December 7, 2013
Dec 07

MEDIA ADVISORY: President Dilma Rousseff to Join President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative Latin America Meeting

Press Release

December 7, 2013
Contact: [email protected] 

Otávio Marques de Azevedo, President, Andrade Gutierrez S.A.; Alessandro Carlucci, Chief Executive Officer, Natura; Sérgio Cabral Filho, Governor, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gerdau; Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank; Eduardo Paes, Mayor, Rio de Janeiro; and Mark Parker, President & CEO, NIKE, Inc. are among leaders who will convene Dec. 8-10 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

All plenary sessions will be live webcast in English, Portuguese, and Spanish at

President Bill Clinton will host international leaders, including President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, from the business, government, philanthropy, and nonprofit sectors at the Clinton Global Initiative Latin America (CGI Latin America) meeting December 8-10 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The agenda in Latin America will emphasize efforts to carry the region’s social and economic progress into the future with sessions focusing on Developing Human Capacity, Designing for Green Growth and Harnessing Technology and Innovation. Participants will work towards developing and scaling up “Commitments to Action,” programs designed to address issues such as revitalizing Latin American cities, creating more opportunities for women entrepreneurs, and promoting early childhood education.

Press registration is now open to the members of the media. To apply, please complete the form at  All media must apply for credentials and must be approved by CGI to attend. The deadline to apply is Saturday, December 7 at 5 PM BRST. A complete schedule of activities open to the press is below.

Journalists may apply for credentials on-site, but pre-registered media will be given priority. If applying on-site, you MUST bring a press ID as well. Members of the press who have received email confirmation from CGI to attend the meeting are encouraged to pick up their credentials at the press registration desk on Monday, December 9 between 7 AM and 5 PM BRST.


What: Clinton Global Initiative Latin America meeting

Where: Copacabana Palace Hotel
Av. Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, RJ

Who: President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and leaders from the business, government, philanthropy, and nonprofit sectors. A complete list of participants is available here:

Press Center and Workspace: The Press Center is located in the Copacabana Palace Hotel. Wireless internet will be available.

Access to Sessions: The majority of activities held at CGI Latin America are open press. If you are interested in attending a Working Session, which have limited capacity, please email [email protected].

  • Plenary Sessions (Open Press)
    Plenary Sessions are moderated panel discussions featuring leaders from across sectors, covering broad issues relevant to all meeting participants. These sessions will also be webcast live at
  • Working Sessions (Limited capacity – email [email protected] to express interest)
    Working Sessions are in-depth and interactive, focusing the dialogue through three strategic approaches called Action Areas:
  • Designing For Green Growth
  • Developing Human Capacity
  • Harnessing Technology & Innovation

Useful Links:

Wireless Microphones: Please do NOT bring or use wireless microphones on-site, as they will interfere with the wireless PA systems.

Mult Box:

  • SD Analog: XLR for audio and BNC connection for video.
  • HD Digital: HDSDI with embedded audio.

Sat Truck Parking and Interview Locations: Space for parking is extremely limited. If interested, please contact [email protected] to submit a request.


Monday, December 9

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM BRST

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM BRST
PLENARY SESSION: Designing Opportunities for Growth
Pre-Set: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM BRST

  • President Bill Clinton, Founding Chairman, Clinton Global Initiative; 42nd President of the United States


  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • Isela Costantini, President and Managing Director, General Motors Argentina
  • Hernando de Soto, Chairman, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
  • Ricardo Villela Marino, Executive Vice-President, Banco Itaú Unibanco

Special Remarks:

  • President Dilma Rousseff, Federative Republic of Brazil

Special Remarks about Commitments:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, The Clinton Foundation

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM BRST
PLENARY SESSION: Latin American Cities: Revitalization and Economic Transformation
Pre-Set: 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM BRST

  • José María Figueres Olsen, Former President, Republic of Costa Rica, President, Carbon War Room


  • Michael Berkowitz, Managing Director, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Louise Koopman Goeser, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens, S.A. de C.V.
  • Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Federative Republic of Brazil
  • Susana Villarán de la Puente, Mayor, Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima

Special Remarks about Commitments:

  • Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, The Clinton Foundation

12:30 PM – 3:00 PM BRST
(Limited capacity – email [email protected] to express interest)
Pre-Set: 12:00 PM BRST (Meet in Press Working Room) 

Improving the Quality of Education through Technological Innovation

  • Miguel Brechner, President, Plan CEIBAL
  • Mariana Maggio, LATAM Regional Director, Microsoft Partners in Learning
  • Daniella Raffo, Educational Planning and Management Director, Innova Schools
  • Jorge Camil Starr, Co-founder and Chief Development Officer, Enova

CGI Conversation with TV Globo’s Leila Sterenberg

  • Leila Sterenberg, Anchor & Reporter, GloboNews


  • Sergio Quiroga da Cunha, President, Latin America and Caribbean, Ericsson
  • Oskar Metsavaht, Creative Director, Osklen, Founder, Instituto-e

