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78th Annual Meeting and William J. Clothier II Memorial Award Luncheon

Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:45AM - 1:30PM

The Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19102
http://www.unionleague.org/

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The Pan American Association of Philadelphia is excited to announce that it will hold its 78th Annual Meeting and William J. Clothier II Memorial Award Luncheon at the Union League of Philadelphia on October 23, 2018.

We are pleased to announce that His Excellency Fernando Oris de Roa, Ambassador of Argentina to the United States, will be our keynote speaker.

The United States and Argentina maintain an important bilateral relationship based on shared interests including economic ties, democracy and human rights and counterterrorism and rule of law. This relationship has grown even stronger since the election of Argentine President Mauricio Macri. This bilateral relationship is also important to the region, including Pennsylvania. We look forward to hearing Ambassador’s updates on the progress related to our shared interests. 

We also are excited to announce that our Clothier Award honoree is the Hon. Nelson A. Diaz in recognition of his lifelong commitment to the community, Hispanic culture and public service. Judge Diaz’ autobiography “Not from Here, Not from There / No Soy de Aqui Ni de Allá” will be published and will be available to attendees.

Since its founding in 1940, the Association has been dedicated to promoting cultural, educational and economic activities to increase understanding and cooperation among the peoples of the Americas. The Association is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to advancing Pan-Americanism in the Greater Philadelphia region. Today, the region is home to more than 500,000 residents who trace their roots to Latin America, and the need for greater cultural understanding expressed by our founders has become even more relevant.

We expect an audience of more than 200 policymakers and leaders from business, cultural and academic institutions in the Greater Philadelphia region with an interest in Pan-Americanism. The event will begin at 11:45 AM with a networking reception followed by lunch at 12:15 PM.

 

 

Keynote Speaker

His Excellency Fernando Oris de Roa
Ambassador of Argentina to the United States

Ambassador Fernando Oris de Roa is a businessman and professional manager, profoundly interested in public administration.

Mr. Oris de Roa began his career in 1970 with Continental Grain, a large trading company, and was stationed in the United States, Spain, Brazil, and Switzerland. In 1993, he led a group interested in purchasing a lemon producing and processing company which was facing financial difficulties, S.A. San Miguel, located in the Province of Tucuman. As Chief Executive, he has been widely credited with turning it into the world’s largest and most profitable lemon producing company. In 2004, Ambassador Oris de Roa founded Avex, S.A., a poultry company in Río Cuarto, Córdoba. This greenfield created over one thousand jobs. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Orocobre Limited, the largest lithium operation in Argentina, since June 2010.

He was Assistant Secretary for Investment, Government of the City of Buenos Aires, from 2016-2017.

Ambassador Oris de Roa holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

He was also a member of the Advisory Council for the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (2003 to 2010); he sat on the Administrative Council of CIPPEC (2007-2010), and was Administrative Council member of the University of San Andres (1996-2000).

 

Recipient of the William J. Clothier II Award

Honorable Nelson A. Diaz
Former Judge for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, General Counsel of the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Philadelphia City Solicitor

After graduating from St. John’s University in 1969 and from Temple University Law School in 1972, NELSON A. DÍAZ became the first Puerto Rican lawyer to pass the Pennsylvania bar examination and the first Latino judge, administrative judge, and partner in a top-100 law firm in the state. Appointed by President Jimmy Carter to a White House Fellowship and by President Bill Clinton as general counsel to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, he has served as a public defender, as Philadelphia city solicitor, and as a member of several corporate boards—including Exelon Corporation, a Fortune 100 company—during his legendary career. His fight for civil and human rights and his promotion of neighborhood economic development and judicial and housing reform have paved the way for others.

 

 

Sponsors

Gold Sponsor

Exelon

 

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Sponsorship

Gold Sponsor
$6,000
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and prominent mention in all advertising of the event, including the Luncheon Program. Poster with logo to be displayed at the podium. Logo to be included in the invitation to the event if received before deadline. Logo to be posted on Pan American website advertising the event. Opportunity to make remarks and to distribute appropriate materials.

Silver Sponsor
$3,500
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program. Logo to be included in the invitation to the event if received before the deadline. Logo to be posted on Pan American website advertising the event.

Bronze Sponsor
$1,750
Reserved luncheon table (10 seats) and mention in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program. Logo to be posted on Pan American website advertising the event.

Table Sponsor
$ 800
Reserved luncheon table for ten - Sponsors are requested to consider seating a student honoree and a faculty mentor at their tables.

Sponsors will be mentioned in all advertising of the event including the Luncheon Program.

For more sponsorship opportunities please contact contact Denise Kuczweski at denise.kuczewski@exeloncorp.com or 215-841-6844 

 

 

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