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november 14-15, 2022
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Join us on our 49th Annual Convention as we commemorate the 5th anniversary since hurricane María
made landfall on Puerto Rico. During the event we will review the challenges and process of reconstruction
and its impact on millions of Puerto Ricans throughout the Island.

This 2‐day event will provide our attendees the space to stay on top of the latest trends and resources with the participation of high‐profile speakers, exhibits, and more!

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11:30am - 1:00pm

Registration

Moderator

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Annual Members Meeting

Message from PRBA's Chairwoman

Special Presentation:

Taxes: Impacts on the Construction Industry

Moderator

Arch. Vanessa de Mari Monserrate

Gerald M. Howard

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Room 208 A, B, C)

Energy: Puerto Rico's Power Generation and its Future

Financing: Financial Models for Developments

Taxes: Impacts on the Construction Industry

Moderator

Emilio Colón Zavala, PE

James Connor

Francisco Luis

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Opening of Exhibit Hall and Maria's Expo

Moderator

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Innovation and Coastal Protection: A conversation

Moderator

Patricio Martínez Lorenzo, Esq

Alfredo Torruella, Harvey Sasso

5:00pm - 6:00pm

Presentation: PR Income Limits & FMR's: are we getting a fair share?

Moderator

Fernando Sumaza

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking and Cocktail TERRACE

Moderator

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration

Moderator

9:00am - 9:15am

Opening Remarks

Moderator

Arch. Vanessa de Mari

Jerry Konter

9:20am - 9:40am

Governor of PR

Moderator

Hon. Pedro Pierluisi

9:45am - 10:15am

Main Keynote Speaker

Moderator

Marcia Fudge

10:15am - 10:30am

Break

Moderator

10:30am - 11:30am

Panel: Women Leaders in Construction

Moderator

Arch. Vanessa de Mari

Pam Patenaude (IEM)

Alicia Huey (NAHB)

Tere Blanca (ULI)

Maritzie Diaz (Dept. Housing PR)

11:30am - 12:00pm

Visit Exhibit Hall

Moderator

12:00pm - 2:30pm

Award Luncheon

Presentation Programa de Beca Reconocimiento al Arq. Domingo Sadurni

Moderator

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Keynote Speaker: The Power of Cities

Moderator

Alfonso Vergara - world class planner

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Panel: Smart Developed Communities for PR

Moderator

Arch. Ricardo Álvarez Diaz, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Panel: Recovery Risks (Inflation, Construction Cost and Labor) How can we mitigate?

Moderator

VIVIENDA

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Closing Remarks

Moderator

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Networking Event

Moderator

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

TIME
SESSION
SPEAKER
10:15am - 10:30am
2:30pm - 3:30pm
2:30pm - 3:30pm
9:00am - 9:15am
4:15pm - 5:15pm
3:30pm - 4:15pm
11:30am - 1:00pm
5:00pm - 6:00pm
4:00pm - 5:00pm
1:00pm - 2:30pm
9:20am - 9:40am
5:15pm - 5:30pm
11:30am - 12:00pm
9:45am - 10:15am
10:30am - 11:30am
12:00pm - 2:30pm
6:00pm - 7:00pm
8:00am - 9:00am
6:00pm - 7:30pm
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Break
Breakout Sessions (Room 208 A, B, C)
Keynote Speaker: The Power of Cities
Opening Remarks
Panel: Recovery Risks (Inflation, Construction Cost and Labor) How can we mitigate?
Panel: Smart Developed Communities for PR
Registration
Presentation: PR Income Limits & FMR's: are we getting a fair share?
Innovation and Coastal Protection: A conversation
Annual Members Meeting
Governor of PR
Closing Remarks
Visit Exhibit Hall
Main Keynote Speaker
Panel: Women Leaders in Construction
Award Luncheon
Networking and Cocktail TERRACE
Registration
Networking Event
Opening of Exhibit Hall and Maria's Expo
Emilio Colón Zavala, PE
Alfonso Vergara - world class planner
Arch. Vanessa de Mari
PRBA Chairwoman
VIVIENDA
Arch. Ricardo Álvarez Diaz, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
Fernando Sumaza
Alfredo Torruella, Harvey Sasso
Arch. Vanessa de Mari Monserrate
Chairwoman
Hon. Pedro Pierluisi
Marcia Fudge
Pam Patenaude (IEM)

8:00am - 9:00am

Registration

Moderator

9:00am - 9:15am

Opening Remarks

Moderator

Arch. Vanessa de Mari

Jerry Konter

9:20am - 9:40am

Governor of PR

Moderator

Hon. Pedro Pierluisi

9:45am - 10:15am

Main Keynote Speaker

Moderator

Marcia Fudge

10:15am - 10:30am

Break

Moderator

10:30am - 11:30am

Panel: Women Leaders in Construction

Moderator

Arch. Vanessa de Mari

Pam Patenaude (IEM)

