GDS International's Fourth Financial Services Technology Summit to Hit Bahia's Shores in April

GDS International's Fourth Financial Services Technology Summit to Hit Bahia's
                               Shores in April

  PR Newswire

  BAHIA, Brazil, April 2, 2013

BAHIA, Brazil, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On the 16 ^th - 19 ^th April 2013, sixty-five of Brazil's leading financial
executives will settle into the five-star Tivoli Hotel in April as they attend
GDS International's upcoming Financial Services Technology Latin America

The FST summit has been specifically designed to create focused conversation
between thought leaders. With over 19 years in the events industry, GDS
International has a tried and tested format consisting of four main components
to ensure maximum productivity: roundtables, workshops and panels, networking
and one to one meetings. Focusing on real-time user generated content
surrounding today's most pressing challenges, attendees will be given the
unique opportunity to learn from the industry's leading companies and leverage
their value proposition with unprecedented insight from the most senior

GDS International events are invitation-only, which ensures that only the most
senior, experienced individuals will be present. The upcoming FST summit will
be no different, with Ocimar Donizete Trevisan, Superintendente Executive do
TI for Banco Bradesco; Mauro Mambretti, CTO Mexico for Bank of America; Maria
Cristina Calderon, CIO for BanColombia; Johnny Garcia Sebastiani, CIO for
Interbank Peru; and Patricio Melo, Gerente de Division Operaciones y
Tecnologia for Banco de Chile, all scheduled for attendance.

Joe Thompson, FST Latin America Summit Director for GDS International , the
global events company behind the summit, said: "After decades of instability
driven by hyperinflation, corruption, and structural imbalances, Latin America
has enjoyed economic growth and development over the past several years,
including the emergence of the middle class. The FST Latin America Summit will
bring together the region's top financial services IT executives at a time
where investments are being made to improve infrastructures, the customer
experience, and attract new customers to their respective banks, as they look
for a safe place to invest their money."

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About GDS International

GDS International creates engagement opportunities for business, onsite and

We bring senior executives together, face-to-face, at exclusive summits,
conferences, and on virtual private roundtables to advance their business with
brilliant results. We create tangible business opportunities: networking
platforms that help to establish thought leaders, stay in touch with existing
partners, and stay abreast of crucial market, technology and regulatory
developments. We're almost 20 years old. Our headquarters are based in
Bristol, UK, with subsidiaries offices in Sao Paulo, New York, Miami and

For more information about GDS International or any of its many products
please visit

Contact & press partnerships information:Charlie Bestall, Summit Marketing
Manager charlie.bestall +44-(0)117-921-2754
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