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World Economic Forum Recognizes 16 Companies from Latin America as Global Growth Companies

Lucy Jay-Kennedy, Senior Media Manager, Public Affairs, Tel.: +1 917 209 94 83, +50765398327, lucy.jaykennedy@weforum.org

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  • Sixteen of the region’s fastest-growing companies have been invited to join the Global Growth Companies community
  • The Global Growth Companies community currently consists of over 360 companies from around the world
  • The companies are considered trailblazers, shapers and innovators, and have the potential to become leaders in the global economy
  • For more information about the Global Growth Companies community, please visit here

Panama City, Panama 2 April 2014 – The World Economic Forum today announced its selection of Global Growth Companies (GGCs) in Latin America, consisting of 16 of the region’s most dynamic and high-growth companies. These companies are considered trailblazers, shapers and innovators that are committed to improving the state of the world.

GGCs are fast-growing companies with the clear potential to become global economic leaders based on factors such as their business models, growth record, leadership and the markets they serve. Most of them have consistently experienced growth rates above their industry average in the past three years and are engines of the economies in which they operate. The World Economic Forum’s GGC community currently brings together over 360 companies with these characteristics, coming from more than 65 countries.

The selected companies are: Pol-ka Producciones SA (Argentina); Grupo Boticário (Brazil); Empreendimentos Pague Menos SA (Brazil); Rodobens Negocios Imobilarios SA (Brazil); Beraca Sabará Químicos e Ingredientes SA (Brazil); Empresas Agrotop (Chile); Biomax Biocombustibles SA (Colombia); Mayagüez  SA (Colombia); Nalsani SAS (Colombia); Organización Corona SA (Colombia); Quala SA (Colombia); Servientrega SA (Colombia); ConConcreto SA (Colombia); CompuSoluciones y Asociados, SA de CV (Mexico); Hoteles City Express, SAB de CV (Mexico) and Intellego SC (Mexico).

The list of these newly selected GGCs can be downloaded here. Together with the Social Entrepreneurs, Technology Pioneers, Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and Young Scientists, the GGCs make up the New Champions, a larger World Economic Forum community of pioneers, disruptors and innovators.

David Aikman, Managing Director, Head of New Champions, said the following: “The World Economic Forum is proud to recognize the 16 Global Growth Companies from Latin America. They are champions at the forefront of responsible economic growth, creating jobs and developing the entrepreneurial leadership that can contribute to our mission of improving the state of the world. We look forward to welcoming these companies to our World Economic Forum on Latin America in Panama, where they can share and showcase their best practices to contribute to the economic dynamism of the region.”

The 16 new companies from Latin America will have the opportunity to join the larger GGC community, and will be able to contribute to the Forum’s meetings, projects and knowledge products, which will support them on their path to achieving responsible and sustainable growth. It will also allow them to make meaningful connections with other businesses and leaders from government, civil society and academia.

Each year, the World Economic Forum recognizes new Global Growth Companies through a rigorous selection process. After nomination, companies go through an internal background check, and are evaluated by a regional selection committee consisting of the most reputable regional business and industry experts. The selection committee includes individuals capable of assessing the dynamism and impact that candidate companies exercise in their industries and regions.

Individuals with a strong understanding of companies that might qualify as a Global Growth Company should submit nominations or encourage companies to nominate themselves for the 2015 selection process. To nominate a company, please complete the online form here.

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The World Economic Forum is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the spirit of global citizenship. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any interests. It cooperates closely with all leading international organizations (www.weforum.org).

 



The World Economic Forum is an international institution committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the spirit of global citizenship. It engages with business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in 1971 and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is independent, impartial and not tied to any interests. It cooperates closely with all leading international organizations (www.weforum.org).