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Miami to Rise as Emerging Hub of Innovation and Gateway to Latin America, says Frost & Sullivan
The inaugural edition of GIL 2015: Miami will be the cornerstone bridging the gap between businesses in the United States and Latin America

MIAMI, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The key to survival of an organization in today's ever changing & volatile market demands strategic ideation, collaboration and best practices benchmarking. Within this competitive landscape, innovation has become the paramount component shaping the enterprises of tomorrow.

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Silicon Valley has been the frontrunner of innovation and technological breakthroughs; now South Florida promises to be the next fast growing technological hub. The increasing confluence of connected devices along with the growing consumer demand in the digital space is giving rise to 'The Connected World' and Miami is set to be the base for transformation in cloud computing, mobile and new technologies.

On December 1st, 2015, Frost & Sullivan thought leaders and Americas industry groundbreakers will congregate at The Loews Miami Beach Hotel for Miami's inaugural conference on Growth, Innovation and Leadership. GIL 2015: Miami will be an exceptional platform to discuss the future of Miami as the upcoming hotbed for innovation as well as its role in Latin America's growth.

"GIL 2015: Miami will be a deep dive into the significance of the role Miami has to play in the future of business and industries. With innovation high on the priority list, startups as well as large multinationals will look to establish their base here. A regional hub and America's gateway to the best investment opportunities in Latin America," says David Frigstad, Chairman, Frost & Sullivan.

The conference will be a journey to visionary innovation with Frost & Sullivan hosting Americas' most prominent industry leaders. It will include interactive workshops, panel discussions, showcase emerging best practices and mega trends; featuring some of the most pertinent topics crucial to companies in the region.

Some thought-provoking sessions of GIL 2015: Miami:

  • The Future of the United States: What it will Mean to Companies in Latin America
  • LATAM Supporting Visionary Innovation Hubs of the Future
  • Building a Gateway to the Americas
  • Panel: Disruptive Technologies, New Business Models, Cloud & Mobile Workforce
  • Innovation & Partnership: Removing Barriers to Thrive
  • Panel: The role of Women in Today's Digital Transformation
  • Panel: How can Latin America Become a Global Growth and Innovation Engine?

Frost & Sullivan will recognize Manuel D. Medina, Founder & Managing Partner, Medina Capital with the Visionary Leadership Award at GIL 2015: Miami. Mr. Medina, will be honored for his commitment to the advancement of South Florida through his distinguished work in technology and entrepreneurship.

"Amidst the key decision makers of U.S. and LATAM, there is growing curiosity about the potential of Miami as the next emerging hub of innovation and technology. At GIL 2015: Miami, Frost & Sullivan will identify the latent forces which can propel innovation and growth in Miami and thereby leverage the region as the gateway to companies in Latin America," comments Art Robbins, President, Americas & Partner, Frost & Sullivan.

Congregating more than 150 C-level executives on December 1st, GIL 2015: Miami will set the stage for upcoming GIL events in Latin America. For more information on the event and Frost & Sullivan's Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership, visit

Our Gold Event Sponsor Impartner as well as Silver Event Sponsors Genesys, Progress and Verint will support us through this journey to Visionary Innovation.

Next GIL Latin American events: GIL 2016: Mexico (March), GIL 2016: Brazil (May).

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today's market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies? Contact us: Start the discussion


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SOURCE Frost & Sullivan