Three years into Nicolás Maduro's presidency Canning House welcomes three differing, noteworthy speakers to present their views on the current political and economic situation in Venezuela: Governor Henri Falcón, Dr Orlando Ochoa, and Rodrigo Cabezas. Governor Falcón will speak on \"Political Crisis and Governability in Venezuela\", Dr Ochoa on \"Oil and Macroeconomics in the Venezuelan Crisis: What can be done?\",
Three years into Nicolás Maduro's presidency Canning House welcomes three differing, noteworthy speakers to present their views on the current political and economic situation in Venezuela: Governor Henri Falcón, Dr Orlando Ochoa, and Rodrigo Cabezas.
Governor Falcón will speak on "Political Crisis and Governability in Venezuela", Dr Ochoa on "Oil and Macroeconomics in the Venezuelan Crisis: What can be done?", and Cabezas on the perspective of the newly formed National Council for Productive Economy (CNEP).
Governor Falcón is a Venezuelan politician and was mayor for two consecutive terms of Barquisimeto, Iribarren Municipality (2000 - 2008) and is the current governor of Lara State. Initially elected as governor of Lara as a candidate of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV), with 73.15% of the votes in 2008. Falcón in 2010 abandoned the ruling party for differences with Hugo Chávez, and was re-elected in 2012, as a candidate of his new political party, Avanzada Progresista (AP), with the support of the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD) opposition coalition, with 54.35% of the votes.
Dr. Ochoa is a leading independent economist and consultant based in Caracas. He has a D.Phil in Economics from Brasenose College, University of Oxford ans has over 20 years strategic advisory experience to Venezuelan and foreign companies, financial institutions, international agencies and foundations. He was an independent adviser to Venezuelan government agencies and the Venezuelan Congress in the late 1980s and during the 1990s. From 1994 to 1998 he was economic adviser to the CEO of British Petroleum at Venezuela during the Apertura to new oil partners to PDVSA.
Rodrigo Cabezas is a Venezuelan politician and Vice-President for International Affairs of the Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (PSUV), and member of the recently formed CNEP. He is also an elected Member of the Latin-American Parliament for the 2011-2016 term; was Vice-President of the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly Economic Commission (2014-2015); former President of the Venezuelan Parliamentary Group at the Latin-American Parliament (2011-2013), and of the Finance Commission for the Venezuelan National Assembly (2002-2006).
This event will be chaired by Juan Urdaneta, Director, Mirexa Capital; and Trustee of Canning House.
Registration is from 18.15 for an 18.30 start.
Parts of this event will be conducted in Spanish.
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