São Paulo, Brazil – Over 750 leaders from business, government, internationalorganizations, civil society, academia, media and the arts will participate in the 13th World Economic Forum on Latin America on 13-15 March 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil. The theme of the meeting is “Latin America at a Turning Point: Shaping the New Narrative”. The meeting will be held at a critical time in Latin America’s history, as an intense electoral cycle over the next two years promises far-reaching political and socio-economic effects.
The meeting will serve as a platform to address three thematic tracks: Fostering Responsible Leadership and Agile Governance; Ensuring Economic Progress for All; and Harnessing the Potential of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. “The region needs a new narrative that places responsible leadership and people’s well-being at the centre; one that embraces technology and innovation as key drivers to modernize economies and advance economic progress for all,” said Marisol Argueta de Barillas, Head of Regional Strategies – Latin America, and Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum.
Taking a seminal role in shaping the conversation at the World Economic Forum on Latin America will be the Co-Chairs:
Candido Bracher, Chief Executive Officer, Itaú Unibanco, Brazil
Paul Bulcke, Chairman, Nestle, Switzerland
Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, President and Chief Executive Officer, Banco Bradesco, Brazil
Maria Cristina Frias, Member of the Board and Editor of Mercado Aberto, Folha Group, Brazil
Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
The programme comprises over 50 sessions designed to help leaders address strategic issues of national and regional significance and discuss how they can be solved for long-term change. As well as generating ideas and solutions to shape global, regional and industry agendas, the programme will also support the Forum’s System Initiatives work on harnessing public-private cooperation.
For more information about the meeting //wef.ch/la18