27/03/2008World Economic Forum

World Economic Forum on Latin America

Cancún, Mexico, 15-16 April 2008

The region just concluded a long period of sustained 5%+ economic growth, booming capital markets and unusually solid fundamentals. The short-term impact of a US recession, and the long-term impact of a shift in the global power equation, however, are not clear and there are many important reforms that are not taking place or taking place too slowly.

The meeting in Mexico will focus on discovering and highlighting the business opportunities brought about by the successful execution of a priority reform agenda. A globally attuned agenda that secures Latin America’s place in a shifting global landscape will be built around five core pillars:
a) Global Trends and Economic Shifts
b) Asia and Latin America
c) Merging Business and The Environment
d) Growth through critical investments
e) Enhancing Innovation in Business and in Social Issues

Co-hosted by the Government of Mexico under the patronage of President Felipe Calderón, this top-level gathering will include leaders from business, government, international organizations as well as civil society representatives and regional experts.


José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras, Brazil

Alejandro Baillères, Chief Executive Officer, Grupo Nacional Provincial, Mexico

Samuel A. DiPiazza, Global CEO, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, USA

José Antonio Fernández Carbajal, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, FEMSA, Mexico

Guo Shuqing, Chairman, China Construction Bank, People’s Republic of China

William R. Rhodes, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, North America, Citi, USA

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