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Trade Links with the New Latin America - Miami

Miami |
Speakers include:
Silvia Pavoni

Silvia Pavoni

The Banker

David  Anderson

David Anderson

Zurich Credit & Political Risk

Santiago  Levy

Santiago Levy

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Overview

Financial Times Live and The Banker are pleased to bring to Miami the second of its series of exclusive executive briefings on Trade Links with the New Latin America.                           

This strategic series of forums provides an in-depth view of the main opportunities and barriers impacting Latin America and the Caribbean’s ties with Asia and the Pacific. The discussion is centred on the key policies and business initiatives that will enhance the relationship between these two rapidly growing regions, allowing them to capitalise on the vast potential offered by trade, investment and cooperation.

The Miami Forum will focus on the emergence of the new global trade architecture and discuss the Asia and the Pacific-Latin America trade and investment ties in the rapidly changing global trade environment.

Global trade is changing at a fast pace and Latin America is no exception to the shift of international trade to Asia and the Pacific. Trade and investment links between Asia-Pacific and Latin America have multiplied in recent years and as a consequence, Asia-Pacific has now overtaken the European Union as Latin America’s second business trading partner after the United States.

What are the emerging drivers and shifting patterns of world trade and how does Latin America fit into these new trends? After more than a decade of increasing trade flows between Asia-Pacific and Latin America what are the next steps to boost trade and what can we expect from this relationship in the medium and long term?  How can both regions make a leap towards a mutually beneficial strategic  alliance that incorporates greater investment and cooperation? How can Latin American firms take full advantage of Asia-Pacific value and supply chains? What is the role of trade finance in supporting trade in both regions?

The Miami Forum will bring together senior policy makers and business leaders for a unique, high-level discussion on the new global trade architecture, the trade facilitation agenda and the opportunities of upgrading the Asia and the Pacific-Latin America trade relationship by boosting investment and cooperation.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 09/03/2015 08:30:0009/03/2015 12:25:00falseTrade Links with the New Latin America - Miami Financial Times Live and The Banker are pleased to bring to Miami the second of its series of exclusive executive briefings on Trade Links with the New Latin America.                           This strategic series of forums provides an in-depth view of the main opportunities and barriers impacting Latin America and the Caribbean’s ties with Asia and the Pacific. The discussion is centred on the key policies and business initiatives that will enhance the relationship between these two rapidly growing regions, allowing them to capitalise on the vast potential offered by trade, investment and cooperation.The Miami Forum will focus on the emergence of the new global trade architecture and discuss the Asia and the Pacific-Latin America trade and investment ties in the rapidly changing global trade environment.Global trade is changing at a fast pace and Latin America is no exception to the shift of international trade to Asia and the Pacific. Trade and investment links between Asia-Pacific and Latin America have multiplied in recent years and as a consequence, Asia-Pacific has now overtaken the European Union as Latin America’s second business trading partner after the United States.What are the emerging drivers and shifting patterns of world trade and how does Latin America fit into these new trends? After more than a decade of increasing trade flows between Asia-Pacific and Latin America what are the next steps to boost trade and what can we expect from this relationship in the medium and long term?  How can both regions make a leap towards a mutually beneficial strategic  alliance that incorporates greater investment and cooperation? How can Latin American firms take full advantage of Asia-Pacific value and supply chains? What is the role of trade finance in supporting trade in both regions?The Miami Forum will bring together senior policy makers and business leaders for a unique, high-level discussion on the new global trade architecture, the trade facilitation agenda and the opportunities of upgrading the Asia and the Pacific-Latin America trade relationship by boosting investment and cooperation.Trade-Links-with-the-New-Latin-America---Miami-6105775b764b8b2ff5771ac9a8c62e4aMM/DD/YYYY

Chaired by (1)

Silvia Pavoni

Silvia Pavoni

Economics Editor
The Banker

Silvia Pavoni is the Economics Editor of The Banker, a publication of the Financial Times group, for which she writes a monthly column on environmental, social and governance principles and sustainable finance, as well as overseeing the Bracken and Viewpoint opinion pages and the Americas coverage. She is also an honorary fellow in the department of economics at City University of London and an adviser to not-for-profit organisation WILL, Women in Leadership in Latin America.

