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2023 COA Symposium and 28th BRAVO Business Awards

octubre 20, 2023 - 9:00 am - 11:00 pm UTC+0

Latin America’s premier business engagement and dialogue platform will honor influential leaders from the region in Miami this fall.


The 2023 Council of the Americas Symposium will bring together an exclusive community of corporate stakeholders and C-level executives from Latin American multinational companies and multilatinas to participate in a day of programming. Participants will hear from top experts on the most relevant topics impacting the global business agenda with an eye on Latin America. Symposium events including private roundtables for the BRAVO C-Suite, BRAVO Dialogues, and BRAVO Leadership Conversations.

The BRAVO Business Awards celebrate 28 years of showcasing excellence and leadership in Latin America’s public and private sector, while bringing together business visionaries and pioneers from across industries and geographies.

This year’s group of honorees represent leadership, dedication, and outstanding expertise in their field—all critical to ensuring a more prosperous future for the region.

This year’s BRAVO Business Awards will be presented at a formal dinner on the terrace of the Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM).

2023 BRAVO Business Awards Honorees

  • BRAVO Hemispheric Leader of the Year:
    • General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
  • BRAVO Beacon of Innovation: 
    • Pix – Banco Central do BrasilAccepted by: Roberto Campos Neto, Governor, Banco Central do Brasil
  • BRAVO Sustainability CEO of the Year:
    • Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO, CMPC
  • BRAVO Visionary Business Leader of the Year:
    • Luis Miguel Castillo, Chairman, Grupo Mariposa

Registration Support: Cyndi Balladares at 

Special Group Access Packages:

Sponsorship Opportunities: Mercedes Fernandez at

Engagement and Thought Leadership: Yndira Marin at & Luciana Sabillon at

COA Symposium: Member rate: $350 | Non-member rate: $500 (Early bird rate available until September 30)

BRAVO Business Awards Dinner: Individual Tickets: $1,200  | Table: $12,000 (Limited seating available)



7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO CEO Roundtable*

  • Speaker: General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
  • Co-Chair: Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO Circle of LatAm Chief Sustainability Officers Roundtable*

  • Speakers: 
    • Isabel St. Malo de Alvarado, Board of Trustees, IFRS Foundation
    • Thiago Fernandes, Head of Social & Environment Group, Latin America, Bank of America
  • Co-Chair: Pedro Pereira, Chief Sustainability Officer, SAP Latin America & Caribbean

7:30–8:45 a.m. BRAVO Circle of LatAm Chief People Officers Roundtable*

  • Speaker: Stephen Remedios, Partner & Associate Director, People Strategy, BCG
  • Co-Chair: Cristian Carafi, Managing Director & Partner, BCG Santiago

*By invitation only. Participant criteria and seniority required.

Main Stage Programming

9:00–9:05 a.m. Welcome Remarks

  • Maria Lourdes Teran, Vice President, AS/COA Miami Office

9:05–9:45 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Global Trends Shaping Latin America’s Business Landscape

  • Todd Martinez, Co-Head of Americas Sovereign Ratings, Senior Director, Fitch Ratings
  • Marcos Gunn, Senior Vice President, Chubb Group and Regional President, Latin America
  • Rosana Padilla, President, Latin America, Kenvue
  • Helmut Reisinger, CEO, EMEA & LATAM, Palo Alto Networks
  • Moderator: Gabriela Frias, Business Anchor, CNN en Español

9:45–10:15 a.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation: Advancing Hemispheric Prosperity & Security

  • General Laura J. Richardson, Commander, U.S. Southern Command
  • Moderator: Susan Segal, President & CEO, AS/COA

10:15–10:55 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Perspectives from the Private Sector to Lower Carbon Emissions

  • Andres Gluski, CEO, The AES Corporation & Chairman, AS/COA
  • Francisco Ruiz-Tagle, CEO, CMPC
  • Alvaro Cardenas, President, Latin America & Caribbean, Diageo
  • Carlos Barrera, CEO, Atlas Renewable Energy
  • Moderator: Marina Rosemberg, Regional Head-Latin America, Moody’s Investors Service

10:55–11:05 a.m. Coffee & Networking Break

11:05–11:45 a.m. BRAVO Dialogues: The Rise of AI – A Catalyst for Business Transformation

  • Paula Goldman, Chief Ethical and Humane Use Officer, Salesforce
  • Sebastian Barrios, Senior Vice President of Technology, Mercado Libre
  • Ana Lucia Magliano, Executive Vice-President, Services, Latin America and the Caribbean, Mastercard
  • Moderator: Peter Pessoa, Managing Director & Partner, Miami, BCG

11:45–12:10 p.m. BRAVO Leadership Conversation: The Next Wave for Latin America’s Tech Ecosystem

  • Marcelo Claure, Founder & CEO, Claure Group and Executive Chairman & Managing Partner, Bicycle Capital
  • Moderator: Patricia Menendez-Cambo, Director, PMC Capital Partners

12:10–12:35 p.m. BRAVO Leadership Spotlight: Grupo Mariposa’s Growth & Expansion

  • Juan Pablo Mata, CEO, Grupo Mariposa
  • Luis Miguel Castillo, Chairman, Grupo Mariposa
  • Moderator: Kaio Philipe, Co-Founder & COO, Bloomberg Linea

12:35–1:30 p.m. BRAVO Dialogues: Brazil’s Payments Revolution – A Model for the World

BRAVO Leadership Conversation with Roberto Campos Neto – on the Pix Case

Governor Campos Neto to discuss the development, journey and impact of Pix

  • Roberto Campos Neto, President, Banco Central do Brasil
  • Joao Vitor Menin, CEO, Banco Inter
  • Wagner Ruiz, Co-Founder & Board Member, EBANX
  • Annali Duarte, Head of Global Transaction Services, Latin America, Bank of America
  • Moderator: Vivianne Rodrigues, Executive Editor – Emerging Markets, Bloomberg

1:30–2:30 p.m. Lunch & Networking

Auditorium & Breezeway: Networking Lunches

Pavilion: «Opportunities in Transition Capital»

By-invitation only lunch featuring a keynote conversation by a BlackRock leading expert on Transition Capital

  • Nick Berger, Managing Director, Transition Capital, BlackRock
  • Aitor Jaregui, Managing Director, Head of Latin America, BlackRock

Additional speakers to be announced


octubre 20, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 pm UTC+0


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