This conference stressed the need for Argentina to avoid closing its economy and instead create a successful export strategy to overcome the crisis.

Conference participants for the first panel, "The Export Strategy" included Martín Redrado, vice chancellor, Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Felipe de la Balze, Argentine Council of Foreign Relations; Jorge Campbell, former secretary of state, Argentine Ministry of Foreign Relations; Sydney Weintraub, CSIS; and Kent Hughes, director, Project on America and Global Economy, Woodrow Wilson Center.