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Award for Leadership in Global Trade

Since 1999. the Board of Directors of ABiCC elect every year a winner for the ABiCC Award for Leadership in Global Trade. The winner’s actions must have had a major international impact on free trade and his/her actions must have influenced positively in the well-being of countries and their people.

In 2007, the winner is the Nobel Peace Prize Winner of 2006, Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank, for his leadership in accelerating economic and social development in Bangladesh and in other countries around the world by creating a revolutionary model of banking practice that allows millions of poor to have an opportunity to develop their dreams and skills, and thereby lift themselves out of poverty.

The winners have been:

1999 Lech Walesa, Former President of Poland
2001 Violeta Chamorro, Former President of Nicaragua
2002 Enrique Iglesias, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
2003 Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, Former President of Bolivia
2004 Cesar Gaviria, Former President of Colombia and Secretary General of the Organization of American States
2005 Oscar Arias, Former and present President of Costa Rica
2006 Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank
2007 Professor Muhammad Yunus, President of the Grameen Bank, Bangladesh.
2010; Mrs Michelle Bachelet, Former President of Chile and Under- Secretary General of UN WOMEN.

Award for Leadership in the Americas

In 2005, the Board of Directors of ABiCC decided to recognize individuals whose efforts have fostered dialogue, openness, cooperation and understanding within and between countries in the Americas, to create a better climate of stability, with the aim of promoting better conditions for investment and prosperity.

The winner has been:

2005 Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States(OAS)

Lars Hummerhielm Award

ABiCC was founded in 1997 by the late Lars Hummerhielm who had been President of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce for many years. In 2003, ABiCC created a new yearly Award in memory of Mr. Hummerhielm. The mission of the Award is to recognize individuals who have contributed extensively to ABiCC and the international business community in Florida.

The winners have been:

2003 Horacio Aguirre, Founder & Editor of Diario las Americas
2004 Gene Prescott, President of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables
2005 Charles Towsley, Director of the Port of Miami

Speakers

ABiCC organizes many events such as seminars, debates, lunches, ad dinners, with excellent world-class speakers such as:

- Jose Piņera of the CATO Institute and the father of private pension funds in Chile
- Lionel Fernandez, President of the Dominican Republic
- Miguel Schloss, former Managing Director of Transparency International
- David de Ferranti, Senior Vice President of the World Bank
- Eduardo Aninat, Senior Vice President of IMF and former Minister of Finance of Chile
- Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States

Pictures from ABICC annual Gala Dinner 2007


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