Events

Towards a More Inclusive Summit: Official Stakeholder Forums at the Ninth Summit of the Americas



The United States will host the Ninth Summit of the Americas the week of June 6-10 in Los Angeles, California with a focus on “Building a Sustainable, Resilient, and Equitable Future” for our hemisphere. As the only hemispheric meeting of leaders from the countries of the Americas, the Summit serves as the most important… Read more

Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)



The Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) will take place February 10 and 11 in the Panamanian capital. The event will bring together energy ministers and other high-level officials from Latin America and the Caribbean, with a focus on “Just and Inclusive Energy Transitions”… Read more

Responding to the Next Disaster: Building Health and Climate Resilience in the Americas



Join us to actively participate in a virtual conversation, “Responding to the Next Disaster: Building Health and Climate Resilience in the Americas” on Thursday, January 27, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (ET). Speakers and audience members will share ideas on ways to create a stronger hemispheric response that better prepares… Read more

Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference



We invite you to register for the “Caribbean Sustainable Energy Conference”, a virtual event organised by the Energy Chamber of Trinidad & Tobago. This year’s conference has as its theme ‘Can we achieve NetZero by 2050?’ and features a very strong line-up of industry and government leaders and experts from across the Caribbean… Read more

PPP Americas 2021



Public-Private Partnerships are a key instrument for the economic recovery of the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and is one of ABD’s priority topics. Register to participate in PPP Americas 2021, the most important event on Public-Private Partnerships in LAC, taking place on December 9 and 10… Read more

CapiLAC: Regional Policy Dialogue on Capital Markets towards the Sustainable and Digital Recovery



The Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) IV Regional Policy Dialogue for the Capital Markets of Latin America and the Caribbean-CAPILAC, hosted by the Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division (CMF), will be held in a virtual setting from November 30th to December 2nd, starting daily at 10:00 a.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time)… Read more

Regional Policy Dialogue on Transparency, Integrity and Participation in the Digital Era



From November 16 to 18, 2021 in the Dominican Republic, high-level international experts will exchange experiences to identify lessons learned and challenges in the design and implementation of digital solutions to promote better public policies, economic growth, and the prevention and control of corruption… Read more

X Meeting of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement



The initiative of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Regulatory Improvement seeks to establish a permanent dialogue on the progress and challenges in promoting regulatory quality in the Ibero-American and Caribbean countries. The main objective of the Network is to communicate and exchange experiences and practices… Read more

XVIII Regional Policy Dialogue of the Banking Sector (BANKLAC)



This year, the XVIII Regional Policy Dialogue of the Banking Sector (BANKLAC) looks forward to find joint solutions for regional challenges. The public and private sector will join together for a series of high level interactions on current issues, trends, and perspectives faced by the banking sector in Latin America and the Caribbean… Read more

Americas Health Ethics Virtual Forum



We invite you to register for the Americas Health Ethics Virtual Forum, organized in partnership with the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), that will take place on August 17 and 18. The event will showcase advances in ethics and business integrity, transparency, and good governance since the 8th Summit of the Americas… Read more

Webinar: The role of e-commerce and digital trade in the economic reactivation in Latin America and the Caribbean



The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Foundation (KAS) and Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), are pleased to invite you to participate in the webinar: " The role of e-commerce and digital trade in the economic... Read more

REDES Launch Event: "Climate Risks and Sustainability: A Vision for Latin America and the Caribbean"



The Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division (CMF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is pleased to invite ABD members to participate in the REDES Launch Event: "Climate Risks and Sustainability: A Vision for Latin America and the Caribbean", which will take place virtually on May 19th, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:15 am (ET)... Read more

Second FintechLAC Regional Event: Fintech – A Path to Recovery and Financial Inclusion



The Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division (CMF) of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is pleased to invite ABD members to participate in the Second FintechLAC Regional Event: Fintech – A Path to Recovery and Financial Inclusion, which will be held through four daily virtual meetings from April 5th to 8th... Read more

XI Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF)



We are pleased to invite you to participate in the XI Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF), organized by the Government of Ecuador as Red Interamericana de Competitividad (RIAC) Chair Pro Tempore and the OAS as RIAC Technical Secretariat, that will take place virtually on February 25th and 26th at 9:00 AM ... Read more

