XX Annual CAF Conference

Wednesday, September 7

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm



2:00 pm - 2:15 pm


Conference Introductory Remarks

  Emcee:Jéssica de la Peña, Journalist, RCN News
  Speakers:Enrique García, President, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America
   Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm



  Introduction:Carla A. Hills, Former US Trade Representative and Co-Chair, Inter-American Dialogue
  Remarks:United States Vice President Joe Biden

3:15 pm - 4:30 pm


Session I: The Evolution of Inter-American Relations & Regional Integration in Latin America: 20 Years of the CAF Conference in Washington & What the Future Holds

  Moderator:Patricia Janiot, Anchor, CNN en Español
  Remarks:Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica
  Speakers:Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs
   Nelson Jobim, Former Defense and Justice Minister of Brazil
   Marta Lucía Ramírez, Former Defense and Trade Minister of Colombia
   Allan Wagner, Former Foreign Affairs and Defense Minister of Peru
   Félix Peña, Director, Institute of International Trade, ICBC Foundation

4:30 pm - 5:45 pm


Session II: Latin America's Shifting Political Landscape: What Do Voters Want? What Can Leaders Deliver?

  Moderator:Michael Shifter, President, Inter-American Dialogue
  Speakers:Alberto Vergara, Visiting Professor, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Peru
   Matias Spektor, Associate Professor, Getulio Vargas Foundation, Brazil
   Luis Vicente León, President, Datanálisis, Venezuela
   Carlos Pagni, Columnist, La Nación, Argentina
   Adrián Bonilla, Professor, Latin American Social Sciences Institute (FLACSO), Ecuador

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm


Debate: What Do the US Presidential Elections Mean for Latin America?

  Moderator:Juan Carlos López, Anchor, CNN en Español
  Speakers:Gustavo Fernández, Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Bolivia
   Roger Noriega, Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
   Shannon O'Neil, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
   Marc Bassets, US Bureau Chief, El País

Thursday, September 8

8:00 am - 8:30 am



8:30 am - 10:00 am


Session III: Is Latin America at a Turning Point?: Future Development Challenges

  Moderator:Enrique García, President, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America
  Remarks:Enrique V. Iglesias, Former Secretary General, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and Former President, Inter-American Development Bank
  Speakers:Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
   Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund
   Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank
   Alejandro Foxley, President, Corporation for Latin American Studies (CIEPLAN) and Former Finance Minister of Chile

10:00 am - 11:15 am


Session IV: Global Governance & the Reform of the International Financial Architecture

  Moderator:Harinder Kohli, President and CEO, Emerging Markets Forum and Centennial Group
  Remarks:K.V. Kamath, President, New Development Bank
  Speakers:Stephen P. Groff, Vice President, Asian Development Bank
   Nikolay Kosov, Chairman, International Investment Bank
   Luis Miguel Castilla, Visiting Scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   José Antonio Ocampo, Former Finance Minister of Colombia

11:15 am - 12:30 pm


Session V: Perspectives on Cuba after Rapprochement

  Moderator:Guillermo Fernández de Soto, Director for Europe, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America and Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Colombia
  Speakers:Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General, Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB)
   Mario Bergara, President, Central Bank of Uruguay
   Dan Restrepo, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
   Vilma Hidalgo, Deputy Director, University of Havana

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm



1:45 pm - 2:30 pm


Conversation: The Power of Gastronomy to Transform Social Realities

  Moderator:Ana Mercedes Botero, Director of Social Innovation, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America
  Speakers:Sumito Estévez, Chef, El Compartir, Venezuela
   Michelangelo Cestari, CEO, Gustu Restaurant, Bolivia
   Brian MacNair, Executive Director, World Central Kitchen

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm


Session VI: Innovative Financial Instruments to Enhance Latin America's Infrastructure

  Moderator:Guillermo Perry, Former Finance Minister of Colombia
  Speakers:Peter Vonk, Advisor to the President, CAF - Development Bank of Latin America
   Alexandre Meira da Rosa, Vice President of Countries, Inter-American Development Bank
   Liz Bronder, Director of Latin America and the Caribbean, International Finance Corporation
   Martín Redrado, Director, Fundación Capital, Argentina
   Robert Palter, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company

3:45 pm - 5:15 pm


Interview: The Challenges of Peace in Colombia

  Moderator:Michael Reid, Columnist, The Economist
  Speakers:María Ángela Holguín, Foreign Affairs Minister of Colombia
   Néstor Humberto Martínez, Attorney General of Colombia
   Rafael Pardo, Post Conflict Minister of Colombia
   Alejandro Santos, Chairman, Reconciliation Foundation of Colombia and Director, Semana

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm


Session VII: The Future of Latin America: The Vision of New Leaders

  Moderator:Gustau Alegret, Political Correspondent, NTN24
  Speakers:Verónika Mendoza, Leader, Frente Amplio Party
   Soledad Núñez, Housing Minister of Paraguay
   Loreto Carvajal, Member of the Chilean Chamber of Deputies
   Cecilia Chacón, Municipal Council of La Paz, Ecuador
   Daniela Chacón, Deputy Mayor of Quito, Ecuador
   Cecilia Alemany, Coordinator, South American Network of Applied Economics (Red Sur) and Advisor, UN Office for Project Services