Over the past decade, most Latin American countries have demonstrated financial resilience and vigorous economic growth, achieving significant gains in poverty alleviation. As the region sees the emergence of a larger and more demanding middle class, it is taking important steps to improve the overall living standards of its citizens. In addition to its abundant natural resources, the region is rich in human capital and an incubator of innovative business and social entrepreneurship models. Latin America –vibrant, diverse and economically dynamic – is capitalizing on the strong momentum it has achieved in recent years and renewing its commitment to a prosperous future.
To sustain and deepen economic and societal transformation, Latin American leaders must swiftly respond and adapt to the world’s post-crisis dynamics. In this complex global context, important adjustments and structural reforms cannot be postponed, and urgent action is needed now to improve institutions and markets; increase productivity and competitiveness; provide access to new opportunities for industries, services, investments and ventures; and identify new actions towards increased social inclusion, sustainable development and overall human progress in the decade to come.
The 10th World Economic Forum on Latin America returns to Mexico to collaborate in Latin America’s transition to long-term economic growth and social development. Mexico, one of the leading economies in Latin America and current holder of the pro-tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance, has made advances on a variety of critical reforms – including important changes to education, energy, fiscal and telecommunications legislation –which are already opening new opportunities. The meeting will provide an ideal platform for committed decision-makers to set a bold renovation agenda and take the initiative on the new generation of Latin American investments and transformational projects.