The 7th World Strategic Forum Returns to Miami

The 7th World Strategic Forum Returns to Miami

Over 80 speakers and 1,100 participants expected

MIAMI, FLORIDA (March 30, 2017) – The World Strategic Forum returns to Miami, Florida on April 19-20, 2017 under the theme “Mastering Change, Reigniting Growth.” Now in its seventh year, the Conference will gather over 1,100 participants and 80 speakers at the Biltmore Hotel to address the issues, opportunities and challenges facing world leaders in today’s dynamic global environment.


The two-day conference, which is an initiative of the International Economic Forum of the Americas, seeks to promote a better understanding of the issues and trends driving the global economy. Included among the topics to be discussed at this year’s Conference are: The Global Economy, Finance, Innovation, Energy, Trade and Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Women in Leadership, Cybersecurity, Infrastructure and Real Estate.


“This conference serves to highlight the importance of ‘rethinking’ and ‘reinventing’ our strategies in a rapidly changing political and economic environment,” said Nicholas Rémillard, president, and CEO of the International Economic Forum of the Americas and the World Strategic Forum. “The Forum will benefit from the presence of a diverse group of political and economic leaders that will address the challenges and opportunities we face as a global community in the eclectic city of Miami.”


Some of the confirmed speakers for the event include:




  • Luis Almagro Lemes, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Rick Scott, Governor of the State of Florida
  • John Authers, Senior Investment Commentator, Financial Times
  • Arnold Donald, Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Corporation & Plc
  • Shaukat Aziz, Former Primer Minister of Pakistan
  • Catherine Wood, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, ARK Investment Management
  • Nelson Jobim, Partner and Member of the Board, Bank BTG Pactual
  • David Folkerts-Landau, Chief Economist and Global Head of Research, Deutsche Bank
  • Gérard Mestrallet, Chairman, ENGIE
  • Eduardo José Padrón, President, Miami Dade College
  • Michael Dunkley, Premier of Bermuda


  • Isaac Martín-Barbero, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Ineco
  • Hashim Thaçi, President of the Republic of Kosovo
  • John Carrington, Chief Executive Officer, Stem Inc.
  • Benedict Oramah, President and Chairman of the Board of Directors, African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank)
  • Alberto Giovannini, Chairman, Salini Impregilo
  • Bertrand Badré, Chief Executive Officer, Blue Orange Capital; and Visiting Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
  • Donna Hrinak, Vice President, Boeing International and President, Boeing Latin America
  • Mark Wallace, Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Sustainability, UPS
  • Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport of Canada

For a complete roster of confirmed speakers and updates to the list, please visit


About the World Strategic Forum

The Miami World Strategic Forum is presented by the International Economic Forum of

the Americas (IEFA). Its mission is to address the major governance challenges of the new world economic order.


The objective of the World Strategic Forum is to foster a better understanding of opportunities and challenges at stake in the Global Market. The Forum also seeks to provide a platform for business meetings in a broad spectrum of sectors and to foster sustainable economic development.


Media Credentials

Domestic and foreign journalists are invited to cover the entire proceedings of the World Strategic Forum. To attend the event, journalists, photographers, and media technical staff must register by contacting Ray Ruga at, or +1 (305) 310-6425, by Friday, April 14, 2017.

Photo Gallery

Financing Infrastructure: A Long-Term Perspective on Development
Financing Infrastructure: A Long-Term Perspective on Development
Carlos Giménez, Mayor, Miami-Dade County
Gary Shapiro, President and Chief Executive Officer, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Andrés Rozental, Enrique García Rodríguez and Luis Almagro Lemes
Pre-Luncheon networking reception
Francisco Adolfo Cabrera being interviewed by Andrés Oppenheimer
Christopher Jamroz, Shaukat Aziz, Marek Belka and Tom Speechley
Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan (2004-2007)
Marek Belka, Governor, Central Bank of Poland
Gil Rémillard, Founding Chairman, International Economic Forum of the Americas (IEFA)
Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Chamber of Commerce


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