Geopolitical & Socioeconomic

Canning Conference 2014

  • One Great George Street, One Great George Street, London

Latin America Integrating or Diverging

1st October 2014

1 Great George Street, London, SW1P 3AA

Registration from 8:45am

The Canning Conference aims to explore current trends and transformations in Latin America by analysing the economic, political and social changes taking place.  This year sees the fourth edition of the annual event and will focus on the issues of regional political and economic integration and the impact of old and new trade blocs , in the context of an evolving external environment, on the future development of Latin America.

Canning House is delighted to welcome specialist speakers from across business, government, academia and international organisations to discuss these issues.  This year’s key note speaker is Dr. Arturo Valenzuela, Georgetown Professor and former Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs in the US State Department. In addition to a great line up of speakers, trade advisers from nineteen Latin American Embassies will be on hand to advise on exporting to or investing in the region.

Official Welcome by Canning House CEO, Rob Capurro

Opening Dialogue:  Keynote Speaker, Dr Arturo Valenzuela, and the Rt Hon Michael Portillo, Honorary Vice-President of Canning House.

Panel 1

‘Market-oriented’ vs ’State-oriented’ blocs – Chaired by Dr Ricardo Luna, former Ambassador of Peru to Washington, United Nations and Court of St. James's

Panelist 1:  Gregory Hodkinson, Chairman of ARUP

Panelist 2:  Christopher Garnett, Director of Euromoney

Panelist 3:  Dr. Germán Ríos, Director of Strategic Affairs, CAF

Remarks by LATIA Representative

Coffee Break

Panel 2

Looking forward: is there a Continental Divide? – Chaired by Andrew Jeffreys, Founder and CEO of Oxford Business Group

Panelist 1: Mario López-Roldán, Head of Intelligence Outreach Unit in the Office of the Secretary GeneralOECD

Panelist 2:  Dr Jose Antonio Ocampo, Director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration, Columbia University

Panelist 3:  Dr. Karen Ward, HSBC Senior Analyst

Closing Remarks

  By Miriam González-Durantez, Honorary President of Canning House

Networking Lunch & End of Conference

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