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6th World Strategic Forum - April 11-12, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016


Opening Remarks

Welcoming Remarks
Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)

Opening Address
Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Chamber of Commerce; and Co-Chair of the 6th edition of the World Strategic Forum

Thanked by
Tasso Lagios, Managing Partner, Richter


Inaugural Plenary Session

The Global Economy: Moving Past Uncertainty Towards Prosperity

Moderator
Christopher W. Jamroz, President and Chief Operating Officer, GardaWorld Cash Services

Speakers
Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007)
Marek Belka, Governor, Central Bank of Poland
Tom Speechley, Partner and Head, Global Markets, The Abraaj Group; and Chief Executive Officer, Abraaj North America


Forum 1

Global Trends in Real Estate Investment
In collaboration with Florida Realtors

Welcoming Remarks
Matey H. Veissi, President, Florida Realtors

Global Trends in Real Estate Investment
In collaboration with Florida Realtors

Moderator
Richard Bradley, Editor-in-Chief, Worth

Speakers
Juan Carlos Navarro, Chief Executive Officer, NSolar; and former Mayor of Panama City
William E. Soteroff, President, Keller Williams Worldwide
Vivian de las Cuevas-Diaz, Partner, Holland & Knight


Luncheon - Part 1


The Americas at a Crossroads


Presented by Atlantic Broadband

Chair
Richard J. Shea, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Broadband

Speakers
Luis Almagro Lemes, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)
Enrique García Rodríguez, President, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF); and Co-Chair of the 6th edition of the World Strategic Forum

Moderated by
Andrés Rozental, President, Rozental & Asociados; Eminent Ambassador of Mexico; Chairman, ArcelorMittal Mexico; and Founding President, Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI)

Thanked by
William D. Talbert III, President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB)


Luncheon - Part 2

Innovating for Prosperity
Presented by Atlantic Broadband

Speaker
Ellis Rubinstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Academy of Sciences

Introduced by
Matey H. Veissi, President, Florida Realtors


Special Address

Technology: The Future is Now

Speaker
Gary Shapiro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)

Introduced by
Larry K. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Beacon Council


Afternoon Plenary Session

Fostering an Education for the 21st Century
In collaboration with World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) – Qatar Foundation

Moderator
Stavros N. Yiannouka, Chief Executive Officer, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) – Qatar Foundation

Speakers
Eduardo José Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
Jean Lebel, President, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
Anant Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, edX
Gina Burkhardt, Chief Executive Officer, Jobs for the Future (JFF)
Salvador Medina, Senior Vice-President, Banco Santander; and Director, International Expansion, Marketing and Institutional Relations, Santander Universities

Words of Welcome from the Mayor

Speaker
Carlos Giménez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County


Round Table

Globalization Challenged: Understanding the New Geo-Economic Order
In collaboration with Abacode

Welcoming Remarks
Michael K. Ferris, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Abacode

Moderator
Ferry de Kerckhove, Executive Vice-President, Conference of Defense Associations Institute; and Former Canadian Ambassador to Egypt, Indonesia and Pakistan

Speakers
Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007)
Emilio T. González, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Pierre S. Pettigrew, Executive Advisor, Deloitte; and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Canada
Hyppolite Fofack, Director and Chief Economist, African Import-Export Bank

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


Special Address

Speaker
Luis Felipe Céspedes Cifuentes, Minister of Economy, Development and Tourism, Republic of Chile

Introduced by
Bill Johnson, Secretary of Commerce, State of Florida; and President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Florida


Morning Plenary Session

Financing Infrastructure: A Long-Term Perspective on Development
In collaboration with Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

Moderator
Enrique García Rodríguez, President, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF); and Co-Chair of the 6th edition of the World Strategic Forum

Speakers
Jorge L. Quijano, Chief Executive Officer, Panama Canal Authority (ACP)
John D. Negroponte, 15th U.S. Deputy Secretary of State; Chairman Emeritus, Council of the Americas; and Vice-Chairman, McLarty Associates
Eric Gernath, Chief Executive Officer, SUEZ North America
Bertrand Badré, Former Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer, World Bank Group (WBG); Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; and Senior Advisor, World Economic Forum (WEF)
Michael D. Kerlin, Principal, McKinsey & Company


Forum 1

Promoting Trade and Investment with the Americas
In collaboration with Holland & Knight

Welcoming Remarks
Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, Executive Partner, Holland & Knight

Promoting Trade and Investment with the Americas
In collaboration with Holland & Knight

Moderator
Percy Batliwalla, Global Head, Trade and Supply Chain Finance, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Speakers
Carol A. Melton, Executive Vice-President, Global Public Policy, Time Warner
Víctor Villalobos, Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Alberto Bacó Bagué, Secretary, Department of Economic Development and Commerce, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Francisco J. Sánchez, Chairman, CNS Global Advisors; and Former Under Secretary for International Trade, United States Department of Commerce


Luncheon - Part 1

Leading the Energy Revolution
Presented by Enterprise Florida

Chair
Bill Johnson, Secretary of Commerce, State of Florida; and President and Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Florida

Speaker
Thierry Déau, Founding Partner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Meridiam

Interviewed by
Sophie L’Helias, President, LeaderXXchange; and Co-Founder, International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN)

Thanked by
Daniel Gropper, Dean, College of Business, Florida Atlantic University


Luncheon - Part 2

Leading the Energy Revolution
Presented by Enterprise Florida

Speakers
James A. Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, First Solar
Eric Silagy, President and Chief Executive Officer, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL)

Interviewed by
Ed Crooks, U.S. Industry and Energy Editor, Financial Times

Thanked by
Enrique Gómez-Pinzón, Executive Partner, Holland & Knight


Closing Plenary Session

Connecting to Compete: Strengthening Trade through Enhanced Connectivity

Chair
Joe Napoli, Senior Policy Advisor, Miami-Dade Aviation Department

Moderator
John Yearwood, Former World Editor, Miami Herald; and Chairman, International Press Institute

Introduction
Ian Rhodes, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Applied Technologies

Speakers
Javier Pérez Fortea, Chief Executive Officer, Globalvia
Álvaro Baltodano, Minister – Presidential Delegate for Investment of Nicaragua; and President, PRONicaragua
James R. Muhs, President and Chief Executive Officer, FedEx Trade Networks
Steven M. Cernak, Chief Executive and Port Director, Port Everglades, Department of Broward County

Closing Remarks of the 6th Edition of the World Strategic Forum
Nicholas Rémillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)