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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Host the World Economic Forum on Latin America, April 2012

Published Aug 29, 2011, 1:01pm - (Updated Nov 29, 2011, 5:23pm)


The World Economic Forum and the Government of Mexico signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to mark the beginning of preparations for the next World Economic Forum on Latin America. The meeting will take place in Puerto Vallarta on 16-18 April 2012. The Young Global Leaders Annual Summit 2012 will be held as part of the meeting in Nuevo Vallarta on 14-16 April 2012.

The Memorandum of Understanding was signed at World Economic Forum headquarters in Geneva by Jose Antonio Torre, Undersecretary for Competitiveness and Business Regulation of Mexico and Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum, in the presence of Bruno Ferrari Garcia de Alba, Secretary of the Economy of Mexico, Børge Brende, Managing Director, Government Relations and Constituents Engagement, World Economic Forum, Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Senior Director, Head of Latin America, World Economic Forum, and Robert Greenhill, Managing Director, Chief Business Officer, World Economic Forum.

“The World Economic Forum on Latin America will be held in Mexico at an important time for the country and the region as a whole,” said Marisol Argueta de Barillas. “Latin American countries continue to be an attractive destination for investment and the region demonstrates strong finances, continued economic growth and social development, despite the current global context. With this backdrop of economic strength, we are delighted to be in Puerto Vallarta to discuss the political, social and economic priorities for the region and the implication for Latin America’s role in the world.”

“The World Economic Forum on Latin America in Mexico is a perfect opportunity to convene leaders from business, government, academia, civil society and the media from across Latin America to reshape our path and accelerate our pace towards prosperity,” said Bruno Ferrari Garcia de Alba. “Mexico is pleased to welcome Latin American leaders and build together a more prosperous future for our people.”

Learn more about the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Mexico by visiting the WEF Events Page.

Source: World Economic Forum

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