Media Accreditation Opens for First World Economic Forum on Latin America in Argentina

Thursday 23 February 2017

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Thursday 23 February 2017
2017
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Peter Vanham, US Media Lead, Public Engagement, Tel.: +1 646 592 5907, E-mail: peter.vanham@weforum.org

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- The 12th World Economic Forum on Latin America will take place in Buenos Aires on 5-7 April 2017

- It is the first time the meeting takes place in Argentina, at a time when the country is re-entering international credit markets and preparing to chair the G20 in 2018.

- Media accreditation is now open. To apply, register online by Monday 20 March.

- For more information, visit the event website.

New York, USA, 23 February 2017 – Media accreditation for the World Economic Forum on Latin America, which will take place in Buenos Aires, is now open. In its 12th year, the meeting comes to Argentina for the first time ever, bringing more than 1,000 participants from Latin America and the world to one of the most promising emerging markets.

The meeting takes place almost a year after Argentina returned to the international bond market, issuing debt for the first time in 15 years, and a little less than a year before it starts chairing the G20.

Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Head of Latin America and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum, said: “We couldn’t be more excited about coming to Buenos Aires. Argentina’s government is adopting a new economic framework, re-entering international credit markets and driving technological and digital transformation across sectors. That makes it the perfect host country for this year’s meeting.”

Held under the theme Fostering Entrepreneurship and Development in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the meeting will explore the challenges, risks and opportunities for Latin America in the transitional period of slowing global growth, increasing inequality and accelerating digital transformation.

Participants from business, government, academia and NGOs from the region and around the world will discuss the region’s political, economic and societal issues, including the transparency, agility and long-term stability needed to enhance credibility and improve the business environment.

“Latin America needs to consolidate its social accomplishments and improve its credibility as a leading business environment,” said Argueta de Barillas. “In this context, the Fourth Industrial Revolution can be a critical driver for achieving the vision of an entrepreneurial, innovative and inclusive Latin America.”

To participate in the meeting, please register online by Monday 20 March. As the number of accreditations issued will be strictly limited, we are unable to accommodate late registrations; and no accreditation will be granted on site.

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