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EMnet Latin America meeting, 3 June 2016


The EMnet Latin America meeting on "Reviving Investment: New Opportunities, New Players" took place on 3 June 2016 at the French Ministries of Economy and Finance in Paris. 

This meeting was held back-to-back with the 8th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean and benefited from the participation of Ministers and high-level officials from Latin American countries with responsibilities in the realm of finance and development.

Session 1: Where are the emerging opportunities in the current economic slowdown? 

Faced with the current economic slowdown, this session identified emerging economic and business trends that can open up investment opportunities and spark inclusive growth in the region.

Session 2: New players to boost investment in Latin America

This session explored the role of foreign multinationals and "multilatinas" in reviving investment. Where are they investing and how can governments further support an enabling environment for business?

Experts panels held in parallel

Session 3
Middle-class market dynamics
Session 4
Foreign investment in support of innovation

This session focused on middle-class demand dynamics and how international consumption could complement future domestic demand.

This session explored how FDI can support more productive and knowledge-intensive sectors in Latin America, thus driving innovation.

Session 5
New trade agreements to unlock business opportunities

Session 6
Business implications of economic uncertainty in Brazil

This session explored how regional trade platforms can support market access and economies of scale.

As Brazil's downturn deepens, this session assessed the short- and medium-term growth opportunities.



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