This private, off-the-record meeting offers a special opportunity for corporate program members to exchange views on the outlook for Latin American and Caribbean economies in 2018, as well as political trends shaping the business environment in key countries of the region.

The session will focus on a variety of questions, including: Which countries of the region are likely to see strongest economic growth next year?  What are the primary drivers of expansion—or sources of the biggest headwinds? Which countries will be facing the most serious fiscal pressures?  Will inflation rates continue to ease in most countries?  Which issues are of most concern to central banks as they consider monetary policy?  How do recent elections in Venezuela and Argentina reflect on the region’s political trends, and how are upcoming races in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil most likely to take shape?  What policy shifts can be expected?

This event will be off-the-record. 

Speakers: 

Alejandro Werner

Director, Western Hemisphere Department, IMF

Carlos Végh

Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean, World Bank

Michael Shifter

President, Inter-American Dialogue