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Press Conference 18 October: Latin American Economic Outlook 2014


OECD, ECLAC and CAF to launch the


“Logistics and competitiveness for development.”


Friday, 18 October 2013

Ibero-American Summit - Panama City, Panama

5:00 - 5:30 p.m.


Venue: Pink Pearl Salon, Hotel Westin Playa Bonita, Km 6 Camino a Veracruz Panama City


The OECD will present the eighth edition of the Latin American Economic Outlook: Logistics and competitiveness for development on Friday 18 October at 5:00 p.m, in the margins of the Ibero-American Summit in Panama City, Panama. This year’s report focuses on how the region can enhance its logistics performance and makes policy recommendations on strengthening trade links, diversifying into higher value-added industries and optimising competitiveness. It also makes suggestions on how countries in the region can embrace the new opportunities arising from shifting production structures.


Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary General, Alicia Bárcena Ibarra, ECLAC Executive Secretary, and Enrique García Rodríguez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CAF will discuss:


  •       What growth prospects for Latin America in 2014?
  •       What are the implications of global economic uncertainty for the region?
  •       How to meet the challenge of greater economic diversification with a rising middle-class?
  •       What will improved logistics mean for the region?


To attend, you are invited to register on the Summit’s website here. Journalists wishing to attend only the Latin American Economic Outlook launch should fill in the enclosed form, attaching a photograph and direct it to: Claudia Pastora Fabrega.


The report will be under embargo until Friday 18 October 2013, 17:00pm UTC/GMT -5 (Panama time). Advance copies will be available, in both English and Spanish, under request, from Bochra Kriout (


Please note: The OECD's embargo rules prohibit any broadcast, news wire service or Internet transmission of text or information about this report before the stated release time. They also prohibit any communication of the contents of the report or any comment on its forecasts or conclusions to any outside party whatsoever before the stated release time. News organisations receiving OECD material under embargo have been informed that if they breach the OECD's embargo rules they will automatically be excluded in the future from receiving embargoed information.


Requests for interviews should be directed to Bochra Kriout ( - +33 626 74 04 03).


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