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October 23, 2017 | Nasdaq Marketsite, New York City
1500+

Total attendees since 2015.

ORGANIZED BY:

$12,000,000,000+

AUM represented by the audience.

On Friday, June 16th, President Trump announced a series of policy changes to the US-Cuba relationship that will have a significant impact on the long-term strategy of many American – and international – businesses already invested, or planning to invest in opportunities on the island nation.

The real question many American executives and investors are asking is “now what?” and the 3rd Cuba Opportunity Summit exists to help answer this question and many others including:

  • What impact will the new regulation have on businesses that already have contracts with Cuba?
  • What are the new restrictions on travel? Who can go and what will they have to do differently?
  • How will we know which Cuban firms we cannot do business with because they are linked to the military?
  • What will be the effect on cruise ships and airlines servicing Cuba?
  • After years of research, investment and commitment, are American businesses expected to simply walk away?
  • What could the future of US-Cuba relationship look like under Presidents Trump and Díaz-Canel?
  • Who will meet the current – and growing – Cuban consumer demand for Western products, services and technologies?

Answers to these questions and more will be shared at the 3rd Cuba Opportunity Summit on October 23rd in New York City.

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HOST & CO-CHAIRS

Summit Host

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Chief International Correspondent
CNBC

Summit Co-Chair

Mauro F. Guillén

Dr. Felix Zandman Professor, Professor of International Management | Director The Lauder Institute
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Summit Co-Chair

Faquiry Diaz

President & CEO
Tres Mares

Summit Co-Chair

Hugo Cancio

President
OnCuba Travel

KEYNOTE PRESENTERS

Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas

 Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the United States of America

Michel Vega

Chief Executive Officer
Magnus Media LLC

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE PROVIDED BY:

Rolando Anillo

Corporate Counsel

Florida Crystals Corporation

Porter Bibb

Managing Partner
Mediatech Capital Partners

Gregory Biniowsky

Consultant
Gowling WLG

Simons Chase

Editor in Chief & Co-Founder
Cuba Journal

Leonor Colon

Director of Player Operations
Major League Baseball Players Association

Guy Chartier

President

Wilton Properties Ltd, 360 VOX Corporation

William M. LeoGrande

Associate Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Government

American University

Eddie Lubbers

Founder
Cuba Travel Network

Michael Moore

Chairman, International Seakeepers | Society Member, Board of Directors, International Superyacht Society | Founder
Moore & Company

Phillip Oppenheim

Director
The Cuba Mountain Coffee Company Ltd

John S. Kavulich

President
U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council, Inc.

Additional presenters to be announced soon.

Please check back frequently for the latest updates.

ABOUT THE CUBA OPPORTUNITY SUMMIT

Since the inaugural event on April 1, 2015, more than 1500 industry professionals representing over $12BN in assets under management have participated in our portfolio of Cuba Opportunity events to gain exclusive insights and develop meaningful relationships.

Serving as the largest gathering of influential executives, investors, government officials, media and academics evaluating or already conducting business in Cuba, the 3rd Cuba Opportunity Summit, produced by Momentum in partnership with The Wharton School’s Lauder Institute and Knowledge@Wharton, is where industry experts and those with real-world Cuba experience meet to discuss the current and future potential for a relationship with the Cuba marketplace.

AGENDA

The 2017 Agenda is constantly evolving to reflect the latest speaker confirmations and industry developments. To get involved or nominate a speaker, please contact Cuba Opportunity Summit Founder Ben Greenzweig via email today.

All times and presenters subject to change. 

8:00

Breakfast & Registration

9:00

Call to Order

Ben Greenzweig Founder, Co-CEO, Momentum, Founder, Cuba Opportunity Summit

9:05

Co-Chair’s Opening Address

  • Mauro F. Guillén Dr. Felix Zandman Professor, Professor of International Management, Director, The Lauder Institute, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Hugo Cancio, President, OnCuba Travel
  • Faquiry Diaz, President/CEO,  Tres Mares

9:15

Opening Keynote Address: Perspectives from Washington

Speaker to Be Announced.

9:55

Cuba in the Trump Era: Perspectives, Realities and Opportunities

  • William M. LeoGrande, Associate Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Government, American University
  • Rolando Anillo, Corporate Counsel, Florida Crystals Corporation
  • Gregory Biniowsky, Consultant, Havana-based member of Cuba team, Gowling WLG
  • Additional Presenters to Be Announced.

10:35

Baseball Diplomacy: One Year Later, What’s Next for Cuba and Major League Baseball?

  • Leonor Colon, Director of Player Operations, Major League Baseball Players Association
  • Additional Presenters to Be Announced.

11:10

Sizing up Current and Forecasted US Demand for Tourism in Cuba

  • Hugo Cancio, President, OnCuba Travel
  • Eddie Lubbers, Founder, Cuba Travel Network
  • Additional Presenters to Be Announced.