Since joining the Financial Times in 2005, Silvia has been on assignment to over two dozen countries, reporting with both written and filmed pieces. She regularly interviews government officials, policy makers and finance professionals at the highest level and chairs and presents at conferences and panel discussions in the UK, where she is based, and overseas. Silvia holds a BSc in Economics and Finance from Ca' Foscari University of Venice.

Speakers (9)

David  Anderson

David Anderson

Senior Vice President and Director of Global Business Development
Zurich Credit & Political Risk

David Anderson is the global business development director for Zurich Credit & Political Risk, overseeing sales to Zurich’s relationship customers, broker development, cross selling with other insurance products, thought leadership, and media.  He started with Zurich in 2002, launched the Sydney, Australia, Credit & Political Risk underwriting office in 2006, launched the Singapore office in 2009, and managed the Asia-Pacific regional team until 2012. 

Prior to joining Zurich, Mr Anderson led FCIA’s eastern region for multibuyer credit insurance out of New York and underwrote political risk insurance for Citicorp International Trade Indemnity, handling mainly Sub-Saharan Africa. 

Mr Anderson earned his BA in Political Science (magna cum laude) from Amherst College and his MA (Latin American Studies) / MBA from University of Texas at Austin. 

Santiago  Levy

Santiago Levy

Vice President for Sectors and Knowledge
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)

Santiago Levy is the Vice-President for Sectors and Knowledge at the Inter-American Development Bank, and previously Chief Economist. Previously, he was General Director at the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) from December 2000 to October 2005. From 1994 to 2000, Mr Levy served as the Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico, becoming the main architect of the renowned social program Progresa-Oportunidades that benefits the poor.
He holds a Ph.D. in economics and a Masters in Political economy from Boston University. He was a post-doctoral fellow at Cambridge University. Mr Levy has advised several governments and international organizations and has held several teaching positions, including faculty positions at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo of Mexico and Boston University, where he was Associate Professor and Director of the Institute for Economic Development. He is the author of at least 80 articles, monographs and book chapters on such diverse subjects as poverty reduction, competitiveness, foreign exchange policy, export imbalances, pricing, microeconomics and energy. His paper Poverty in Mexico won the 1992 National Research Prize in Economics awarded by the Bank of Mexico.

Juan Pablo  Cuevas

Juan Pablo Cuevas

Head of Global Transaction Services Latin America and the Caribbean
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Based in Miami, Juan Pablo Cuevas is responsible for developing and executing the integrated strategy for the full end-to-end regional treasury and custody businesses in Latin America and the Caribbean for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He also plays a leading role in delivering an integrated global corporate banking plan in conjunction with all his debt, FX and other partners, for building market share in the region.

Previously, Mr Cuevas held numerous treasury sales management positions of increasing responsibility for the Latin America markets, including Regional Manager based in Chile, responsible for Global Treasury Solutions, and Corporate and Financial Institutions for Chile, Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. He has gained additional experience through a variety of positions in Operations, Global Markets, Corporate and Private Banking at Bank of America Chile.

Since 2003, Mr Cuevas has been a Board Member for the Chile US Chamber of Commerce in Florida and was Board President for the first year. He is also a Board Member for the not for profit organisation 'Un Techo Para mi Pais' in Latin America. Mr Cuevas studied Commercial Engineering at Universidad Diego Portales in Chile and graduated from Trinity College with a BBA in Finance.

Charles  Tang

Charles Tang

Chairman
China-Brazil Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Charles Tang is Chairman of the Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce. He has been a member of the World Policy Institute of New York and the Fernand Braudel Institute of World Economics. He introduced leasing into Brazil as an executive for the Bank of Boston and also established the first leasing company in Spain.

He is Honorary President of the Beijing International Chamber of Commerce; Member of the International Advisory Council of the Wuhan Government; Economic Adviser to the Governments of Jilin City and Huainan; Adviser to the Government of Jiangxi Provincial Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and the Nanning sub-council of the CCPIT; Councillor of the Foreign Trade Council of the Federation of Commerce of São Paulo; and Director of the Federation of International Chambers of Commerce. He was President of the Polo Federation of Rio de Janeiro, and a member of the US and UK Polo Associations.