Alicia Huey (NAHB)

Tere Blanca (ULI)

Maritzie Diaz (Dept. Housing PR)

11:30am - 12:00pm

Visit Exhibit Hall

Moderator

12:00pm - 2:30pm

Award Luncheon

Presentation Programa de Beca Reconocimiento al Arq. Domingo Sadurni

Moderator

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Keynote Speaker: The Power of Cities

Moderator

Alfonso Vergara - world class planner

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Panel: Smart Developed Communities for PR

Moderator

Arch. Ricardo Álvarez Diaz, Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

4:15pm - 5:15pm

Panel: Recovery Risks (Inflation, Construction Cost and Labor) How can we mitigate?

Moderator

VIVIENDA

5:15pm - 5:30pm

Closing Remarks

Moderator

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Networking Event

Moderator

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

11:30 am - 1:00 p.m.

Registration

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Annual Members Meeting

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Breakout Sessions (Room 208 A, B, C)

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Innovation and Coastal Protection: A Conversation

4:45 pm – 5:45 pm

PR Income Limits & FMR’s:are we getting a fair share?



Main Panels & Events

Monday, November 14th, 2022

Time/
Schedule
Session
Speaker
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Registration
Annual Members Meeting (Room 209)

Breakout Sessions:


Energy: Puerto Rico's Power Generation and its Future




Financing: Different Financial Models
for Developments




   

   
   

   Taxes: Impacts on the Construction Industry
Opening of Exhibit Hall and Hurricane Maria's Expo
Innovation and Coastal Protection:
A Conversation

Moderator: Patricio Martínez Lorenzo, Esq.
PR Income Limits & FMR's: are we getting a fair share?
Networking and Cocktail
(Terrace 3rd. Floor)

GERALD HOWARD
CEO, 
National Association of Home Builders, NAHB


EMILIO COLÓN ZAVALA, PE
President & CEO
ECZ Group Inc.

jAMES CONNOR
CEO & Founding Partner 
Acrecent Financial Corporation

RACHEL FERNÁNDEZ
Vice President Construction Division,
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico

OMAR MUES, CPA
Gerente Senior, Kevane Grant Thornton
JAVIER OYOLA
Director, Kevane Grant Thornton
LCDA. SAMIRA YASSIN, CPA
Gerente, Kevane Grant Thornton
LCDA. MADELEINE TUBENS, CPA
Gerente, Kevane Grant Thornton

ALFREDO TORRUELLA
President, Fundación Legado Azul

HARVEY SASSO, PE
President, Coastal Systems International

JORGE BRACERO
Chief Marketing Officer, Cervecera de Puerto Rico
LUIS CHAMORRO
Medalla Light Brand Manager
FERNANDO SUMAZA

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Time /
Schedule
Session
Speaker
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Registration
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Annual Members Meeting
(Room 209)
gerald howard
CEO
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Financing: Different Financial Models for Developments
Taxes: Impacts on the Construction Industry

James Connor
CEO & Founding Partner
Acrecent Financial Corporation
RACHEL FERNÁNDEZ
Vice President Construction Division,
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
Jessy X. De Jesús-Herrera
Commercial Lending Manager
Cooperativa COOPACA
Eric Delgado-Torres
Private & Structured Credit Officer
Acrecent Financial Corporation
OMAR MUES, CPA
Senior Manager
Kevane Grant Thornton
JAVIER OYOLA
Director
Kevane Grant Thornton
SAMIRA YASSIN, CPA, esq.
Manager
Kevane Grant Thornton
MADELEINE TUBENS, CPA, esq.
Manager
Kevane Grant Thornton
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Opening of Exhibit Hall and Hurricane Maria's Expo
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Innovation and Coastal Protection:
A Conversation
Moderator:
Patricio Martínez Lorenzo, Esq.
ALFREDO TORRUELLA
President
Fundación Legado Azul

HARVEY SASSO, PE
President
Coastal Systems International

JORGE BRACERO
Chief Marketing Officer
Cervecera de Puerto Rico
Dr. Héctor Ruíz
Executive Director
HJR Reefscaping
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

PR Income Limits & FMR's:
Are we getting a fair share?

