At CGI Latin America, President Clinton will convene
regional and global leaders to move beyond discussion
and drive cross-sector action.

CGI Latin America will engage key leaders from the private sector, government, civil society,
and NGOs to generate lasting solutions to the region’s, and the world’s, most pressing challenges.
By strengthening these partnerships, examining successful initiatives, and developing new
strategies, these challenges can be met by a prosperous global community.



Featured Participants

Dr. José Ayerbe

Chief Marketing Officer

Grupo Aval Acciones Y Valores S A

Sylvia Coutinho

Chief Executive Officer, UBS Group Brazil


Juan Marroquín Cuesta


Nestlé Brasil Ltda

Sergio Cunha

President for Latin America & Caribbean


Fernando Fernández

Chief Executive Officer, Unilever Brazil


Sérgio Cabral Filho

Governor of Rio de Janeiro

Federatie Republic of Brazil

Angélica Fuentes

Chief Executive Officer

Grupo Omnilife/Angelissima

Louise K. Goeser

President and CEO, Siemens Mesoámerica

Siemens, S.A. de C.V.

David Gruppo

Managing Director, Head of Latin America Corporate & Investment Banking

Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi

Nizan Guanaes


Grupo ABC

Lair Hanzen

President, Yara Brazil

Yara International ASA

Per Heggenes

Chief Executive Officer

IKEA Foundation

Francisco Suárez Hernández

Sustainability Director


Luciano Huck

TV Host

TV Globo

Alicia Bárcena Ibarra

Executive Secretary

Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Henk S. de Jong

President Philips Brazil

Philips Healthcare

Kurt Koeningfest

Chief Executive Officer


Mauricio Macri

Mayor of Buenos Aires

Argentine Republic

Sergio Massa

Mayor of Tigre

Argentine Republic

Yves Moury

President and Chief Executive Officer

Fundación Capital

Edgardo Navarro


McDonald's Latin America

Eric Olsen

Executive Vice President, Operations


Lucas E. Pescarmona

Chief Operating Officer


Frank Rainieri

President and Chief Executive Officer


Carlos Rodriguez-Pastor



Albina Ruiz

Founder and President

Ciudad Saludable

Ninfa Salinas Sada


United Mexican States

Daniel Scioli

Governor of Buenos Aires

Argentine Republic

Hatem Soliman

President, Latin America

Schlumberger Limited

Hernando De Soto


Institute for Liberty and Democracy

Pedro E. Suárez

President, Latin America

The Dow Chemical Company

Almir Narayamoga Surui

Tribal Chief

Surui Amazon Tribe

Xiemar Zarazua

Business Unit President

The Coca-Cola Company



Sunday, December 8

Monday, December 9

Tuesday, December 10

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16:30 – 18:30
Sponsor-Hosted Events: Girls & Women's Pre-Meeting Strategy and Networking Session

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19:00 – 21:00
Sponsor-Hosted Events: Off-Site Locations

Plenary Sessions

are moderated panel discussions featuring leaders from across sectors, covering broad issues relevant to all meeting participants.

Working Sessions

are in-depth and interactive, focusing the dialogue through three strategic approaches called Action Areas:

Designing For Green Growth

Developing Human Capacity

Harnessing Technology & Innovation

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9:00 – 10:30
Opening Plenary Session: Designing Opportunities for Growth

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11:00 – 12:00
Plenary Session: Latin American Cities: Revitalization and Economic Transformation

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12:30 – 15:00
Working Lunch Sessions

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15:30 – 16:30
Plenary Session: Women Entrepreneurs: Expanding to Large-Scale Enterprises

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19:00 – 22:00
Special Event: The Cocktails & Flavors of Rio de Janeiro

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9:00 – 10:00
Plenary Session: Early Childhood Development: Closing Gaps, Opening Futures

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10:30 – 12:00
Working Sessions

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12:00 – 13:30
Networking Lunch

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13:30 – 15:00
Working Sessions

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15:30 – 17:00
Closing Plenary Session: Mobilizing for the Future

*All times are in BRST

*Schedule is subject to change



Through CGI, today's foremost thinkers
meet tomorrow's groundbreaking solutions.

Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meetings provide a platform to interact with individuals from across sectors, form partnerships, and collaborate to build Commitments to Action, addressing some of today’s most pressing challenges within the Latin American region and globally. CGI facilitates action by leveraging participants’ influence, expertise, and passion to create effective and measurable commitments.


Participation in CGI Latin America includes:

  • Interactive and region-specific sessions
  • Access to a diverse network of global leaders from across sectors
  • Commitment development services
  • A personalized Relationship Manager



Participation is by invitation only, for inquiries please contact [email protected].



Commitments to Action

A Commitment to Action—the defining feature of CGI—
is a plan for addressing a significant global challenge.

Commitments to Action can be small or large, financial or nonmonetary in nature. Many commitments are the result of cross-sector partnerships, with CGI members combining efforts to expand their impact. While the three Action Areas explore specific topics within the broader meeting context, commitments can address a more expansive scope of challenges in any part of the world. To date, CGI members have made more than 2,500 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

CGI supports the development of commitments by facilitating dialogue, providing opportunities to identify partners, and communicating results.
CGI serves as a catalyst for action, but does not engage in the actual implementation of commitments.

Learn More About How to Make a CGI Commitment »


Every commitment must meet three basic criteria:

New: A CGI commitment must present a new idea or approach to a major challenge. While ongoing work is not eligible, an expansion of a successful program does qualify as a valid Commitment to Action. Additionally, participants can become partners on other CGI commitments by, for example, providing in-kind support or technical expertise.

