Buenos Aires – MENA Herald: From September 12- 15, Buenos Aires will host the ARGENTINA BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT FORUM with more than 1,500 business leaders, investors, and political figures from Argentina and around the world.

Argentina’s Investment and Trade Promotion Agency today announcedthe40 confirmedleaders from around the worldto speak at the inaugural ARGENTINA BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT FORUM. These executives will provide a global perspective on Argentina’s transformation, and how it is creating the right conditions for international investment. Furthermore, they will discuss how President Macri has lead a range of reforms to create a more open and inclusive economyacross the energy, agriculture, manufacturing, technology, and service sector industries.

Speakers not previously announced include:

• Kerry Adler, President &CEO, SkyPower Global
• Fahad Al-Gergawi, CEO of Dubai Investment Development Agency
• Pedro de Andrade Faria, CEO, BRF Global
• Claudio Fernandez Araoz, Senior Advisor, Egon Zehnder
• Jordi Botifoll, President, Latin America, Cisco
• Bruno DiLeo, Senior Vice President, Global Sales & Distribution, IBM Corp.
• Tim Draper, Founding Partner, Draper Associates
• Román Escolano, Vice President, European Investment Bank
• Jorge Familiar, Vice President, Latin America and Caribbean, World Bank
• Jane Fraser, CEO of Latin America, Citigroup
• Marcos Galperin, Co-founder& CEO, MercadoLibre
• Jaime García-Legal, Secretary of State of Commerce, Ministry of Economy and
Competitiveness from Spain
• Andres Graziosi, Head of Latin America and Canada, Novartis
• Tom Hodgson, Director & CEO, Lithium Americas Corp.
• Michel Hourcard, Senior Vice President Americas, Exploration& Production, Total
• Martín Migoya, Co-founder & CEO, Globant
• Gonzalo Ramírez Martiarena, CEO, Louis Dreyfus Company
• Martin Marron, CEO, Latin America, JPMorgan Chase
• Luiz Meisler, Executive Vice President, Head of Latin America, Oracle
• Marc Nachmann, Head of the Global Financing Group and Latin America,Goldman Sachs
• Bill Neuenfeldt, Partner &Regional Managing Director, Bain & Company
• Luis Pagani, President, Arcor Group
• Paolo Rocca, Chairman & CEO, Techint Group
• Nicolas Rohatyn, CEO& CIO, The Rohatyn Group
• Naguib Sawiris, Executive Chairman, Orascom TMT Holding
• Rafael Santana, President & CEO of Latin America, General Electric
• Christian Scherer, Executive Vice President & Head of Airbus Group International, Airbus Group
• Steve St. Angelo, CEO of Latin America, Senior Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation
• Cesare Trevisani, Co-Vice Chairman, Trevi Group
• Dimitris Tsitsiragos, Vice President, Global Client Services, International Finance Corporation
• Patrick Zhong, Senior Managing Director, Global Investments and Strategies, Fosun Group

“We are thrilled to welcome such esteemedinternational business leaders to speak at the Argentina Business and Investment Forum, to share their perspective on the bountiful investment opportunities within the country,” saidJuan Procaccini, President of Argentina’s Investment and Trade Promotion Agency. “By bringing them together with Argentina’s local business leaders as well as government officials, we will demonstrate the importance of the private and public sectors working together towards a common goal of stimulating the economy and improving the welfare of all of Argentina’s citizens.”

“We are promoting public-private partnership models in Argentina as this will drive a stronger collaboration between the State and private companies, generating transparency, investment, employment and more public works that will benefit all of us in Argentina. Today, we’re seeing companies and investment funds interested in Argentina for the very first time. A modern PPP law such as the one we are putting forward will give confidence to investors and will provide us with opportunities to access additional sources of financing that are currently out of our reach”, added HoracioReyser, Foreign Investment Advisor to the President.

In July 2016, Argentina’s Investment and Trade Promotion Agency announced the initial lineup of global business leaders for theARGENTINA BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT FORUM:

• Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive, BP
• Maurice Raymond ‘Hank’ Greenberg, Chairman &CEO of C.V. Starr& Co. and Starr Insurance Holdings
• Donna Hrinak, President, Latin America, Boeing
• Joe Kaeser, President & CEO, Siemens
• Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
• Miguel Kozuszok, President, Latin America, Unilever
• Andrew Liveris, Chairman & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
• Peter Orszag, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking, of Lazard
• Sir Martin Sorrell, Founder and CEO, WPP