Canada 2016


Guillermo Acosta

Undersecretary of Federal and Sectorial Articulation

Ministry of Production,
Government of Argentina


Shawn Tudor

Chief Executive Officer

Barbados Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation


Leija Melanie Gideon

General Manager, Enterprise and Innovation Division

Belize Trade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE)

Government of Belize


Ademar Seabra da Cruz Junior

Deputy Consul General

Consulate General of Brazil in Toronto

Government of Brazil


Priscila dos Santos

Manager, Public Policy

Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services
Government of Brazil


Carlos Ladrix Oses

Director of Strategic Programs

CORFO, Ministry of Economy

Government of Chile


Fernando José Estupiñan

Deputy Secretary

District Bureau of Economic Development, Government of Bogota

Ximena Duque

Director, Competitiveness

FEDESOFT – Colombian Federation of Software and IT Industry

Santiago Acosta Maya

Managing Director, Development and Innovation

EPM –Medellin Public Enterprises

Jorge A. Hernández

Director INNOVANDES - Innovation Center

Andes University



Beatriz Daza Ariza

Director of Business Development

Chamber of Commerce of Barranquilla

Costa Rica

Luis Alonso Jiménez

Director, Agency for Entrepreneurship Management (AUGE)

University of Costa Rica



Roselyn Victoria Paul

Minister of Commerce, Enterprise and Small Business Development

Government of Dominica

Dominican Republic

Tomás D. Guzmán

Director, Innovation and Productive Development

Vice Ministry of National Competitiveness Management

Ministry of Economy, Planning and Development

Government of the Dominican Republic


Mauricio Alejandro Villavicencio


Ministry of Education,
Government of Ecuador


Sheyla Carmen Rivera

Founder and CEO

Yacaré Technology (Information Technology Company)



Khesha Mary Mitchell

Vice President, Business Development

Grenada Industrial Development Corporation


Fernando Lopéz


Chamber of Industry of Guatemala (CIG) /

Latin American Industrial Association (AILA)



Desiree Tejada

Dean of Engineering and Architecture

Central America Technological University (UNITEC)


Michelle Ann Chong

President / CEO

Jamaica Exporters Association (JEA) /

Honey Bun (1982) Limited Corporation


Delaine P. Morgan

Manager, Export and Market Development

Jamaica Trade and Investment Agency (JAMPRO)

 Ministry of Economy

Government of Jamaica


Lilia Arechavala

Chief Operating Officer

Mexico – United States Foundation for Science (FUMEC)

Sara Rocio Abarca Lopez

Deputy Director of Planning

Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI)

Miguel Angel Sanabria

Vice President

National Council of Software Clusters


Miguel Angel Esbrí

Executive Secretary, Competitiveness and Logistic

Ministry of the Presidency

Government of Panama


Leticia Romero

General Director, ICT in Education and Digital Inclusion

National Secretariat of Information and Communication Technologies (SENATICs)
Government of Paraguay



Karin Ursula Fassbender

Deputy Director of Innovation and Technology Transfer

National Council of Science, Technology and Technological Innovation (CONCYTEC)

Government of Peru

Renato Alonso Poire

Senior Analyst - Internationalization Strategic Line,

National Competitiveness Council

Ministry of Economy and Finance

Government of Peru

St. Lucia

Gale Tracy Christiane Rigobert


Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development

Government of St. Lucia


The Bahamas

Jerome Kennedy Fitzgerald


Ministry of Education, Science & Technology

Government of the Bahamas

Trinidad and Tobago

Carla Mc Knight

Incubator Manager

National Integrated Business Incubator System (IBIS)

United States of America

Timothy Edward Kelley


Imperial Valley Economic Development Corporation

El Centro, California


Paul Jadin


Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)

Madison, Wisconsin


Michael P. Gay

Senior Vice President of Economic Development

Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP)

Madison, Wisconsin

Victor Garza

Director, Existing Business, Talent and Entrepreneurship

Greater San Marcos Partnership

San Marcos, Texas

Renee Kelly

Assistant Vice President for Innovation and Economic Development

University of Maine

Orono, Maine


Lesley Varghese

Mayor's Chief of Staff

City of Austin, Texas


Lindsay Volpe


Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality

Tallahassee, Florida


Carol Palacio

Economic Development Coordinator

Orange County Government

Orlando, Florida


Skadi Tirpak

Economic Development Manager

City of San Antonio, Texas



Carmen Sánchez Balcarce

Manager, Promotion of Entrepreneurship

Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining

Government of Uruguay



Ole Johann Janssen

Director, Innovation and Technology Policy

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

Government of Germany


South Korea

Keonyeong Jeong

Deputy Director

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning

Government of South Korea


Chang Kyung Kim

Acting President

National Research Foundation

Government of South Korea


Sunhak Cho

Counselor for Science, Technology and Innovation

Embassy of Korea in Washington, D.C

Government of South Korea



Israel Shamay

Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Head of the Americas Operations

Israel Innovation Authority (OCS-MATIMOP)

Government of Israel



Nissan Amdur

Trade Officer

Embassy of Israel in Toronto

Government of Israel





Kevin O'Shea

Vice President

International Trade Arizona Commerce Authority

Phoenix, Arizona


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Americas competitiveness exchange CANADA 2016.