Events Third Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

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  • STARTOct 4th - 1:30pm

  • ENDOct 4th - 5:00pm

  • VENUEIBC Bank Community Suite 13th Floor

Third Annual Texas-Latin America Business Summit

The World Affairs Council of Austin will present the Texas-Latin America Business Summit on Thursday, October 4th.  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 Mexico, Honduras, Jamaica, Guatemala, and other nations.

Over the last decade, the region experienced a deep economic and social transformation, which lifted millions out of poverty and swelled the ranks of the middle class.   Latin America’s economy is expected to expand 2.0% against a backdrop of stronger global growth.  Attend the Summit and learn how your company may benefit from this growth.


1:00 PM Registration Opens

1:30 PM Welcoming Remarks

Ben Ramirez, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Austin’s Center for Global Trade

Shirley Temple, Office of Governor Greg Abbott

1:35 PM Hispanic and Latin American Entrepreneurship (How startups can leverage the region and culture)

Panelists: Valeria Aguerri, Business Development, OPINATOR; Ana Castelan, Digital Trade Marketing Manager, WaveMax; Monica Pena, Founder, MUNDU Media; Sara Mitran, Senior Consultant-Transformational Healthcare, Frost & Sullivan

Moderator: Estuardo Robles, Partner, Briggs Capital

2:45 PM Spotlight on LATAM Founders

Panelists: Adriana Aguilar, Founder, Yuxtem; Carlos Mats, Founder, Xchematic; Nicolene Tashnette Witter, Co-Founder, Enablers of Community Advancement Projects and Initiatives (ECAPI)

Moderator: Bill Hulsey, Principal, HULSEY PC

3:50 PM U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement

Panelists:  Marcelo Lara, CEO, Pro Indie Music; Justin Yancy, President, Texas Business Leadership Council; additional panelists TBC

Moderator: Salvador Castañeda, Partner, Peek Toland & Castañeda PLLC

4:55 PM Closing Remarks


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October 4, 2018
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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World Affairs Council Austin
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Texas Camino Real District Export Council


IBC Bank Community Suite 13th Floor
500 W. 5th Street, Austin, TX, 78701, United States.
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