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Concordia Americas Summit Speakers

New York, April 11, 2019 – As the 2019 Concordia Americas Summit in Bogotá, Colombia is fast-approaching, a number of speakers have been announced. This year’s speakers will bring different ideas from their respective fields, including politics, economy, law, fashion, and the arts.

Speakers include:

José Francisco Aguirre Borda, Executive Director, Fundación Santo Domingo

Irene Arias, CEO of IDB Lab, Inter-American Development Bank

Eduardo Atehortua, Head of LATAM, PRI

Guillermo Botero Nieto, Minister of National Defense, Colombia

Ryan Brennan, Vice President – Office of Investment Policy, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

María Corina Machado, Political Activist, Venezuela

Hon. Carlos Curbelo, Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives

Amb. Paula J. Dobriansky, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs; former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs; Member, Concordia Leadership Council

Alan H. Fleischmann, Founder, President, and CEO, Laurel Strategies

Fonseca, Musical Artist

Congresswoman Juanita María Goebertus Estrada, Partido Verde

Daniel Gonzales, Program Officer, OSF

Hon. French Hill, U.S. Representative for Arkansas’s 2nd Congressional District

H.E. Andrew Holness, Prime Minister, Jamaica

Donna Karan, Founder, DKNY

H.E. Luis Alberto Lacalle, Former President of The Oriental Republic of Uruguay

Juan Lucio, Director, One Earth Future Foundation/Paso Colombia

H.E. Iván Duque Márquez, President, Republic of Colombia

Nte Mook, Executive Director, World Central Kitchen

Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank

Ángela María Orozco, Minister Of Transportation, Republic Of Colombia

Kenneth Paxton, 51st Attorney General, State of Texas

Hon. Rick Perry, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

H.E. Jorge Fernando Quiroga, Former President, Plurinational State of Bolivia

H.E. Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President of The Republic of Colombia

Hon. Sean Reyes, Attorney General, The State Of Utah

Senator Rick Scott, State of Florida, United States Senate

María Fernanda Suárez Londoño, Minister Of Mines and Energy, Republic of Colombia

Álvaro Uribe Vélez, Former President, The Republic of Colombia

Carolina Urrutia Vásquez, Director for Incidence, Transforma

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Congresswoman & Chair, Democratic National Committee

 

The Americas Summit provides an international forum through which to address the immediate humanitarian, economic, and political issues impacting the Western Hemisphere. Welcoming renowned political and business leaders, academic experts, and non-governmental representatives, this year’s Americas Summit will explore a diverse range of timely issues spanning the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela to Latin America’s status as the globe’s next hub of technological innovation.

The 2019 Americas Summit is the culmination of years of work developing our Americas Initiative. Officially launched at our 2016 Americas Summit in Miami, the Americas Initiative has seen us host our first-ever international summit in Bogotá in 2017, bringing together Colombia’s past three presidents—President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and former Presidents Álvaro Uribe Vélez and Andrés Pastrana Arango—for the first time in five years. In 2018, it saw us provide the first major international convening following the country’s presidential election and allowed us to play a small—but critical—role in the transfer of power.

Building off of our platform in the region, this year’s Americas Summit will carry on many of the discussions from 2018. It also mark the opening of Concordia’s first international office in Bogotá, which is an important milestone, enabling Concordia to develop its on-the-ground presence and enhance its near-term impact.

We look forward to seeing you on May 13-14, 2019 in Bogotá!

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