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Our final agenda is out!  

Oct 28 - Day: 1
Theme: Technology and Entrepreneurship

12:00 – 12:40pm EST

Keynote: Palaniappan Chidambaram, four-term Minister of Finance-India

12:40 – 01:10pm EST

Digital transformation in manufacturing


Dan Ioschpe, Chairman at Iochpe-Maxion

01:10 – 02:00pm EST

Technology and inclusion

Philip Nyamwaya, Co-Founder of iPay and eLipa

Jacques-Philippe Piverger, Founder and Managing Partner at OZONEX

Diego Rojas, Founder and CEO of Finantier

02:00 – 02:50pm EST



Akshay Grover, CEO at Cellulant

Geoffrey Parker, Professor at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Wale Ayeni, Global Head VC at IFC

03:00 – 03:50pm EST

Networking session


Daniel Bilbao, Founder at Truora

Mariona Tres, Senior Associate at Instiglio

Irakli Rukhadze, Founding Partner at Hunnewell Partners


Tam Pham, Office Manager, Tan De Garment Group & Founder PDI Vietnam

Pablo Navarro, Founder at Marathon Capital

Keri Arsclarcan, Consultant at BCG

Teo Gonzalez, Co-founder at ConnectUs

Enrique Aguilar, Director Online Payments

Tom Savory, Consultant at BCG

04:00 – 04:50pm EST

Emerging start-up hubs


Odunayo Eweniyi, Co-founder/COO at PiggyVest

Jonathan Duarte, Head of LatAm Advisory at Crossboundary Finance

Fabiano Dell'Agnolo, Executive Director at Join.Valle 

05:00 – 06:00pm EST

In-person case analysis (in-person at Tuck for those available)


Ramon Lecuona, Professor at Tuck School of Business

Oct 29 - Day: 2
Theme: Access to Capital

08:00 - 08:50am EST

FinTech's gamechanging potential


Anup Agarwal, Co-Founder & CEO at Mintifi

Ariel Olaiz, CFO at ePesos

Andres Gutierrez, Co-Founder & CEO at Tpaga

Francis Appiah, Operations Manager at Capetano Oil Limited

09:00 - 09:50am EST

Financial inclusion in Emerging Markets


Olufemi Awoniyi, Startup Fund PM at Google


Caroline Bressan, MD at Open Roads Alliance

Javier Vivas, Customer Journeys & Digital Growth Division Manager at Interbank

Felizia Bacall, Managing Director at IFC

10:00 – 10:50am EST

The promise of impact investing: equity, debt, and blended finance


Philip Moss, Founder at Blended Finance Group

Jesus Zamora, Founder at Enfoca


Amie Patel, Managing Director, Capital Partnerships at Elevar Equity


Lakshmi Viswanathan, Head of Impact Investments at Yunus Social Business

11:00 – 11:50am EST

Closing the gender gap


Oksana Pak, Associate Director, Access to Finance & Entrepreneurship


Sairee Chancal, CEO of Sheroes

Nina Tao, MD at Vanguard Infinity

12:00 – 12:50pm EST

Understanding Islamic finance


Aamir Rehman, Partner at Princeton Stone House Capital


Dr. Mashhour Mourad, Assistant Professor at Alfaisal University’s College of Business.

01:00 – 02:00pm EST

Results-based financing workshop with Instiglio

Oct 30 - Day: 3
Theme: Infrastructure and Sustainability

09:00 – 09:50am EST

Infrastructure investment in transportation, energy and telecom


Camilo Gonzalez, Infrastructure Lead Partner (LatAm) at EY


Francisco Monaldi, Director LatAm at Rice University


Nicole Maske, Co-founder of Eos Capital


Melissa Cook, Founder & MD at African Sunrise Partners

10:00 – 10:50pm EST

Infrastructure investment in renewable energy


Margaret Oghumu, AVP at Africa Finance Corporation 


Pariphan Uawithya, Director at Rockefeller Foundation


Zanele Hlatshwayo, Investment Officer at IFC

Miguel Mondonedo, VP Infrastructure at Keppel Capital

11:00 – 11:50pm EST

Impact of family business in Latin America


Carlos Leon, President- Grupo Financiero Leon


Daniel Echavarria, Managing Partner of Ganolian Investments

Jorge Belden, Partner at Galera

12:00 – 12:50pm EST

Doing business in high-risk markets


Wilmot Allen, Founder at VentureLift Africa and VLA Capital Advisors


Don Lothrop, Founder of Romanian Businesses. 

Daniel Sanchez, Director at desa Agi

01:00 - 01:40pm EST

Closing remarks by David Marchick, COO of Development Finance Corporation

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