Economic Developments in Argentina and Uruguay
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016 - Saturday, May 14, 2016
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Join us for this dual-city program from May 8-13, taking place in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. This delegation is limited to 20 participants – register today!
- Opportunity in Buenos Aires - Andy Freire
- Argentina Post-Default - Marcos Buscaglia
- Economic Developments in Argentina and Uruguay - David Kotok
- Uruguay: Macroeconomic Outlook, Trade Flows, and Financing Strategies - Herman Kamil
- The New Argentine Business Environment: The Politics of Stabilization and Structural Change (summary) - Jose Maria Ghio
Economic Developments in Argentina and Uruguay
You are invited to join us for this dual-city program from May 8-13, taking place in Buenos Aires and Montevideo. The program will begin in Argentina and conclude in Uruguay. GIC is preparing a program schedule that includes a private welcome dinner on May 8 and a series of meetings to take place on May 9-10 in Buenos Aires. May 11th will be a travel day to Uruguay and on May 12th GIC will have a program in Montevideo. We expect attendance, as usual, to include representatives from the US, Argentine and Uruguayan Central Banks and others. Please check back as more speakers are confirmed.
This delegation is limited to 20 participants – register today!
Non-member registration includes an annual GIC membership, giving you discounted registration on our domestic and international programs, access to members-only online forums and virtual events, and the opportunity to help shape the direction of the organization.
Contact the GIC Office at [email protected] or 215-238-0990 for a list of suggested hotels.
Saturday, May 7
Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunday, May 8
Take in the Culture and Life of the City with a Tour and Tango Show
Monday, May 9 & Tuesday, May 10
Meetings with experts in economics and the energy industry, such as:
- Marcos Buscaglia, Founding Partner, Alberdi Partners
- Andy Freire, Minister of Innovation & Technology, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
- Ramiro Lopez-Larroy, Director, Integras Capital
- Claudio Man, Partner and Chief Financial Officer, EFT Global Consulting
- and others!
Wednesday, May 11
Travel to Montevideo, Uruguay via ferry or plane
Thursday, May 12
Attend “Changing Flows: Commodities, Currencies and Trade,” featuring:
- Daniel Sullivan, Director of Research and Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
- Leonardo Costa, Attorney at Law, Founding Partner Brum Costa
- David Kotok, CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member
- Moderator: Pablo Sitjar, President of the Montevideo Stock Exchange
Friday, May 13
Discuss Timely Topics at a Private Roundtable under Chatham House Rule
Daniel Sullivan, Ph.D.Director of Research and Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Daniel G. Sullivan is director of research and an executive vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He oversees the Bank's research in monetary policy, banking and financial markets, microeconomics and regional economics.
Marcos BuscagliaFounding Partner, Alberdi Partners
Buscaglia was for five years chief Latin America economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York. In that role, he advised investment funds and major companies in the world on the economic and political developments in Latin America.
Leonardo CostaAttorney-at-law and Partner, Brum Costa Abogados
Experience: His main area of practice is tax, corporate and banking law, as well as counseling to capital market and financial entities on compliance with regulations and prevention of money laundering. IDB advisor in the consultancy services to the Uruguayan Government on tax reform (2005) and for several Governments in Centro America. Deputy Chief of […]
Michael DruryChief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments
Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Andy FreireMinister of Innovation & Technology, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Andy Freire holds a magna cum laude degree in Economics from the University of San Andrés, Argentina, and an OPM from the School of Business at Harvard University. He is married and has four children: Tommy, Matthew, Sun and Emilia. At the age of 18, he created the Initiative Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting […]
David KotokCIO of Cumberland Advisors
David R. Kotok cofounded Cumberland Advisors in 1973 and has been its Chief Investment Officer since inception. He holds a B.S. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in organizational dynamics from The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.
Ramiro Lopez LarroyPartner and Director, Integras Capital
Ramiro Lopez Larroy has worked with Integras Capital since 2009 and is a Partner and Director. Prior to joining Integras Capital, Ramiro worked with Santander Private Banking as a Sr. Vice President and Director of Strategy & Marketing. He also worked with McKinsey & Company as an Associate Principal. Ramiro holds an MBA in business […]
Claudio ManPartner and Chief Financial Officer, EFT Global Consulting
Claudio Man is an energy financial executive & international businessman, currently serving as a Partner and Chief Financial Officer with EFT Global Consulting. Energy and a passion for sharing what he has learned to help companies and leaders grow have been the drivers behind Claudio’s successful career designing global processes and standards to support such key business functions as purchase-to-pay, accounting and financial reporting. Claudio previously worked for thirty years at ExxonMobil in several executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer for a major affiliate, General Manager of Shared Service Centers, Procurement Manager and Global Advisor. He has played a leading role in developing financial systems and managing organizations representing billions of dollars in annual revenue and, including thousands of employees throughout Europe and the Americas.
Alex WellsAgricultural Consultant to McVean Trading, Uruguay
Alex Wells is a consultant for private companies and governments in the agricultural sector. He was previously based in Switzerland until 2013, when he moved operations to Uruguay. In 2015, Alex was invited by United States Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack to speak on South American trade policy issues at the USDS Outlook Forum. Alex also serves on the board of directors for UFEX, the first private exchange for Agricultural commodities in Uruguay.
Christopher WhalenChairman, Whalen Global Advisors LLC
Richard Christopher Whalen is an investment banker and author who lives in New York City. He is Chairman of Whalen Global Advisors LLC and focuses on the financial services, mortgage finance and technology sectors. Christopher is a member of FINRA and is associated with J.V.B. Financial in New York.