XVII Annual CAF Conference
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We are pleased to invite you to attend the Seventeenth Annual CAF Conference, jointly sponsored by CAF – Development Bank of Latin America, the OAS, and the Inter-American Dialogue. The two-day conference will take place at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel in Washington, DC, beginning on Wednesday, September 4th at 2:00 p.m. and ending on Thursday, September 5th at 5:00 p.m. Please save the dates on your calendar.
We are honored and delighted that former president of Chile Ricardo Lagos will open this year’s conference with a keynote address, setting the stage for the range of themes that participants will be discussing over the two-day event.
This is a period of significant change for the countries of the hemisphere. Although much work remains to be done in reducing poverty and inequality, Latin America continues to move forward towards greater economic development. The region’s progress and the challenges confronting its leaders as they strive to make growth more robust and sustainable, improve the quality of public services, and tackle corruption, will be the subject of one of this year’s panels. Other panels will assess the role of young entrepreneurs in the emergence of more equitable, innovative, and competitive societies, and the potential impact of a new trans-Atlantic partnership on economic expansion.
On the political front, inter-American relations are increasingly shaped by the movement of persons across borders. In the United States, immigration reform moved to the top of the agenda following last year’s elections. Experts from both the United States and Latin America will assess the prospects for immigration reform and its implications for bilateral relations. Recent elections in Venezuela and Paraguay and the upcoming elections in Chile and Colombia will also be a subject of discussion. Electoral contests in these countries may shift hemispheric alliances in ways that affect South America’s political landscape. The conference will also feature a conversation on new approaches emerging from the region towards the drug problem, and will conclude with a discussion on the role of middle class discontent in the social protests sweeping the globe.
The conference will be a timely forum for debate and discussion of the crucial issues and policy choices affecting the hemisphere today. We anticipate an exceptionally well-informed audience of 400 or more policy and opinion leaders, including Latin American, US, European, Asian and African government officials and senior staff of international organizations; corporate and financial leaders; and distinguished Washington journalists and policy analysts.
Please visit the Dialogue’s CAF Conference web page for a preliminary agenda.
We very much hope you will be able to join us for the entire meeting. If that is not possible, however, we want you to be with us for as much time as you can make available. Please let us know if we can count on your participation by registering at the link below. If you have any questions, please contact Humberto Galvan at (202) 463-2572 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.
L. Enrique García
CAF - Development Bank of Latin America
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