FELABAN’s 2017 Annual Assembly: Latin America’s Largest Financial Conference Will Reunite Region’s International Banking Leaders

Sponsored by leading global institutions such as Citi, Wells Fargo, FEBRABAN, KPMG, JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Diligent, Bladex, IFC and BNY Mellon, the four-day Annual Assembly represents an unmatched platform for networking with leaders of the financial sector, including big and small financial institutions, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, regulators and government.

Amongst the confirmed speakers are: Mario Mesquita, chief economist, Itaú Unibanco; Fernando Barbosa, chief economist, Bradesco; Irene Arias, Latin America & Caribbean director, IFC;  Ernesto Revilla, head of Latam Economics, Citi; Juan Verde, president, Advanced Leadership Foundation and former advisor to the Obama Adminstration; in addition to senior leaders from Bancolombia, Santander, JP Morgan, IMF, Sustainable Banking Network and others.

“We celebrate the 51st edition of the Annual Assembly in a very trying time for the financial sector,” said David Schwartz, president and CEO, FIBA. “From increasing geopolitical challenges and market volatility, to financial risks associated to climate change and a new order in international trade, financial professionals must keep their fingers on the pulse of those movements. There is no better place to discuss those trends and learn from industry thought leaders then the Assembly.”

The conference kicks off on Saturday, November 11, with the 5th FELABAN Annual Assembly Golf Tournament, sponsored by Barclays. On Sunday, November 12th, a panel on 2018 Economic Perspectives for Brazil kicks off the conference’s topical sessions.

For more information or to view the agenda, please visit: www.asambleaanual.com

About FIBA

Founded in 1979, the Florida International Bankers Association (FIBA) is a non-profit trade association that provides comprehensive support to the global financial services industry through education, conferences and advocacy. Its members include some of the largest financial institutions and influential organizations worldwide. FIBA is recognized by the financial services industry, regulators, and authorities, as a Center for Excellence for its knowledge and expertise. www.fiba.net


The Federation of Latin American Banks (FELABAN) is a non-profit entity founded by banking associations and other agencies from 19 Latin American countries in Mar del Plata, Argentina, in 1965, and it includes over 500 regional banks.

Its goal is to promote and facilitate communication, understanding and relationships between financial entities; to support the coordination of criteria and the unification of general banking and financial practices in Latin America; to cooperate with economic development; to promote well-being; and to procure greater access to financial services for low income populations. www.felaban.com

Ernesto Ortiz   
Americas Connection   
[email protected]     
(954) 661 4612          

SOURCE (FIBA) Florida International Bankers Association

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