CONFERENCES 2009 – 2005

He has participated in over 500 conferences throughout the world.

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2009 International Forum on the Fight against Poverty

Organizer: Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and CAF Development Bank of Latin America

Lima, Peru

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2009 “Public Policy to Stimulate Innovation in the Private Sector”

Organizer: Banco Nacional de Desarrollo de Brazil (BNDES)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | June 29 – 30, 2009


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2009 Indian – Latin America and Caribbean Cooperation for Sustainable Food Security

Organized by: Indian Ministry of Agriculture, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Indian Ministry of Foreign Relations

Nueva Delhi, India | Noviembre 29 – Diciembre 01, 2009

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2009 First Meeting of Commission for Biodiversity, Ecosystems, Finance and Development

New York, United States September 11, 2009


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2007 Ibero-American seminar on “Innovación and conocimiento” (“Innovation and Knowledge”)

Organizer: SEGIB and Universidad de Salamanca

Salamanca, Spain | March 15 – 17, 2007

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2007 Oxford – Saint Antony’s College and Ibero-American General Secretariat


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2007 Seminar on “Paradigmas y opciones de desarrollo en América Latina” (Development Paradigms and Options in Latin America)

Organizer: ECLAC and SEGIB

Santiago, Chile | June 21 – 22, 2007

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2007 International seminar on “Empleo joven y las Naciones Unidas” (“Youth Employment and the United Nations”)

Organizer: Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD)

Dominican Republic | June, 2007

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2007 “Middle East: Homeland and global security forum (HGSF)”

Organizer: Ministry of the Interior

Bahrain | November 21, 2007

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2007 “International Financial Crisis”

El Emperador Hotel

Buenos Aires, Argentina | December, 2007

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2006 “Energy Security in Latin America: Renewable Energies as a Viable Alternative”

Ibero-American Ministerial Meeting

Montevideo, Uruguay

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2006 Federacion Latinoamericana de Asociaciones de Empresas Biotecnológicas (FELAEB / Latin American Federation of Associations of Biotechnology Companies)

Conference on: “Biolatina 2006: impacto socio económico de la biotecnología” (Socioeconomic Impact of Biotechnology) – Speech: Biotechnology’s contribution to the industrial growth of developing countries

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Buenos Aires, Argentina


Argentina’s ambassador to Brazil. After 20 years, I have returned to the national government. Over the past decade (2006-15), my work has focused on the private sector and academia. I founded Foresight 2020 and Global Business Development Network; I served on the boards of directors and committees of businesses and NGOs in the Americas, Europe and Asia, and I was named Senior Associated Member (Saint Anthony´s College, Oxford) and Senior Fellow (Chong Yang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China) of educational institutions. Previously, I was elected twice by an international committee as the Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (1997-05, ONUDI). I was also Argentina’s Secretary of Industry and its Economic and Trade Representative in Washington DC (1993-97).


Carlos Magariños was the director general of UNIDO for two consecutive periods. He was chosen for this position in open, independent elections held among over 170 member states. During the 8 years he headed UNIDO, he managed a USD1.3 billion portfolio. The successful implementation of reforms under his leadership led to 150% growth in voluntary contributions.