The 6° Annual Latin American Leadership Forum, featuring the top 50 infrastructure projects in Latin America, with a total enterprise value of nearly $40 billion, will be held in Miami, from April 1-3.
"Latin America has grown at an average rate of nearly 5% for five years in a row, and we believe that the region is ready to -- and must -- triple its investment in infrastructure over the next few years," said Norman F. Anderson, President & CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure, the Leadership Forum's organizer. "As the world globalizes, these are the projects that are going to make Latin America ever-more successful in the global economy -- and what better way to emphasize this progress than in Miami, the crossroads of Latin America."
Fifty project developers from 17 countries will travel to Miami to present the best projects in the region, and to meet with finance, engineering/construction and technology/equipment executives. Along with project presenters, keynote speakers include:
Leaders of multilateral investment banks:
· Enrique Garcia, Executive President, Andean Development Corporation (CAF)
· Harry Brautigam, President, Central American Bank for Economic Integration (BCIE)
· Yukiko Omura, Executive Vice President & Head, MIGA/World Bank Group, and
· Steven Puig, Vice President for the Private Sector, Inter-American Development Bank
· Eddy Martinez, Secretary for Export Promotion & Investment, Dominican Republic
· Karla Gonzalez Carvajal, Minister of Public Works & Transport, Costa Rica, and
· Carolina Renteria, Director General, National Planning Department, Colombia
· Stephen Poloz, Senior VP, Corporate Affairs & Chief Economist, Export Development Canada
The Leadership Forum brings projects to life for equipment sellers, technology firms, service providers, EPC firms and investors through more than 40 discrete sessions; 2,500+ pre-scheduled private meetings; four workshops; one CEO/Minister breakfast (hosted by MIGA), and two receptions. Project presentations include ten individual infrastructure sectors: energy; oil & gas; ports & logistics; water/wastewater; urban mass transit, mining & logistics; tourism; highways; digital infrastructure; and strategic projects -- those that transform regional or state competitiveness.