Latin America has been a source of social innovation, agricultural technology and renewable energies. These achievements, along with stability in the region, have allowed Latin America to influence and bring legitimacy to the governance of the global economy and financial system.
With a projected 3.9% economic growth for 2012, Mexico attracts impressive levels of investment. Development and financial resilience, food security, commodity price volatility and green growth are at the top of the G20 agenda that Mexico will chair in 2012, while also holding presidential elections. In addition, G20 ministers of economy and energy will hold their annual meetings in Puerto Vallarta immediately following the World Economic Forum on Latin America.
In Brazil, Rio+20 will address sustainable development at the global level, while Colombia hosts the Sixth Summit of the Americas focusing on connectivity and regional cooperation as a means to overcome the hemisphere’s challenges.
In this context, the 2012 World Economic Forum on Latin America and the Young Global Leaders Annual Summit will take place in Mexico and explore questions including:
• How can the region strengthen collaboration with other emerging economies to drive regional growth, improve its resilience to growth deceleration and address global macroeconomic imbalances?
• How can Latin America address challenges of modernizing infrastructure, eradicating poverty, overcoming criminality and strengthening democratic institutions?
• How can green economy development lead to job creation for new generations and opportunities for innovators and pioneers in the region?
The World Economic Forum on Latin America 2012 will be held from April 16-18, 2012 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
For more information, please e-mail: LatinAmerica@weforum.org
Paseo de las Flores N. #505
Col. Villa las Flores
Puerto Vallarta, 48335
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