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A Talk with Pacific Alliance Presidents

Americas Society / Council of the Americas

September 20, 2017


(Image: Roey Yohai Photography)

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Follow the discussion on Twitter: #PacAlliance #AlianzadelPacífico | @ASCOA @A_delPacifico

The Pacific Alliance is an integration initiative focused on decreasing trade barriers and fostering the free circulation of goods, services, capital, and people. Launched in 2011 and with an eye to the Asia-Pacific region, the Alliance's four members—Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru—play an outsized role in the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean; together they account for 38 percent of the region's GDP and represent the eighth-biggest export force worldwide. In July, President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos assumed the pro tempore presidency of the Alliance.

Americas Society/Council of the Americas is pleased to air a live webcast of a discussion with the presidents of Chile and Colombia, along with Mexico's economy secretary and Peru's commerce minister, on the trade and investment opportunities offered by the Pacific Alliance. 


  • Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile @presidencia_cl
  • Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia @JuanManSantos
  • Eduardo Ferreyros, Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism, Peru @MINCETUR
  • Luis Videgaray Caso, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico @SRE_mx
  • Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (moderator) @aliciabarcena

Sponsorship Opportunities: Ana Calderon | | 1-212-277-8358
Corporate Membership: Mila Fontana | | 1-212-277-8331
Note: To view a list of COA corporate members, please click here.
Individual Membership: Felipe Marin | | 1-212-277-8342

Watch highlights of our 2016 panel with the presidents: 

Video: Una conversación con los líderes de la Alianza del Pacífico

September 20, 2017

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Video: A Talk with Pacific Alliance Presidents

September 22, 2017

For the Pacific Alliance, rebooting foreign direct investment levels is a priority in order to grow the bloc countries' economies....