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World Economic Forum shifts focus to Latin America

February 27, 2012


Just days before the Global Alliance family assembles in Brazil, the World Economic Forum will be looking at regional transformation as it shifts its focus to Latin America this April.


WEF says: “Latin America is notable for its stability and innovative social, agriculture and renewable energy achievements. As such, the region is providing new models to address the future course of world affairs.


With projected 3.5% economic growth for 2012 and a population of 110 million – with 50% under 27 years of age – Mexico has outstanding potential and attracts impressive levels of investment. In 2012, the country will hold presidential elections and chair the G20. Development and financial resilience, food security, employment and green growth are at the top of the agenda.


In Brazil, the Rio+20 Summit will address sustainable development at the global level; and in Colombia, the sixth Summit of the Americas will focus on the connectivity and regional cooperation as a means to overcome the hemisphere’s challenges.


In this context, the World Economic Forum on Latin America and the Young Global Leaders Annual Meeting will address the region’s role and contribution to the governance of the global economy, the creation of innovative models for a sustainable future and the improvement of capabilities for a regional transformation”.


More information on the forum is available here - - and for those who missed the World Economic Forum in January, discussions and debates can be seen at