Puerto Rico Investment Summit Features New Expert Panel
SAN JUAN – The powerhouse tax-incentive information, investment opportunity and networking event, the Puerto Rico Investment Summit, has assembled a new panel of experts for its attending executives, attorneys, CPAs, institutional investors, investment bankers and private equity professionals.
The Feb. 11 and 12 symposium will be bringing together such high-profile figures as Nader Tavakoli, president, CEO and executive chairman of Ambac Assurance; Lisa J. Donahue, AlixPartners’ managing director and chief restructuring officer for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority; and Jim Millstein, founder and CEO of Millstein & Co., and restructuring adviser to Puerto Rico. The discussion will be moderated by Philipe Schoene Roura, executive editor of Caribbean Business.
The two-day investor conference’s lineup of presenters and panelists includes John Paulson, president and portfolio manager of Paulson & Co., whose acquisitions and renovations include the St. Regis Bahía Beach Resort, the Condado Vanderbilt and La Concha hotels in San Juan, and other properties under development. Joining him will be Michael Tennenbaum, co-founder and senior managing partner emeritus of Tennenbaum Capital Partners, who has chosen Puerto Rico as a business destination.
Also scheduled to speak is Putnam Bridge’s Nicholas Prouty, who purchased one of the largest marinas in the Caribbean as well as several apartment complexes in San Juan. Miguel Ferrer, chairman of Ferrer Faas & Co. and Latin Media House and former chairman of UBS-Puerto Rico, will be speaking about Act 185, the private equity fund law, and how it, along with Act 20, can generate capital and help create jobs in Puerto Rico. He will be part of a panel discussion that includes CPA Gabriel Hernández of the BDO Puerto Rico accounting firm.
The summit’s second day will open with a keynote by businessman, attorney and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, followed by breakout sessions on such topics as science, technology, R&D, aerospace, infrastructure projects, real estate, entertainment events, and legal and CPA services for export.
Previous iterations of the platform for investors, executives, government and private companies have been attended by more than 1,000 people, featuring presentations by more than 100 public and private companies.
Online: Puerto Rico Investment Summit