Mr Tang is regularly quoted in the media and is a commentator for CCTV News. He has contributed articles to several distinguished publications and has written a book, Brazil China Alliance – A Strategy for Prosperity (Editora Aduaneiras, Brazil). He speaks at major forums and events and holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University.  He studied Law at the Estácio de Sá University, where he was also an assistant professor of Economic Development, and completed his doctoral course at Paris V, Sorbonne

Thomas  Krieger

Thomas Krieger

Regional Head Latin America, Financial Institutions
Commerzbank
Sandra  Nolasco

Sandra Nolasco

Managing Director, Global Trade Finance
BBVA

Since August 2015, Ms Nolasco is responsible for the GTF Strategic Customers team – managing BBVA Trade Value proposition to a portfolio of 100 customers worldwide. Ms Nolasco is also Head of the Global Structured Trade Finance team, with a presence in over 17 countries and 5 continents, servicing BBVA’s Corporate & Investment, as well as Commercial Banking customers. She also accumulates also the leadership of the Global Trade & International Banking Strategy & Product Development team.
Ms Nolasco joined BBVA in 2009 and has held different key positions including Head of GTF South America, Global Head Structured Trade Finance for Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) customers and Head of GTF Project Management unit, responsible for the area´s global transformation project.
From 2000 and until she joined BBVA, Ms Nolasco worked for Fortis Bank as Chief Representative Officer’ and Head of Commodities Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. Previously she held positions in London and Rotterdam. Before Fortis, she worked in Portugal at Mckinsey & Co as an associate consultant and at Semapa S.A. as an internal advisor. Sandra holds a Msc in Economics and an MBA from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Jeffrey  Schott

Jeffrey Schott

Senior Fellow
Peterson Institute for International Economics

Jeffrey Schott joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics in 1983 and is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions. During his tenure at the Institute, Schott also has taught at Princeton University (1994) and Georgetown University (1986–88). He was formerly a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1982–83) and an official of the US Treasury Department (1974–82) in international trade and energy policy. During the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, he was a member of the US delegation that negotiated the GATT Subsidies Code. He is a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee of the US Trade Representative’s office and a member of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy of the US Department of State. He also is a member of the Advisory Council of the Department of Economics of Washington University in St. Louis. Schott is the author, coauthor, or editor of numerous books on trade, including most recently Local Content Requirements: A Global Problem (2013), Understanding the Trans-Pacific Partnership (2013), Payoff from the World Trade Agenda (2013), NAFTA and Climate Change (2011), Figuring Out the Doha Round (2010), Economic Sanctions Reconsidered, 3rd ed. (2007), and NAFTA Revisited: Achievements and Challenges (2005). Schott holds a BA degree magna cum laude from Washington University, St. Louis (1971) and an MA degree with distinction in international relations from the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University (1973).

Lucian  Cernat

Lucian Cernat

Chief Trade Economist
European Commission

Lucian Cernat is the Chief Trade Economist of the European Commission. With almost 20 years of experience in the trade policy field, he provides economic advice on all new EU trade initiatives and on the overall implementation of EU trade policy, influencing over 4.5 trillion euros of EU trade flows annually. He is a frequent speaker at high-level events alongside award-winning economists and his publications were quoted in leading international journals (Financial Times, Wall Street Journal) and other media. He is also a regular VoxEU columnist writing on various trade-related topics. His latest paper on Trade Policy Analysis 2.0 was among the top 10 most read economic papers at the end of 2014.
Until 2008, Dr Cernat held various positions at the United Nations in Geneva dealing with trade and development issues. He has written extensively on the development impact of trade policies, WTO negotiations, EU preferential market access, regional trade agreements, competition policy, and corporate governance. Prior to his UN experience, he was a trade negotiator with the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Lucian Cernat obtained his PhD from University of Manchester and a postgraduate diploma from Oxford University. He is also the author of Europeanization, Varieties of Capitalism and Economic Performance in Central and Eastern Europe .

Marcos  Jimenez

Marcos Jimenez

Chief Executive Officer
Softtek USA and Canada

Since 2011, Marcos Jimenez has served as CEO for Softtek USA, while continuing as a member of the organization’s Executive Board.
Marcos joined Softtek in 1992, and quickly became a partner of the Banking Business Unit, to later venture into opening Softtek Peru. This enterprising effort provoked a domino effect in his professional career, and meant his past 19 years have been dedicated to Softtek. During this journey, he faced various challenging roles: a key entrepreneur in Peru, a sales leader in the U.S., and CEO for Softtek Spain and the U.K. Since 2004, he has been responsible for Sales and Marketing of Softtek USA, where he managed to double the company’s profitability within a short time frame.
With a more than 20-year career at Softtek, Mr Jumenez has been a key contributor to fostering professional growth, diversity and global vision through delivery capabilities in China, India, Spain and the US. Mr Jimenez has been recognized as one of the “100 Most Influential Hispanic IT Executives” in the U.S. by HITEC (2012-2013) and was ranked in the top positions in Nearshore Americas’ 2011 Power 50 list. He holds a B.A. in Electronic Engineering from UAM (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana).

