Latin American leaders speak at the WEF’s 2021 “virtual Davos”

To watch the opening of the 2021 “virtual Davos” and get a glimpse of the whole program, click on this LINK.

Subsequently, we are highlighting only the sessions, in which Latin American leaders are participating, and posting the links to the recordings day by day. Here you can see the public part of the sessions. If you wish to see the entire sessions including Q&A, you may have to register with TopLink on the WEF’s website https://www.weforum.org (Sign-in).

 

January 25 

Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, Secretary General of ECLAC/CEPAL, speaks on the panel of Unlocking Social Entrepreneurship for the Recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

To watch the session, click on this  LINK.

 

January 26

Carlos Brito, Chairman of Anheuser-Busch Inbev, speaks on the panel of Designing Connected and Sustainable Value Chains (Option 2).

 

 

 

 

 

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

João Doria, Governor of the State of São Paulo, and Juan José Pocaterra, CEO and Co-Founder of ViKua, Member of the Board of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Venezuela, speak on the panel of Rethinking Cities for a post-COVID Future (Option 2).

 

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

January 27

Tereza Cristina Corrêa da Costa Dias, Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply of Brazil, speaks on the panel of Unlocking Innovation to Transform Food Systems.

 

 

 

 

 

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Diego Mesa, Minister of Mining and Energy of Colombia, speaks on the panel of Accelerating Clean Energy Transitions.

 

 

 

 

 

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Head of Latin America and Member of the Executive Committee of the WEF, Mauricio Claver-Carone, President of the IDB/BID, Ivan Duque, President of Colombia, Hamilton Mourão, Vice-President of Brazil, Maria Alexandra Moreira López, former Minister of Environment and Water of Bolivia, speak on the panel of Financing the Amazon’s Transition to a Sustainable Bioeconomy.

 

 

 

 

 

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

María Carolina Schmidt Zaldívar, Minister of Environment of Chile, speaks on the panel of Paving the Way to COP26: Mission Possible Partnership.

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, President of Costa Rica, speaks on the panel of Transforming Food Systems and Land Use (Option 2).

 

 

 

 

 

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Echandi, Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Roberto de Oliveira Marques, CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board, Natura & Co., speak on the panel of Building a Net-Zero, Nature Positive Economy (Option 2).

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

January 28

Carlos María Correa, Director of the Center of Interdisciplinery Studies on Industrial Property and Economics, University of Buenos Aires, speaks on the panel of Resetting the Business of Data and AI in Healthcare (Option 1).

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Angel Gurría, Secretary General of the OECD, speaks on the panel of Skilling the Global Workforce.

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Ivan Duque, President of Colombia, speaks on the panel of Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Option 2).

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General of Airports Council International (ACI), speaks on the panel of Restoring Cross-Border Mobility (Option 2).

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Special Address by Alberto Fernández, President of Argentina.

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, Head of the UN Secretariat for the Climate Convention, María Carolina Schmidt Zaldívar, Minister of Environment of Chile, Gonzalo Múñoz, Founder of TriCiclos and Climate Champion, speak on the panel of Mobilizing Climate Action for COP26.

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

January 29

Ernesto Araújo, Foreign Minister of Brazil, speaks on the panel of Resetting Geopolitics (Option2).

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

Rodrigo Yáñez, Director General of International Economic Relations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile, speaks on the panel of Accelerating Digital Trade.

To watch the session, click on this LINK.

 

 

Video meeting LATCAM – Swiss Panamanian Chamber of Commerce

The Road To Future Cooperation

   

LATCAM had the great pleasure to offer its Board members, for the second time, the opportunity for a productive virtual exchange with their peers of one of the bilateral Chambers of Commerce. Our discussion with the Board members of the Swiss-Panamanian Chamber of Commerce (SPCC) began with a welcome address by H.E. Gabriele Derighetti, Ambassador of Switzerland to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama, who expressed his appreciation for the dynamism and commitment of SPCC’s team to solidarity, sustainability, simplicity and openness to suggestions. His remarks were followed by introductory statements of Dr. Philippe Nell, Honorary Ambassador of LATCAM who emphasized LATCAM’s dedication to generate added value for its members, and Andreas Eggenberg, President of SPCC who pointed out the major focus on the sectors health, well-being, financial services and infrastructure as well as the overall commitment to sustainability and education. The above statements were followed by a productive discussion and concluding statements by Dr. Philippe Nell as well as concrete steps to follow up on this first video meeting.

On LATCAM side, the participants included Linda Walker von Graffenried, Walker von Graffenried Asset Management, LATCAM Vice President; Tatjana Gaspar, LATCAM Managing Director; Manfred Elbling, Zurich Insurance, LATCAM Treasurer; Carlos Represas, Bombardier (former Nestlé), LATCAM Board Member; Philippe G. Nell, LATCAM Honorary Ambassador; Thomas Foerst, Switzerland Global Enterprise; Markus Poelzl, Bühler Group, LATCAM Board Member; Richard Bauer, Senior Media Consultant, Better Gold Initiative (former NZZ journalist); Atilano Bullos and Gabriel Urdaneta, both representing our Board member Mercantilbank Schweiz AG; and Kevin Kienast, State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Bern.

On SPCC side, the participants included H.E. Gabriele Derighetti, Ambassador of Switzerland to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Panama, SPCC Honorary President; Andreas Eggenberg, FUNDES, SPCC President; Elena Nathani Badrutt, SPCC Executive Director; Julio Vargas, SPCC Treasurer; Ysabella Castro, Roche, SPCC Counsellor; Stefan Zosso, RAENCO, SPCC Vice President; Christian Monsch, SPCC Counsellor; Geraldine Petterson, Honorary Consul of Switzerland; Jessica Julio, Nescens, SPCC Counsellor; Rita Duca, Deputy Chief of Mission and First Secretary, Swiss Embassy in Costa Rica; and Peter Baudenbacher, SPCC Counsellor, Nestlé.