Events Past

The American Executive Forum Luncheon

Event date:01/31/2018
Init hour:12:00pm
End hour:1:30pm

Details:

Latin American Series  — “Discover the Magic of Panama”Latin American Series  — “Discover the Magic of Panama”
Date:  Wednesday, January 31, 2018Time:  12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Welcome – Gilberto (Gil) Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas
Mr. Cisneros is committed to economic empowerment and justice and is the driving force of the Chamber of the Americas (COTA) in its mission to build and cultivate strong relationships among member and nonmember individuals and organizations. COTA seeks to facilitate trade and investments that strengthen local economies and foster a spirit of harmony, social and economic justice, and cohesiveness globally, with particular emphasis in the Western Hemisphere.
Moderator – Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA
Dr. Conde is a senior consultant to COTA bringing over 32 years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.
MC & Moderator – Tony Bottagaro, COO, COTA
Tony is special advisor to COTA on national and international affairs. He is also a seasoned executive, acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, award-winning film producer and narrator, playwright and stage performer as “Mario the Peddler.” For over 35 years, he has taken his message of “a world more human and more divine” across diverse ideologies, including the United Nations and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.
Guest Speaker – Beth Hendrix, Executive Director, Denver Sister Cities International
PayPal – The safer, easier way to pay online! Location:  The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202Parking:  Complimentary valet parkingParticipation fee:  $35.00.Questions:  Call 303.462.1275.Cancellation Policy:  24 hours before the event. Advanced payment is appreciated.Hosted by:  Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, Denver Sister Cities International, El Pomar Foundation,Grupo Cisneros Internacional, Global Chamber of Denver, United Airlines, Wells Fargo


Chamber of the Americas Reception

Event date:02/07/2018
Init hour:5:00pm
End hour:7:00pm

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“An Exciting New Chapter is Unfolding for the Chamber of the Americas!”

Location:  The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Complimentary Refreshments and Valet Parking


The Americas Executive Forum Luncheon

Event date:04/25/2018
Init hour:12:00pm
End hour:1:30pm

Details:

Latin American Series
“Latina Women Making a Difference in International Trade”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018




Welcome – Gilberto (Gil) Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas

Mr. Cisneros is committed to economic empowerment and justice and is the driving force of the Chamber of the Americas (COTA) in its mission to build and cultivate strong relationships among member and nonmember individuals and organizations. COTA seeks to facilitate trade and investments that strengthen local economies and foster a spirit of harmony, social and economic justice, and cohesiveness globally, with particular emphasis in the Western Hemisphere.

Guest Speakers

Candice Bataille has over twenty-five years of experience with international development and trade. Having worked for both the nonprofit and profit sectors, she has led efforts for matching funds from multilateral organizations into micro enterprises and educational initiatives across North America, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Her international work includes supporting and assisting small businesses with market research, strategy and cultural design, and tariff classification.

Candice has worked in over 47 countries and has been privileged to create programs and projects alongside world leaders and presidents of countries such as Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Valesa, Federico Zaragoza, Alberto Fujimori, and Belisario Betancourt. She continues working as a consultant on international trade and development for corporations, government and multilateral agencies. In addition, Candice is the founder of the nonprofit Glowmundo, which seeks to build resilience in inner city youth.

Felicia Naranjo Martinez, Executive Director of the Colorado European Union Center of Excellence (CEUCE), is responsible for the vision and strategy of the organization. She aligns CEUCE with EU initiatives stemming from the EU Mission to the U.S in Washington D.C. and the EU Commission in Brussels. From the University of Colorado Boulder, and in collaboration with partner organizations, she is tasked with achieving organizational goals of disseminating knowledge on the European Union, its initiatives, and current events.

Ms. Naranjo Martinez develops strategic partnerships that grow the organization through EU affiliates and ensures the construction, communication and execution of programmatic events. She co-owns the program with the CEUCE Academic Director and takes primary responsibility for liaising with the business, policymaker, civic, NGO organizations and educators across the Boulder campus and at Mountain West Partner Universities.

Idaksue “Sue” Montoya was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from the University Simon Rodriguez, and then worked in banking, ultimately as a Regional Branch Manager for Bancor. Sue moved from Caracas to Denver, Colorado, in 1994.

She spent 16 years at Sprint, where she supervised the Fraud Department, primarily overseeing identity theft investigations. The past three years have been spent in contract positions at Kaiser-Permanente protecting the company against insurance fraud, and at Western Union ensuring compliance with anti-Money Laundering requirements. Sue is President and member of the Board of Directors of SOS Venezuela Denver, which provides economic assistance to charitable groups providing food for hungry children in Venezuela.

Moderator  – Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA

Dr. Conde is a senior consultant to COTA bringing over 32 years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.