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Why Attend?

  • Hear first-hand on the main issues impacting the global trade agenda and find out how Latin America is positioned in the new trade architecture.
  • Gain critical insights on the most promising opportunities and key barriers impacting Latin America’s trade ties with Asia -Pacific.
  • Discuss how Latin America can take full advantage of Asia-Pacific value and supply chains
  • Learn more about the latest products and solutions in trade finance
  • Get an in-depth perspective on the key issues impacting investment, trade and cooperation between Latin America Asia Pacific.
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Agenda - 3rd Sep

  • 8:30am
    Registration and Breakfast
  • 9:00am
    Chair’s Opening Remarks

    Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor, The Banker

     

  • 9:10am
    Keynote Address

    Santiago Levy, Vice-President for Sectors and Knowledge, Inter-American Development Bank

  • 9:40am
    Panel Discussion - Latin America and the New Global Trade Architecture

     

    In this panel discussion, our expert speakers will discuss the emergent trade architecture, analysing its trends, forces and Latin America’s position. What is the interplay between the two mega – regionals, TTIP and TPP, and where does Latin America fit in this puzzle of economic integration? What is the trade agenda ahead for Asia-Pacific and LAC? What is the Pacific Alliance’s role as a gateway to Asia and what have been its latest accomplishments in this regard?  Which are the sectors with the best growth potential and where are the most interesting opportunities for Asia-Pacific - LAC trade and investment? How can the two regions build on their complementarities? In which areas can cooperation and investment be enhanced to keep gains and ensure the sustainability of the Asia-Pacific – LAC investment and trade relationship?

     

    Lucian Cernat, Chief Trade Economist, European Commission

    Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

    Charles Tang, Chairman, China-Brazil Chamber of Commerce & Industry

    Moderated by:

    Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor, The Banker

     

  • 10:40am
    Case Study

    Marcos Jimenez, Chief Executive Officer, Softtek USA and Canada

  • 11:00am
    Networking Break
  • 11:20am
    Panel Discussion - Latin America-Asia Pacific Links: Financing Trade

    As trade flows to and from Latin America surged in the past decade and commerce shifted to the Asia Pacific area, trade finance has flourished, becoming instrumental in the support of trade. What new products and solutions are being offered to businesses based in and trading with Latin America? What are the challenges for banks and exporters? How can local and international banks work together to serve smaller businesses? What are the limitations? What legal and regulatory frameworks are necessary for trade finance to fully prosper in the region? What is the potential for the development of a secondary market for trade finance?

    David Anderson, Senior Vice President and Director of Global Business Development, ZurichCredit & Political Risk

    Juan Pablo Cuevas, Head of Global Transaction Services Latin America and the Caribbean, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    Thomas Krieger, Regional Head Latin America, Financial Institutions, Commerzbank

    Sandra Nolasco, Managing Director, Global Trade Finance, BBVA

    Moderated by:

    Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor, The Banker

  • 12:20pm
    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    Silvia Pavoni, Economics Editor, The Banker

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Lead Sponsor (1)

Established in 1959, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the leading source of development financing in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, the IDB helps improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. The IDB supports Latin American and Caribbean economic development, social development and regional integration. Through its Integration and Trade Sector, the Bank promotes regional and global integration, trade and investment, and regional cooperation as key drivers of economic growth and social and sustainable development in the region.

Establecido en 1959, el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) es la principal fuente de financiamiento para el desarrollo en América Latina y el Caribe. A través del apoyo financiero y técnico a los países que trabajan para reducir la pobreza y la desigualdad, el BID ayuda a mejorar la salud y la educación, y a impulsar la infraestructura. El BID apoya el desarrollo económico de América Latina y el Caribe, el desarrollo social y la integración regional. A través de su Sector de Integración y Comercio, el Banco promueve la integración regional y mundial, el comercio y la inversión, y la cooperación regional como principales motores del crecimiento económico y del desarrollo social y sostenible de la región.

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