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Alacero is the only association that promotes networking among the professionals involved in the value chain of the Latin American industry. We have been active for over sixty years, and remain active even in the midst of the current unprecedented crisis. This year we have organized a new virtual space for the broad discussion of important issues for the steel industry.

This year, we are now creating a new format, 100% online, for an event that we understand will be important to promote the industry.  An event to understand the present, the future and the opportunities of the Latin American industry in the post-pandemic context, through the vision of influential experts. We will have a panel that brings together the participation of renowned experts such as of Dani Rodrik, Professor at Harvard and one of the 100 most influential economists in the world; Andrés Malamud, Political Scientist with a solid and recognized career and; Andrés Oppenheimer, CNN host, writer of several books and one of the most influential Latin American intellectuals. They will address the subject of the re-industrialization of Latin America as an opportunity for the post-pandemic scenario, moderated by Paolo Rocca, President and CEO of the Techint Group. We will also count on the participation of the Secretary of Economy in Mexico and the Minister of Economy of Brazil. The agenda ends with a round table with CEOs of the largest steel companies who will share their perspectives in Latin America and the challenges ahead. There will be a 4 hour event of very high quality content.


09:00 - 09:15

Welcome – Francisco Leal, General Director of ALACERO.
Opening words and inauguration – Máximo Vedoya, President of ALACERO.

09:20 - 11:00
The Reindustrialization of Latin America, an opportunity for the post-pandemic scenario
  • Dani Rodrik The Future of Globalization and Development Strategy
    Ph. D. in economics and Harvard professor. One of the 100 most influential economists in the world. Author of books such as The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy and One Economics, Many Recipes: Globalization, Institutions, and Economic Growth.
  • Andrés Malamud – Latin America in the Face of the ‘Great Uncoupling’: Integration or Fragmentation?
    Political scientist, Dr. in Social and Political Sciences, European University Institute. Principal Investigator, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon.
  • Andrés Oppenheimer The challenges of Mexico and Latin America in the new international situation and the future of work
    CNN political analyst, considered one of the 50 most influential Latin American intellectuals, columnist for The Miami Herald and winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Host: Paolo Rocca, President and CEO of Techint Group.

11:00 - 11:10
Mail Break
11:10 - 11:50
Keynote Speaker

Host Sergio Leite de Andrade, CEO, Usiminas.

12:00 - 12:50
Panel of CEOs

Máximo Vedoya, CEO Ternium.
Raúl Gutiérrez CEO, Deacero.

Host: María Juliana Ospina, Director of Colombian Steel Producers Committee (ANDI).

12:50 - 13:00
Closing Ceremony
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The Reindustrialization of Latin America

Keynote - Speaker

Panel of CEOs


The press can be accredited free of charge to the Virtual Congress Alacero 2020

Accreditation is limited to two journalists per channel

registration rules

It will be a live and online event, on Tuesday November 10th, 2020 – 9am to 1pm, USA timezone. The official language is Spanish. Will be possible to make registrations and watch the event under 2 categories:


The fee includes:

  • Portuguese or English translation
  • Sending questions via chat
  • Interaction



The fee includes:

  • Portuguese or English translation
  • Sending questions via chat
  • Interaction


*Registration by voucher which has been provided by sponsors or the organizing committee.
Important: Refunds can be done until October 30, 2020. The full reimbursement will be provided on the same credit card of the purchase. After this date, for operational reasons, no cancellation will be available in any case. Cancellation must be requested by sending us an email to [email protected].



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