6 Sovereign/Quasi-Sovereign Latin American Issuers, 36 Latin American companies and more than 100 investors from around the world attended on May 6 and 7 the 5th edition of the conference organized by BBVA in New York. This annual conference has grown over the years, helping position BBVA as one of the leaders in the US and Latin America local capital markets amongst international investors.

During the event, institutional investors and issuers analyzed the current situation of the Latin American markets and found out about the investment opportunities offered by the region. During the two-day conference there were presentations and panels by representatives from the public sector, private companies and institutional investors. Various very relevant and current thematic issuesin Latin America were addressed during the sessions: opportunities in the energy sector, commodities, hybrid bonds, interest rates and infrastructure projects, among others. In parallel with the conference, more than 250 bilateral meetings were organized among more than 100 international investors and the 40 Latin American issuers, which analyzed the various investment proposals offered by the region.
This year, for the first time, investors from Asia and Europe joined their U.S. counterparts, a clear indication of the success of an event that aims to become a benchmark for the Latin American capital markets.
Gabriel Bochi, Head of Latin America Debt Capital Markets, was pleased with the reception of this event and said that "over the years we have been able not only to attract an ever growing number of important clients of the bank, but also to constantly improve the content of the conference". The 2016 conference will be held on May 4th and 5th.