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The 15th Annual Latin Trade Symposium & Bravo business awards: October 30, 2009.

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Led by Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa, winners of the 15th BRAVO Business Awards walked down the red carpet to the evening gala to receive their 2009 awards for excellence and achievement. More than 350 leading business executives, government officials, academics and environmental and humanitarian leaders attended the 15th BRAVO Business Awards dinner and ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami on October 30.

President Calderon, who received the award as Leader of the Year, was the first to receive his BRAVO Business Awards statuette in the event. Also winning awards were (pictured above left to right): TOTVS CEO Laercio Cosentino (Technology CEO of the Year); Empresas Publicas de Medellin CEO Federico Restrepo Posada (Pioneering CEO of the Year); ASEMBIS Founder Rebeca Villalobos (Humanitarian of the Year); Corporacion Andina de Fomento President and CEO Enrique Garcia (Financier of the Year); President Calderon; Empresas Polar CEO Lorenzo Mendoza (Social Responsibility CEO of the Year); Foundation for Deep Ecology President Douglas Tompkins (Environmental Leader of the Year); Igal Magendzo, coordinator of macroeconomic policy at the Chilean Finance Ministry representing Chilean Finance Minister Andres Velasco (Innovative Leader of the Year); Grupo Bimbo CEO Daniel Servitje (CEO of the Year).

Past BRAVO Business Award winners attending the gala included: Americas Society/Council of the Americas President and CEO Susan L. Segal, Visa International President Eduardo Erana, Masisa CEO Enrique Cibie Bluth and Michel Chancy, Haiti's Secretary of State for Animal Production.

The gala capped a day of activities that began with the LATIN TRADE Symposium, organized in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the Americas Society/Council of the Americas. At the symposium, winners and other invited speakers held a CEO roundtable on corporate social responsibility, a panel discussion on the region's recovery from the global financial crisis and a discussion about new horizons for Mexico held between Mexican Social Development Minister Ernesto Cordero and ProMexico CEO Bruno Ferrari.

The presenting sponsor was the InterContinental Hotels Group; the gold sponsors were Chevron and Copa Airlines; and the silver sponsors were HP and HSBC. Ashoka and The Nature Conservancy were partners, while media partners included: CNN en Espanol, Financial Times and Google.

Nominations for the 2010 BRAVO Business Awards are open at www.ltbravo.com.

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Welcome Reception For 2009 Honorees hosted by the Intercontinental Hotels Group

1. Luis Estefan, development, Andean countries, Intercontinental Hotels Group; and Elias Abilahoud, owner of InterContinental Tamanaco Caracas. 2. Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, InterContinental Hotels Group, Latin America & Caribbean; Jim Abrahamson, president, InterContinental Hotels Group, the Americas; Barry E. Johnson, president and CEO, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. 3. Federico Restrepo Posada, CEO, Empresas Publicas de Medellin and BRAVO winner; his wife Clara Victoria Gallego. 4. Empresas Bern President Herman Bern and his wife Miriam Bern. 5. Foundation for Deep Ecology President and BRAVO winner Douglas Tompkins, his wife Kris McDivitt, U.S. State Department Senior Adviser Charles Shapiro. 6. ASEMBIS Founder and BRAVO winner Rebeca Villalobos; Ana Cristina Navarro, communications director, Empresas Publicas de Medellin. 7. ProMexico CEO Bruno Ferrari; Katia Bouazza, Head of Global Capital. Markets, Latin America, HSBC Securities; Richard Burns, chairman, Miami Media; IHG's Jim Abrahamson. 8. Corporacion Andina de Fomento President and CEO and BRAVO winner Enrique Garcia and his wife Beatriz Garcia. 9. Grupo Bimbo CEO and BRAVO winner Daniel Servitje and his wife Bibiana Servitje. 10. Albert Negron, director, LATIN TRADE and Carlos Baruki, area vice president, sates & marketing, Latin America, InterContinental Hotels Group.

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LATIN Trade Symposium, CEO Roundtable, Corporate Social Responsibility

1. Mauricio Nicholls, general manager, Chevron Products Co. 2. Michel Chancy, Haiti's secretary of state for animal production (past BRAVO winner). 3. Nadine Freeman, director, Latin America, Ashoka. 4. George Landau, president emeritus, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, Joe Keenan, managing director, South America, The Nature Conservancy, Corporacion Andina de Fomento President and CEO Enrique Garcia, Masisa CEO Enrique Cibie Bluth (past BRAVO winner). 5. LATIN TRADE CEO Roundtable. 6. Jaime Kelerstein, vice president of commercial channels, imaging and printing group, HP, Latin America, Claudio Guzman, vice president and managing director, HP Mexico. 7. Masisa's Cibie Bluth, Igal Magendzo, coordinator of macroeconomics policy, Chilean Finance Ministry. 8. LATIN TRADE Editorial Director Jane Bussey, Chevron's Nicholls, Empresas Publicas de Medellin CEO Federico Restrepo Posada, Foundation for Deep Ecology President Douglas Tompkins, Grupo Bimbo CEO Daniel Servitje. 9. Alberto Aleman, CEO, Panama Canal Authority, Juan N. Cento, president, FedEx, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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LATIN Trade Symposium, Panel, Financial Crisis And Recovery

