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Region’s new narrative the focus of World Economic Forum on Latin America in São Paulo

Over 750 global and regional leaders from government, business and civil society will gather on 13-15 March 2018

Over 750 leaders from business, government, international organizations, 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, discuss how they can be solved and take part in action 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.

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