November 6 - 8, 2023

Miami Beach Edition Hotel


2901 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33140




Surround yourself with luxury at The Miami Beach EDITION. Here, guests can enjoy the personalized service and privacy associated with boutique hotels and the amenities and access of a larger resort. Spacious rooms, suites and bungalows benefit from modern design elements and city, pool, or ocean views. A luxury spa and fitness center, two outdoor ocean-facing pools, sophisticated indoor and charming outdoor venues and extraordinary dining.


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Monday, November 6

  All Day      Arrivals

  10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Upon your arrival please stop by the Natixis registration desk located at the Sun Suite by the outdoor pool

  3:00 PM   Hotel Check-In Begins 

  6:50 PM   Meet in the Hotel Lobby – Group will walk over together to the venue

  7:00 PM   Welcome Reception – Garden at the Palms Hotel


Tuesday, November 7

  8:00 AM   Breakfast – Matador Restaurant Terrace, Edition Hotel   

  9:00 AM   Welcome and Opening Remarks – Forum 4 & 5

                    Helena Radzyminski, Head of Latin America, Natixis CIB

  9:15 AM   Macro Economic Update

                    LatAm: A Bright Outlook

                    Benito Berber, Chief Economist, Americas, Natixis CIB

10:00 AM   Sustainable Finance in LatAm - What's Next?

                    Presentation by: 

                    Robert WhiteHead of Green & Sustainable Hub, Americas, Natixis CIB

                    Followed by a Fireside Chat with:  

                    Zineb Bennani, CEO, Mirova US

                    Miguel Cunha, Senior Director - ESG & Sustainable Finance, Fitch Ratings           

10:45 AM   Break

11:00 AM   Client Panel: How Do We Reduce the Infrastructure Gap in Latin American Countries

                    Jean François Joachim, CFO, VG Mobility

                    Felipe Pinto, Partner, Arroyo Investors

                    Eduardo Tagle, Corporate Finance Senior Manager, Antofagasta Minerals

                    Werner Suffert, CFO, Ascenty


                    Aitor AlavaHead of Infrastructure and Energy Finance LatAm, Natixis CIB

11:55 AM   Closing Remarks

                    Mohamed Kallala, Head of Natixis CIB

12:00 PM   Lunch – La Vista Terrace, 4th Floor, Edition Hotel

  1:30 PM   Depart for Group Activities – Meet in the Hotel Lobby   

  7:00 PM   Depart Hotel for Dinner – Meet in the Hotel Lobby for Group Transportation

  7:30 PM   Reception Followed by Dinner – Contessa Miami, 111 NE 41st Street, Miami, FL



Wednesday, November 8

    8:00 AM   Breakfast – Matador Restaurant Terrace  

  11:00 AM   Check-Out

                      Departures All Morning


Everglades Airboat Adventure

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. The area boasts rare and endangered species, such as the American crocodile, Florida panther and West Indian manatee. It has been designated an international Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage and a Wetland of International Importance, in recognition of its significance to all the people of the world.

The adventure includes an exciting airboat tour of the surrounding river of grass, a walking trail around the farm to see the alligators, crocodiles, caimans, and wildlife, a great display of local and exotic snakes, and informational wildlife shows.

Miami Arts Graffiti Street Golf Cart Tour

Since opening in 2009, Wynwood Walls has evolved into a globally renowned street art museum whose impact will be felt for generations. These remarkable Walls have transformed the definition of modern art and become a career-defining moment for contributing artists, all while helping to make Wynwood one of the world’s most celebrated urban revitalization projects and an oasis for cutting-edge creativity.

We will see hundreds of mind-blowing, gorgeous, funny, provocative murals. The tour will stop in numerous spots, for discussion and photos. We will see a greater range of technique and style and still discuss the history and constant change that the area is undergoing. The guide will also point out local hot-spots in the area and answer questions.

Pickleball Tournament at the Miami Shores Country Club

Join us for a spirited Pickleball Tournament, a sport which combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

Played outdoors with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.



Head of Latin America

Ms. Radzyminski has been with Natixis since July 2013. Prior to joining Natixis she was Head of Loan Syndication and Sales Latin America at Standard Bank. During her nine years there, she was a regional head for underwriting and distribution of loans.

Prior to joining Standard, Ms. Radzyminksi was a Director and Head of Loan Syndication Latin America for Fleet Bank. In this role, she focused on structuring and syndicating bank loans, for emerging market borrowers. Ms. Radzyminski joined Bank Boston in 1991 and spent her first eight years working with the bank’s branch in Argentina, where she was initially responsible for originating debt transactions and later emerging markets sales and distribution. In 1999 she was invited to join the Emerging Markets Loan Syndication group in Boston. Prior to joining Bank Boston, Ms. Radzyminski spent a year in Citibank Argentina, where she focused on International Trade Finance.

Ms. Radzyminski received an MBA from Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresariales and a BA in Business Administration from Universidad of Buenos Aires


Chief Economist for the Americas

Mr. Berber is a senior member of the CIB Americas team of economists, focused on providing analysis and forecasts for countries in Latin America.

He has 21 years of financial services experience and joined Natixis from Nomura Securities, where he was Senior Economist, Latin America. Earlier in his career, he worked as an economist at RBS, HSBC Securities, Moody’s Investor Service and IDEAglobal.

Mr. Berber holds a B.S. in Economics from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México and a M.A. in Economics from Duke University.


Head of Infrastructure and Energy Finance LatAm

Mr. Álava heads Natixis Infrastructure and Energy Finance for Latam. He has more than 20 years of diverse infrastructure finance experience, on the banking, developer, and construction sides. He joined Natixis’ Americas Platform in 2013 after having headed Project Finance Spain & Portugal for Natixis since September 2011. Prior to joining Natixis, Mr. Álava was Deputy Head, Project Finance Spain & Portugal at BNP Paribas and, earlier, Director, Global Export and Project Finance Iberia at Fortis Bank. He has also worked at Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, Andersen Consulting, and OHL. 

Mr. Álava is a CFA® charterholder, holds a Masters in Public Services and Infrastructure Management from Colegio de Ingenieros de Caminos Canales y Puertos de Madrid and a BA Civil Engineer from Universidad Politécnica Madrid.

Robert WHITE

Head of Green & Sustainable Hub, Americas

Robert is responsible for Natixis’ Green & Sustainable financing and investment solutions for the Americas platform. He works closely with local business lines to assist issuers, borrowers, and investors access the growing and evolving world of green and sustainable finance. Robert works actively, along with the rest of Natixis’ Global green and Sustainable Hub, to enhance Natixis visibility and brand as an expert go-to bank for green & sustainable finance. Recent notable transactions include acting as Sole Sustainability Coordinator for NRG Energy in their inaugural  $900m Sustainability-Linked Bond, the first from a North American issuer, and Sole Sustainability Coordinator for the Mexican Government in their inaugural €750m SDG Sovereign Bond.

Robert brings over 16 years of experience in financial advisory, banking and project finance, with a focus on environmental and sustainable finance. He joined Natixis in January 2019 from National Australia Bank, where he held the position of Director, Specialized Finance, as well as various other roles during his 14-year tenure at the bank.

Robert holds a BSc in Biological Sciences & Psychology from the University of Edinburgh.


Maria DiBartolo

1251 Avenue of Americas

10020 New York

(212) 698-3052