At a press
conference, Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Director of Latin America of the World
Economic Forum, and the Secretary of Economy, Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal,
announced the realization of the tenth edition of the WEF LATAM, from 6 to 8 of
May, in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo.
The World Economic
Forum on Latin America (WEF LATAM) is a forum for high-level dialogue, which
brings together opinion leaders and impresarios to present, discuss and
formulate strategies for the overall improvement of the region.
It will be a unique
and privileged platform to set a roadmap on which leaders can share and create
synergies through their development strategies.
The theme of the
tenth edition will be: moving through a renewed agenda whose objective will
focus on the axes and dialogues on reforms and structural changes that promote
the advancement of the region.
This event is held
annually in different locations. In 2015, it returns to Mexico, driven by a
context of very favorable conditions which are based on the structural changes
in the country. This is the third time that takes place in Mexico. As
background it was carried out in 2008, in Cancun, and in Puerto Vallarta, in
It will be attended
by Heads of state, including from Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Trinidad and
Tobago, and Mexico; Ministers from countries such as Brazil, Chile, Colombia,
Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Japan, New Zealand, Panama, Paraguay and Peru;
the vice presidents of El Salvador and Panama; Mayors from Colombia, USA,
Ecuador and Mexico; and about 750 leaders, among them, Presidents of
multinational companies and opinion leaders.
Ildefonso Guajardo recalled that, at the time, it was said that the realization
of the WEF LATAM in 2015 was ideal for Mexico, "because the they were seen
the strong possibility that the structural reforms were practically
consolidated and it would be a great platform and showcase to position not only
the conclusion of the reforms but the first results of its
In turn, Marisol
Argueta said that the WEF LATAM in Mexico is a very important opportunity to
bring together Latin American leaders and outside the region "to discuss
the state of the region and its future, especially since we see that
international economic conditions are less favorable than we had in previous
years. It is important to critically examine and to anticipate actions and
measures that allow Latin America to strengthen the economic and social
achievements and prevent a regression”, she added.