10th World Economic Forum on Latin America to Discuss the Region’s Renovation Agenda

  • world economic forumThe 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America will take place in Mexico, Riviera Maya on 6-8 May 2015
  • Over 700 participants from over 45 countries, including 500 business leaders, and 65 government leaders, heads of international and regional organizations, and other public figures
  • Structural reforms and critical transformations in a range of areas, including economic diversification, fiscal adjustments, energy, infrastructure, education and social inclusion, will be discussed
  • For more information on the meeting: http://wef.ch/latam15

Mexico City, Mexico, 27 April 2015 – The 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America will return to Mexico in Riviera Maya under the theme “Advancing through a Renovation Agenda”. More than 700 leaders from business, government, civil society and academia will participate in the meeting on 6-8 May.

“Latin America’s leaders are coming together in Mexico to discuss societal, economic and political transformations. They will put forward a proactive agenda to face the current regional challenges deriving from local and international sources, and to sustain economic and social achievements, ensuring long term-growth and social prosperity. The meeting will provide an ideal platform for committed decision-makers to agree on measures to strengthen institutional foundations, renew economic frameworks, and modernize society and business to ensure a better future,” said Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Senior Director and Head of Latin America at the World Economic Forum.

The meeting programme is built on three pillars:

  • The Strengthening the Foundations pillar identifies potential solutions to pressing societal challenges while strengthening existing institutional foundations.
  • The Renewing the Framework pillar explores opportunities for and disruptions to economic growth in the region, for example the effect of reforms in key sectors such as energy, infrastructure and the labour market.
  • The Modernizing for Tomorrow pillar examines the impact of the middle class on the development of the region and on technological innovations.

The meeting also serves as an impartial platform to discuss and tackle several of the10 global challenges the Forum believes can only be addressed through multistakeholder cooperation and public-private partnerships.

The Co-Chairs of the World Economic on Latin America are: Carlos Brito, Chief Executive Officer, Anheuser-Busch InBev, USA; Carlos Slim Domit, Chairman, América Movil, Mexico; Angelica Fuentes, President of Angelica Fuentes Foundation, Mexico; Eduardo Leite, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Baker & McKenzie, USA; Ignacio Sánchez-Galán, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Iberdrola, Spain; and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, USA.

Other key participants include: Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico; Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia; Juan Orlando Hernández, President of Honduras; Michel Joseph Martelly, President of Haiti; Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago; Jin-Yong Cai, Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Finance Corporation; Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the IADB; Lina Pedraza Rodríguez, Minister of Finance and Prices of Cuba; Ximena Rincon, Minister of the Presidency of Chile; Yoko Kamikawa, Minister of Justice of Japan; Tim Groser, Minister of Trade and Minister of Climate Change Issues of New Zealand; Stefan Selig, Undersecretary for International Trade of the USA; Miguel Angel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico city;Anibal Gaviria Correa, Mayor of Medellin, Colombia, among other ministers and distinguished representatives from the Governments of Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.