MC & Moderator  – Tony Bottagaro, COO, COTA

Tony is special advisor to COTA on national and international affairs. He is also a seasoned executive, acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, award-winning film producer and narrator, playwright and stage performer as “Mario the Peddler.” For over 35 years, he has taken his message of “a world more human and more divine” across diverse ideologies, including the United Nations and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Location:  The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Parking:  Complimentary valet parking

Participation fee:  $35.00.  Please RSVP via e-mail to gil@chamberoftheamericas.com
Questions:  Call 303.462.1275.

Cancellation Policy:  24 hours before the event. Advanced payment is appreciated.

Hosted by: Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Global Chamber of Denver, Grupo Cisneros Internacional, BizWest, United Airlines, Wells Fargo

Hosting opportunities available.



The Americas Executive Forum Luncheon

Event date:05/16/2018
Init hour:12:00pm
End hour:1:30pm

Details:

Special Town Hall Event

“The Northern Frontier –
Colorado’s Front Range,
Enormous Growth and Growing”

Date:  Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time:  12:00 – 1:30 p.m.





Guest Speaker

Christopher Wood is the editor and publisher of BizWest, a regional business journal covering Boulder, Broomfield, Larimer and Weld counties. Wood cofounded the Northern Colorado Business Report in 1995 and served as publisher of the Boulder County Business Report until the two publications were merged to form BizWest in 2014. From 1990 to 1995, Wood served as reporter and managing editor of the Denver Business Journal. He is a Marine Corps veteran and a graduate of the University of Colorado Boulder.

The Northern Frontier (Colorado’s Front Range) has seen enormous growth over the past decades, but the coming years will see much of that growth concentrated in Northern Colorado, with hundreds of thousands of new residents heading to the region. BizWest editor and publisher Chris Wood will describe what’s driving that growth, the opportunities and challenges that exist, and how the publication has adapted its coverage over the years.

Welcome – Gilberto (Gil) Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas

Mr. Cisneros is committed to economic empowerment and justice and is the driving force of the Chamber of the Americas (COTA) in its mission to build and cultivate strong relationships among member and nonmember individuals and organizations. COTA seeks to facilitate trade and investments that strengthen local economies and foster a spirit of harmony, social and economic justice, and cohesiveness globally, with particular emphasis in the Western Hemisphere.

Moderator – Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA

Dr. Conde is a senior consultant to COTA bringing over 32 years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.

MC & Moderator – Tony Bottagaro, COO, COTA

Tony is special advisor to COTA on national and international affairs. He is also a seasoned executive, acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, award-winning film producer and narrator, playwright and stage performer as “Mario the Peddler.” For over 35 years, he has taken his message of “a world more human and more divine” across diverse ideologies, including the United Nations and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Location:  The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Parking:  Complimentary valet parking

Participation fee:  $35.00.
      Please RSVP via e-mail to gil@chamberoftheamericas.com
Questions:  Call 303.462.1275.

Cancellation Policy:  24 hours before the event. Advanced payment is appreciated.

Hosted by:  Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Global Chamber of Denver,
Grupo Cisneros Internacional, BizWest, United Airlines, Wells Fargo

Hosting opportunities available.



The Americas Executive Forum Luncheon 6-13-18

Event date:06/13/2018
Init hour:12:00pm
End hour:1:30pm

Details:

Special Town Hall Event

“Discover Peru’s
Amazing Culture and
Economic Opportunities!”

Date:  Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Time:  12:00 – 1:30 p.m.





Guest Speaker

Consul General, Minister Roland Denegri Aguirre is a Minister in the Diplomatic Service of Peru. He graduated from the Catholic University of Peru and from the Peruvian Diplomatic Academy, and has a Masters Degree in Public International Law from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. Presently, he holds the position of Consul General of Peru in Denver with a jurisdiction of nine Estates of the American Union (Colorado, Utah, Idaho, New Mexico, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana and Wyoming).

In the past he has worked at the Mission of Peru to the European Union and Embassy of Peru in Belgium (2000-2006), and as Counselor and Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Peru in Argentina (2009-2014). In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs he held several positions, including Third Secretary at the South American Department and MERCOSUR, First Secretary and Head of Chile Division of the South American Department, and Adviser to the Cabinet of the Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Welcome – Gilberto (Gil) Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas

Mr. Cisneros is committed to economic empowerment and justice and is the driving force of the Chamber of the Americas (COTA) in its mission to build and cultivate strong relationships among member and nonmember individuals and organizations. COTA seeks to facilitate trade and investments that strengthen local economies and foster a spirit of harmony, social and economic justice, and cohesiveness globally, with particular emphasis in the Western Hemisphere.

Moderator – Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA

Dr. Conde is a senior consultant to COTA bringing over 32 years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.