Infrastructure Investment: Securing a Sustainable Future 

  • Thomas Stelzer, Ambassador of Austria to Portugal, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Austria


  • Otávio Marques de Azevedo, President, Andrade Gutierrez S.A.
  • Pedro Suárez, President, Dow Latin America, The Dow Chemical Company
  • Alida Spadafora, Executive Director, National Association for the Conservation of Nature

2:00 PM BRST
PRESS CONFERENCE: The Coca-Cola Company and Inter-American Development Bank Announce CGI Commitment on Scaling Sustainable Communities

  • Xiemar Zarazúa, President of Coca-Cola Brazil
  • Daniela Carrera Marquis, Country Representative of Inter-American Development Bank

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM BRST
PLENARY SESSION: Women Entrepreneurs: Expanding to Large-Scale Enterprises
Pre-Set: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM BRST

  • Claudia Antunes, Editor, Revista Piauí


  • Alessandro Carlucci, Chief Executive Officer, Natura
  • Ana Paula Padrão, Founder, Tempo del Mulher
  • Rosario Pérez, President and CEO, Pro Mujer
  • Maria Beatriz Kern, Founder and Director, Mulher em Construção

Tuesday, December 10

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM BRST

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM BRST
PLENARY SESSION: Early Childhood Development: Closing Gaps, Opening Futures
Pre-Set: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM BRST

  • Cristina Aragão, Supervisor of Culture Programs, GloboNews


  • Vicky Colbert, Executive Director, Fundación Escuela Nueva
  • Jorge Gerdau Johannpeter, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Gerdau
  • Marcelo Côrtes Neri, Chief Minister, Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos, Presidência da República

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM BRST
(Limited capacity – email [email protected] to express interest)
Pre-Set: 10:00 AM BRST (Meet in Press Working Room) 

Bridging the Gap Between Workforce Skills and Employment Opportunities

  • Douglas L. Becker, Chairman and CEO, Laureate Education Inc.



  • Azucena de Benedetti, Chief Executive Officer, Gente Estratégica
  • Eon Nigel Harris, Vice Chancellor, University of the West Indies
  • Donna Hrinak, President, Boeing Brazil, Vice President Boeing International

Energy Solutions: Advancing Growth in Renewables

  • David Sandalow, Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University


  • Rolando González Bunster, Chairman and CEO, InterEnergy
  • Lizeth del Carmen Zúniga García, Executive Director, Asociación Renovables de Nicaragua
  • Vince Henderson, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Dominica Permanent Representative to the United Nations

Promoting Financial Innovation Through Impact Investing

  • Nicole Etchart, Co-founder and Co-CEO, NESsT


  • Eliza Erikson, Director, Investments, Omidyar Network
  • Natalia Mouhapé, Senior Investment Manager, Bamboo Finance
  • André Spínola, National Manager of Territorial Development, Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Services (SEBRAE)
  • Ricardo José Terán, Co-founder, Agora Partnerships

12:30 PM BRST
PRESS CONFERENCE: SHE Foundation, Futbol Club Barcelona Foundation, Inter-American Development Bank, Sesame Workshop, Neymar Foundation, and Nike, Inc. Announce their Commitment: L!VE-Brazil: Healthy Kids, Improved Lives

  • Ramon Cierco, Vice President of Futbol Club Barcelona Foundation
  • Daniela Carrera Marquis, BID Representative in Brazil of Inter-American Development Bank
  • Jorge Baxter, Regional Director Latin America, Sesame Workshop
  • Carlos Peyra, General Administrator, SHE Foundation

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM BRST
(Limited capacity – email [email protected] to express interest)
Pre-Set: 1:00 PM BRST (Meet in Press Working Room) 

Developing Commodities, Sustaining Communities

  • Ryan Black, Founder and CEO, Sambazon
  • Carlos Gustavo Cano, Codirector, Banco de la República
  • Izabella Teixeira, Minister of the Environment, Federative Republic of Brazil

Developing Inclusive Markets Through Technology

  • Loretta Chao, Brazil Correspondent, The Wall Street Journal


  • Sebastián Martin Cabello, Director, GSMA Latin America
  • Silvina Gvirtz, Executive Director, Conectar Igualdad Program
  • Marcos Eshkenazi S., Chief Executive Officer, Frogtek
  • Almir Narayamogo Surui, Tribal Chief, Surui Amazon Tribe

Sport for Development: Getting Youth in the Game

  • Maria Bobenrieth, Executive Director, Women Win


  • Cenaida Uribe Medina, Congresswoman, Congreso de la República del Perú
  • Ramón Cierco Noguer, Vice President, FC Barcelona Foundation
  • Gerardo Werthein, President, Argentine Olympic Committee

3:30 PM – 5:00 PM BRST
PLENARY SESSION: Mobilizing for the Future
Pre-Set: 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM BRST

  • André Esteves, Chief Executive Officer, BTG Pactual
  • Angélica Fuentes, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Omnilife and Angelíssima
  • Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Mark Parker, President and CEO, Nike, Inc.

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