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2017 Latin America Compliance Conference

February 21, 2017 to February 22, 2017
Bogotá, Colombia
Global, Legal and Compliance

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We are excited to announce the 2017 Latin America Compliance Conference, scheduled for February 21st-22nd, 2017 and the AdvaMed-ANDI Joint Distributor Workshop on February 23rd, 2017 at The J.W. Marriott Bogota. 

Developed by industry and association leaders, for the medical device industry, and based on the latest and emerging trends in global medical technology compliance, the 2017 Latin America Compliance Conference is the most comprehensive medical technology meeting for device industry executives, specialty device industry lawyers, compliance professionals, international policymakers, and other industry stakeholders focused on Latin America compliance issues.The conference will bring together device industry regulators, compliance professionals, legal counsel, senior executives and industry observers to analyze the major compliance challenges of the day and to discuss approaches to practical and effective management and compliance across the region.

Juan Arbona

Juan Arbona is a VP, Compliance Officer for Zimmer Biomet Latin America. Prior to serving as the Compliance Officer LATAM, Juan served as Biomet’s Vice President and Compliance Officer International for four years.
Prior to Zimmer Biomet, he held executives roles at Abbott Laboratories where he had a variety of responsibilities including the roll out of Abbott’s Global compliance program and as regional compliance officer for Latin America and Canada as well as for Russia, India and China.  Prior to Ethics and Compliance, Juan has worked as a scientist in both the manufacturing and regulatory arena.  Juan is a retired Major from the US Army as a member of the JAG corp.
Juan received his undergraduate degree in Animal Science from University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez. A  Master’s and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Physiology and Endocrinology from Auburn University. He completed post-Doctoral training in Biochemistry at the USDA ARC in Nebraska, USA. He received his J.D. from University of Puerto Rico Law School.

Alma Rocio Balcazar

Lawyer from Universidad del Rosario - Bogota, with specialization in Corporate Law at Universidad de los Andes, Bogota, studies in Ethics and Corporate Compliance at the Ethics Resource Center - Washington DC and in Excellence in Corporate Management at Banco Mercantil –Caracas. Ample experience in development of corporate integrity and compliance programs for domestic and multinational companies. Currently an independent consultant on corporate governance, risk, compliance and anticorruption matters and foudation partner to lead ethics, compliances, anticorruption services for GRCompliance SAS - firm with broad consultant services throughout the LA region focusing on counter-money laundering and anti-corruption.
As Director of the Private Sector Area of Transparency International – Colombia Chapter, 2002-2010, lead research studies and publications of domestic scope such as “Index of Transparency for Public Utility Services Companies” and “National Entrepreneurial Survey on Bribery Prevention” and the design and implementation strategy of the “Ethics and Anti-corruption in the Value Chain of Small and Medium Size Companies” which innovating content in enforcement of corruption has called the attention of international organizations for application in other Latin American countries. Also headed Corporate Integrity Management at Millicom/Tigo Colombia Movil, with local and regional responsibilities for the design and implementation of an anti-corruption program at MIC operations. 

Since april 2013,  one of thirty-two worldwide  individual members credited by Transparency International.

Experienced in design of strategies to facilitate collective actions, sector agreements and public-private alliances in different business sectors. Her work in leadership and facilitation of business associations codes, received with the anticorruption Agreement of Pipe Manufacturing Companies in Colombia a World Bank award "Collective Action Practitioners Competition”.  A speaker and panel member in domestic and international forums and workshops.

Bruno Boldrin Bezzera

Bruno Boldrin Bezerra is international relations bachelor and post-graduated in public and government management by the Law School of São Paulo State. In the university, was assistant-professor for international economy, macroeconomics and Brazilian economy. Currently is the Executive Director of the Brazilian Association of Importers and Implants’ Distributors (Abraidi), based in São Paulo. Previous of his current position at Abraidi, Bruno was Government Affairs Coordinator of Correia da Silva Law Office, with customers in the fields of medical devices, pharmaceutical, banking, chemical and fire safety. Bruno has worked for more than five years in the Government Affairs team of the American Chamber of Commerce for Brazil (Amcham), with dedication to projects in the areas of anti-piracy, innovation, labor, infrastructure, tax, regulatory affairs and Brazil-US relationship. One of the projects managed by Bruno was awarded two times (2012/2013) by the National Council of Piracy Combat - Ministry of Justice as the best educational project to piracy combat in Brazil. He has also participated of the Congressional Delegation to Washington DC in 2014, with Brazilian Senators and Representatives in a dialog of issues from the bilateral agenda between Brazil and US. 

