Join us on May 15 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. for a conversation with Venezuela’s most prestigious economic voices.  These experts we will look at the impact of Venezuela’s current policies on the government, the private sector, consumers, and the region.

A discussion with
Felipe Perez Marti
Formerly the minister of planning for President Hugo Chavez, Mr. Perez has become highly critical of the Maduro government. With an insider’s understanding of the Venezuelan economy, Mr. Perez provides big picture analysis of the different factors influencing Venezuela’s economy at this crucial moment.

Jorge Roig
Jorge Roig is president of Fedecámaras, the Venezuelan Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.  Often considered the ‘spokesperson’ of the private sector, Mr. Roig offers insight on how President Nicolas Maduro’s economic policies have affected production. Mr. Roig looks at the disruption of supply chains and the disorder in the financial markets and analyzes the impact this has on corporate operations.

Luis Vicente Leon
One of the country’s top pollsters, Mr. Leon has been conducting monthly polls on scarcity in Venezuela. With mounting concerns over the lack of basic goods in the country, Mr. Leon’s data has been a warning signal of the growing discontent with the Maduro government’s policies. He advises many political, corporate, and non-profit clients on public opinion in Venezuela.

Luisa Palacios
Head of Latin American macro and energy research at Medly Global Advisors, Ms. Palacios has extensive experience working in country risk analysis and oil markets for institutions including the World Bank and Société Générale. She will provide analysis on the regional implications of Venezuela’s energy market

Moderated by
Peter Schechter
Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council