Tuesday, March 28th 2017

Plaza de las Banderas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

6:30 p.m.

Welcoming Reception & El Salvador’s Country Brand Presentation

Welcoming remarks by Vice President of El Salvador, Oscar Ortiz

Gonzalo Brujó, CEO EMEA & LatAm - Interbrand

Wednesday, March 29th 2017

Crowne Plaza Hotel

8:00 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

  • Sigfrido Reyes, President of PROESA
  • Carmina Moreno, IDB Representative in El Salvador
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

El Salvador's strategy for attracting investments in strategic sectors

Sigfrido Reyes, President of PROESA

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Impact of Sustainable Multimodal Infrastructure in the Dynamics of Global Value Chains

Juan R. Opertti (MBA), Director Hemistion

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Coffee break

10:00 a.m. - 10:30a.m.

Inaugural Address by the President of El Salvador, Salvador Sánchez Cerén

Country Video

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

High-level Panel Discussion: Productivity and work ethics, differentiating factors of a country

Moderator : Christina Knutsson, Partner/Director GDP Global

C-level Panelists:

  • Rodrigo Novoa, Corporate Affairs & Business Development Director AEROMAN
  • Charles E. Sykes, President and CEO SYKES
  • Ricardo Garcia, Vicepresident - AVX
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

High-level Panel Discussion: "Competitiveness in a globalized world"

Moderator: Jacopo Dettoni, Deputy Editor of fDi Magazine

C-level Panelists :

  • David Ha, CEO TexOps
  • Enrique Albizu, EVP Business Development Ibero - Latam Region Teleperfomance
  • Mark Hillary, CEO Carnaby - Content
  • María Alejandra Tulipano Illuega, Partner - Consortium Legal
  • Tsung-Jung Tsai, President - Power Master Technology Co., Ltd.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Thematic Lunch Sessions

Caribe and Norteamérica Conference room

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

High-level Panel discussion: "Latin America connecting to large-scale economies such as Asia"

Moderator: Jaime Granados, Lead Specialist of the Integration and Trade Sector – Inter American Development Bank

C-level Panelist:

  • Zhao Ping, Director & Research Fellow Department of International Trade Research from CCPIT Academy
  • Hari Seshasayee, Project Officer Latin America & the Caribbean - Confederation of Indian Industry
  • Tatiana Mashkova, General Director - CN CEPLA
  • Osamu Iwata, Trade Promotion Director - Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

High-level panel discussion: El Salvador - An economy open to trade, strategically located in the heart of America

Moderator: Javier Posas, Country Head and Senior Investment Officer - International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

C-level Panelists :

  • Manuel Perez, President for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean – AES Corporation
  • Peter Ryan, Principal - Ryan Strategic Advisory
  • Emmanuel Pujol, Director General NEOEN
  • Boris Quintanilla, Country Manager Grupo Calvo
  • Alfredo Barreda, Vice President - Oben Holding Group
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Breakout sessions about Strategic Sectors of El Salvador

  • Session 1: Energy and Natural Gas Hub for Central America (Norteamerica A Conference room)
  • Session 2: The ideal destination for tourism and business (Mesoamerica Conference room)
  • Session 3: A successful export platform for Textile & Apparel (Izalco Conference room)
  • Session 4: A country of opportunities in Light Manufacturing (Chinchontepec Conference room)
  • Session 5: The leading edge of Offshore Business Services (Tamarindo Conference room)
  • Session 6: Expanding agribusiness in the Americas (Boquerón Conference room)
  • Session 7: A rising option in Aeronautics (Chaparrastique Conference room)
  • Session 8: Public Private Partnerships: Opportunities for the provision of infrastructure and public services in El Salvador (Norteamerica B Conference room)
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Official Reception - Museo de Arte, MARTE

With the Vice President of El Salvador closing remarks

Thursday, March 30th 2017

International attendees only

Cultural Tour Options / All routes departing from Barceló Hotel

  • City tour Blessed Oscar Romero (departure 9:00 a.m.)
  • Las Flores Route (departure 8:00 a.m.)
  • Handcrafted Route (departure 8:00 a.m.)
  • Archaeological Route (departure 8:00 a.m.)
  • Beach Route & City (departure 9:00 a.m.)
7:00 p.m.

Closing Reception - Crowne Plaza Hotel

Tamarindo Conference room