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7/17/2007
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.

 

AGENDA

 

 
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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