Colombia’s Finance Minister, Wall Street Analysts to Examine Economic Prospects at AS/COA’s Bogota Conference
Colombia remains among the fastest-growing economies in Latin America, with government estimates signaling the country will grow approximately 3.5 to 4% in 2015, while the country’s central bank forecasts a 3.2% increase in GDP. At a time of domestic and external challenges, Colombia continues to create opportunities for growth beyond the traditional oil sector.
This Thursday, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, ANIF, and Fedesarrollo will hold the 19th annual Bogota conference “Colombia in the Eyes of Wall Street” on Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 8:00 to 4:00pm at the Crowne Plaza Tequendama Bogotá, Cra 10 #26-21. For those unable to attend in person, the conference will be webcast live. Convening a group of public officials and Wall Street analysts and investors, the event promises to examine Colombia’s economic forecast and trade agenda.
Local and international panelists at the conference confirmed so far include Mauricio Cárdenas, Minister of Finance; Eduardo Muñoz, Vice Minister for Foreign Trade, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism; Sergio Clavijo, President of ANIF; Leonardo Villar, Executive Director of Fedesarrollo; Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Sebastian Briozzo, Senior Director and Analytical Manager, Sovereign Ratings, Standard & Poor’s; Kurt Kunz, Swiss Ambassador to Colombia; Ragnhild Melzi, Senior Director, Public Policy Programs and Corporate Relations, Americas Society/Council of the Americas; Javier Murcio, Director of Emerging Markets, Portfolio Manager and Senior Sovereign Analyst, Standish Mellon Asset Management; Ernesto Viola, CFO, Banco Colpatria del Grupo Scotiabank; and Kevin Whitaker, U.S. Ambassador to Colombia.
Visit www.as-coa.org/Bogota2015 for the complete agenda, blog, and live webcast. The webcast begins Thursday, June 11, 2015, 8:00 a.m. (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time). Live updates on Twitter are via #COLWallSt and @ASCOA.