11:45

Morning Coffee & Tea

12:00

The U.S. Investment Void: Understanding The Current State of Asian and European Investment & Activity in Cuba

  • Porter Bibb, Managing Partner, Mediatech Capital Partners

12:35

Luncheon

1:30

Afternoon Keynote Address: Perspectives from Havana

  • Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas, Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba to the United States of America

2:00

The Cuban Consumer of 2017

  • Phillip Oppenheim, Director, The Cuba Mountain Coffee Company Ltd.
  • Additional Presenters to Be Announced.

2:30

Keynote: Understanding the Cuban Opportunity for American Television, Music and Sport

Michel Vega, Chief Executive Officer, Magnus Media LLC

In Conversation With: Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Chief International Correspondent, CNBC

3:00

The Case for Cuban Luxury Tourism

  • Mark Elias, President, CEO, Havana Air
  • Guy Chartier, President, Wilton Properties Ltd, 360 VOX Corporation
  • Michael T. Moore, Chairman, International Seakeepers Society, Member, Board of Directors, International Superyacht Society, Founder, Moore & Company
  • Simons Chase, Editor in Chief & Co-Founder, Cuba Journal
  • Additional Presenters to Be Announced.

3:40

The NASDAQ Closing Bell Celebration & Break

4:15

As the Internet Rises | The State of Cuba Entrepreneurship Today

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Chief International Correspondent, CNBC

Additional Presenters to Be Announced.

4:55

Closing Keynote Address

Speaker to Be Announced.

5:35

Closing Remarks

  • Mauro F. Guillén Dr. Felix Zandman Professor, Professor of International Management, Director, The Lauder Institute, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Faquiry Diaz, President/CEO,  Tres Mares

5:45

Reception at the Nasdaq

6:45

Summit Concludes

Agenda speakers, content and timing subject to change. Please check back frequently for the latest updates.

“See what makes this event destined to become one of the cornerstones of Cuba’s re-emergence on the world business stage.”

– Frank Del Rio, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

“For the second year in a row, the Cuba Opportunity Summit has allowed me to connect directly with the most relevant stakeholders in the US-Cuba business community. I cannot think of a more relevant group of people to attend…the subject range of the panels was as broad and relevant as it could get.”

– Eddie Lubbers Founder & CEO Cuba Travel Network

PRICING & GROUP REGISTRATIONS

Register by
June 30
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August 31
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September 30
Register after
September 30
Full Conference$ 995$1295$ 1495$ 1695

Group Discounts:

  • Bring one peer (group of 2 in total) and everyone receives 10% off registration.
  • Bring two peers (group of 3 in total) and everyone receives 15% off registration.
  • Bring three peers or more (group of 4 in total) and everyone receives 15% off registration.

Additional registration discounts may be available if:

  • Your company is a sponsor, you qualify for up to a 20% discount from the standard & onsite rate
  • Your company is speaking, you qualify for up to a 15% discount from the standard & onsite rate

If you qualify for the above and do not have a promotion code to apply to your online registration, please contact info@momentumevents.com.

Important Note:

No two discounts can be combined. Please note that early registration discounts – if currently applicable – may be better value than some of the discount opportunities here, so please register today to secure the lowest price.

Review our Substitution, Refund and Cancellation Policy here.

PREVIOUS KEYNOTES

Maria Contreras-Sweet

Administrator, Small Business Association

Frank Del Rio

President, Chief Executive Officer, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

Glenn D. Fogel

CEO, The Priceline Group

Carlos Gutierrez

35th United States Secretary of Commerce Co-Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group

Roberta S. Jacobson

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Former Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Alex Lee

Deputy Assistant Secretary for South America and Cuba Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Stefan Selig

Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, U.S. Department of Commerce

Cuba Opportunity Summit YouTube Channel

PREVIOUS DISTINGUISHED PRESENTERS

Felix Alvarez-Garmón

Senior Vice President, IMG Latin America

Gustavo Arnavat

Former United States Executive Director Inter-American Development Bank Chairman, Cuba Opportunity Summit Advisory Board

Richard Feinberg

Senior Fellow (Non-Resident) Brookings Institution Professor, University of California, San Diego

Ramiro Fernandez

Chief Financial Officer, Mars Caribbean & Central America

Thomas J. Herzfeld

Founder, Chairman and President, Thomas J. Herzfeld Advisors, Inc.

Jillian Manus

Managing Partner, Structure Capital

Enrique R. Martínez

President and Managing Director, Discovery Networks Latin America

José Juan Ruiz

Chief Economist and Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank

Dave Seleski

President / CEO, Stonegate Bank

Juan Triana

Professor, Center for the Study of the Cuban Economy University of Havana

Glenn T. Ware

Partner, Practice Group Leader, Anti-Corruption, Corporate Intelligence and Strategic Threat Management PwC

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