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Wednesday 10 June 2015 - Room Alcide de Gasperi

8:15:-9:00 - Registration

9:00-9:30 - Opening of the Business Summit
Ms. Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
Mr. Rafael Correa, President of Ecuador (CELAC Pro-Tempore Chair)

9:30-10:00 - Key Note Speakers
Mrs. Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Member of the European Commission responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Mr. Neven Mimica, Member of the European Commission responsible for International Cooperation and Development 

10:00-10:30 - Opening of the Plenary Session
Ms. Laimdota Straujuma, Prime Minister of Latvia

10:30-11:00 - Plenary Session
Business and Investment Opportunities. Promising Sectors for Innovation
Ms. Emma Marcegaglia, President of BusinessEurope
Mr. Ingo Plö
ger, President of the Business Council of Latin America

11:00-11:15 - Coffee Pause 

11:15-12:00 - Access to finance. Towards a New Partnership between Public and Private Finance Providers
Mr. Roman Escolano, EIB Vice-President
Mrs. Alicia Bárcena, ECLAC/CEPAL Executive Secretary
Mr. Luis Alberto Moreno, IADB President

12:00-12:30 - Conclusions of the Plenary Session
Mr. Temistocles Montas, Minister of Economy, Planification and Development (next CELAC Pro-Tempore Chair)
Ms. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, President of the EU-LAC Foundation

12:30-14:30 - Networking Lunch

14:30-16:30 - Thematic Parallel Workshops:

Workshop 1 (Room Alcide de Gasperi)
SMEs: how to better integrate them in trade and investment opportunities?

Introductory remarks:
Ms. Katia Trusich Ortiz, Vice-Minister of Economy in the Ministry of Economy, Public Works and Tourism of Chile
Mr. Welmer Ramos Gonzalez,Minister of Economy Costa Rica
Mr. Diego Aulestia, Minister of Foreign Trade Ecuador

Active speakers:
Mr. Sergio Contreras, Vice-President Mexican Business Council for International Trade, Investment and Technology (COMCE)
Dr. Claire Skentelbery, Secretary General - European Biotechnology Network
Dr. Julio Cesar Silva, Vice-President of Confecámaras, Colombia
Mr. Vicente Caruz, President Eurochile

Mr. Escipion Oliveira, Deputy Executive Director Caribbean Export Development Agency

Ms. Núria Vilanova, President, Atrevia

Mr. Mario Cimoli, Director of the Division of Production, Productivity and Management ECLAC/CEPAL

Workshop 2 (Room Sicco Mansholt)
Sustainable business cooperation 

Introductory remarks:
Ms. Evangelina Gómez-Durañona, Executive Director of the Ecuadorian Consortium for Social Responsibility (CERES)

Mr. Alfredo Bonet, International Director Chamber of Commerce of Spain

Active speakers
Mr. Germán Bejarano, Chairman's Adviser Abengoa

Mr. Eduardo Garcia Moreno, Director of Corporate Responsibility and Institutional Services Repsol
Mr. Juan Cristóbal Paredes Friedemann, Director General TA-Energía
Mr. Rafael Blanco Canto, President National Council of the Private Enterprise Dominican Republic (CONEP)
Mr. Manuel Estrella, President Grupo Estrella Dominican Republic

Dr. Walter Koren, Director General Austrian Federal Economic Chamber ("Advantage Austria")

Ms. Luisa Santos, Director BusinessEurope
Chairman International Relations Committee, BusinessEurope

Workshop 3 (Room Lord Jenkins)
Access to finance and financial instruments

Introductory remarks:
Hans Schulz, Vice President for Private Sector and non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations IADB

Active speakers:
Mr. Carlos Ruiz, Director CEPYME
Mr. Ángel Rivera Congosto, Senior Executive Vice President Banco Santander
Mr. Francisco Nicolás González Díaz, Executive Director PROMEXICO
Mr. Fernando Torija, Head of Divisions Bancos y Empresas, Operaciones en España EIB
Ms. Maria Aminta Quirce Lacayo, General Director – Banca Mujer National Bank of Costa Rica
Mr. Guillermo Fernández de Soto, Director for Europe Development Bank of Latin America (CAF)

Mr. Hans Schulz, Vice President for Private Sector and non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations IADB

Mr. Luis de Carlos, President Fundación Iberoamericana Empresarial

16:30-16:45 - Coffee Pause

Room Alcide de Gasperi

16:45-18:00 - Conclusions
Mr. Daniel Calleja, Director General of the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Mr. Michl Ebner, Vice-President of EUROCHAMBRES
Mr. Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, Director General of the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission

18:00-20:00    Cocktail – Networking