Latin America 2009: Managing in difficult times

World Economic Forum on Latin America: Facing Up to the Economic Slowdown

Latin America is expected to grow modestly in 2009. Local financial institutions as well as international agencies are providing resources to finance the implementation of counter-cyclical policies. Responses in sectors are trying to ease integration among supply chain links and promote greater coordination of macroeconomic policies in the region.

How are business sectors responding to 2009-2010 economic prospects? Which sectors are performing better under such constraining circumstances? Are there winners coming out of the present crisis? If so, what can we learn from them?


Timothy P. Flynn, Chairman, KPMG International, USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Latin America; Jim Goodnight, Chief Executive Officer, SAS Institute, USA; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Latin America; Lord Levene, Chairman, Lloyd's, United Kingdom; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Latin America; Ricardo Villela Marino, Chief Executive Officer, Latin America, Banco Itaú Unibanco, Brazil; Young Global Leader; Marcelo Bahia Odebrecht, Chief Executive Officer, Engineering and Construction, Odebrecht Brazil, and President, Odebrecht Group, Brazil; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Latin America; Young Global Leader; Moderated by Robert Greenhill, Managing Director and Chief Business Officer, World Economic Forum