Europe & the Americas: An inclusive and encompassing relationship


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Join the European Union and leading stakeholders from throughout South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean for a special three-part event to discuss cooperative approaches and shared challenges from disaster recovery and resiliency to democracy, human rights and trade.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15 

1 pm                                       Registration

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm              Welcoming Remarks

                                                 Randy Bullard, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

                                                 Opening Remarks

                                                 Caroline Vicini, Deputy-Head, EU Head of Delegation to the U.S.

                                                 Kristen Rosen Gonzalez, Commissioner, City of Miami Beach 

2.15 pm – 2:30 pm               Video message from

                                                 Christos Stylianides, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid & Crisis Management

Theme 1 – Responding to Climate Challenges: A Relationship Built on Concrete Cooperation

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm               Panel 1: Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Responses: a new paradigm under the impact of Climate Change 

Pierre Delsaux, Deputy Director-General for Space Policy, Directorate General for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Omar Abou-Samra, Director of Preparedness, American Red Cross

Carmelo Ríos Santiago, President, National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators and Majority Leader, Puerto Rico Senate

Frank Rollason, Director of the Office of Emergency Management, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department

Moderator: Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald

3.30 pm – 3.45 pm               Coffee Break

3.45 – 4.45 pm                     Panel 2: Mobilization of Resources: Resilience, Insurance, & Rebuilding

Gillian Golah, Chief Operating Officer, Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

Clément Leclerc, Consul General of France in Miami

Abha Prasad, Program Leader, Caribbean Countries, World Bank

Margarita Wells, Environment & Sustainability Assistant Director, City of Miami Beach

Moderator: Alex Harris, Miami Herald 

5.00 pm – 7.00 pm                Cocktail Reception

Greenberg Traurig – 44th Floor Lobby Area

Welcoming remarks

María de Lourdes Dieck-Assad, Vice President for Hemispheric and Global Affairs, University of Miami

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16

8.30 am – 9.00 am               Registration and breakfast

9:05 am – 9.20 am               Welcoming Remarks

Antonio Peña, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig and President, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce

Clément Leclerc, Consul General of France in Miami

9.20 am – 9.35 am               Special Presentation: EU & The Americas

Edita Hrdá, Managing Director for the Americas, European External Action Service

Theme 2: Advancing Democracy, the Rule of Law and Human Rights in the Western Hemisphere

9.35 am – 10.45 am              Panel 1:  Promoting Democratic and Transparent Elections

Edita Hrdá, Managing Director for the Americas, European External Action Service 

Katya Rimkunas, Regional Deputy Director, Latin America and the Caribbean, International Republican Institute

Trevor Munroe, Executive Director, National Integrity Action (Jamaica)

Moderator: Joaquin Roy, Jean Monnet Chair and European Union Centre Director at the University of Miami

10.45 am – 11.00 am           Coffee Break

11.00 am – 12.00 pm           Panel 2:  Human Rights and the Rule of Law in the Americas: Successes and Challenges

Paulo Abrão, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Organization of American States (OAS)

Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States (invited)

José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch

Mercedes García Pérez, Political Counselor, Embassy of Spain

Moderator: David Kramer, Florida International University, former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor

12.00 pm – 2.00 pm            Fireside Conversation Luncheon

David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the U.S.

Moderator: Antonio Peña, President, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce and Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

Theme – 3:  Opportunities for All: Economic Integration

2.00 pm – 3.00 pm               Panel 1: Economic Partnerships in the Region

Speakers:

Paolo Caridi, Head of Trade Section, EU Delegation to Mexico

Emilio Velasco, Director of Relationships, Elemento (Ecuador)

Alice Ancona, Florida Chamber of Commerce 

Jorge Torres, CEO, Roca Group 

Moderator: Cándido Creis Estrada, Consul General of Spain, Miami

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm               Coffee Break

3.15 pm – 4.15 pm               Panel 2: EU Trade for All as Reflected in Regional Agreements – A Model for a New Approach to Trade and Investment

David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the U.S.

Kenneth Smith Ramos, Chief negotiator NAFTA/USMCA, Secretaria de Economia, Mexico

Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas

Daniel Erikson, Managing Director, Blue Star Strategies, LLC

                                                   Moderator: Melanie Goergmaier, PhD Candidate at University of Miami, European Union Center

4.15 pm – 4.30 pm               Wrap up and Concluding Remarks

 

2018-11-15 13:00:00 2018-11-16 17:00:00 America/New_York Europe & the Americas: An inclusive and encompassing relationship European Union Delegation in the US: Europe & the Americas: An inclusive and encompassing relationship Greenberg Traurig, 333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor, Miami European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
November 15-16, 2018

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Greenberg Traurig,
333 S.E. 2nd Avenue, 44th Floor,
Miami33131
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