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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.

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, will once again bring together industry experts and those with real-world Cuba experience to discuss how U.S. businesses can further develop and prepare for a Cuba market-entry strategy.

EVENT UNDERWRITERS:

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EVENT PARTNERS:

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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

Chargé d’affaires, Chief of Cuban Mission in United States of America

Republic of Cuba

Michel Vega

Chief Executive Officer
Magnus Media LLC

INDUSTRY EXPERTISE FROM:

Leonor Colon

Director of Player Operations
Major League Baseball Players Association

Porter Bibb

Managing Partner
Mediatech Capital Partners

Michael Moore

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

Gregory Biniowsky

Consultant
Gowling WLG

Phillip Oppenheim

Director
The Cuba Mountain Coffee Company Ltd

Simons Chase

Editor in Chief & Co-Founder
Cuba Journal

Eddie Lubbers

Founder
Cuba Travel Network

John S. Kavulich

President

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

Additional presenters to be announced soon.

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.

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

Faquiry Diaz President / CEO Tres Mares

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

9:15

Opening Keynote Address: Perspectives from Washington

Speaker to Be Announced.

9:55

Cuba in the Trump Era: Perspectives, Realities and Opportunities

Gregory Biniowsky Consultant, Havana-based member of Cuba team Gowling WLG

Additional Presenters to Be Announced.

10:25

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.

11:05

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

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

Additional Presenters to Be Announced.

12:40

Luncheon

1:30

Afternoon Keynote Address: Perspectives from Havana

Ambassador José Ramón Cabañas Rodríguez

Chargé d’affaires

Chief of Cuban Mission in United States of America

Republic of Cuba

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

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

Afternoon Coffee & Tea Break

4:15

WiFi + Rapprochement: The State of Cuba Entrepreneurship Today

Speaker 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

Drinks 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:

Register by
June 30
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August 31
Register by
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.

PAST KEYNOTE PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

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

PAST DISTINGUISHED PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

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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