Andrés Cedrón

Andrés Cedrón is Senior Legal Counsel at Stryker Corporation. He oversees legal matters and directs the Compliance function for Stryker’s Latin America, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa businesses. Prior to Stryker, he practiced at the law firms of Hunton & Williams LLP in Miami and Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, focusing on M&A, project finance, commercial transactions and external FCPA investigations.  Mr. Cedrón received a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, where he was a Kent Scholar, and a B.A. Magna Cum Laude from The Colorado College.

Lynn Costa
Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Asia, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce


Lynn Costa is the Senior Policy Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Asia in the International Trade and Investment Administration (ITA) in the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Ms. Costa served as a negotiator in the WTO Doha Round Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) sectoral negotiations in Geneva from 2002-2008 and represented Commerce in high level negotiations in the WTO Committee on Trade and Development, United Nations Committee on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), OECD Development Coordinating Committee (DAC) and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade forum. She serves as the USG lead on the APEC Business Ethics Initiative. Ms. Costa has a B.S. in Political Science from George Mason University and a Masters in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason’s School of Public Policy in Fairfax, Virginia.

Ana Carolina Dellias
Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Affairs, Latin America, Johnson & Johnson 

Ana Carolina Dellias is the Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Affairs, Latin America for Medical Devices at Johnson & Johnson, based in São Paulo, Brazil.  She has around 20 years of experience in leadership positions in multinational companies as Johnson & Johnson, Abbott, Linde Gas Group, BASF and INBEV. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, she was the Sr. Legal Director at Abbott, responsible for Latin America and Canada.  A Brazilian native with extensive experience in the region, Mrs. Dellias is a graduate of UNIVAP, holds an MBA with a focus on Administration from Fundação DOM CABRAL, a Post-Graduation diploma at Tax Law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas and Post-Graduation diploma at Corporate Law from Pontifícia Universidade Católica.

Andrea Cataño B.

Market Access & Government Affairs Director, Colombia and South LatAm markets
Baxter S.A

Professional in Marketing and Advertising with more than 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and health services sectors in multinational companies such as Baxter (currently), Merck Serono and Janssen Cilag.  Andrea has led different areas such as Marketing, Sales, Market Access, Public Affairs and Communications, which has given her a comprehensive vision of the sector, developed through various roles from the generation of demand, to access to health systems for trade and institutional markets in different countries of the southern region of Latin America.

From the industrial perspective, she works in the implementation of projects with authorities and related organizations to increase productivity and to protect investments of international companies in the country, in a profitable and sustainable way.

Currently, she is the president of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Medical Devices and Medical Supplies in ANDI, and recently the AdvaMed Colombia Working Group Chair.

Mircea Cubillos

Northern Cluster Vice President, Medical Devices, Johnson & Johnson

Mircea joined Janssen in 2001 through the MBA summer internship program, and then joined the company in 2002 through the IRD program.  He has served in positions of increasing managerial responsibility, including Sales Representative, Product/Franchise/Marketing/Regional Manager, LA Strategic Marketing Director and Global Infectious Disease VP.  He lived in different countries in Latin America and in the US.

Currently Mircea serves as the Regional VP for the Northern Cluster in Medical Devices responsible for Colombia, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Central America and the Caribbean.

Mircea holds a Bachelors Degree and a Master of Science Degree in Economics from Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia.  He also has an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird, Phoenix, Arizona.

Gildas Durand

Principal, Ernst & Young LLP

Gildas Durand is a Principal at Ernst & Young LLP’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services (FIDS) with over 15 years of experience.  He specializes in assisting American and European companies with developing compliance programs, implementing anti-fraud and corruption tactics, as well as increasing awareness within their international subsidiaries. 

Over his career, Mr. Durand has developed expert knowledge in compliance assessments; development and implementation of monitoring and auditing programs; prevention and investigation of fraud and corruption (FCPA); fraud risk mapping; internal controls, SOX 404; investigations relating to occupational fraud and embezzlement (e.g., channel stuffing, procurement fraud/ conflict of interests, stock shrinkage, bid rigging. etc.), third party due diligence and reviews (e.g., distributors compliance assessments). 

