The Ministerio de Comercio Exterior will host a two-day conference this week featuring international business experts and high ranking government officials including President Laura Chinchilla.
The conference is an international event that caters to businesses and governments throughout Central America.
Organizers of the conference plan to discuss what policies Central American and Caribbean governments can initiate in order to attract more private investment to their countries and to the region, according to a ministry press release.
The event is sponsored by the international non-governmental Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This organization was founded in the 1960s in order to encourage economic growth and international trade among strong western nations.
This is the third conference that the organization has held in the region about Central America and the Caribbean, even though there are no members of the organization in these areas. The previous two sessions were in Chile and Colombia.
The theme of the event is “Getting the most out of global value chains: Opportunities and Challenges for Latin America.”
Although Costa Rican government officials like President Chinchilla and foreign trade minister Anabel González will speak at the beginning and end of the conference, most of the time will be devoted to panels featuring managers of international companies, private analysts and university researchers.
The conference will commence tomorrow at 8 a.m. with addresses from Minister González, President Chinchilla and other business representatives. The conference will continue with primarily panels until 10:30 p.m.. Thursday the event will only run from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Both days of the conference will take place at the Hotel Real Intercontinental in Escazú.
The ministry encourages registration for the event, which can be done online HERE! http://www.comex.go.cr/eventos/Cadenas Globales de Valor.aspx.