Over the last few years, many significant changes have occurred within the Western Hemisphere. The Americas have felt the impact of a transitioning economy, political and security factors, migration patterns, natural disasters, and evolving relationships with China, Russia, and Iran. Recent elections in numerous countries within the region have transitioned governments, shifted ideologies, and ascended new leaders to seats of political power. To address these pertinent issues, particularly through the lens of partnership, Concordia launched a Summit on the Americas in South Florida in May of 2016. The Summit served as a precursor, idea incubator, and partnership generator in advance of Concordia’s Annual Summit in New York City in September. Building on the successes of the first gathering, Concordia Summit on the Americas will return in 2017 to address the pressing political and economic priorities of the region by touching on topics including democracy, energy, trade agreements, trafficking, and immigration.
The Summit will seek to discuss the future of Colombia as a nation, while also contextualizing this future beyond the region and more prominently within the global community. To accomplish this, the conversation will focus on three major issue areas including: regional corruption, the narrative of the peace deal and results of the recent plebiscite, and a roadmap to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As evidenced in its mission, Concordia believes public-private partnerships are a key tool in addressing these issues, ensuring progress, and creating a more prosperous and sustainable future across the Americas.More Info
Concordia held a Summit on the Americas in partnership with Americas Society/Council of the Americas at Miami Dade College on May 12-13, 2016. The Summit was a high-level gathering of public and private sector leaders to address the pressing political and economic priorities of the region by touching on topics including democracy, energy, trade, regional security, and corruption.
Secretary General, Organization of American States
Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs; former Under Se...
Former President, the Republic of Colombia
News Anchor, Univision
Mayor of the City of Miami