Officials, opposition and businessmen at Cippec dinner: concerns about tensions on two political fronts and lack of economic direction

Sergio Kaufman, president of Cippec

The Center for the Implementation of Public Policies for Equity and Growth (Cippec)’s annual dinner was attended by nearly 1,000 guests, including political leaders from the ruling and opposition parties, current and former national government officials, governors, businessmen and women. , diplomats and academics to discuss the long-term project, when the country will celebrate 40 years since the return of democracy.

Of course, the extensive exchanges between a thousand guests were much more concentrated on gathering economic, political and management issues across all political arcs, albeit with a logical centrality in Government. Alberto Fernandez. There are, in the transverse concern in executives from various sectors of the economy, two axes of anxiety: rising political tensions within the governing coalition, similar but early on on the opposition front and lack of a clear economic direction.

It was almost the same diagnosis made by two bosses from two business chambers from very different fields. The reading of one of them, amid trays of empanadas, goat cheese and salmon snacks at the Buenos Aires Convention Center, reflects growing tensions in the ruling party, but also in the opposition.

Bernardo Kosacoff, Matías Kulfas, Sergio Kaufman, Gala Díaz Langou, executive directors of Cippec, and Juan Zabaleta
Bernardo Kosacoff, Matías Kulfas, Sergio Kaufman, Gala Díaz Langou, executive directors of Cippec, and Juan Zabaleta

“Until they solve their problems, there is no way to plan anything in Argentina. How can an entrepreneur make investment decisions if there is complete paralysis in the Government?” complained the chairman of one of the main chambers of the business. “The worst thing is that if you look ahead, they have problems too”, he warned, early on and while some of the guests had already looked at the menu or were wondering where to sit at one of the six kilometer long tables organized by Cippec with random members , with no affinity for each other, at least origin, to encourage dialogue dynamics.

Ministerial-ranked political leaders pass through the Convention Center, just like national ministers Matias Kulfas (Productive Development), Claudius Moroni (Working), Daniel Filmus (Science and technology), John Zabaleta (social development), Carla Vizzetti (Health), Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Gustavo BelizY Malena Galmarini (president of AySA) Also officials from Buenos Aires, such as Soledad Acuna (Education and Martin Mura (Tax authorities). There is a large list of deputies and senators from the ruling and opposition parties.

Entrepreneurs, Alberto Grimoldi, Federico Stanley and Federico Braun, with event organizers
Entrepreneurs, Alberto Grimoldi, Federico Stanley and Federico Braun, with event organizers

Also seen, with a lower profile, are the ministers of the Supreme Court, Charles Rosenkrantz.

Among his opponents, Senator Martin Lousteau is one of the most prosecuted, like the deputy radical Martin Tetaz. However, one of the most interesting is the last Minister of Economy of Macrosmo, Hernan Lacunzaa man consulted by the head of the Government of Buenos Aires with the aspirations of the president, Horacio Rodriguez Larretawho had a flash attendance for the event. Patricia BullrichPRO holders were also present.

Head of Government of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta
Head of Government of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

Among the governors seen Omar Perotti (Santa Claus), Sergio Unac (San Juan), Gustavo Bordet (Between rivers), Mariano Arcioni (chuut), Gustavo Valdes (Current), Oscar Herrera Ahuad (Mission) and Gerardo Morales (Juju). Other present: national deputies Diego Santilli you Roger Frigerio; provincial representative of Buenos Aires, Emilio Monzo; ambassador of Argentina in Brazil, Daniel Scioli; who intend Martin Lryora (city of Córdoba), Emilio Jaton (city of Santa Fe), diego valenzuela (the municipality of Tres de Febrero), Gustavo Posse (municipality of San Isidro) and (San Miguel).

Entrepreneurs like Frederick Braun (Anonymous), Natalie Grinman (Argentine Chamber of Commerce and Service), Gustavo Weiss (Camarco), James Fields (SAA), Sergio Kaufmann (CEO of Accenture and Chairman of the Cippec Board). One of the economists most consulted by the red circle, Charles Melconianalso said to be present.

Ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli (Nicolas Stulberg)
Ambassador to Brazil, Daniel Scioli (Nicolas Stulberg)

Among the representatives of the world of work in attendance Gerardo Martinez (UOCRA), Andres Rodriguez (UPCN) and Pablo Biro (Airline Pilot).

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Employers and entrepreneurs from various sectors want to know, as early as possible –if there is an opportunity- what country vision and economic model accompanies the announced candidate or those who are teasing the idea.

There is a multi-sectoral round of executives at play to imagine economic policy measures that get them out of trouble in some cases, and in others, get them to generate the capital they sank years ago, as executives of one of the biggest oil companies. . company operating in Dead Cow. The energy sector awaits a definition from the minister Martin Guzman on the relaxation of the exchange rate for investment in this sector.

Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz (Nicolás Stulberg)
Secretary for Strategic Affairs, Gustavo Beliz (Nicolás Stulberg)

Others even make jokes about how much the dollar should make agricultural and industrial entrepreneurs alike happy, at much higher prices than they are today.

In the pre-dinner cocktail, the former governor of Salta, about the political context and what will happen in 2023, was seen chatting excitedly. Juan Manuel Urtubeywith Caroline Stanleyformer Minister Cambiemos; Federico Salvayher husband and former official Maria Eugenia Vidal and his father, a former banker William Stanley. On the one hand they whisper Carlos Ormacheapresident of Tecpetrol, the Techint oil company, with Alberto Grimoldi. also seen Louis Galli (new), John Marotta (HSBC), Antonio Aracre (Syngenta), Joseph Urtubey (Cellulose). Matias Campodonico (lower), Daniel Villa (Villa Manzano Group), Diego Prado (Toyota), Alexander Simon (Sancor Seguros) and Emiliano Grodsky (Bitfarms), among others.

Former Minister Hernán Lacunza (Nicolás Stulberg)
Former Minister Hernán Lacunza (Nicolás Stulberg)

Minister of Economy Martin Guzmanthe most questionable person in the cabinet Alberto Fernandezrepresented by a small group of trusted officials, such as the Secretary for Tax Policy Robert Arias and deputy secretary of Institutional Relations Rodrigo Ruete. The core ministers had lively talks with the governors, officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs and with former deputies Diego Bossiotoday close to massismo.

The show has a large international audience. Thus, the ambassadors of France, India, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Switzerland, Finland, Ireland and the general secretaries of SEGIB and ECLAC, among representatives of other international organizations, attended.

The Cippec dinner has reason to be this year a presentation of the progress of the Democracy Project 40 initiative, with which they seek to find consensus across political arcs, the private sector, trade unions, academia and civil society, to advance the long term. -a state policy term devoted to the next four decades of Argentina.

Governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales
Governor of Jujuy, Gerardo Morales

Institution executive director Diaz Langou Gala As soon as the evening started, he presented progress on three aspects of this consensus search: a more equitable pension system with less privilege regimes, strengthening secondary education through greater workloads related to new technologies, and the initiative to implement a single ballot paper. .

As a sign that the concerns of the list of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs present were not only the economy but also the prevailing political climate, this third Cippec proposal, out of the three, was the only one that received a standing ovation from the audience.

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