1. Daniel. Servitje, CEO, Grupo Bimbo and BRAVO Business Awards winner. 2. Gerardo E. Mato, head of global, banking and capital markets, Americas, HSBC Securities and Igal Magendzo, coordinator of macroeconomics policy, Chilean Finance Ministry. 3. Corporacion Andina de Fomento President and CEO Enrique Garcia; Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno, Grupo Bimbo's Servitje. 4. Bruno Ferrari, CEO, ProMexico. 5. Neoris CEO Claudio Muruzabal. 6. CAF's Enrique Garcia. 7. Ernesto Cordero, Mexican minister of social development. 8. Americas Society/Council of the Americas President and CEO Susan Segal, Social Development Minister Cordero, ProMexico's Ferrari.

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BRAVO Business Awards Gala

1. Mexican President Felipe Calderon Hinojosa; Alvaro Diago, chief operating officer, Latin America and the Caribbean, InterContinental Hotels Group; Jim Abrahamson, president, Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group. 2. President Calderon. 3. Thomas D. Avazian, senior vice president, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Martin Sanchez, managing director, head of M&A, Latin America, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Sonia L. Dula, managing director, Latin America Corporate and Investment Banking, Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 4. Francis Larkin, senior vice president Hamburg Sud; Juan Girard, ocean manager, DHL Global Forwarding; Adilson da Silva, South Florida sales manager, Hamburg Sud; Jeff Lucking, manager sales, Hamburg Sud. 5. Miami Media Chairman Richard Burns, LATIN TRADE'S Jane Bussey, President Calderon 6. Copa Airlines Regional Manger Fernando Fondevilla, Patricia Cordova, sales manager, SE USA, Copa Airlines.

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BRAVO Business Awards Gala

1. President Calderon; Miami-Dade College President Eduardo Padron. 2. Maria Alexandra Mendoza, Empresa Polar CEO Lorenzo Mendoza, LATIN TRADE'S Jane Bussey, Miami Media Executive Director Maria Lourdes Gallo. 3. President Calderon, Eduardo Erana, president, Latin America, Visa; Rosario Erana. 4. Margarita Zavala de Calderon; President Calderon; Mauricio Nicholls, general manager, Chevron Products Co.; Ines Elena Nicholls. 5. Adrienne Arsht, philanthropist and business leader; President Calderon. 6. Interaudi Bank Chairman and CEO Joseph Audi; Claude Audi. 7. Rebeca Villalobos, founder, ASEMBIS, BRAVO winner. 8. Panama Canal Authority CEO Alberto Aleman; Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno; Beatriz Garcia and Enrique Garcia, president and CEO, Andean Development Corporation.

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BRAVO Business Awards Gala

1. Jeffrey Nazzaro, managing director, international equities, Goldman Sachs Group; Nora Nazzaro. 2. IDB's Moreno; Miami Media Executive Director Rosemary Winters. 3. Empresas Publicas de Medellin CEO Federico Restrepo Posada; Katia Bouazza, Head of Global Capital Markets, Latin America and managing director, HSBC Securities; Alfonso Fierro, head of global banking and markets, HSBC Mexico. 4. Anna Zaldivar; Miguel. Zaldivar, managing partner, Hogan & Hartson. 5. Jorge Castro-Valle, director general, of protocol, Mexican Foreign Minister; Grazyna Gutierrez-Tinoco; Mexican Consul. General. Juan Miguel Gutierrez-Tinoco. 6. Council of the America's President and CEO Susan Segal. 7. Mexican Economics Minister Gerardo Ruiz Mateos; Mexican Ambassador to Washington Arturo Sarukhan; Mexican Social. Development Minister Ernesto Cordero; Jaime Valles Valdes, vice president, Cisco, Latin America. 8. Vicente Trius, former president and CEO, Wal-Mart, Latin America; Maristella Trius; Miriam Kelerstein; Jaime Kelerstein, vice president of commercial channels, imaging and printing group, HP, Latin America. 9. Lucrecia Solano; Manuel Solano, Director Latin America, Ernst & Young.
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