World Economic Forum on Latin America 2014

Panama City, Panama, 01-03 April 2014

Opening Pathways for Shared Progress

Panama, the host of this year’s World Economic Forum on Latin America, embodies the region’s progress and potential. The country is a thriving international hub of trade and investment in the Americas and has demonstrated impressive economic performance and stable growth rates of over 10% in recent years. It offers a strategic geographic position in the centre of the Americas, being further enhanced with the development of modern infrastructure and the expansion of the Panama Canal, which is to coincide with the celebration of its centenary at the meeting.

The World Economic Forum on Latin America will focus on the region’s efforts in maintaining its economic growth, boosting the diversification of its economies, increase its productivity, fuel competitiveness, enhance trade and invest in human capital. Participants will help to determine how to better address challenges in education, health, infrastructure and technology in the region and will contribute to shaping the region’s economic, social and political agenda.

Bas Burger, BT President, US & Canada and Consumer Packaged Goods, Javier Semerene, BT Vice President, Latin America, Jorge Marchena, BT Managing Director, Andean Region, Central America and Caribbean and Alex Ingles, Chief Operating Officer, Latin America will attend.

During the meeting, Bas Burger will talk on 'Latin American Globalizers: What strategies are Latin American businesses pursuing to go global?’ as part of a panel discussion.  

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