He has been assisting life sciences companies (pharmaceutical and medical device) with distributor compliance reviews in Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America for the last five years.
Gildas is fluent in English, Spanish and French (native). He previously lived in France, Spain and El Salvador before joining the US EY practice in Miami in 2007. 
He earned a Master’s Degree in International Management from the University of Grenoble (France) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Auditing from the University of Nantes (France).
Mr. Durand is often a speaker at Life Sciences compliance congresses in the US and Latin America. He is also a professor for the Latin America Healthcare Compliance Certificate Program at the University of Miami.

Dr. Antonio Fonseca

A result-oriented professional who has built a vast career in the public sector, after a short experience in the private sector. Currently, he is engaged with ethics & compliance advocacy. His goal in this field is to make a contribution for a better regulation against corruption and to foster corporate integrity. 

• Currently a senior member of the Federal Public Prosecution, charged with judicial proceedings at the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice. An associate Lawyer at Mitico Advogados. 
• Commissioner at CADE – Administrative Council for Economic Defense (The Brazilian antitrust authority), from 1996 to 1998. 
• Coordinator, Third Chamber for Coordination and Revision, a superior body within the Federal Public Prosecution Office, dedicated to the subjects of consumer rights and economic affairs, from 2010 to 2014. 
• Lecturer of Civil Procedure Law and Commercial Law at Brasília University, from 2000 to 2002; Competition Law and Economic Regulation at IESB, from 2000 to 2004.
• President, Pedro Jorge Foundation, a non-profit organization created by the Associação Nacional dos Procuradores da República (National Association of Public Prosecutors), from 1999 to 2004. 
• Former Executive Manager at Empresas Cinemas São Luiz Ltda (1971-1974); Executive Secretary at Cipesa S/A (1976-1976); Office head at Texaco do Brasil Ltda from (1974-1975).
• Honored in 2012 by the Associação Nordestina de Direito e Economia (Brazilian Northeastern Association of Law and Economics) for his contribution to the subject. 
• Soon to be retired from the public sector, and then available to new opportunities and challenges.

Kenneth Garcia-Marques
Managing Director, Smith & Nephew Colombia

Kenneth Garcia Marques is the Managing Director of Smith & Nephew Colombia, based out of Bogotá.   Kenneth has around 10 years of experience in leadership positions in multinational companies as Zimmer and Smith & Nephew, with international assignments in Spain, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, UAE or Brazil. Before arriving in Colombia, Kenneth was the General Manager - Distribution Markets for Smith & Nephew Latin America. 

A Spanish native with extensive experience in the Emerging Markets holds a Dual Degree in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering from the Institut Químic de Sarrià (IQS), an Executive MBA from the ESADE Business School and a Post-Graduation diploma in Marketing from the Pompeu Fabra University.

Carlos Alberto Pereira Goulart



  • Executive President of ABIMED – Brazilian Association of High Technology 
  • Industry for Medical Devices 
  • Fellow of Brazilian College of Executives in Healthcare 
  • Member of Administrative Board of Institute of Health Coalition
  • Member of Advisory Board of Institute “Etica-Saude” 


  • Electronic Engineer – University of Brasilia – 1974
  • Health Administration – Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) 
  • MBA: Duke University


  • Country Manager of Siemens Healthcare Brazil

Carlos Gouvêa

Carlos Gouvêa, graduated in Public Administration and Law and holder of a MBA degree (OneMBA – University of North Carolina, Erasmus Universiteit, University of China in Hong Kong, Tec de Monterrey and FGV – Fundação Getúlio Vargas).
After a short experience at the Legal Area, focusing on Corporate Law, worked in Marketing at Unilever and at Courtaulds, before joining Coopers & Lybrand.

In the Healthcare Area, held positions as Diagnostic Business Manager at Organon Teknika (Akzo Nobel) and  CEO of Support  and Mococa  (Royal Numico). Since 2005 is Managing Partner at Green Hill Consulting, focused on the healthcare area, being also responsible, as Managing Director, for CMW Saúde, a company dedicated to specialized nutrition in   Latin America.
Currently is in charge of several associations, in different positions: as Vice-President for ABIAD – Brazilian Association of the Special Purpose Food Industry, as Executive President for CBDL – Câmara Brasileira de Diagnóstico Laboratorial (Brazilian Chamber for In Vitro Diagnostics) and President for ABIIS (Brazilian Alliance for Innovative Healthcare Industry). He is also a founding member of ALADDIV – The Latin American Alliance for the Development of In Vitro Diagnostics.

