Innovation, artificial intelligence, food security, energy investments and opportunities in sectors such as transport and infrastructure are among the topics of the forum organized this Wednesday in New York by EL PAÍS and the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce. The event analyzes these trends and the challenges facing Latin America, the United States and Spain in the global economy, the motto of the event, which has the participation of the acting President of the Government of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, and the Governor of New Jersey, Phil Murphy.
The forum, sponsored by Abertis, Baker McKenzie, Grupo Nutresa, Iberia, Inditex and Indra and with the collaboration of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), is broadcast live through the website of EL PAÍS, from 8.20, New York time (14.20, Spanish peninsular time). It is held at the Roxy Hotel in New York, in the same week that the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) meets in the city.
The United Nations Assembly is marked by the war in Ukraine and the geopolitical tensions affecting the world. The president of Ukraine, Volodímir Zelenski, attends for the first time in person since the Russian invasion, since last year he did it by videoconference.
The president of Prisa, Joseph Oughourlian, and the president of the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce, Alan D. Solomont, opened the event with a few words of welcome. After them, the opening speech is in charge of Pedro Sánchez, presented by the director of EL PAÍS, Pepa Bueno.
A roundtable discusses the investment opportunities that have opened up in the United States with the passage of the Reducing Inflation Act. Gabriel Alonso, CEO of 547 Energy; Susan Nickey, president of American Clean Power and Puneet Verma, vice president of Federal Government Affairs at Avangrid. The panel is moderated by José Morán, partner and chair of Baker McKenzie's Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Practice Group.
Next, Miguel Jiménez, chief correspondent of EL PAÍS in the United States, interviews the secretary general of the OEI, Mariano Jabonero, who offers his vision on economic and social trends in Latin America. It will be followed by a conversation on the impact of technology multinationals in the Americas with Marc Murtra, president of Indra, interviewed by the director of EL PAÍS América, Jan Martínez Ahrens.
The next table deals with trends and opportunities common to the main sectors of Spain and America, for which it has Christian Barrientos, General Director of Abertis Mobility Services and Teresa Parejo, Director of Sustainability of Iberia, in a colloquium moderated by Inmaculada Riera, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain.
José Manuel Albares, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Government of Spain, who is also attending the UN General Assembly, then gave a speech.
The challenges and keys to sustainable and inclusive food security are analysed in the following table. Carlos Ignacio Gallego, president of Grupo Nutresa; Álvaro Lario, President of IFAD, Mario Lubetkin, Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean of FAO-Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and Ana Catalina Suárez, Director of Strategy and Innovation of The Global Foodbanking Network. The panel is moderated by Macarena Vidal Liy, correspondent of EL PAÍS in Washington.
The next turn is the speech by Phil Murphy, governor of New Jersey, a position he has held since 2018. He is the first Democratic governor to serve a second term in New Jersey in 44 years.
The last colloquium of the day analyzes the impact of artificial intelligence on the world economy. Beena Ammanath, Executive Director of the Deloitte Global Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and Carme Artigas, Secretary of State for Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence of the Government of Spain, will participate in a table moderated by Ángel Alonso Arroba, Vice-Dean of Management and Development of the School of Public and Global Affairs at IE University.
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