Conference: Consumer Banking in Latin America - Opportunities & Challenges - March 23, 2007

Cohosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Americas Center and Florida International University's Summit of the Americas Center (SOAC)

This conference focuses on postelection Latin America and considers some prominent issues related to developments in consumer banking.


7:30 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 Welcome
Modesto Maidique, President, Florida International University
8:40 Opening remarks
Patrick K. Barron, First Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Economic and Political Panel: Postelection Outlook in Latin America
Prospects in the Region with a Particular Focus on Consumer Demand

Carl A. Cira, Director, Summit of the Americas Center, Florida International University

Galina Alexeenko, Economic Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta (Presentation)
Bruce Bagley, Professor and Chair, Department of International Studies, University of Miami

10:15 Coffee break

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Panel: Banking the Unbanked and Underbanked
Prospects for Greater Penetration of Consumer Banking Products and Services in the United States and Latin America and Legal Issues Related to Cross-Border Payments

Daniella Levine, Executive Director, Human Services Coalition

Ana Cruz-Taura, Senior Project/Communications Supervisor (Presentation)
Elizabeth McQuerry, Assistant Vice President, Retail ACH Payments (Presentation)
Richard Fraher, Assistant General Counsel

12:30 p.m.


Keynote Speaker
Antonio Carrasco Ruíz, Commercial Director, Bansefi, Mexico


Practitioners' Panel: Strategies for Developing Consumer Banking Products
Experiences, Opportunities, and Challenges in Developing and Deepening Consumer Banking Markets in Latin America

Francisco Prior, Senior Research Associate, Summit of the Americas Center, Florida International University
International University and IESE, Barcelona, Spain (Presentation)

Guillermo Gómez del Campo, Director of Strategy for Latin America, Banamex, Mexico
Fernando Dasso, Head of Marketing, Banco de Crédito del Perú, Peru (Presentation)
Máximo González, Director, Consumer Banking, Banco Itaú, Brazil
Martín Zarich, Head of Business Development, Latin American Retail Banking, BBVA, Spain

4:20 Closing remarks
Robert Schenck, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta