The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) is an initiative led by the private sector and facilitated by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) that fosters a high-level exchange between governments and the private sector of the Americas on policies that promote development and sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
- ABD’s mission is to contribute to a business environment that allows greater investment, fosters innovation and productivity, generates more and better jobs, and creates sustainable and inclusive economic growth for the countries of the Western Hemisphere.
- To that end, ABD develops and disseminates policy recommendations and supports the governments of the region in their implementation.
- As a central part of its mission, ABD acts as the private sector consultation mechanism for the Summit of the Americas.
ABD emerged as a result of the First CEO Summit of the Americas, held in 2012 in Cartagena, Colombia. In 2014, ABD was formally established.
IV CEO Summit of the Americas Los Angeles June 7-9.
During the IV CEO Summit of the Americas, leaders from the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) participated in a panel that highlighted the power of public-private partnerships and introduced the Policy Recommendations developed by ABD for the IX Summit of the Americas.
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In addition, on June 7, the Forum on Trade and Investment was held on the sidelines of the IX Summit of the Americas. The event brought together more than 20 countries in the region and more than 100 companies’ members of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) to exchange experiences and identify collaboration opportunities to promote trade and investment in Latin America and the Caribbean sustainable and sustainable way. In parallel, more than 85 public-private meetings were held.
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Policy recommendations on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic
Since the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic first begun to be felt in the region, the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) has sought to respond forcefully to the crisis and to support governments in facing the challenges that it has brought about. On April 27, 2020, ABD published a set of policy recommendations on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating its impacts, which it also submitted to all governments in the region. The recommendations are designed to help the countries defend against the pandemic and experience a strong economic recovery after it subsides.
III CEO Summit of the Americas
ABD presented its report Action for Growth: Policy Recommendations and 2018-2021 Action Plan for Growth in the Americas to the Heads of State and Government of the hemisphere in attendance at the III CEO Summit of the Americas and during the VIII Summit of the Americas held in Lima.
II CEO Summit of the Americas
At the II CEO Summit of the Americas, held in Panama city in 2015, ABD presented its report “From Dialogue to Action: Policy Recommendations and Public-Private Partnership Proposals” to the Heads of State and Government of the hemisphere in attendance.
I CEO Summit of the Americas
The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) was conceived after the first CEO Summit of the Americas held in Cartagena in 2012, organized jointly by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Government of Colombia, with the objective of opening a space for dialogue that fosters public-private collaboration and promotes development in the region.