PVBLIC Foundation and Ismael Cala Foundation are organizing a debate in the...

PVBLIC Foundation and Ismael Cala Foundation are organizing a debate in the UN about the future of Latin America

Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Mexico's Ambassador to the UN; Yoani Sánchez, Angelica Fuentes and Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, will be among those attending the Latino Impact Summit 2016.


NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The Latino Impact Summit 2016, will be one of the first major events fully hosted in Spanish at the United Nations and it will reunite top Latin personalities under the same roof to discuss the future of Latin America.

The objective is to create an opportunity to discuss real issues affecting the region, as well as the challenges and opportunities related to Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative seeks to map out viable options to concretize solutions and strategies for its implementation.

The high-level panels will provide an overview about the private sector’s involvement in solutions, as well as investment possibilities in the upcoming road towards development.

On September 8th in New York City, Latino Impact Summit 2016 will be an ideal opportunity to discuss development issues, to provide ideas about the future of the region, to create a suitable environment to get to know influencers, and to explain different ideas that will have an impact on the empowerment of Latin America.

In addition, Angelica Fuentes, President of the foundation that bears her name, will receive the award for “Latin Woman Empowerment.”

Among those confirmed to be present are Juan Jose Gomez Camacho, Mexico’s Ambassador to the UN, Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, founder and President of Strategic Investment Group, and YOA Orchestra of the Americas; Yoani Sanchez, Cuban blogger and journalist; Gaby Pacheco, Program Director at The Dream US; Freddy J. Balsera, founder and managing partner of Balsera Communications; Hector Sanchez, President of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda; Enrique Acevedo, a presenter for Univision’s Television News; Mariana Atencio, journalist and presenter on Fusion; and Maria Elena Salinas, co-presenter on Univision’s Television News.

Social entrepreneurs and businessmen, Ismael Cala and Sergio Fernandez de Cordova, who head the entities of the Ismael Cala Foundation and PVBLIC Foundation, will lead the summit.

During the event, Dr. Luis Ubiñas, former president of the Ford Foundation and current chairman of the board of directors of the Pan American Development Foundation, will be presented with the Award of Excellence for Social Development.

Find more information at LatinoImpactSummit.org


Communicator, author and international conference speaker on personal development and leadership. For more than five years, he presented the show CALA, at prime time on CNN en Español. His message of social entrepreneurship, mindfulness and well-being is a reference for millions of people who follow his work in books, seminars, workshops and conferences throughout Latin America.

Author of the bestsellers, “El analfabeto emocional” (2016) [The Emotional Illiterate], “Cala y Cruz: Las dos caras de la comunicación” (2016) [Cala and Cruz: The two faces of communication], “El secreto del bambú” (2015) [The secret of bamboo], “Un buen hijo de P” (2014) [A real son of a B], and “El poder de escuchar” (2013) [The power of listening].


Sergio Fernandez de Cordova is an internationally recognized businessman. He is an investor and philanthropist in Latin America. He works at the center of communication media, and in the sector of public-private alliances for social impact. In 2012 he co-founded—and is the current president—of the PVBLIC Foundation (pvblic.org) and PVBLIC Latam.

PVBLIC Foundation and Ismael Cala Foundation are organizing a debate in the UN about the future of Latin America