III CEO Summit of the Americas (Peru)


The central theme of the III CEO Summit was “Made in the Americas” and brought together 11 Heads of State and over 1,000 CEOs from the region to analyze the potential of value chains in our hemisphere and the importance of public-private collaboration to promote investment, facilitate trade, and boost sustainable development in our region.


DAY 1 – April 12, 2018

Inaugural Address – Martin Vizcarra, President, Republic of Peru

Opening Remarks – Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank

Made in the Americas: Promoting Value Chains in our Hemisphere

Exponential Disruption of the Digital Economy

Financial Technology and Integration for the Americas

Head of State Presentation: Danilo Medina, President, Dominican Republic

Infrastructure: Engine for Growth and Economic Integration of the Americas

Head of State Presentation: Juan Carlos Varela, President, Republic of Panama

Natural Resources and Smart Energy for the Americas

Agro-industrial Revolution: From Farms to the World Markets

Head of State Presentation: Juan Orlando Hernández, President, Republic of Honduras

Special Presentation: Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., Secretary of Commerce, United States of America


DAY 2 – April 13, 2018

Public-Private Partnerships to promote Transparency

Head of State Presentation: Evo Morales, President, Plurinational State of Bolivia

Head of Government Presentation: Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister, The Bahamas

Head of Government Presentation: Andrew Holness, Prime Minister, Jamaica

Human Capital 2.0: The Future of Work in the Americas

Minister of State Presentation: Pablo Campana, Minister of Foreign Trade, Republic of Ecuador

Head of Government Presentation: Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister, Canada

Women at the Forefront of Economic Prosperity in the 21st Century

Supporting Women’s Economic Empowerment through Public-Private Partnership

Conversation with Heads of State: Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, President of the Republic of Colombia and Enrique Peña Nieto, President of the United Mexican States

Americas Business Dialogue: “Action for Growth – Policy Recommendations and 2018-2021 Action Plan for Growth in the Americas

Conversation with Heads of State: Remarks by CEOs of the Americas Business Dialogue, Sebastian Piñera, President of the Republic of Chile and Martín Vizcarra, President of the Republic of Peru


II CEO Summit of the Americas (Panama)


Business Leaders and Heads of States discussed on the Americas Business Dialogue’s agenda and analyzed the region’s current situation on Infrastructure, Logistics and Connectivity, Food Security and Agribusiness, Financial Integration and Inclusion, Women Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Information Technology, Energy, and Corporate Social Innovations.



DAY 1 – April 9, 2015

Opening Remarks – Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank

Inaugural Address – Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Panama


“Food Security and Agribusiness: Progress for the Region, Food for the World”

Welcoming Remarks – Juan Carlos Varela, President, Republic of Panama


“Financial Integration and Inclusion: Mobilizing Resources for Social and Economic Development”

“Towards full integration of capital markets in Latin America and the Caribbean: the case of MILA” (Juan Pablo Córdoba Garcés, Chairman, World Federation of Exchanges)


“Making the Internet More Accessible” (Juan Carlos Varela, President of the Republic of Panama, and Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman and CEO of Facebook)

“New Trade and Investment Opportunities in Cuba” (Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Minister of Trade and Foreign Investment, Republic of Cuba)


“Women’s economic empowerment: good for women, good for businesses and good for development”

“Corporate Social Innovations: Driving Entrepreneurship for Social Development”


“The future of the labor world: challenges and opportunities” (Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization)

“Innovations in Corporate Social Responsibility” (Carlos Slim Helú, President, Fundación Carlos Slim)


Head of State Presentation: Dean Barrow, Prime Minister of Belize

Head of State Presentation: Danilo Medina Sánchez, President, Dominican Republic


“Innovation & Information Technology: Reimagining the future of the Americas”

“Opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean in the online world” (Vint Cerf, Vicepresident and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google)


DAY 2 – April 10, 2015

Head of State Presentation: Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago

“Energy: Fueling the Americas’ Growth”


“Non-Conventional Fuels Revolution: The Present and Future of Energy in the Americas” (Miguel Galuccio, CEO, YPF)

Head of State Presentation: Juan Manuel Santos, President, Republic of Colombia


“Aerospace and the Americas” (W. James McNerney Jr., CEO, The Boeing Company)

“Infrastructure, Logistics and Connectivity: Bringing the Americas Together”


“Panama Canal Expansion: A Game Changer for the Global Economy” (Jorge Quijano, CEO, Panama Canal Authority

Conversation with Heads of State: Presidents Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic of El Salvador; Otto Pérez Molina, President of the Republic of Guatemala; and Juan Orlando Hernández, President of the Republic of Honduras


“Working Together: Public-Private Partnership for Sustainable Development” (Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General, United Nations)

Head of State Presentation: Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara, President, Republic of Paraguay


“Americas Business Dialogue: Building a Regional Public-Private Dialogue for Development”