LatAm Outlook 2020

  • Four Seasons Park Lane, W1J 7DR
  • 08:45-14:30

Canning House and our partners look ahead to examine the forces shaping Latin America’s political, economic, social and business environment over the next 5 years and beyond.

The Canning House LatAm Outlook

The Canning House Latin American Outlook will authoritatively assess the forces shaping Latin America’s political, economic, social and business environment over the next 5 years and beyond, and project their likely impact on society, financial and economic development, and trade and investment.

Essential for any business wrestling with decisions about whether or not to trade, invest or offer financial services to the major economies of Latin America. Equally vital for existing businesses seeking to stay resilient in the face of potential changes.

In partnership with Ipsos, Itaú Bank, Control Risks, and FT LatAm Editor Michael Stott.

With support from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Please note: all prices include VAT


Alex Gronberger

CEO Latin America, Ipsos

Originally from Argentina, Alex Gronberger was educated at Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Santa María de los Buenos Aires. His brand and marketing expertise was initially honed at Unilever where he spent 10 years managing various brands across Argentina, Colombia and the United States. He joined Ipsos in 1995 as a partner and founder of Ipsos Advertising Research in Latin America, building advertising research specialist teams in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela and Chile. His work in Latin America helped drive Ipsos ASI to the leading position in the region.

João Pedro Bumachar Resende

Senior Latin America Economist, Itaú Unibanco

João Pedro Bumachar Resende is responsible for covering Latin American economies at Banco Itaú. He holds a Business Management degree from FGV-SP (2003) and a master’s degree in Economics from PUC-RJ (2006). He worked in the economics department of Banco BBM for two years before joining Unibanco, also in the economics department, in October 2008.

Daniel Linsker

Partner, Control Risks

Daniel Linsker is a Partner at Control Risks and currently manages Control Risks Mexico City office, overseeing the delivery of solutions and services to clients in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. Before moving to Mexico, Daniel led the Security and Crisis Consulting practice for Control Risks’ in Latin America and also headed the Americas region extractives consulting practice. Daniel specializes in developing, leading and implementing tailored and integral solutions for clients to manage complex issues across the Americas, with a special emphasis on risk management for large projects in the extractives, energy and infrastructure, and those that require in-depth regional expertise of Latin America.

Please note: Daniel Linsker will speak in place of Oliver Wack.

Michael Stott

Latin America editor, Financial Times

Michael Stott is the Latin America editor of the Financial Times based in London and has reported from more than 60 countries in more than three decades as a foreign correspondent and news executive. He covered Latin America between 1990-1998, living in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. Michael graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in Modern Languages and speaks fluent Spanish, Portuguese, French, German and Russian.

Conference attendees will receive a copy of our LatAm Outlook 2020 report!

Bringing together insights from our partners into one essential report. With contributions from Michael Stott, João Pedro Bumachar Resende, Alex Gronberger and Oliver Wack.

Conference Agenda

  • LatAm Outlook

  • Registration


  • Welcome and Introduction with Beatriz Araujo, Chair, Canning House


  • Overview with Cristina Cortes, CEO, Canning House


  • Session 1 – The Political Outlook with FT LatAm Editor, Michael Stott

    This session will discuss the political outlook for the region for the coming years ahead, taking into consideration the impact of changes in leadership across the region. 


  • Session 2 – The Economic Outlook with João Pedro Bumachar Resende, Senior Analyst, Itaú Unibanco

    This session will discuss the economic outlook for the LatAm region, and identify key trends to keep an eye on in the years ahead.


  • Break


  • Session 3 – Social Trends with Alex Gronberger, CEO Latin America, Ipsos

    This session will identify the main social trends and patterns emerging across the continent, and assess what impact they are likely to have in the coming years.


  • Session 4 – The Security & Corruption Outlook with Daniel Linsker, Partner, Control Risks

    This session will discuss the outlook for the region in terms of security and corruption, and assess what impact certain trends may have.

    Please note: Daniel Linsker will speak in place of Oliver Wack.


  • Summary and conclusion with Cristina Cortes, CEO, Canning House


  • Group Q&A


  • Networking lunch and close



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The Speakers

Michael Stott

Latin America Editor, Financial Times

João Pedro Bumachar Resende

Senior Latin America Economist, Itaú Unibanco

Alex Gronberger

CEO Latin America, Ipsos

Daniel Linsker

Partner, Control Risks

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Ipsos is a leading global survey-based market research company founded in 1975, owned and managed by research professionals. Ipsos helps interpret, simulate, and anticipate the needs and responses of consumers, customers, and citizens around the world.

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Itaú Unibanco

Itaú is Latin America’s largest Corporate & Investment Bank and is part of the Itaú Unibanco group, one of the world’s largest financial conglomerates. It is the 10th largest bank in the world by market value, and is listed on the São Paulo and New York stock exchanges.

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Control Risks

Control Risks is a global specialist risk consulting firm that helps clients create organizations that are secure, compliant and resilient in an age of ever-changing risk and connectivity. Its experts across 36 offices help clients investigate wrongdoing and resolve crises, and provide the insight and intelligence companies need to realize opportunities and grow.

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