The strategic dialogue: Will it make a difference?

Ingo Plöger, President, Strategic Council, CEAL The beginning of 2018 is promising! In only a few months, no less than four major institutions are discussing investment strategies in Latin America. In Córdoba, Argentina, the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB, will host the América Business Dialogue, a forum where businesspeople from Latin America and the IDB will work on investment integration proposals. In April, Peru will be the location of a presidential meeting, in which the presidents of the Americas will talk about regional integration. The CEAL Business Council of Latin America, the voice of Latin American entrepreneurs, had its first annual meeting in Panama to discuss strategies on the different regional integrations, facing the new movements of China and the United States. […]

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