ABD emerged as a result of the First CEO Summit of the Americas, held in 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia. In 2014, ABD was formally established.
I CEO Summit of the Americas
April 13 y 14
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
Upon request of the Government of Colombia, and in active collaboration with ANDI (National Business Association of Colombia), the Inter-American Development Bank provided technical and logistical support to the organization of the first edition of the CEO Summit of the Americas preceding the VI Summit of the Americas. The CEO Summit took place in Cartagena de Indias on April 13-14, 2012 offering a unique venue for the hemisphere’s most important business and government leaders to gather and discuss the many opportunities for social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The CEO Summit of the Americas was a great success. More than 700 top businessmen and women from 21 countries in the Americas and 13 Heads of State participated, and more than 170 business meetings took place during the Summit
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II CEO Summit of the Americas
April 8 al 10
Ciudad de Panamá, Panamá
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).
III CEO Summit of the Americas
April 12 y 13
High level speakers of the III CEO Summit, included among others: Alicia Bárcena (Executive Secretary, ECLAC), Susan Segal (President, Council of the Americas), Thomas J. Donohue (President & CEO, U.S. Chamber of Commerce), Bruce Mac Master (President, ANDI), Robson Braga de Andrade (President, CNI), Brian J. Porter (President & CEO Scotiabank), Alex Dimitrief (President and CEO for Global Growth, General Electric), Andres Gluski (CEO, AES Corporation), Kelvin Dushnisky (President, Barrick Gold), Richard C. Adkerson (Vice Chairman, President & CEO, Freeport-McMoRan), Gilberto Caldart (President para América Latina, Mastercard), Luiza Helena Trajano (CEO, Magazine Luiza), Mauricio Castillo (CCO, Sigdo Koppers), Joakim Thrane (CEO for Central and South America, DHL Express), Romaine Seguin (President, Americas Region, UPS), Isabel Noboa (President & CEO, Consorcio Nobis), Brian Winter, (Editor-in-Chief, Americas Quarterly Magazine), Ana Paula Assis (CEO for Latin America, IBM), César Cernuda (President for Latin America, Microsoft).
IV CEO Summit of the AmericasJune 7 - 9 Los Ángeles, California
During the IV CEO Summit of the Americas, leaders from the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) participated in a panel that highlighted the power of public-private partnerships and introduced the Policy Recommendations developed by ABD for the IX Summit of the Americas. Eric Farnsworth, Vice President of the Council of the Americas, moderated the panel discussion with ABD leaders, including Bruce Mac Master, President of ANDI, Maria Teresa Arnal, CEO of Stripe Latin America, and Paul Dyck, Vice President of International Government Affairs at Walmart. The session addressed the importance of business partnerships across the Americas and how they contribute to sustainable growth in the region. To watch the recording, click here. In addition, on June 7, the Forum on Trade and Investment was held on the sidelines of the IX Summit of the Americas. The event brought together more than 20 countries in the region and more than 100 companies’ members of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) to exchange experiences and identify collaboration opportunities to promote trade and investment in Latin America and the Caribbean sustainable and sustainable way. In parallel, more than 85 public-private meetings were held. More Information in the following link: Nearshoring can add annual $78 bln in exports from Latin America and Caribbean | IADB