Andrew Haynes

Andrew Haynes is an energy lawyer and the co-Head of our Brazil practice. He specialises in international M&A, joint venture and securities transactions; energy projects; and international energy arbitration; all with a primary focus on the oil & gas sector in emerging markets. Andrew is based in Brazil.
Andrew has more than 12 years’ experience of international and English law M&A and energy law projects and has been involved in Latin American energy transactions, projects and disputes since 2006. He was previously Assistant General Counsel Global Corporate with BP p.l.c., overseeing all M&A legal work for BP globally, including in Latin America. Prior to BP, Andrew served as Deputy General Counsel for BG Group plc (formerly British Gas and one of the largest foreign investors in Brazil) overseeing all M&A globally, and was previously BG Group’s Chief Counsel for South America, based in Brazil.
In addition to his transactional practice, Andrew is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, and has significant experience managing international energy arbitration claims and political risks on behalf of international energy investors in emerging markets. Andrew also serves as an arbitrator in international oil & gas arbitration.
Andrew speaks English and Portuguese.

Ralph F. Ives

Ralph F. Ives is Executive Vice President of Global Strategy and Analysis, from August 2004 to present.  Ives is responsible for the Association’s efforts to provide adequate reimbursement, appropriate regulations, and open market access for medical technology products.

Ives was Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia-Pacific and APEC Affairs, and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Pharmaceutical Policy in the Executive Office of the President.  Ives previously served as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Latin America (1993-96), Europe and the Mediterranean (1996-99), and Agriculture (1999-2000), and in various Director-level positions at USTR.  

From 1974 until joining USTR in 1988, Ives was an international economist in various positions in the Department of Commerce.  

From 1971-74, Ives was an officer in the U.S. Air Force.

Carlos Jiménez

Managing Director of B. Braun Aesculap de México SA de CV

Carlos Jimenez is since 2008 Managing Director of B. Braun Aesculap in Mexico. He is focused in marketing and sales and leads also production, operations, finance and administration. He is dedicated to grow ethically the participation of B. Braun Aesculap in the Mexican market providing efficient solutions by consultancy, products and services in benefit to heath professionals and institutions.

The manager has over 30 years experience in the medical and hospital industry in Germany, Spain, Portugal and all Latin American countries. He has occupied various positions and responsibilities within the B. Braun Group.

Carlos Eduardo Jurado Moncayo

Odontologist, Master in Health Administration with experience in the Health and Education sectors related to: Guild Management, operation and management of stakeholders, business needs solution, editorial activities, development and implementation of tools to increase competitiveness and Productivity of companies, positioning of the health sector as an exporter of services.

Professional experience

  • ANDI, Executive Director of the Health Sector Chamber (Actual).
  • Faculty of Dentistry - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Administrative Coordinator Dental Clinics. June 2005 - May 2006
  • Legis. Editor. April 2003 - December 2004
  • Cendex - Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Researcher. January 2000 - March 2003
  • Ministry of Health. Consultant for the Development of Networks of Services. August 1994 - December 1995
  • Departmental Health Institute of Nariño. Departmental oral health coordinator.

Ornella Moreno Mattar

Adviser in the Directorate of Medicines and Technologies in Health of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection

Ornella has a degree in Health Administration and is a Magister in Government and Public Policy, currently serves as an advisor on issues related to regulation of prices of medicines and medical devices, in the Department of Medicines and Technologies in Health of the Ministry of Health and Protection Social.

Ornella has experience in pharmacoeconomics, analysis and design of public policies and research in health economics. Before working in the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, he worked in the Subdirección of Technology Assessment of the Institute of Technological Evaluation in Health and with the research groups in Public Policies in Health and Health Economics of the Universidad de Antioquia.

