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8:00am 8:45am     

Registration & Breakfast (Lehman Lounge)


8:55am – 9:10am   

Opening Remarks (Room: Uris 301)
- Lisa Anderson – Dean of School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University

- Paul Glasserman, Jack R. Anderson Professor of Business, Senior Vice Dean, Columbia Business School and Director of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

9:10am – 10:40am  

Overview & Perspectives of Latin America
(Room: Uris 301)*
- Jamil Mahuad – Former president of Ecuador

- Jose Antonio Ocampo – Under-Secretary General of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations


10:50am – 12:20pm   

Trends in Latin American Capital Markets
(Room: Uris 301)
Moderator: Dr. Tom Trebat, Executive Director of the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS)

- Marcelo Mesquita– Deputy Head of Latin American Research, UBS

- Nicolas Aguzin - Head of Latin America Investment Banking, JP Morgan

- Moctar Fall, Head of Latin America Debt and Capital Markets, JP Morgan

- Carlos Medina, Executive Director, Latin America Investment Banking, Morgan Stanley


12:50pm – 1:50pm   

Lunch (Low Library – Rotunda )
- Alberto Bernal – Senior Research Scholar & Emerging Markets Economist for Bear Stearns


2:00pm – 3:20pm   

The Opportunities of Microfinance in Latin America (Low Library – Rotunda)
Moderator: Jonathan Morduch - Professor of New York University and author of the book The Economics of Microfinance

- Donald Terry – Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF)

- Bob Annibale – Global Director of Microfinance, Citigroup

- Kurt Koenigsfest S. – CEO & General Manager, BancoSol S.A.



* We regret to inform you that Mr. Hernando de Soto , founder of Institute Liberty and Democracy (ILD), had to cancel his attendance to the Conference due to a last minute conflict in his schedule. We received this notification on February 7th. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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