Latin Trade Announces the 2012 BRAVO Leader of the Year Award to Sebastian Pinera

  Latin Trade Announces the 2012 BRAVO Leader of the Year Award to Sebastian

18th annual event to honor government, business and social leaders for their
outstanding contributions to Latin America and the Caribbean.

PR Newswire

MIAMI, Oct. 10, 2012

MIAMI, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Latin Trade, the leading business source
in Latin America and the Caribbean, announced today that the President of
Chile, Sebastian Pinera, will be recognized at its 18th annual BRAVO Business
Awards, with the Leader of the Year Award. The event will be held  on October
26 in Miami.

President Pinera led his nation through difficult times to face challenges set
forth by natural disasters and, in one of the most internationally integrated
economies of the hemisphere, to affront successfully a severe global
recession. Results are there to back this view. Unemployment has been kept at
record low rates; fight against crime has shown its first outcomes in falling
victimization indexes; public debt has been kept at very low levels and
government budget in surplus; actions have been taken to improve the health
and educational systems and to reduce poverty. With these initiatives among
others, Chile has remained the most competitive economy in Latin America
despite the most demanding international conditions.

Energetic, entrepreneurial Sebastian Pinera has placed the personal traits
that made him a staggeringly successful business person, at the service of his
country. He led an audacious rescue of 33 trapped miners, and now his
Administration has completed 80 percent of a reconstruction plan, three years
after the earthquake which devastated parts of Chile, while other countries
like Japan set 10-year programs to deal with similar problems.

"Year after year, the BRAVO Business Awards has recognized remarkable
international business and government leaders, and we're honored to announce
the 2012 Leader of the Year Award to Sebastian Pinera, a person that has had a
profound impact in the progress of the region," said Latin Trade Executive
Director, Rosemary Winters.

The Latin Trade BRAVO Business Awards will celebrate 18 years honoring the
accomplishments of government, business and social leaders. Recipients are
selected by a group of judges from a pool of candidates nominated by Latin
Trade magazine readers and third parties. The magazine's editorial team
consults with leading international experts and select BRAVO Council
Ambassadors to select honorees who will be recognized in a black-tie gala at
the Four Seasons Hotel in Miami.

Preceding the BRAVO Business Awards, the Latin Trade Symposium, the preeminent
forum for discussion and innovation exclusive to business and government
decision makers, will focus on showcasing the leaders and the companies that
have been key to building a more prosperous Latin America. The event is
organized in partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and the
Americas Society/Council of the Americas.

Latin Trade announced recently the group of recipients who will be honored at
this year's 18th BRAVO Business Awards.

CEO of the Year - Raul Calfat - Votorantim
CEO Lifetime Achievement - Juan Benavides – Falabella
Distinguished Service of the Year - Julio Velarde – The Central Bank of Peru
Financier of the Year - David Bojanini – Grupo Sura
International CEO of the Year- Andres Gluski – AES Corporation
Entrepreneurial CEO of the Year - Alejandro Ramirez Magana – CEO of Cinepolis
Social Sustainability Leader of the Year- Douglas Orane – GraceKennedy Limited
Investor of the Year - Carlos Slim Domit

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Latin Trade Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards Sponsors: HSBC,
InterContinental Hotels Group, Copa Airlines, Marriott Resorts and Hotels,
Zenith, CAF Development Bank of Latin America, AES, Charles Schwab and Kroll.
Partner: Ashoka
Media Partners: CNN en Espanol, Financial Times, PR Newswire.
Communications: Republica.

Latin Trade Group develops and publishes award-winning content in Spanish and
English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the
United Statesthrough print and online media sources, while providing access
and information through events marketing.

Media Contact:
Jose Cano

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