2015 – From Dialogue to action

The Americas Business Dialogue’s Report “From Dialogue to Action: Policy Recommendations and Public-Private Partnership Proposals” includes 30 recommendations and proposals focused on i) improving infrastructure and strengthening trade, ii) facilitating financial resources to spur growth and development, iii) stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship and developing our human capital, and iv) maximizing the potential of the region’s energy and natural resources.

The report was presented at the II CEO Summit of the Americas -which took place in Panama City on April 8-10, 2015- and discussed during the closing panel of the Summit. The panel was moderated by the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, and had the participation of the President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela; the President of the Federative Republic of Brazil; Dilma Rousseff; the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama; and the President of the United Mexican States, Enrique Peña Nieto.

The recommendations and proposals in the report reflect a consensus that is based on the ideas, discussions and inputs from an extensive network of leading companies, business associations, and private sector organizations from across the region that are part of the Americas Business Dialogue’s Network.

The proposals that the business community has brought to the Americas Business Dialogue are very opportune. The excellent recommendations of the Americas Business Dialogue’s Working Groups –on strategic topics such as energy, logistics and connectivity are a concrete contribution to the collective efforts to enhance our productivity. At the IDB, we are proud to have been part of its discussion and preparation

Luis Alberto Moreno, President of the Inter-American Development Bank (Opening Remarks at the II CEO Summit of the Americas – April 9, 2015, Panama City)

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