Bloomberg New Economy Gateway Latin America Reveals Program for Inaugural Event, May 18-19

Leaders from the public and private sectors meet to discuss the region’s critical growth opportunities and challenges

NEW YORK and PANAMA CITY, May 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The first Bloomberg New Economy Gateway Latin America will feature global and regional leaders addressing the region’s most important issues, including the economic shocks of the war in Ukraine, the ongoing Covid recovery and the catalysts for the next wave of innovation-driven growth. The event will take place on Wednesday May 18and Thursday May 19in Panama City, Panama.

Guest speakers include Juan Sebastian Gonzalezspecial assistant to President Biden; Michelle Bacheletformer President of Chile, now United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; Vanessa Rubio Marquez, former Mexican Undersecretary of Finance; and from Panama Minister of Commerce and Industry Ramon Martinez de la Guardia.

The full program of the event is available via this link.

The highlights of the program of the first day, Wednesday May 18include:

Does Ukraine change everything?” a panel exploring the geopolitical implications of Russia invasion, in particular the impact on global supply chains, and the consequences for Latin America More precisely. Panelists include Mauricio Claver-CaronePresident, Inter-American Development Bank; Shannon O’NeilVice President, Council on Foreign Relations; Stanley MottaCEO and President, Motta International; and Marko PapicPartner and Chief Strategist, Clocktower Group.

former president of Chile and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Jeria will be interviewed by Stephanie FlandersSenior Editor and Head of Bloomberg Economics.

Business and finance leaders will discuss “Overcome Latin America Growth challenges.” Boom and bust cycles plagued Latin America for decades. What kinds of policies and strategies could help stimulate growth? Speakers include Craig S. SmithGroup President, International, Marriott International Inc.; Landon LoomisVice President of Boeing Latin America & Caribbean; Marcelo Claure, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Claure Capital; and Margaret MyersDirector, Asia & Latin America Program, Inter-American Dialogue.

Highlights of the second day of the Bloomberg New Economy Gateway Latin America event on Thursday May 19, include:

Setting the American agenda by Latin America. Juan Sebastian Gonzalezspecial assistant to the president and senior director of the NSC for the Western Hemisphere in the White House, will be interviewed by the editorial director of Bloomberg New Economy Erik Schatzker.

The coronavirus pandemic was devastating in Latin America with Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Peru suffer from some of the highest death rates. What roles should the private and public sectors play in preparing for the next public health crisis? Speakers include Erika MouynesMinister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Panama; Daniel NathrathFounder and CEO, Ada Health; Rolf Hoengerhead of the Latin America area of ​​Roche Pharmaceuticals; Sylvia Varelaregional vice president in Latin America and country president MexicoAstraZeneca.

With 80% of its population in cities, Latin America is the most urbanized region in the world, but the adoption of clean technologies is lagging. The panel “Accelerating urban innovation towards a more sustainable future” will explore the main obstacles to adoption and ask the question: what is the place of companies in the construction of the sustainable cities of tomorrow? Speakers include Daniel Quintero CalleMayor, Medellin; George GordonVice President, Head of Latin America, Uber; and Simone Tripepiresponsible for Enel X South America.

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