Specific: A CGI commitment must outline a specific approach to a problem, have clear and feasible objectives to be accomplished within a defined period of time, and articulate the desired outcome of the effort.

Measurable: CGI commitments must have specific quantitative or qualitative goals that can be monitored by the commitment-maker to evaluate progress over time. As each commitment is implemented, annual progress is reported to CGI to demonstrate the extent of its impact.





View Webcast Archives »

Watch videos from past CGI meetings:

Conversations on Courage: Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu & Aung San Suu Kyi (2011 CGI Annual Meeting)

A Common Purpose: Learn about CGI's Mission and Experience the Annual Meeting (2012 CGI Annual Meeting)

Business by Design with Fareed Zakaria: Aligning Business Interests with Social Outcomes (2012 CGI Annual Meeting)

Megacities, Mega Challenges: Global Urbanization and Job Creation (2011 CGI Annual Meeting)


Clinton Global Initiative Press Office

[email protected]
+1 (212) 397-2255


Press Releases

  • President Dilma Rousseff to Join President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at Clinton Global Initiative Latin America Meeting
    (English / Portuguese / Spanish)
  • President Clinton to Convene International Leaders from Business, Government and Philanthropy at Clinton Global Initiative Latin America Meeting
    (English / Portuguese / Spanish)
  • President Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Board Member Chelsea Clinton Announce Clinton Global Initiative Latin America
    (English / Portuguese / Spanish)


CGI Latin America in the News

  • Rio will host a Clinton Global Initiative meeting
    July 5, 2013 – O GLOBO (Portuguese / English / Spanish)
  • VIDEO: Bill Clinton's organization will promote a Latin America meeting in Brazil (Portuguese)
  • Clinton announces Latin America initiative
    May 6, 2013 – WALL STREET JOURNAL (English / Spanish / Portuguese)
  • Clinton announces plans for a Latin America initiative later this year in Rio de Janeiro
    May 6, 2013 – THE WASHINGTON POST (English / Spanish / Portuguese)
  • The Clinton Global Initiative will unite world leaders in Rio de Janeiro
    May 6, 2013 – CNNMexico (English / Spanish / Portuguese)
  • Bill Clinton To Bring Clinton Global Initiative To Latin America
    May 6, 2013 – HUFFINGTON POST (English / Portuguese / Spanish /)
  • Clinton to Veja "The future belongs to those who practice cooperation"
    March 27, 2013 – VEJA (English / Portuguese / Spanish)

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Press Credentials

  • Press registration is now open to the members of the media.
    To apply, please complete the form at
  • All media must apply for credentials and must be approved by CGI in order to attend.
    The deadline to apply is Friday, December 6 at 5 PM BRST.
  • Members of the press who have received email confirmation from CGI to attend the meeting are encouraged to pick up their credentials at the press registration desk on Monday, December 9 between 7 AM and 5 PM BRST.
  • Should you have any questions about registration, please
    email [email protected]




Where will the meeting take place?

CGI Latin America will be held at the Copacabana Palace Hotel located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The address for the Copacabana Palace Hotel is:

Av. Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, RJ


Do I need a visa to attend the meeting?

If you do not currently reside in Brazil, you may be required to obtain a tourist visa to enter the country. Please check with the Brazilian embassy or consulate nearest you for visa requirements. CGI is unable to obtain visas for participants.

What language will the meeting be held in?

The CGI Latin America Meeting will be held in English, with translation services available in Spanish and Portuguese during all programmatic portions of the event.

How can I attend the CGI Latin America Meeting?

Participation is by invitation only, for inquiries please contact [email protected].

What is the deadline to register for the meeting?

Participation in the CGI Latin America Meeting is limited. Registering as soon as possible to secure your attendance is highly encouraged.

How can I book accommodations for my stay?

CGI has secured discounted rates for attendees at the hotels listed below, valid for the week of the meeting. These rates can only be guaranteed until the cut-off dates or until the hotel blocks reach capacity.

Copacabana Palace Hotel (host venue)

Av. Atlântica, 1702 – Copacabana
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Phone: +55 21 2548-7070
Room Rate: R$790-R$1750/night + tax (rates vary based on room type)
Cut Off Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2013
*To make a reservation, please contact your Relationship Manager for assistance.

Windsor Atlantica (walking distance from host venue)
Av. Atlântica 1020 – Leme
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Phone: +55 21 2195-7800
Email: [email protected]
Group Code: Clinton Global Initiative, Block ID: 2284737
Room Rate: Single Room R$642/night + taxes; Double Room R$706/night + taxes
Cut Off Date: Friday, November 22nd, 2013
*To make a reservation, please contact the hotel directly.

I have dietary restrictions. Will there be accommodations made for me?

Meals will be served throughout the meeting, with vegetarian options available. Please contact your Relationship Manager should you require any specific accommodations.

Can I bring a guest or spouse to CGI Latin America?

Attendees are unable to bring a guest or spouse to the daytime portions of the meeting. However, guests are welcome at the social reception on Monday evening for an additional fee. Please contact [email protected] or your Relationship Manager for more information.

How can my company sponsor the Clinton Global Initiative?

Sponsors of CGI proudly share the common goal of finding solutions to pressing global challenges. Companies can sponsor entire events, specific parts of an event, or provide support for the year-round programming that is available to CGI members. If you or your company is interested in becoming a sponsor of CGI, please contact [email protected] or call +1 (212) 397-2255.

For any additional questions, please email [email protected].