april 14, 2018

emerging markets summit

as global markets shift, so should the way you do business

"The Right and Not So Right Policies in LATAM"

During the last decade, we have seen different stories around Latam with countries such as Peru, Chile and México pursuing pro-market policies that have increased the quality of life of its citizens. As a consequence, and given low growth in developed markets, we have seen an increase interest from international companies in the region. In this panel we would like to discuss and learn from good policies in the region that have reduced the barriers of entry for entrepreneurship and increased foreign capital and innovation in the region.


Colombian Congressman

  • Federico Hoyos is one of the youngest members of the Colombian House of Representatives. He is a political scientist and has a master's degree in Government and Public Policy from Universidad Eafit. Federico presented two legislative bills that promote the use of electric vehicles and improve the innovation ecosystem by promoting soft policies for emerging technological solutions. He is an advocate of sustainable mobility, electric and autonomous vehicles, innovation, and environmental issues in Congress.


Director, Fundación para el Progreso

  • Axel Kaiser is executive director of "Fundacion Para el Progreso", research center inspired on classical liberal beliefs and director of Friedrich von Hayek chair Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Santiago de Chile. He is a lawyer from Diego Portales University and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Heidelberg (Germany). Columnist of Diario Financiero and El Mercurio. Author of "The coming Chile" (2007), "The fatal ignorance" (2009), "The misery of interventionism" (2012), "The Tyranny of Equality" (2015) and "The Populist Deception" (2016).


Partner at Tanoira Cassagne, Lead VC Buffet

  • Manuel Tanoira, lawyer, graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, in 1996. He completed the postgraduate courses in Business Administration at Berkeley University (1997) and in Capital Markets, of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (2000). Co-Founder of Tanoira-Cassagne and leader of the VC practice in the buffet. Co-Founder and Director of Public Policies of ASEA (Entrepreneurial Association of Argentina) leading with his VC team the Entrepreneurial Law implementation in Argentina. Together with his team, he advises companies, investors, Entrepreneur Capital Funds and accelerators in the launch of new businesses in Argentina and Latin America.Its main expertise is in the "matching" between entrepreneurs and investors, participating in the start-up of new companies, accelerators, and investment funds, in addition to numerous M & A operations.


Latin America Director, Greenmantle

  • Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez is the Director for the Latin America region at Greenmantle LLC, a boutique macroeconomic, geopolitical intelligence, and risk advisory servicing some of the largest investment funds and family offices in the world. His teaching and research focus includes political risk, geopolitics, corruption, country branding, family enterprise in emerging markets, as well as institutional and constitutional development in Latin America.
  • Daniel frequently appears as an analyst international media he is a frequent guest on CNN, France24, NTN24, Al Jazeera, and NPR.
  • Daniel holds a B.A. cum laude from Carleton College, a J.D. from the University of Chicago, and an M.P.P. from Harvard University with a concentration in International Trade and Finance.


Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy

  • Luis Martinez is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He is mainly interested in topics related to the political economy of development, particularly the relationship between taxation, accountability, and governance.
  • His current research uses sub-national data from Colombian municipalities to study the way in which the source of government revenue (taxes v.s. oil royalties) affects public good provision and the misbehavior of local public officials. In previous related work, he has provided laboratory evidence on people's tendency to make riskier choices when handling easily-gotten windfall income. He is also currently studying the effects on conflict intensity of increased access to Venezuelan territory by Colombian insurgent groups during the administration of Hugo Chávez.
  • Martinez received a BA in economics and philosophy (summa cum laude) from Los Andes University and an MRes (with distinction) and PhD in economics from the London School of Economics.