Events Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

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  • STARTOct 3rd - 1:00pm

  • ENDOct 3rd - 5:00pm

  • VENUEIBC Bank Community Suite 13th Floor

Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

Texas – Latin America Business Summit Helps Texas Companies Access Nearshore Expanding Markets

The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Fourth Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit on October 3, 2019.  Forbes reported in March that LATAM’s economy has the potential to grow faster than that of Asia.  The Summit brings trade promotion experts and business decision-makers together for panels and meetings.  The event is a unique face-to-face opportunity for Austin corporate representatives to make connections and learn about current inbound and outbound business opportunities with  Latin American nations.


1:00 PM Welcome by emcee Andrew (Andy) Martinez, Business Development Executive

1:02 PM Nearshoring in LATAM remarks by Anurag Kumar, CEO & Co-Founder, iTexico

1:15 PM Secrets to Success in Latin America

Moderator: Doug Smith, Assistant Director, International Trade Center – UTSA

Panelists: Sebastian Gomez, Trade & Investment Representative, PROCOLOMBIA; Kevin Koym, CEO and Co-Founder, Tech Ranch; and Jake Le, Head of Jala Ventures Colombia

2:20 PM Using Mexico as a Nearshore Base

Moderator: Roy Austin, Business Development Director, The ILS Company

Panelists: Cindy Blanco, Co-Founder & Executive Director, StartupGDL; Alvaro Quezada, CPA, J.A. Del Rio; and Javier Lopez de Obeso, Attorney, ScottHulse

3:25 PM Spotlight on Brazil

Moderator:  Bill Hulsey, Principal, HULSEY PC

Panelists:  Elizabeth Jennings, Principal, Venture Atlas Labs; Mark MacBeath, Senior Product Manager, PerkinElmer; John L Howard Jr., Director of Global Public Policy, DELL Technologies; and Felipe Costi Santarosa, Deputy Consul General and Head of the Trade Section, Consulate General of Brazil in Houston

4:40 PM Closing Remarks

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Happy Hour Cash Bar Social at Gloria’s Latin Cuisine  300 W. 6th Street, Suite 100, Austin TX 78701


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J.A. Del Rio
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Webtek Interactive
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
World Affairs Council Austin


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