On October 22nd at 9:00 am, the New York Summit 2018 was inaugurated with a day full of lectures, talks and debates with the most influential personalities in their field.
As for the speakers who participated, some of the noteworthy are: Miguel López-Alegría, the first astronaut born in Spain to travel into space and who, for a moment, transported us onto his space trip; Kathleen Kennedy, Director of Retirement Security at the Economic Policy Institute, who gave a presentation on “Women and Power”; Rosario Marín, former director of the Public Treasury of the United States who spoke to us about the importance of Human Capital; Olga San Jacinto, Google Business Director, who conveyed the importance of innovation by favoring it at all levels, Bernardo Kliksberg, writer and father of Corporate Social Responsibility, who participated in the debate “Ethics and Social Responsibility in today’s world” or Juan Verde, former economic and political adviser to Barack Obama with a paper under the title “How to succeed in politics”, among others.
The awards ceremony took place at the Gala dinner held on October 23rd at 7:30 p.m., at the facilities of the Angel Orensanz Foundation, one of the oldest Gothic revival synagogues in New York and which preserves its architectural integrity with pride.
The prizes were awarded to those personalities, companies or institutions that stood out for their work and their excellence during the year. Some of the winners in this edition were; María Ríos, President and CEO of Nation Waste, Inc. (NWI)- Businesswoman of the Year Award, David Bisbal, Singer- Best Latin Artist Award, Irene Villa, writer, victim of Terrorism- Woman of the Year Award, Ángel León, Chef- Special Jury Prize; Anna María Chávez Fortune Magazine’s 50 Greatest Leaders; Special Jury Prize, Antonio Ragusa, Director Rome Business School- Special Jury Prize, Dulce Matuz, Dreamer, one of the most influential women, Special Award NY Summit 2018, Bernardo Kliksberg, writer and Professor Emeritus- Special Jury Prize, William Rodríguez, survivor of the 9/11 attack- Man of the Year Award, José Manuel Ciria, Sculptor and painter- Special Jury Prize, among others.
The Canis Majoris Foundation received the Best Research Project Award in the Foundational area from Sam Daley Harris, Founder of Results Educational Fund, world authority on microcredits and the fight against poverty. The award was received by Gonzalo Casas Pessino, President of the Foundation and Dr. Raúl Alelú-Paz, CEO of the Foundation and Director of the Elena Pessino Gómez del Campo Neuroscience Laboratory, who dedicated the Award to the entire team and Board of the Foundation and Therapies users.
This Award is a recognition of the work and commitment that the Canis Majoris Foundation has towards the project that it carries out for functional diversity. It encourages us, the entire team, Board of Trustees and Management of the Foundation, to continue working in the same direction, putting all our effort into each of the areas in which we work in making our objectives a reality.