events America US Secretary of State

49th Washington Conference on the Americas

Washington DC – May 7, 2019 – Report By:  Dr. June Knight

(Americas Society/Council of the Americas) Our forty-ninth annual conference will be held on May 7, 2019, at the U.S. Department of State. See the agenda.

The Washington Conference on the Americas, the premier Washington event on the Western Hemisphere, will bring together senior officials from the U.S. administration and distinguished leaders from across the region to focus on the major policy issues affecting the hemisphere. Please make plans now to join us for this important event.

We are delighted to recognize Senator Marco Rubio’s leadership in U.S. foreign policy toward the Western Hemisphere by presenting him with the 2019 Chairman’s Award for Leadership in the Americas.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mike Pence, Vice President, United States
  • Nayib Bukele, President-Elect, El Salvador
  • Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President, Colombia
  • Marcelo Ebrard, Minister, Foreign Affairs, Mexico
  • Jim Carr, Minister, International Trade Diversification, Canada
  • Kevin McAleenan, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Marco Rubio, U.S. Senator (R-FL), Chairman, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere
  • Bill Cassidy, U.S. Senator (R-LA), Member, Finance Committee
  • Eliot Engel, U.S. Representative (D-NY), Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Joaquim Levy, President, BNDES
  • Tao Zhang, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Kimberly Breier, Assistant Secretary, Western Hemisphere Affairs, U.S. Department of State
  • Jan Van Acker, President, Latin America and Emerging Markets, Merck
  • Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President, Latin America, World Bank Group
  • Maria Pica Karp, Vice President, Government Affairs, Chevron
  • Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, Contributor, CNBC
  • James Politi, Global Trade Editor, Financial Times
  • Shery Ahn, News Anchor, Bloomberg TV
  • Andrés Gluski, Chairman, Council of the Americas
  • John Negroponte, Chairman Emeritus, Council of the Americas
  • Susan Segal, President & CEO, Council of the Americas
  • Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Council of the Americas

For registration or sponsorship information, contact Council of the Americas via phone at 202-659-8989 or email:

For media inquiries:

Read the 2018 conference report and agenda and watch speaker videos.

See Event

Their website –


Dr. June Knight is a White House Correspondent. She has published seven (7) books and can be purchased at  Dr. June holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations, Master’s Degree in Corporate Communications with Minor in Mass Communications and a Doctor in Theology. Dr. June spent six (6) years traveling the country, serving ministries and assisting them to achieve their goals in marketing and communications. She trained teams across this country on how to do media and best practices in communicating their visions from God. Due to her extensive travels, raising three children who are called of the Lord, went to bible college with two of those children, and interviewing over 400 ministers across this country; Dr. June now provides a voice in the governmental sphere about Christianity viewpoints. Dr. June covers news and interests mainly from the White House and the Department of State.  The Lord sent her to Washington DC on October 9, 2018 with $9.00 and a suitcase on the Greyhound Bus. The Lord has taken care of her ever since. Now he has supplied her with a beautiful apartment, new furniture, car, clothes, new TV equipment, and all she needs to accomplish the mission here in Washington DC. If you would like to donate to help her continue being a voice for the Christians in the White House, please donate here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *