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 2012.
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.
The Secretary 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 implementation".
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.