An initiative of the International Economic Forum of the Americas, the World Strategic Forum, will convene over 200 global leaders to discuss how to Engineer a Resilient Economy in the face of the myriad of political, economic and environmental opportunities and challenges confronting countries and businesses around the world. The event will take place April 13 and 14, 2015, at the Biltmore Hotel in Miami.
The two-day conference seeks to foster a better understanding of the issues and trends driving the global economy in the areas of finance, innovation, energy and trade. Included among the topics to be discussed: What are the foundations for a resilient economy? What strategies are Central Banks implementing to boost inclusive economic growth and combat poverty and inequality? How can infrastructure investment best be financed at a time of tighter fiscal constraints? Will the price of oil stabilize or is volatility the new normal? How can the agri-food sector continue drive economic growth and employment in a sustainable manner? How will the rise of emerging economies change the global trade landscape?
“As the Great Recession recedes into history, the global economic recovery remains an uneven work in progress that will require bold economic strategies and vision,” said Nicholas Rémillard, president and CEO of the International Economic Forum of the Americas and the World Strategic Forum. “This year’s Forum brings together an impressive array of political and economic leaders to help chart a path towards a more resilient global economy.”
Some of confirmed speakers for the event include: Fred P. Hochberg, Chairman and President, Export-Import Bank of the United States; Strobe Talbott, President, The Brookings Institution; Shaukat Aziz, former prime minister of Pakistan (2004-2007) and former executive vice president, Citibank; John D. Negroponte, Chairman of Council of the Americas and Vice Chairman of McLarty Associates; Rafael Moreno Valle, Governor, State of Puebla; José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS); Wilfredo R. Cerrato, Minister of Finance, Republic of Honduras; Herman Daems, Chairman, BNP Paribas Fortis; Ernesto Torres Cantú, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Financiero Banamex; Amadou Diallo, Chief Executive Officer, DHL Freight; Luis Robles Miaja, Chairman of Grupo Financiero BBVA Bancomer and President of Asociación de Bancos de México; Justin Chinyanta, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Loita Group and Executive Vice-President, Africa Business Roundtable; Julio Velarde, Governor, Central Bank of Peru; Carlos G. Fernández Valdovinos, Governor, Central Bank of Paraguay; Mario Bergara, Governor, Central Bank of Uruguay; Sergio Argüelles González, President and Chief Executive Officer, FINSA; Anne Fulenwider, Editor in Chief, Marie Claire; Wandee Khunchornyakong, Chairwoman and Chief Executive Officer, SPCG Public Company Limited; Sherife AbdelMessih, Chief Executive Officer, Future Energy Corporation; Leonel Fernández, President, Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (FUNGLODE) and Former President of the Dominican Republic.
For additional information on speakers please visit http://forum-americas.org/miami/2015/speakers.
The Miami World Strategic Forum is presented by the International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA). Its mission is to address the major governance challenges of the new world economic order.
The objective of the World Strategic Forum is to foster a better understanding of opportunities and challenges at stake in the Global Market. The Forum also seeks to provide a platform for business meetings in a broad spectrum of sectors, including banking and finance, and to foster sustainable economic development.