Join us for an in-person, private meet and greet preceded by a public conversation with José Gregorio Baquero, CEO of Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI) Foods on Wednesday, September 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. (ET) at the Atlantic Council headquarters located at 1030 15th Street NW, 12th floor, Washington, DC.

Mr. Baquero will speak publicly from 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET on the importance of Central American businesses as engines of regional investment, employment, and development before an exclusive, in-person studio audience transmitted via Zoom and other platforms.  Following that conversation, we invite you to stay and join us for a 45-minute informal meet and greet with light refreshments served.

As part of its Central America Week programming, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center is honored to welcome José Gregorio Baquero as a Leader of the Americas. Central America continues to face urgent challenges: migration, food security, and the socioeconomic effects of the pandemic and war in Ukraine. As CEO of CMI Foods, Baquero will bring unique insight into the critical role the private sector plays in driving economic growth, sustainability, and resilience in the region. This conversation is part of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Leaders of the Americas series, which offers insight and analysis at the highest level to discuss the most pressing issues faced by the region.

Please note that the Atlantic Council currently follows CDC guidelines in addition to extra precautions to protect its staff and guests. To comply with COVID-19 guidelines, we will require proof of vaccination or a negative test within 24 hours of the event. Prior to the private discussion, we kindly ask that all guests fill out the Visitor Screening Form.

Please RSVP below. If you are unable to attend and would like to transfer this invitation, please confirm with the Atlantic Council beforehand as space is limited. If you have any questions or require assistance with registration, please contact Eva Lardizábal at or at (786)-300-9887.