The Euroamérica Foundation will organize in Miami the II United States-European Union Forum

Banderas de EE UU y de la UE. / RR SS.
Banderas de EE UU y de la UE.

All this will be analyzed by the American and European personalities taking part. This forum aims to exchange experiences, as well as promote cooperation between both sides of the Atlantic.

The Euroamérica Foundation will organize in Miami the II United States-European Union Forum

All this will be analyzed by the American and European personalities taking part. This forum aims to exchange experiences, as well as promote cooperation between both sides of the Atlantic.

The richness and diversity of American society owes much to successive waves of immigration from practically every European country during the past 500 years. This accounts for the extent to which Europeans and Americans share common values and maintain close cultural, economic, social and political ties. Of course, this is reflected in close transatlantic relations. In addition, the USA has been a stalwart supporter of integration between the nations of Europe, which is today embodied in the European Union. The USA has maintained diplomatic relations with the European Union and its forerunners since 1953.

Due to the increasingly close relationship between the two areas, a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. It aims to remove trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US. The TTIP negotiations could also shape global rules on trade in general.

On the other hand, strengthen the transatlantic axis, including Latin America may be essential to deal with the challenges of the XXI century, due to the similarity of values, interests and goals compared with other geographical areas. The possibilities of considering a triangulation between European Union -United States -Latin America are immense. Therefore, it is no coincidence to choose Miami as the venue for this meeting, the gateway to the United States for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Under these two important premises, the Euroamérica Foundation will organize on 15 and 16 May in Miami (Florida) the II United States-European Union Forum: Looking towards the future. During the two-day event, with a multisectorial format, different topics of interest will be treated such as: Revitalizing the Transatlantic Relationship: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); Intellectual property: Driving force for audiovisual and entertainment industry; The role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT´s), Innovation and Internet in developing countries, growth of business and creating new markets and its influence on different production sectors.

All this will be analyzed by the American and European personalities taking part. This forum aims to exchange experiences, as well as promote dialogue and cooperation between both sides of the Atlantic.

Panelists in alphabetic order
> First day: 15 May 2014
7,45h. Registration
8.00h. Opening Ceremony
Welcome remarks: Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College
Tomás Regalado, Mayor of the City of Miami
Introduced and presented by: Benita Ferrero-Waldner, President of Euroamerica Foundation
8.30h. First session : Infrastructure sector: opportunities and challenges. The PPP model (Public Private Partnership) in Europe and the United States
Rafael Catalá, Secretary of State of Infrastructures, Transports and Housing, Ministry of Public Works, Spain
Emilio T. González, Aviation Director, Miami International Airport *
Bill Johnson, Director, Water & Sewer, Miami Dade
Juan Kuryla, Director PortMiami
Felix Leinemann, Transport Counselor at the European Union Delegation in Washington
Ananth Prasad, Secretary of Transportation, Florida
Juan Miguel Villar Mir, Chairman, President and President of the Administrative Advisory Board, OHL
Representative from FCC Construcción
Presented by: Mario F. Buisan, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Spain in Miami
11:00h. Second session: The growing importance of Hispanics in the United States
Key Note Speaker: Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida *
Esther Aguilera, President and CEO, Caucus Hispanic Congressional Institute (CHCI)
Eduardo Padrón, President of Miami Dade College
Raquel Regalado, Board member of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), Board member of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Presented by: Carme Chacón, Miami Dade College
12:00h. Third session: The role of financial system in economic and social development
Rudy Araujo, Secretary-General, Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas, ASBA
Mikki Canton, Esq., Chief Strategic and Global Affairs Counsel International Business Development Managing Director of City of Miami
Antonio de Lecea, Minister, Principal Advisor for Economic and Financial Affairs, Delegation of the European Union to the United States
José Juan Ruiz, Chief Economist and Manager of the Research Department, BID
Presented by: Representative from Miami Herald *
15:00h. Fourth session: The importance of the audiovisual and entertainment industry
Key Note Speaker: Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Chairman MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) *
José Luis Acosta, President, Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, SGAE
Nacho Cano, Composer and Producer
Leila Cobo, Managing Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard
John Echevarría, President, Universal Music Latin Entertainment
Luis Fernández, Producer
Óscar Gómez, Producer
Julio Reyes Copello, producer an composer
Presented by: Ángel Durández, Vicepresident of Euroamerica Foundation
 
> Second day: 16 May 2014
8:15h. First session: Revitalizing the Transatlantic Relationship and the challenge of Triangulation with Latin America 
Introduction: Carlos A. Giménez, Mayor of Miami Dade
Politic point of view:
Key Note Speakers:
Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, Florida, co-chair of the TLD
José Ignacio Salafranca, Member of the European Parliament and President of Eurolat
Presented by: Cristina Barrios, Consul General of Spain in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina
Commercial point of view: Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Special guest: Ignacio García Bercero, Chief Negotiator from EU for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Director at the Directorate General for Trade of the European Commission
Manuel A. Mencia, Member of the Board of Directors of the National States' International Development Organization (SIDO) and Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, International Trade and Business Development, Enterprise Florida
Introduced and presented by: Commissioner Wilfredo Gort, Chairman of the City of Miami Commission
10:15h. Second session: Innovation and new technologies. Miami as a hub in United States-Europe-Latin America triangulation
Key Note Speaker: Congressman Joe García, Florida
Bet on innovation in energy sector: R&D in service of efficiency, technology strategy and sustainability
Patrick J. Sheehan, Director, Florida Office of Energy
The role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICT´s) in developing countries, growth of business and creating new markets
Mindel de la Torre, Chief of the International Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), United States of America
Andrés Escobero, Vice President GMV SES, USA
José Jiménez, Member of Board of Directors, Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council, HITEC
Carmen Suárez, Division Director of the Information Technology Department of Miami-Dade County
Representative from the Americas Regional Office of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) *
Innovation and research: critical assets in growth health sector
John Armstrong, Florida's State Surgeon General and Secretary of Health, Estate of Florida
José Szapocznik, Ph.D. Director of Miami Clinical Translational Science Institute. Director of Center for Family Studies. Professor & Chair, Department of Public Health Sciences
Presented by: Luis Fernando Álvarez-Gascón, General Manager GMV
12:30h. Closing Remarks: Carlos López-Cantera, Lieutenant Governor of Florida.

 

The Euroamérica Foundation will organize in Miami the II United States-European Union Forum
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