Keynote Speakers

Rosanna Ramos-Velita

Luis 
Almagro

OAS

Duane
Hughes

UBS

 

Paulo
Passoni

Valor Capital Group

Caroline
Merin

Rappi

Capitalizing on the Latam Advantage: Investing for Growth and Opportunity

Discover the untapped investment opportunities and explore the potential of Latin America’s dynamic and rapidly evolving market. This panel discussion brings together industry experts, investors, and business leaders to delve into the unique advantages, challenges, and strategies involved in investing in Latin America. Join us as we uncover the diverse sectors, emerging trends, and key considerations that make Latin America a promising investment destination.

What makes Latin America an attractive market for US investors? What is it that investors can find in the region that differentiates it from other emerging markets? This panel looks to get into the roots of why US investors (from VCs to PEs) choose to allocate resources towards actively seeking investments in LatAm.

Alexandre
Porto

Riverwood Capital

Gabriel
Vasquez

Andreesen Horowitz

Ana María Aristizabal

Winnipeg Ventures

Emanuel
Hernández

Research Director
LAVCA

Moderator

Connecting the Americas: Exploring Nearshoring for the US Market in Latin America

Discover the vast potential and advantages of nearshoring as a strategic business model for accessing the US market through Latin America. This panel discussion will delve into the intricacies, benefits, and challenges associated with nearshoring, offering valuable insights and practical advice to businesses seeking to leverage Latin American resources, talent, and market proximity. Join our expert panelists as they share their experiences, perspectives, and strategies for successful nearshoring ventures.

Nicolás
Ávila

Globant

Ramiro Rangles Alvarez

Goldie
Shturman

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation

Ramiro Rangles Alvarez

Eduardo
Moore

Arcor Group

 

David
Musto

Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance

Moderator

 

Paving the Path: The Future of the Spanish-Speaking Economy in the US

Explore the exciting possibilities and challenges for the Spanish-speaking economy in the United States in this thought-provoking panel discussion. With the growing influence and economic power of Spanish-speaking communities, this session aims to dissect the potential avenues for growth, innovation, and collaboration within this dynamic sector. Join our distinguished panelists as they share their expertise, insights, and visionary perspectives on the future of the Spanish-speaking economy in the US.

Andrés
Oliveros

Astrolab

Ramiro Rangles Alvarez

Manuel
Godoy

Félix

 

Carlos
Alonso-Torras

Fintech Collective

Ángel
Alvarado

University of Pennsylvania

Moderator

 

Bridging the Divide: Harnessing tech for Poverty Alleviation in the Americas

Explore the transformative power of technology and economic development in uplifting the lives of the underprivileged communities in Latin America. In this thought-provoking panel, industry experts, thought leaders, and practitioners will come together to discuss innovative approaches, success stories, and challenges in leveraging technology and sustainable economic strategies to alleviate poverty. Join us as we delve into this crucial topic and envision a future where technology and economic empowerment create positive social change in Latin America.

Mauricio
Cordero

Bankaya

Ady
Beitler

Nilus

Daniel
Block

Mercy Corps Ventures

Leandro
Pongeluppe

Assistant Professor Wharton

Moderator

Latam Growth Catalysts: Innovative strategies for development in Latin America

This panel aims to explore the innovative strategies driving the growth and development of organizations in Latin America. Bringing together a diverse array of business leaders, and regional strategists, the discussion will focus on the cutting-edge approaches and unique development models shaping Latin America’s business lands. It will offer a comprehensive view of the diverse and dynamic approaches being employed in the region, making it a unique landscape for growth and innovation.

Diego
Ontaneda

Latin American Leadership Academy

Ramiro Rangles Alvarez

Eduardo
Carrasquilla

Quipu

Ramiro Rangles Alvarez

Ignacio
Vollmer

Mercantil Panamá

Carlos
Alonso-Torras

Fintech Collective

Moderator

Pathways to Inclusion: Empowering Latinos in the United States

Join us for an enlightening and engaging panel discussion that delves into improving inclusion for Latinos in the United States. The session will bring together experts, advocates, and community leaders to explore the challenges faced by the Latino community and identify strategies for fostering greater inclusivity. Through thought-provoking dialogue, the panelists will address key areas where improvements can be made, offering insights, solutions, and inspiration for a more inclusive future. Join us as we explore the challenges, share best practices, and work towards a future where Latinos are empowered, represented, and fully included in all aspects of American society.

Harry
Tapia

HACE CDC 

Ricardo
Hurtado

Hispanic Media LLC

Bruce
Datil

Allstate

Silvia
Lucci

LUHV FOOD 

Amalia
Dache

Associate Professor University of Pennsylvania

Moderator

Trailblazing Success: Stories of Latino Leadership in Corporate America

Join us for an engaging and enlightening panel discussion that delves deep into the challenges faced by Latinos in their quest to succeed in Corporate America. Is there a chance, and how to make it? Our esteemed panelists, who have triumphed over adversity and broken barriers, will share their personal experiences, insights, and strategies for navigating the corporate landscape. This session aims to shed light on the unique struggles and triumphs that Latinos encounter, while also highlighting the immense contributions they bring to the business world.



Mauro
Leos

Moody’s

Carolina
Huaranca

First Close Partners

Carmen
Rive

Vanguard

Mili
Lozada

Lauder Institute

Moderator