Angela Neira

Ethics & Compliance Director, Abbott

Angela  Neira is Ethics & Compliance Director at Abbott for Colombia and Venezuela . Angela does have a bachelor in Pharmacy and a specialization in Health Management and Economics, certified as Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP), certified on Health Care Compliance by Seton Hall Law School, certified on Latin America Health Care Compliance Programs by the University of Miami. Previous to her current position at Abbott, Angela worked as Healthcare Compliance Manager at Johnson & Johnson MD&D  Northern Region, Pharmaeconomics and Health Outcomes Coordinator at Pfizer Colombia and Safety & Compliance Officer at Wyeth North Andes, for  a total of more than 9  years working on the ethics and compliance field.

Gláucio Pegurin Libório

  • ABRAIDI ( Brazilian Association of Importers and Distributors of Surgical Medical Implants) 
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors ( 2014-2017) 
  • INSTITUTO ÉTICA SAÚDE ( Ethics & Health Institute) 
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors (2016-2017) 
  • Chemical Engineer - UFRJ (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro) 
  • Postgraduate Degree in Financial Management – Estácio de Sá University – Rio de Janeiro 
  • Quality Engineer Certification – American Society for Quality Control – USA 
  • Auditor of Quality Management System Certification – Brazilian Association of Quality Control. 
  • 20 years in the field of healthcare. 


Michael Phalen

Executive Vice President and President, MedSurg, Boston Scientific

Michael Phalen is Executive Vice President and President, Medical Surgery (MedSurg) for Boston Scientific and a member of its Executive Committee. In this role, he plans and executes Boston Scientific’s growth strategies for the Company’s Endoscopy, Urology/Women’s Health and Neuromodulation businesses. Phalen also oversees Boston Scientific operations in Canada and Latin America.

Prior to assuming his current position in January 2012, Mike was President of Boston Scientific International. He was responsible for planning and executing Boston Scientific’s international growth strategy. Mike is the current Chairman of the Massachusetts Medical Device Industry Council (MassMEDIC) and serves on the Board of Directors for Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).

Mike joined Boston Scientific in 1988 and held various management positions of increasing responsibilities including Territory Manager, Product Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Group Product Manager, Director of Marketing, Vice President of Global Marketing and Senior Vice President and President of the company’s Endoscopy division.

Before joining Boston Scientific, he held management positions with MD Technology, Kendall Healthcare and Pennwalt Pharmaceuticals. He earned a B.S. in General Science from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Sérgio Alberto Pinto

Health Care Compliance Lead, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices – Latin America

Sérgio currently is the Health Care Compliance Lead for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices – Latin America. Sérgio is a CCEP – Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.
Sérgio has more than 20 years of experience. He worked in several areas as: Finance, Supply Chain and Health Care Compliance. He participated in the implementation of the Health Care Compliance program in the J&J Medical division in 2005 in Brazil and Latin America.  He has experience in preparing and conducting due diligence and training in 3rd party intermediaries, as sales intermediaries and logistics intermediaries. 

Sergio participated in the development of the Ethics Code of ABIMED – Associação Brasileira dos Importadores de Equipamentos, Produtos e Suprimentos Médico-Hospitalares. 
He is BS in Business Administration from PUC-SP and has a MBA from USP.  He is also certified in Health Care Compliance by Seton Hall University in USA and in the programs: Healthcare Compliance Implementation Leadership: Managing and Enhancing the Effective Compliance from  INSEAD France and Latin American Health Care Compliance Certificate Program – University of Miami – USA.

Rodrigo San Martin
International Vice President, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Latin America

Rodrigo joined Johnson & Johnson 18 years ago, and his tenure has spanned the globe with positions in the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the UK. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, he worked for Janssen Pharmaceuticals in General Management positions in both Argentina and the United Kingdom. After 13 years in the Pharmaceutical industry, he accepted his current position in the Medical Devices sector. His career has encompassed many functions in addition to General Management, including Finance, Strategic Planning, Sales and Marketing. He also has experience in other multinational companies, including Exxon Mobil and General Motors.

Edgar Romero


Edgar Romero is President of the Mexican Association of Innovative Industries of Medical Devices. He is Director Head, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Central America for Edwards Lifesciences. He has more than 24 years of experience in Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical companies in Mexico and Latin America.
Previously He worked in management positions in companies such as Hospira, Guidant, Medtronic, involved in developing markets for medical innovation devices.
Edgar has a Master's Degree in Business Administration and Management from ITESM EGADE Business School Mexico, Certificate in Entrepreneurship from Babson College, MA, USA and Electronics Engineering from InstitutoTecnologico de Morelia, Mexico.

