PROGRAM

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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07:00:00 - 20:00:00

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08:00:00 - 09:00:00

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08:00:00 - 20:00:00

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    Marketplace

    A meeting place for participants to interact with Argentina Forum Partners, Argentine companies, government bodies and officials.

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09:00:00 - 09:15:00

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    Official Opening

    Welcome Address: Vision for Argentina. Mauricio Macri, President, Argentina

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09:15:00 - 10:10:00

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    Investing in Argentina – The Global Perspective

    Leaders from global corporations look at where Argentina stands in their investment priorities. How do they evaluate one of Latin America’s largest economies as substantial reforms are being adopted by the new government? Which sectors present the major opportunities?

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10:10:00 - 11:00:00

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    The New Investment Climate

    Determining the action agenda for improving the investment climate in Argentina. The new government is intent on attracting significant new investment. What are the key reforms that are likely to change the playing field? What remains to be done?

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11:00:00 - 11:30:00

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11:30:00 - 13:00:00

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    Sectoral Roundtables I

    Sector-level sessions will include an overview from Government Ministers, presentation of specific opportunities by Knowledge Partners, and input from private sector participants.

    Session 1: Industrials, Consumer Goods and Value-Added Services
    Session 2: Agribusiness
    Session 3: Power and Renewable Energy
    Session 4: Transportation Infrastructure: Roads, Ports, Airports & Rail

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11:30:00 - 12:30:00

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    The View from Congress

    Members of the Chamber of Deputies from four different political parties provide perspectives on the current legislative agenda and their long-term visions for Argentina.

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11:30:00 - 12:30:00

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    PPP Workshop

    Panelists from private sector and multilateral development banks will discuss successful public-private partnership (PPP) structures implemented in Latin America, including risk allocation and mitigation strategies and the role of financiers, private and public sector entities and multilateral development agencies. Panel will discuss best practices that are tested and operational in Latin America and the Caribbean and discuss the possible risks and benefits with the new PPP law in Argentina.

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13:00:00 - 14:30:00

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14:30:00 - 15:30:00

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    Province of Buenos Aires: Building a better future

    Why invest in Buenos Aires? Fiscal predictability, better institutions and provision of public goods. How to articulate the participation of the private sector in the new infrastructure plan? How to integrate into global value chains from Buenos Aires?

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14:30:00 - 16:00:00

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    Sectoral Roundtables II

    Sector-level sessions will include an overview from Government Ministers, presentation of specific opportunities by Knowledge Partners, and input from private sector participants.

    Session 5: Oil & Gas
    Session 6: Federal Infrastructure and Public Works
    Session 7: Telecommunications and High Technology
    Session 8: Tourism

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14:30:00 - 15:30:00

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    Banking in Argentina: Financing Long-term Growth

    What is the state of Argentina’s banks, both public and private? Where are the most promising areas for investment? What can banks do to help finance the investment opportunities over the long term?

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14:30:00 - 16:00:00

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    Macroeconomic Session

    A vision from Argentina’s experts on recent macroeconomic developments

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16:00:00 - 16:30:00

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16:30:00 - 17:10:00

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    The Innovation Imperative

    A look ahead to injecting further dynamism, entrepreneurship and innovation into the Argentine economy. How can we strengthen the innovation ecosystem? What lessons can be learned from Buenos Aires and the world’s other most innovative regions?

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17:10:00 - 17:30:00

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    In Conversation

    1:1 with a visionary leader

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17:30:00 - 18:10:00

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    From the World to Argentina

    How do public figures from around the world see the ongoing transformation of Argentina? What vision do they share for the future of the country?

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18:10:00 - 18:30:00

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    In Conversation

    1:1 with a visionary leader

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18:30:00 - 19:10:00

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    The Business Agenda

    For global businesses, what are the key issues on the agenda in Argentina’s economic transformation? What policies have they seen succeed in other economies? What policies have failed?

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19:10:00 - 19:50:00

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    The Wealth of Argentina’s Regions

    What opportunities do the regions in Argentina’s federal structure provide investors? How do regional Governors, from a variety of political parties, work together in the country’s ongoing transformation?