Costa Rica: Building Capacity for Global Leadership

Government, business and international experts will discuss how to get the country to boost local capacity and take advantage of the opportunities of the global economy.

Monday, June 27, 2011

On June 30th, the Americas Society/Council of the Americas, together with the World Bank and the Government of Costa Rica will host its first Latin American Cities Conference in Costa Rica. With a group of leading public and private sector officials, this conference will analyze the current state of the technology, education, and infrastructural sectors, and how the country should continue building local capacity in order to face the growing challenges of the global economy.

Speakers:
Laura Chinchilla, President of Costa Rica
Luis Liberman, Second Vice President
Alejandro Cruz, Minister of Science and Technology
Leonardo Garnier, Minister of Education
Anabel González, Minister of Foreign Trade
Fernando Herrero, Minister of Finance
Jorge Abadía, CEO, Telefónica Costa Rica
Patt Cronin, General Manager, Global Technology Delivery and Delivery Excellence, IBM Corporation
Muni Figueres, Ambassador of Costa Rica to the United States
Felipe Jaramillo, Central America Director, The World Bank
Ravi Lingam, General Manager, Cisco Central America
Eduardo Lizano, Former President, Costa Rican Central Bank
Sergio Luna, Vice-president Economic Research, Citi Latin America
William Merrigan, Procter & Gamble San Jose Center Site Leader
José Rossi, President, Board of Directors, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency
Scott Thome, Senior Vice President, Operations, St. Jude Medical
Gabriel Torres, Lead Analyst, Costa Rica, Moody’s
Vilma Villalobos, Corporate Affairs Manager and Corporate Citizenship Lead, Microsoft Multi Country Americas
Shahid Yusuf, Economic Advisor, The World Bank
Susan Segal, President and CEO, Americas Society/Council of the Americas



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