Bill Clinton will Present at the Americas Conference

Miami, Fla.—Regional leaders to address prospects for economic recovery and regional political challenges. Conference highlights include:

  • President Oscar Arias on situation in Honduras
  • Former US President Bill Clinton on Haiti
  • Prime Minister Hubert Alexander Ingraham, Commonwealth of The Bahamas
  • Josefina Vazquez-Mota, Deputy / Majority Leader, PAN, Mexico
  • World Bank projects regional economic recovery in 2010.

Media are invited to attend the Americas Conference 2009 in Miami, Florida September 29 - 30, 2009 during which Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) leaders and policy makers will gather to discuss the post economic crisis scenario in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Special guests include Bill Clinton, former US President and currently serving as United Nations Special Envoy for Haiti; Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica; Hubert Alexander Ingraham, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; Pamela Cox, World Bank Vice President for Latin America and the Caribbean; David Landsberg, President and Publisher, Miami Herald Media Company; José Miguel Insulza, Secretary General, Organization of American States (OAS); Daniel Scioli, Governor, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina; José Antonio García Belaúnde, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peru, Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University will participate as well as several other high-profile guests.

The Conference, hosted by The Miami Herald, Florida International University (FIU), the State of Florida and the World Bank, provides a unique platform of integration between political leaders, government officials, business leaders and regional –international organizations.

WHAT: Americas Conference 2009 After the crisis: Emerging challenges and political stability Después de la crisis: Nuevos desafíos y estabilidad política

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday September 29-30, 2009

WHERE: Biltmore Hotel 1200 Anastasia Avenue Coral Gables, FL 33134

MEDIA CENTER/ ACCREDITATION opens September 28th Media who wish to attend the Americas Conference 2009 will need to provide their media credentials to Ricardo Alejandro Vargas Gomez by email at: or Maritza Arceo at for accreditation. Journalists will be able to pick up their accreditation materials on site at The Biltmore Hotel located in Coral Gables, Florida beginning Monday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.