Hugo Cancio has spoken at the following Knowledge @ Wharton events:
Hugo Cancio is a Businessman and political activist in favor of Cuba’s reconciliation. Hugo is an advocate of lifting the economic embargo and he supports the restoration of relations between Cuba and the United States.
Born in Havana, Cuba, Hugo immigrated to the US in 1980 at the age of 15, where he began his first business at the age of 25 focused on the auto industry for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Years later he established several travel agencies to facilitate travel to Cuba (“Family Services & Charters”), under license from the Treasury Department of the US.
In 1996, Hugo produced the critically acclaimed film “Zafiros Locura Azul” where he described the history of a famous Cuban musical quartet called “Sapphires”, founded by his father Miguel Cancio, one of the most popular artistic figures of Cuban culture. In 1997, he opened an entertainment company entitled “Fuego Entertainment”, which was developed in close collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Cuba.
Currently, Hugo is the CEO and Chairman of the board of Directors of “Fuego Enterprises, Inc., he is the President and Chairman of the board of directors of The Americas Group, Cuba Business Enterprise, and Founder and Editor in Chief on Cuba Magazine, ARTOnCuba and OnCuba Real State.