The Americas Summit is Concordia’s flagship regional convening in Latin America, with a focus on issues across the region as well as specific to Colombia. Building off of Concordia’s track-record of convenings in the region and Annual Summit programming, the 2019 Americas Summit provided an international platform through which to address immediate humanitarian, economic, and political issues facing the Western Hemisphere through the lens of cross-sector collaboration.
The 2019 Americas Summit built on many of the conversations that took place during the 2018 Americas Summit, which served as the first global platform through which to engage President Duque’s Administration prior to the inauguration. Additional focus areas included: security and the cross-border fight against narco-trafficking; scaling local solutions to advance progress towards the Venezuelan humanitarian crisis; development and peace in the region, with an emphasis on the Colombian peace accords; trade, economic development, and entrepreneurship; and, the role of innovative financing in achieving the SDGs.
State of Florida, United States Senate
Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy
President, Inter-American Development Bank
Congresswoman & Chair, Democratic National Committee
President, Republic of Colombia
Former President of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Vice President of the Republic of Colombia
Fashion Icon and Philanthropist; Founder, Donna Karan International and Urban Zen
Attorney General, The State of Utah
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