Brazil Hosts Economic Meeting in Preparation for Davos Forum

World Economic Forum Brazil is getting ready to host a Latin American economic encounter. More than 500 political, social and economic leaders from 37 countries will meet next week in Rio for the World Economic Forum on Latin America, the organizers announced.

The Brazil Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex) helps the World Economic Forum organize the event, which will take place on April 14 to 16, and will be supported by the Brazilian government and the Rio de Janeiro State Government.

The Forum's program is built around five thematic pillars: responding proactively to the economic slowdown, building bridges among regions, integration to build a better future, public policies for sustainable growth, and challenges and opportunities for a green development cycle.

According to the organizers, most of the participants – about 75% – are businessmen, mostly CEOs and high executives.

"We are very satisfied with the number and quality of the participants," said the Forum Director, Emilio Lozoya Austin.

The opening speech, under the theme "Implications of the Global Economic Crisis for Latin America," will be made by Brazil's President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

Colombia's President Alvaro Uribe and Dominica's President Leonel Fernandez will also be present.

The discussions carried out in the Latin American Forum will be taken to the World Economic Forum's annual meeting, which takes place in Davos, Switzerland.

Mercopress

Tags:

You May Also Like

For Brazil, Doha’s Failed WTO Talks Are Still Very Much Alive

Brazilian ambassador Roberto Carvalho de Azevedo, the leading negotiator for Brazil in Geneva, stated ...

Boeing Tragedy: Brazil Air Force Goes Looking for Blind Spots

While Waldir Pires, the Brazilian Defense Minister, continues repeating that Brazil’s air space is ...

Amnesty Condemns Gang Attacks in Brazil and Urges Against Police Retaliation

Amnesty International today condemned killings and attacks led by members of the criminal gang ...

Brazil Has 30 Years of Natural Gas Reserves

Brazil’s proven reserves of natural gas are 316 billion cubic meters, but it is ...

Brazilian Names and Faces

Whatever your prejudices or opinions regarding race, ethnicity, eugenics, and miscegenation, you don’t know ...

Brazilian President Lula and his Chilean colleague Bachelet

Brazil and Chile Agree: Education is Priority Number 1 in LatAm

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and his Chilean counterpart Michelle Bachelet called ...

Half of Brazil Agriexports Goes to Emerging Countries. China Gets 8%

The share of developing nations in purchases of Brazilian agricultural products rose from 39.6% ...

Brazil’s Most Important Shoe Fair Hopes to Sell More Overseas

Francal, Latin America's largest shoe fair, due to start next Tuesday, July 10, in ...

Brazil Exports Zero Hunger

The National Food and Nutritional Security Council (Consea) will accompany the Brazilian government’s initiatives ...

Brazil’s Workers Party Has Two Options: To Change or to Disappear

For the first time an incoming president of the Workers Party (PT) has recognized ...