2017 | Puerto Rico Investment Summit

2017 | Puerto Rico Investment Summit

2017 Puerto Rico Investment Summit

OPPORTUNITY. NETWORKING. KNOWLEDGE.

Join the 2017 PRIS series as we bring together tax experts, government officials, early adopters, innovators, and business leaders to share their experiences and expertise on all the opportunities that Puerto Rico has to offer. From panels led by early adopters, and multi-national CEO’s, to one-on-one interviews and networking opportunities, attendees enjoy two days of learning and unique networking events created in the most beautiful venues in Puerto Rico.

ATTN: Due to the effects of Hurricane María, the Puerto Rico Investment Summit has been rescheduled for: 

DATE: FEBRUARY  — 12th & 13th, 2018

VENUE: PUERTO RICO CONVENTION CENTER

LOCATION: SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Jose B. Carrion III  
President, Puerto Rico Oversight Board

Luis G. Fortuno
#1 Best-Selling Author, Speaker

Johnny Wimbrey
CEO, Yingke Caribbean Center

Jeff Carmichael 
CEO, Yingke Caribbean Center

Walter Keenan 
CEO, Advantage Insurance Holdings Ltd.

Richard Cooper
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP

Nicholas Prouty 
CEO, Putnam Bridge Funding


FEATURED SPEAKERS:

Mark Curry 
CEO, Sol Partners

Edgar Rios, Esq. 
Partner, Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC

Gabriel Hernandez 
Partner, BDO Puerto Rico

Mark Leeds 
Tax Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Denisse Flores 
Tax Partner, PwC

Federico Stubbe
President, PRISA Group

Fernando Goyco-Covas
Counsel, Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC

Francisco Luis 
Tax Partner, Kevane Grant Thornton LLP

Thelma Lopez 
CEO, GFR Customer Engagement Solutions

Pat Foley 
CEO, Lufthansa Technik Puerto Rico

Frank Holder 
Managing Director, Berkeley Research Group

Margaret Juvelier 
President, Puerto Rico Sotheby’s International Realty

Ryan G. Christiansen 
President, Christiansen Commercial

Alicia Figueroa 
Counsel, Pietrantoni Mendez & Alvarez LLC

Monday, October 8, 2017 | YANTAR

Welcome Cocktail, Yantar Restaurant in Condado Beach | 6:30 P.M.


Monday, October 9, 2017 | PUERTO RICO CONVENTION CENTER

REGISTRATION // MORNING SESSIONS | 7:30 A.M.

•        Where do we stand & what’s next
•        The Restoration of Confidence: PROMESA
•        Act 20 & 22: neutral status
•        Act 20 & 22: Technical & Legal Aspects
•        Puerto Rico and Federal Tax Implications: What to Watch for when Planning for incentives

LUNCH // AFTERNOON SESSIONS | 12:30 P.M.

•        A.C. T. Your way to success in Puerto Rico!

•        New & Future Big Impact Investments: What’s new in tourism and entertainment

•        Big Business: Why Puerto Rico

•        International Insurance and Financial Centers

•        Title V: Boosting Infrastructure through Partnerships

•        Partnering with Local Business

•        An Honest Conversation

A Night in San Juan | 7:30 P.M.


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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | PUERTO RICO CONVENTION CENTER

Applying for Acts 20/22: Do it Once, Do it Right  | 7:30

  • Campfires: Interactive sessions on what you really want to know.  | 10:00
  • Real Estate & Tourism
  • Doing Business in Puerto Rico
  • PPP
  • Government Policies on Tax Credits & Incentives
  • Business Immigration: Visa options for investors, entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • Lifestyle: Education, Entertainment and Health

Open to Questions  |  11:30

Lawyers, CPA’s and investors answer questions on-site.


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PAST EVENTS // TIMELINE

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OPPORTUNITY. NETWORKING. KNOWLEDGE.

Join the 2016 PRIS series as Puerto Rico brings together tax experts, government officials, early adopters, innovators, and business leaders to share their experiences and expertise on all the opportunities that Puerto Rico has to offer. Including panels led by early adopters, multi-national CEO’s, one-on-one interviews and networking opportunities, attendees enjoy two days of learning and unique networking events created in the most beautiful venues in Puerto Rico.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

ALBERTO BACO
Secretary of Economic 
Development and 
Commerce

JOHN PAULSON
CEO of Paulson & Co.

Michael Ernest Tennenbaum — Co-Founder and Senior Managing Partner Emeritus of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC (TCP). (Recently chose Puerto Rico as a destination for business.)

Jim Millstein — Chairman and chief executive officer of Millstein & Co. (former chief restructuring officer at the U.S. Treasury)

Nicholas Prouty — Developer \ Investor (Purchased a large marina in Puerto Rico and several apartment complexes in San Juan.

Rudy Giuliani — 2015 PRIS Keynote speaker.

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PUERTO RICO INVESTMENT SUMMIT // FEBRUARY 2015

The 2015 Puerto Rico Investment Summit gathered over 300 investors and entrepreneurs to learn of the investment opportunities, tax incentives, and competitive advantages of investing now in Puerto Rico. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center and Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, this year’s event featured world-renowned keynote speakers supporting the Island’s economic efforts.

ALBERTO BACO
Secretary of Economic 
Development and 
Commerce

RUDY GIULIANI 
President, Giuliani Partners 
and former Mayor 
of New York City

STEVE LEONARD 
Executive Deputy Chairman 
Infocomm Development 
Authority of Singapore (IDA)

MOHNISH PABRAI 
Principal, 
Pabrai Investment Funds

Puerto Rico Investment Summit // 2014

A two day  event slated for April 24-25 – 2014 at the La Concha Resort and the Vanderbilt hotel in San Juan, as well as the St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort in Río Grande, will focus on opportunities provided through current government laws, explained by a group of tax experts, CPAs and government officials who will discuss Puerto Rico’s competitive advantages for businesses.

Organizers will present case studies to investors about businesses whom have already established themselves on the island — such as those by investor John Paulson CEO of Paulson & Co. — Whom is benefiting from the two economic laws that the government enacted in 2012 // the Services Export Act and the Individual Tax Incentives Act, known as Act 20 and Act 22, respectively.

Both acts were designed to stimulate the local economy through tax breaks and incentives aimed at attracting new residents interested in investing locally.

A select group of corporate CEO’s, senior management, partners and business entrepreneurs from leading hedge funds, private equity firms, asset management firms, real estate heads, and accounting firms are expected to speak and attend.


APRIL 2014

The first Puerto Rico Investment Summit, held in April 2014, had an overwhelming response and interest from investors and companies from diverse fields. The two-day event brought together a group of over 150 participants who enjoyed a series of presentations and panels focused on the opportunities under Acts 20 and 22. Summit attendees learned about the unique tax incentives available for individual investors and for businesses to promote export services. Also in attendance were early adopters of Acts 20 and 22, who shared their experiences on how they became part of the island’s community.

Keynote Speakers:

ALBERTO BACÓ-BAGUÉ
Secretary of Economic
Development and
Commerce

JOHN PAULSON
CEO of Paulson & Co.

RICHARD CARRIÓN
Chairman and CEO
of Popular, Inc.

NICHOLAS PROUTY
Managing Partner of
Putnam Bridge Funding

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