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 and IDB were highlighted...

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2020 Plenary Meeting of the Americas Business Dialogue

The Plenary Meeting of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD) was held on December 10th, 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. According to Dale Eppler, US National Summit Coordinator for the 2021 Summit of the Americas, the Summit should be understood as a process...

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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 (ABD)'s participation was meant to advance a digital agenda hand in hand with the private sector, academia, and civil society. Rodrigo Yañez, Pro Tempore President; Fabrizio Opertti, Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector of the IDB; and Sebastián Rovira from ECLAC, participated in the event. It was agreed that the public-private collaboration is fundamental for the advancement of the region's digitization process. The digital economy's benefits are translated...

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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. The high-level dialogue “Integration for recovery and the level of growth: nearshoring in the Americas” was organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with the support of the Americas Business Dialogue (ABD). More than 500 private sector leaders participated in the online event...

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

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 meeting of the Ibero-American and Caribbean Network for Better Regulation...

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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 grid flexibility, natural gas, and integration. The dialogues drew from the three white papers on these topics prepared by the ABD for the Fourth ECPA Ministerial. The public-private sector dialogues were also consistent with the recommendations...

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ABD Members participated in the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas 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 Energy and other senior government officials...

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The Americas Business Dialogue 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, ABD published a set of policy recommendations on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigating...

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