With the commodity supercycle in the past and political uncertainty currently surrounding many Latin American countries, opportunities for progress and economic development have emerged from new and untapped sources. Advancements in technology, consumer empowerment and a general awakening to the threats of populism have fostered an ideal environment for disruption in both business and government. Moreover, industries with historically separate markets in the U.S. and Latin America, are seeing increased collaboration and new opportunities for commercial linkages and economic activity. By capitalizing on these transformations, countries in the region have the opportunity to break the cycle of incremental measures towards prosperity, and disprove the belief that reducing income inequality and fostering growth represent a zero-sum game.
The 2018 Latin American Business Conference will gather prominent and influential leaders from both the private and public sector to address the opportunities and concerns of the region and suggest calls to action from its business and political decision-makerss. They will share their experiences, insights and forecasts on what is to come economically, politically and socially, and will provide ideas on what is needed to move from opportunity to action as Latin America considers its future and rethinks traditional industries and systems. They will also address the business and investment opportunities for the region and the industries and sectors that are ripe for change, innovation and positive disruption and discuss how Latin America is well positioned to foster stronger and more sustainable economic growth, stimulate innovation and technology advancement, leverage trade opportunities with the United States and carefully and strategically plan for a brighter future.