Live Stream: 2015 Latin American Cities Conference San José

June 25, 2015

The Tico Times will be live streaming the 2015 Latin American Cities Conference: San José, brought to you by the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. The conference, “Costa Rica: A New Investment Opportunity,” takes place Thursday, June 25, 2015 at the Costa Rica Marriott Hotel, starting at 8:30 a.m. Below the feed, find more information about the conference, as well as a list of speakers and important links. If you have trouble viewing, please contact: jramirez@ticotimes.netNote: If you miss the live stream, watch the entire video here following the event’s conclusion. The link will be active at 8:30 a.m.

Costa Rica: A New Investment Opportunity

In the past year, Costa Rica has faced cases of departures of long-standing international investors. Although the country continues to draw sophisticated investors from around the world, external and internal challenges persist when it comes to attracting greater levels of foreign direct investment. Since taking office, however, President Luis Guillermo Solís has sought to revamp Costa Rica’s efforts to boost both the volume and nature of FDI.

Amercias Society/Council of the Americas, in partnership with Costa Rica’s Ministry of Foreign Trade (COMEX) and the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE), will hold a half-day conference to focus on the country’s economic and investment outlook, convening government officials and foreign investors who span various industries.

ASCOAConfirmed speakers

Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica
Alexander Mora, Minister of Foreign Trade of Costa Rica
César Arias, Director, Latin American Sovereigns Group, Fitch Ratings
Doyle Boyd, Solutions Director, Marketing Digital Production and Content Services, Accenture
José Rafael Brenes, CEO, National Stock Exchange of Costa Rica
Dave Dalton, President, General Microcircuits
Roberto Echandi, Global Lead, Investment Policy, Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank
Alberto Franco, Economist, Founder and Consultant, Ecoanálisis
Vincent Guglielmetti, Costa Rica Site & Mega Lab General Manager, Intel Corporation
Ragnhild Melzi, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas
Luis Mesalles, Associate Economist of the Central American Academy
Charlie Noel, Vice President of Operations, MicroVention, Inc.
Ed Sanchez, Country Officer, Costa Rica, Citi
Jorge Sequeira, Managing Director, Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency (CINDE)

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Conference: 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Event Information: Guillermo Zubillaga,, +(212) 277-8362.

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