Moderator:
MichelleSugden
Professional Planner and
Housing Consultant

Juan Lara
Economista

Lcdo. Jaime Plá cortés
President
Hospital Association of Puerto Rico

Ana Celia Pagés
President
Executive Homesearch

eduardo marxuach
President & CEO
Supermercados Econo
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Networking & Cocktail
(Terrace 3rd Floor)

Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Time Schedule
Session
Speaker
8:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 9:15 am
9:20 am - 9:40 am
9:45 am - 10:15 am
10:30 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
4:15 pm - 5:15 pm
5:15 pm - 5:30 pm
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Registration
Opening Remarks
Message from the Governor of Puerto Rico
Main Keynote Speaker
Women Leaders in Construction

Moderator:

Wakeska Rivera,
President & CEO, Danosa Caribbean, Inc.
Visit Exhibit Hall
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Award Luncheon
Keynote Speaker: The Power of Cities
Smart Developed Communities for PR

Moderator:
Carla Campos
Recovery Risks (Inflation, Construction Cost and Labor) How Can We Mitigate?

Moderator:
Grenda Rivera
Closing Remarks
Networking Event
(Terrace 3rd Floor)
VANESSA DE MARI MONSERRATE, AIA
Chairwoman
Puerto Rico Builders Association (PRBA)
JERRY KONTER
Chairman
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
HON. PEDRO PIERLUISI
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MARION M. MCFADDEN
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD
PAMELA HUGHES PATENAUDE
Former US Deputy,
HUD
ALICIA HUEY
First Vice Chairman of the Board
National Assoc. of Home Builders (NAHB)
TERE BLANCA
District Council Chair
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
VANESSA DE MARI MONSERRATE, AIA
Chairwoman
Puerto Rico Builders Association (PRBA)
MARETZIE DIAZ, ESQ.
Disaster Recovery Deputy Secretary
CDBG-DR/CDBG-MIT Program
Puerto Rico's Dept. of Housing
Presentation Scholarship Program
Special Recognition to Arch. Domingo Sadurní

TBD
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RICARDO ÁLVAREZ DÍAZ, FAIA
Co-founder & CEO
Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón

TBD
TBD
HON. WILLIAM RODRÍGUEZ
Secretary of the Puerto Rico Housing Department

MARETZIE DIAZ, ESQ.
Disaster Recovery Deputy Secretary
CDBG-DR/CDBG-MIT Program
Puerto Rico's Dept. of Housing
Break
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Time /
Schedule
Session
Speaker
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Registration
9:00 pm - 9:15 am
Opening Remarks
vanessA de mari monserrate, AIA
Chairwoman
Puerto Rico Builders Association (PRBA)
9:20 am - 9:40 am
Message from the Resident Commissioner and Congresswoman
HON. Jenniffer González
Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico
Washington DC
9:40am - 10:40am
Building a stronger industry together
Moderator:
Waleska Rivera,
President & CEO, Danosa Caribbean, Inc.

PAMELA HUGHES PATENAUDE
Former US Deputy
HUD
ALICIA HUEY
First Vice Chairman of the Board
National Assoc. of Home Builders (NAHB)
TERE BLANCA
District Council Chair
Urban Land Institute (ULI)
VANESSA DE MARI MONSERRATE, AIA
Chairwoman
Puerto Rico Builders Association (PRBA)
11:00 am - 11:30 am
Main
Keynote
Speaker
MARION M. MCFADDEN
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Planning and Development, HUD
Visit Exhibit Hall
11:30am - 12:00pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Award Luncheon

Special Recognition to Arch. Domingo Sadurní
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Energy:

Puerto Rico's Power Generation
and its Future

Moderator:
EMILIO COLÓN-ZAVALA, PE
EDUARDO BHATIA, ESQ.
Former President
Puerto Rico Senate

Jesús Bolinaga
President & CEO
AES Puerto Rico
EMILIO COLÓN ZAVALA, PE
President & CEO
ECZ Group, Inc.

Edison AvilÉs-Deliz, PE, Esq.
Chairman
Puerto Rico Energy Bureau
4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Smart Developed Communities for PR

Moderator:
Carla Campos, Former CEO of the
Puerto Rico Tourism Company
Ricardo Álvarez Díaz, FAIA
Co-Founder & CEO
Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón
Juan C. De Jesús, MAI, SRA
Project Manager for Strategic Inticiatives
Banco Popular de Puerto Rico
Milton serrano
General Manager
Reality Realty
4:45 pm - 5:30 pm
Recovery Risks (Inflation, Construction
Cost and Labor) How Can We Mitigate?

Moderator:
Grenda Rivera
william rodríguez, ESQ.
Secretary of the Puerto Rico Housing Department
arch. María r. cintrón
Auxiliary Secretary
OGPe
MANUEL LABOY, pe
Executive Director
COR3
rafael rojo
President & CEO
VRM Companies
5:30 pm - 5:35 pm
Closing Remarks
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Networking Event
(Terrace 3rd Floor)

Keynote Speaker

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2022 annual convention!

november 14-15, 2022
Sheraton puerto rico hotel & Casino (convention center district)


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