The Peruvian capital is preparing to host the World Economic Forum on Latin America, which will take place between April 23 and 25, and will see over 650 participants from more than 40 countries and 340 organizations.
Three heads of government and more than 45 government leaders and policy-makers, will be joined by 450 business leaders at the Westin Lima Hotel, to discuss the region’s growth and resilience, under the theme ‘Delivering Growth, Strengthening Societies’.
The meeting’s co-chairs include Baroness Valerie Amos, the United Nations’ undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF Suez, Michel M. Liès, CEO of Swiss Re, Carlos Rodriguez Pastor, Chairman of Intercorp, and Arne Sorenson, CEO of Marriott International.
The meeting is the eighth World Economic Forum on Latin America, and the first to take place in Peru. Previous meetings have been held in Mexico, Rio de Janeiro, Cartagena, Sao Paolo, and Santiago.
Fernando Rojas, Peru’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, said the upcoming forum was a sign of recognition of Peru’s trade and investment in the region.
"Peru is among the best countries in the region as it is growing five to six percent annually, there are legal guarantees and investment security,” Rojas was quoted as saying by Andina.
He added, “This forum helps to be better aware of the country’s capabilities as well as its investment opportunities.”
Source: Peru this Week, by Manuel Vigo