About

The International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean is a yearly high-level event that brings together policy-makers, CEOs, and experts from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe to discuss the region’s economic performance and share solutions to its development challenges. The Forum is co-organised by the OECD Development Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the French Ministry of Economy and Finance.

2016 - New challenges and innovative Partnerships in a Shifting World

The 8th of the forum edition took place on 3 June 2016 in Paris, and featured two thematic panels with high-level government representatives, business leaders and philanthropy, offering privileged dialogue and networking opportunities. Back-to-back with the Forum, the OECD Development Centre held the Latin America-focused meeting of its Emerging Markets Network (EMnet), a platform for policy dialogue and analysis of challenges and opportunities for doing business in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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2015 - Better Strategies For a Sustainable Development

The 7th edition of the Forum provided the opportunity to discuss challenges and to share solutions regarding sustainable economic development in the region. 

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2014 - Beyond the Golden Decade? Logistics and infrastructure, pillars of regional integration and global trade opportunities

The 6th edition of the Forum took place in Paris on 30 June 2014. After providing an overview of the economic outlook of the region, the Forum asked how governments and private sector actors can promote logistics, infrastructure and industrial policies as instruments for regional and global economic integration, inclusive growth and structural transformation in the region.

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2013 -  Empowering entrepreneurship for competitiveness - Fostering SME development in Latin America and the Caribbean

The 5th edition of the Forum took place in Paris on 31 May 2013. After providing an overview of the economic outlook of the region, the Forum asked how governments in the region can engage reforms in favour of higher productivity by more adequately addressing the needs of SMEs and by better including them in the production structure.

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2012

The 4th edition of the Forum took place in Paris on 25 May 2012. The forum provided the opportunity to ask how the region can engage reforms in favour of competitiveness, productivity and inclusive growth, and embrace the full potential of its newly acquired strength and stability.

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2011

The third edition of the forum took place in Paris on 24 January 2011. The forum was organised around three sessions which focused on the place and position of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries in the G20 agenda, the opportunities and challenges brought by the commodity boom in the region, and the role of middle class in development. 

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