Virtual Dialogue | Integration for Recovery and Growth: Nearshoring in the Americas



Join us for a high-level dialogue, organized with the support of the ABD, that will provide an opportunity to share the IDB Group’s vision on the importance of investment and nearshoring for the region, followed by presentations by distinguished industry leaders who will analyze how governments can implement ... Read more

III Regional Policy Dialogue for the Capital Markets in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank’s Connectivity, Markets and Finance Division (CMF) is pleased to invite ABD Members to CapiLAC3: “The New Normal in the regional capital markets”. The Dialogue will be held in a virtual setting from November 3rd to 6th, through a series of daily 60-minute sessions... Read more

ECPA ABD Public-Private Dialogue Series



The series, organized by the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) and the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD), will build on the exchange of ideas that began in February during the Fourth ECPA Ministerial held in Jamaica. During one of the plenary sessions in Montego Bay...
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XVII Regional Policy Dialogue: Public and Private Banking System

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Association of Banking Supervisors of the Americas (ASBA), and the Latin American Federation of Banks (FELABAN) are pleased to invite you to our event XVII Regional Public and Private...

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ABD members provided input for negotiators of an Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement at the WTO

Members of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) contributed important insights for negotiators of an Investment Facilitation for Development (IFD) Agreement at the World Trade Organization (WTO), as well as to negotiators of other international... Read more

ABD Participation in the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA)

On February 10-11, 2022, the 5th Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) was held in a hybrid format in Panama City, Panama. The Americas Business Dialogue hosted the Third Plenary Session and two side events focusing on policies to accelerate energy transitions and funnel investment... Read more

ABD convenes Plenary Meeting to discuss progress on the road to the IX Summit of the Americas

A Plenary Meeting of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) was held on December 15, 2021 in a hybrid setting with more than 150 attendees. The meeting’s objectives were to review the main takeaways of the working group documents, evaluate the process of aligning the identified priorities to the Summit themes and asses the tentative... Read more

ABD members participated in the first virtual meeting of ABD’s Health Working Group

The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) Health Working Group's first virtual meeting was held on February 3rd, 2021. It gave private sector actors involved in the Health sector a first chance to voice their concerns and display a Work-plan Proposal for the Group. Four areas for collaboration between the ABD Health Working Group... Read more

2020 Plenary Meeting of the Americas Business Dialogue



The Plenary Meeting of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) was held on December 15th, 2020. The meeting's purpose was to discuss the progress being made since the 2018 recommendations and gather contributions from the private sector representatives for more effective drafting of the 2021 recommendations... Read more

ABD Participates in Workshop on the Regional Digital Market of the Pacific Alliance

On December 7, 2020, within the launch of the strategy of the Regional Digital Market of the Pacific Alliance (PA), a workshop was held to share its main details with representatives of the private sector and civil society to collect their perspectives and enrich the actions that governments will carry out. The Americas Business Dialogue... Read more

Business leaders analyze economic integration and nearshoring opportunities

On December 2, 2020, business leaders from the Americas came together to discuss how the public and private sectors can cooperate to take advantage of opportunities for integration, foreign direct investment and nearshoring to support the economic recovery of Latin America and the Caribbean... Read more

ABD Participates in the 9th Meeting of the Ibero American and the Caribbean Network of ...

On October 27 and 29 and November 5, Latin American and Caribbean countries, Spain, Portugal, the Inter-American Development Bank and the OECD met to discuss how better regulation can boost SME development and international regulatory co-operation. The series of meetings were held during the ninth regular... Read more

ABD and ECPA host a Public-Private Dialogue Series

In keeping with the energy policy recommendations presented by the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) to the ministers of energy and heads of delegation at the Fourth Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) Ministerial held in Montego Bay in February 2020, ECPA and ABD convened a series of virtual public-private sector dialogues focused on... Read more

ABD responds to 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...
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ABD participates in the IV ECPA Ministerial Meeting



On February 27-28, 2020, the IV Ministerial Meeting of the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) was held in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) was the official private sector counterpart for the meeting, which gathers Ministers of...
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