Marisol Sanchez

President of ALDIMED - Asociación Latin Americana de Associations of Medical Devices

Economist with a Masters in Economics and studies in Competition Law. Experience in market analysis and consultation work between the public and private sector, particularly in the health sector (pharmaceuticals, medical gases and medical devices).

Currently, she is the president of ALDIMED - Asociación Latin Americana de Associations of Medical Devices.

Alejandro Sandi 

MBA with more than 17+ years of experience in projects, bank and finance.
As Regional Operations and Compliance Manager:
Responsible for the compliance and ethic department.

  • Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and FCPA related internal control documentation 
  • Support the Internal and External audits and FCPA compliance initiatives
  • Responsible for the implementation of policies and administrative / accounting procedures for internal control of countries
  • Migration and SAP B1 System optimization for all countries to the cloud.
  • Review and analysis of budgets for each country to recommend opportunities for improvement
  • Review of the profitability of projects and tenders.
  • Developing and translating the vision and strategy of the holding from a systems, process, policy and procedures perspective. 
  • Challenging the status quo and championing new ideas.
  • Designing and implementing ways to streamline and standardize operations, which includes creating metrics for success.
  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and propose innovative solutions so the Holding can operate in an efficient and cost effective manner and achieve targeted budget savings.

Rénata de Travieso

Consultant-External Legal and Compliance Counsel

Rénata de Travieso provides legal support to MedTech Europe, Eucomed and EDMA on their day-to-day activities, advising on a broad range of contractual, regulatory and compliance issues. Rénata has 10 years of experience in the Life Sciences sector with relevant experience in the public sector (team leader in the public health administration) and in the private sector (registered at the Brussels Bar, she worked for international law firms and was sent on secondments within the legal departments of worldwide pharmaceutical companies). This combined experience allowed Rénata to acquire an in-depth knowledge of the internal processes and how to deal with a large variety of issues that are essential for the economic performance of life sciences companies and other key stakeholders. Rénata holds a Master in Public Health Law (summa cum laude), a LLM in European Law (Cum Laude) from the Institute of European Studies and a Master in Belgian Law (Free University of Brussels).

Nancy Travis

Nancy Travis is Vice President for International Compliance and Governance for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed).  Travis is responsible for the Association’s efforts to advance the highest ethical standards for business interactions in the medical technology sector worldwide.
Before joining AdvaMed in January 2005 Travis was Deputy Director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Economic Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.  In that position, she coordinated regional economic and trade policy and represented the U.S. government at international negotiations, including the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, in which some of the world's most dynamic and fastest growing economies work together to promote free trade, economic growth, and harmonized business policy environments.

Travis has more than 20 years of international affairs and economics experience, with a particular focus on Asia-Pacific trade issues. She worked on China and Taiwan’s World Trade Organization accession negotiations, Korea Free Trade Agreement discussions and has been involved in assessing compliance with WTO and FTA commitments.  Throughout her career, she has received a number of exceptional performance and superior honor awards.
Travis has lived in Hong Kong, has traveled extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region, and speaks Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), French and Russian.  She graduated with departmental honors from Vassar College with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies and holds a Master of International Affairs Degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.  Travis is an officer with the Women in International Trade organization, chairs its 501c3 Charitable Trust and serves on the Advisory Board of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Harmonization Center.

Carla Velázquez

Regional Compliance Officer for México and Costa Rica

Carla Velázquez works at the moment as Regional Compliance Officer for México and Costa Rica in Smith & Nephew; an UK Company dedicated to the Medical Device business, including: Reconstruction, Sport Medicine, Arthroscopy and Wounds.  

She is mainly responsible for implementing the Compliance program to promote and ensure Compliance with applicable laws and regulations and to mitigate any unethical or improper conduct related to the sale of Medical Devices in Mexico. 

Currently, Carla is the head of the Ethics Committee in the Medical Devices Association (AMID). She is working in a position paper to be presented in the APEC convention.
Previously she worked in Bayer and  Novartis México. She also had a degree on Law (specialty on Industrial Property ) and a post grade in Pharmaceutical Industry.

Additional speakers to be announced.

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