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37th Annual Washington Conference on the Americas

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

The Annual Washington Conference on the Americas brought together a dynamic group of trade, finance, and foreign affairs leaders from throughout the hemisphere for discussion on "Building the Americas Consensus". The premier event took place May 1-2 at the Inter-American Development Bank and the US Department of State.<span style="\&quot;font-style:" normal;\"=""> ... Read More

Mexico City: Mexico in the Global Economy

Wednesday, March 28, 2007  |  2007 Latin American Cities Conferences

Just as the Mexican Senate was approving a groundbreaking federal pension reform law, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA) held its 2007 Mexico City Conference to look at Mexico’s role in the global economy. With over 180 private and public sector leaders in attendance, the conference, hosted in association with the Mexican Business Council of Foreign Trade Investment and Technology (COMCE), highlighted key reforms—including labor, energy, and fiscal reforms—to improve Mexico’s competitiveness. ... Read More

Third Annual Latin America Conference: Strategic Cooperation in a New Era

Friday, March 16, 2007

On the heels of U.S. President George W. Bush’s return from Latin America, AS/COA brought together expert speakers and panelists to discuss the implications of his trip for hemispheric relations and the overall U.S.-Latin America agenda. They cautioned that regional growth and prosperity will hinge on sustained, positive commitment to the region. ... Read More

Andean Panel: A Closer Examination of Colombia and the Andean Region's Energy Policy

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

To explore energy policy in the Andean Region, with a specific focus on Colombia, the Americas Society and Council of the Americas convened media and public sector experts to look at energy reform, energy integration, and oil production and exploration. This summary provides an overview of the main points from the discussion. ... Read More

Latin America 2007: Economic, Financial and Business Predictions

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Looking ahead to growth and investment prospects in the coming year, AS/COA convened leading financial analysts to reflect on regional and country-specific trends in a conference held on November 15. Conference speakers, including experts from the private sector, academia, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), provided critical insight into the opportunities and challenges facing the region. ... Read More

President Tabaré Vázquez Delivers Address at the 2006 Montevideo Conference

Monday, July 31, 2006

A Latin American Cities Conferences event, Uruguay in the Global Economy on August 9 brought together members of government and the private sector, including President Tabaré Vásquez, to discuss the central government's agenda, institutional and economic reforms, business climate and investment opportunities, and MERCOSUR, as well as other trade agreements. ... Read More