Upon request of the Government of Colombia, and in active collaboration with ANDI (National Business Association of Colombia), the Inter-American Development Bank provided technical and logistical support to the organization of the first edition of the CEO Summit of the Americas preceding the VI Summit of the Americas. The CEO Summit took place in Cartagena de Indias on April 13-14, 2012 offering a unique venue for the hemisphere’s most important business and government leaders to gather and discuss the many opportunities for social and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The CEO Summit of the Americas was a great success. More than 700 top businessmen and women from 21 countries in the Americas and 13 Heads of State participated, and more than 170 business meetings took place during the Summit.