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When: Tuesday, July 17 2007
From 8:30 AM until 5:30 PM
Where: Inter-American Development Bank
1300 New York Avenue, N.W.
(at 13th Street and H Street) Metro Center (13th Street exit) Handicap accessible
Washington, District of Columbia  20577
United States

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CHLI Future Leaders’ Conference

July 17, 2007

Inter-American Development Bank

Washington, D.C.


 The CHLI Future Leaders' Conference will offer students the opportunity to discuss current events and issues with top policy makers, analyze concepts, and then implement their new skills in their internships. The free day long conference is intended to educate and develop promising students in a handson, practical setting while preparing them for a lifetime of leadership in Washington, D.C. and their respective communities.

Speakers include: U.S. Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL-21) and CHLI Chairman, His Excellency Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Honorable Hector E. Morales, U.S. Executive Director and the Honorable Carlos Gutierrez, Secretary of Commerce. There will also be a panel on Young Corporate Leaders, Leadership in the Western Hemisphere and concurrent workshops with Freddie Mac CreditSmart, and the Heritage Foundation.




8: 00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.               Continental Breakfast

                                                Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center Foyer


9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.                Opening Session


Octavio A. Hinojosa Mier, Executive Director

                                                The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute


                                                The Honorable Hector E. Morales, U.S. Executive Director

                                                Inter-American Development Bank


                                                His Excellency Luis Alberto Moreno, President

                                                Inter-American Development Bank


The Honorable Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL-21), Chairman

                                                The Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute


                                                The Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez,

United States Secretary of Commerce



9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m               Morning Break


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.           Young Corporate Leaders Panel


Moderator: Carlos Orta, President and CEO,

Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)


Panelist: Belinda Garza, Manager of Federal Government Relations, Wal-Mart


Panelist: Omar Vargas, Director of Global Policy and Government Affairs, PepsiCo


Panelist: Michael L. Barrera, President and CEO, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce


12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.             Lunch

                                                Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center Foyer


1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.               Concurrent Workshops


                                                Financial Literacy Workshop


Maheen Qureshi, Specialist Corporate Relations and Housing Outreach, Freddie Mac

                                                Andres Bello, Room IV/V


                                                Charting a Career in a Think Tank and Writing an Effective Op-Ed


Israel Ortega, Senior Media Services Associate, Heritage Foundation


David Barnes, Associate Director, Young Leaders Program, Heritage Foundation

                                                Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Room


2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.               Afternoon Break


3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.               Youth Leadership Panel

(Sponsored by the IDB)


                                                Moderator: Fabian Koss, Youth Development Coordinator,

Office of External Relations, Inter-American Development Bank


Panelist: Valerie Lorena, Young Americas Business Trust, Organization of American States


Panelist: Marco Davis, Director of Fellowship and Mid-Atlantic Region, Youth Venture


Panelist: Karen McClendon, Multilateral Investment Fund, Inter-American Development Bank and former CHLI Intern


Panelist: Yeruti Mendez, Young Americas Business Trust, Organization of American States


4:00 p.m.                                  Adjournment

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