Participants and
Special Guests

Organization of American States (OAS)
Member States


Undersecretary of Systems and Connectivity
Government of Cordoba, Argentina
ACE Ambassador
Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Government of Tucuman, Argentina


Manager, Global Exports, Logistics and Corporate Communication
Barbados Investment and Development Corporation


Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (FINEP)
Advisor to the Innovation Board
Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (FINEP)


Ontario Agent General
Government of Ontario


Investment Director
Colombian Government Trade Bureau (ProColombia)
High Counselor of Competitiveness
Government of North Santander
Founder & Learning Innovation Designer
Un Cuarto Tech and Makers Colombia

Costa Rica

Head – Center of Observatory of Foreign Trade
Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED)

Dominican Republic

Vice Minister of Industrial Development
Ministry of Industry, Trade and SMEs


Special Guest
Ambassador, Permanent Representative
Permanent Mission of Ecuador to the Organization of American States
Vice Minister of Industries and Production
Ministry of Production, Trade, Investment, and Fisheries
Undersecretary of Industrial and Territorial Competitiveness
Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries
ESPAE Graduate School of Management Polytechnic University of Litoral (ESPOL)
Institutional Affairs Coordinator
University San Francisco of Quito
Third Secretary
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility
Alliance for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (AEI)

El Salvador

Undersecretary of Commerce and Investment Presidency
Republic of El Salvador
Minister Counselor
Embassy of El Salvador in the U.S.


Commercial Counselor
Embassy of Guatemala in Washington, D.C.
Branding Global Board of Directors of CACIF


Executive Director
Scientific Research Council
Executive Director
Morris Entrepreneurship Centre Northern Caribbean University


Secretary of Economic Development
Government of Monterrey
Employment and Promotion Director
Secretary of Economic Development of Monterrey
Director of Investment Promotion
Tamaulipas State Government
Sustainable Development Coordinator
FEMSA Foundation
Rutas y Raíces (Sustainability consulting firm)
Deputy Director
Rutas y Raíces (Sustainability consulting firm)
Director Strategic Projects
Mexican Business Council
Foreign Trade and Jobs Market Coordinator
Mexican Institute for Competitiveness (IMCO)


Private Sector Council for Educational Assistance (COSPAE)
Director of International Promotion

St. Lucia

Director of Innovation at the Innovation Division
Ministry of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training

St. Kitts & Nevis

Executive Director
St. Kitts and Nevis Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Trinidad and Tobago

The Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI)

United States

Executive Director – International
Louisiana Economic Development
Assistant Director – International Commerce
Louisiana Economic Development
Deputy Director of Economic Development
City of New Orleans
Vice President of Economic Development
Greater Seattle Partners
ACE Ambassador
Executive Director
Region Nine Development Commission in Minnesota
Florida High Tech Corridor Council
Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation
University of Illinois
El Paso County
Director, Office of Economic Development
City of New Orleans


Advisor to the President
National Agency of Development (ANDE)

OAS Permanent Observers


Special Guest
Deputy Director General
Innovation and Technology Policy
Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH
Expert for National and International Innovation and Technology Policy
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Saudi Arabia

Commercial Attaché
Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia
Director of Public and Private Sectors Challenges
National Competitiveness Center
Project Manager
National Competitiveness Center of Saudi Arabia

NGOs and other Institutions

ACE Ambassador & Special Guest
Executive Director
U.S. Mexico Foundation (USMF)
Program Manager
U.S. Mexico Foundation (USMF)
Senior Programs Manager
Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)
Program and Business Development Manager
Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)