The II CEO Summit of the Americas was held in Panama City on April 8-10, 2015, immediately before the VII Summit of the Americas.
The II CEO Summit of the Americas addressed the theme “Bridging the Americas: Productive Integration for Inclusive Development”. During the event the agenda of the Americas Business Dialogue was discussed. The panels were devoted to Infrastructure, Logistics and Connectivity, Food Security and Agribusiness, Financial Integration and Inclusion, Women Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Information Technology, Energy, and Corporate Social Innovations.
The high level speakers of the II CEO Summit, included among others: Ban Ki-moon (Secretary General of the United Nations), Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz (Minister of Trade and Foreign Investment of the Republic of Cuba), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Carlos Slim (Fundación Carlos Slim), Alberto Aleman Zubieta (ABCO-Global), Rául Aleman Zubieta (Banco General), Francisco Aristeguieta (Citi Latin America), Alejandro Bulgheroni (Associated Petroleum Investors), Vint Cerf (Google), Eulogio del Pino (PDVSA), Thomas J. Donohue (U.S. Chamber of Commerce), Miguel Galuccio (YPF), Reinaldo Garcia (GE Latin America), Andres Gluski (AES), Gustavo Grobocopatel (Grupo Los Grobo), James McNerney (Boeing), Muhtar Kent (The Coca-Cola Company), Arthur Lok Jack (Associated Brands), Bruce Mac Master (ANDI), Ali Moshiri (Chevron Africa and Latin America), Stanley Motta (Copa Holdings), Laxman Narasimhan (PepsiCo Latin America Foods), Enrique Ostale (Wal-Mart Latin America), Brian Porter (ScotiaBank), Luis Carlos Sarmiento (Grupo Aval), Martin Secco (Marfrig), Woods Staton (Arcos Dorados), Marcel Smits (Cargill), y Marco Stefanini (Stefanini IT).
The event gathered more than 850 CEOs from the most important companies of the region and 12 Heads of State for a discussion on the priorities for the private sector and the social and economic development of the Americas. In addition, official delegations from 24 countries of the Americas participated in the II CEO Summit, as well as representatives from 9 international organizations and more than 250 reporters.