Building Resilience in a New Economic Order
Co-presented by FTI Consulting and Florida Realtors

Part 1 – Restoring Confidence

Keynote Speaker
Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States

Introduced by
Frank L. Holder, Chairman, Latin America, FTI Consulting (United States)

Thanked by
William D. Talbert III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (United States)

Part 2 – Reaching Stability in an Era of Uncertainty

Discussion
Shaukat Aziz, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution (United States)

Introduced by
Andrew Barbar, President, Florida Realtors (United States)

Thanked by
Christopher Hodgkins, Chief Executive Officer, Miami Access Tunnel (United States)

Moderated by
Demetri Sevastopulo, US Political Correspondent, Financial Times (United States)

Afternoon Plenary Session

The Infrastructure Imperative: Financing for Development
Presented by PortMiami

Moderator
Emilio C. Sanchez, Business Development Director, EFE News Services (United States)

Introduction
Jean-Jacques Bouya, Minister for Spatial Planning and Delegate-General for Major Public Works, Republic of the Congo

Speakers
Ernesto Torres Cantú, Chief Executive Officer, Citi Mexico; and Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Financiero Banamex (Mexico)
Amadou Diallo, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Freight (Germany)
Andrés Ortega Rezk, General Manager, OPAIN (Colombia)
Samuel I. Schwartz, President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Sam Schwartz Engineering (United States)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A Special Conversation

The Americas: What’s Next?

Speakers
José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)
Leonel Fernández, President, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE); and Former President of the Dominican Republic

Introduced by
Richard Carleton, Chief Executive Officer, CNSX Markets (Canada)

Interviewed by
Andrés Rozental, President, Rozental & Asociados; Eminent Ambassador of Mexico; Chairman, ArcelorMittal Mexico; Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (Mexico)

Opening Plenary Session

Redrawing the World Energy Map

Moderator
John Yearwood, World Editor, Miami Herald; Chairman, IPI North American Committee; and Editor, Issues & Ideas, Miami Herald (United States)

Speakers
Marie-José Nadeau, Chair, World Energy Council (WEC)
Aziz Mahamat Saleh, Minister of Economy, Trade and Tourism Development, Republic of Chad
Wandee Khunchornyakong, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, SPCG Public Company Limited (Thailand)
Sherife AbdelMessih, Chief Executive Officer, Future Energy Corporation (Egypt)
Raymond S. Wood, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Power & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (United States)

Forum 1

Aviation Connectivity and the Economy
Presented by the Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Chair
Emilio T. González, Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Department (United States)

Moderator
Seth Kaplan, Managing Partner, Airline Weekly (United States)

Speakers
Barry Eccleston, President, Airbus Americas (United States)
Andrés Ortega Rezk, General Manager, OPAIN (Colombia)
Sridhar Kota, Founder and President, FlexSys; Former Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing, White House; and Herrick Professor of Engineering, University of Michigan (United States)

Luncheon

Globalization at a Crossroads
Co-presented by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Atlantic Broadband

Chair
Raymond S. Wood, Managing Director, Head of U.S. Power & Renewables, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (United States)

Part 1 – Integrating the Americas

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

Interviewed by
John D. Negroponte, Chairman, Council of the Americas; and Vice-Chairman, McLarty Associates (United States)

Thanked by
Gene Schaefer, President, Miami Market Executive – Commercial Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (United States)

Part 2 – Leadership in an Era of Disruption

Speaker
Gerard Lopez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nekton; Founding Partner, Mangrove Capital; Founder, Genii Capital; and Chairman, Lotus F1 Team (Luxembourg)

Introduced by
Louis Audet, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cogeco (Canada)

Interviewed by
Diane Brady, Interviewer, Author and Media Entrepreneur (United States)

Comments and Conclusion
Bill Johnson, Secretary of Commerce, State of Florida; and President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Florida (United States)

Afternoon Plenary Session

Navigating the Global Trading System: The Next Frontier
Presented by Port Everglades Department of Broward County

Chair
Steven Cernak, Chief Executive and Port Director, Port Everglades Department of Broward County (United States)

Moderator
Andrés Rozental, President, Rozental & Asociados; Eminent Ambassador of Mexico; Chairman, ArcelorMittal Mexico; and Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (Mexico)

Introduction
Yacouba Isaac Zida, Prime Minister of Burkina Faso

Speakers
Bill Johnson, Secretary of Commerce, State of Florida; and President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Florida (United States)
Jean-Louis Ekra, President and Chairman, African Export-Import Bank
Mohsin Khalid, Executive Director, Ittehad Steel Group; and Chief Executive Officer, ITC Logistics (Pakistan)
Víctor Villalobos, Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)

Closing Remarks
Nicholas Rémillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas

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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