MC & Moderator – Tony Bottagaro, COO, COTA

Tony is special advisor to COTA on national and international affairs. He is also a seasoned executive, acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, award-winning film producer and narrator, playwright and stage performer as “Mario the Peddler.” For over 35 years, he has taken his message of “a world more human and more divine” across diverse ideologies, including the United Nations and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Location:  The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Parking:  Complimentary valet parking

Participation fee:  $35.00.
      Please RSVP via e-mail to gil@chamberoftheamericas.com
Questions:  Call 303.462.1275.

Cancellation Policy:  24 hours before the event. Advanced payment is appreciated.

Hosted by:  Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Global Chamber of Denver,
Grupo Cisneros Internacional, BizWest, United Airlines, The Palm Restaurant, Wells Fargo

Hosting opportunities available.



The Americas Executive Forum Luncheon

Event date:05/15/2019
Init hour:12:00pm
End hour:1:30pm

Details:

Special Town Hall Event
presented by Chamber of the Americas and
Metropolitan State University

“You Are the Difference”

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time:  12:00 – 1:30 p.m.





Moderator – Dr. Ann Murphy, Dean, College of Business, Metropolitan State University

Dr. Murphy became Dean of the College of Business in June, 2011. Since that time, she has excelled in leading the college to new heights as a recognized and respected institution.

Overview and Outreach Program – Gilberto (Gil) Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas and President, COTA Foundation

Under Mr. Cisneros, leadership and vision, COTA and its foundation continues to grow as a vibrant, well-positioned global organization. Over the last 26 years he has been tireless in his pursuit of harmony and economic empowerment and justice throughout the International Community. COTA is now embarking on a new and exciting journey to heal a Divided Nation and International Community, creating a society for the greater good of all humanity. 

Presenting The Human Face in Doing Business – Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA

Dr. Conde is a senior consultant to COTA bringing over 32 years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.

Keynote, “You Are the Difference” – Tony Bottagaro, Special Advisor to COTA and the COTA Foundation on National and International Affairs

Mr Bottagaro is a seasoned executive, acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, award-winning film producer and narrator, playwright, stage performer and storyteller. For over 36 years, he has taken his message “to create a world more human and more divine” to many sectors of society, including the State Department, United Nations, and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Location:  The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202
Parking:  Complimentary valet parking

Participation fee:  $35.00.
      Please RSVP via e-mail to gil@chamberoftheamericas.com
Questions:  Call 303.462.1275.

Cancellation Policy: 24 hours before the event. Advanced payment is appreciated.

Hosted by:  Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Grupo Cisneros Internacional, garritz, BizWest, PostNet Logmont, The Palm Restaurant

Hosting opportunities available.



The Americas Executive Forum Luncheon

Event date:10/23/2019
Init hour:12:00pm
End hour:1:30pm

Details:

Town Hall Event
“A Border Journey”

Wednesday, October 23
12:00–1:30 p.m. 





Guest Speaker:
MORGAN SMITH, Freelance Writer and Photographer has had a long career in state government in Colorado as a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, Commissioner of Agriculture, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, and Director of the Colorado International Trade Office.

He now lives in New Mexico and, for the last eight years, has been traveling to the Mexican border at least once a month to document conditions there and work with a number of humanitarian organizations.

His photos are his way of “bringing to life” the realities of the border and the humanity of the people who struggle to survive there.

Welcome:
Gilberto “Gil” Cisneros, Chairman and CEO, Chamber of the Americas and its Foundation President 
  
Under Mr. Cisneros, leadership and vision COTA and its Foundation continues to grow as a vibrant, well-positioned global organization. Over the last 26 years he has been tireless in his pursuit of harmony and economic empowerment and justice throughout the International Community. COTA is now embarking on a new and exciting journey to heal a Divided Nation and International Community, creating a society for the greater good of all humanity. 

Moderator:
Dr. David Conde, President of North America, COTA 
  
Dr. Conde is senior consultant to COTA, bringing 33 plus years of experience in developing and conducting international programs in Europe, Mexico, Central and South America in the public and private sectors. In addition, he currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of East Migrant Head Start Project with 40 education centers for migrant children in 14 states along the east coast and the south.   

MC and Moderator:
Tony Bottagaro, Special Advisor to COTA and its Foundation on National and International Affairs

Mr. Bottagaro is a Seasoned Executive, Acclaimed Speaker, Bestselling Author, Playwright, Stage Performer and Storyteller. For over 36 years, he has taken his message “To Create A World More Human and More Divine,” to many sectors of society, including the State Department, United Nations, and an audience with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican.

Location: The Palm Restaurant at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, Colorado 80202

Participation fee: $40.00. Cancellation Policy: 24 hours before the event. Advance payment is appreciated.

Sponsors: Chamber of the Americas, Chamber of the Americas Foundation, El Pomar Foundation, Grupo Cisneros Internacional, BizWest, The Palm Restaurant





Future
Executive Forum
Luncheon Dates

Event date:11/01/2019
Init hour:12:00pm
End hour:

Details:

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