III International Economic Forum

I have the impression to be always on the moon. It’s true we constantly receive important e-mails from the school’s communication service office, but come on, who has actually the time to read them all?

I was texting one of my mates this morning and I found out that there’s a huge event coming this January the 25th, and – shame on me – I completely ignored what it was about. After doing some research on line, thanks to an e-mail that Sol-angel “re-sent” me (a round of applause to my Franglais), I realized that I need to pay more attention to my junk-box and re consider the fact that READING all the e-mails the school sends may not be a waste of time after all.

It happens that there’s something called “The International Economic Forum, Latin America and the Caribbean” which is a hight-level event gathering a selective group of representatives from the public and private sectors in order to discuss key economic issues for Latin America and the Caribbean (you know: regional macroeconomic outlook, the role of fiscal policy in fostering development, the building of transatlantic business partnerships, the emergence of Latin American multinationals…). For someone doing economics like me, this is a great opportunity to catch up in the field.

The opening speech will be led by the President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos, and there will be talks with Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Industry and Employment of France and Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.

Highly recommended.

III International Economic Forum
Latin America & the Caribbean 2011
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB),  the French Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry, and the OECD Development Centre  would like to invite you to the 

III International Economic Forum Latin America and the Caribbean 2011

Paris, Monday 24 january 2011
Pierre Mendès-France Conference Center
Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industry
139, rue de Bercy – 75012 Paris
9:00 – 16:30
REGISTER NOW! (before 20 january 2011)

Opening Keynote Speech: Juan Manuel Santos, President, Republic of Colombia

Introductory session. Latin America and the Caribbean and the G20 Agenda
Introduction: Marc Olivier Strauss-Kahn, Executive Director for France, IDB
Christine Lagarde, Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry, France
Luis Alberto Moreno, President, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Angel Gurría, Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Moderator: Michael Reid, Americas Editor, The Economist
Session II. Commodity Trade: curse or blessing?
Delphine d’Amarzit, Assistant Secretary for Multilateral Affairs and Development, Directorate General of the French Treasury
Eike Batista, CEO, EBX Group*
Antoni Estevadeorval, Sector Manager, Integration and Trade, IDB
Hafez Ghanem, Assistant Director-General, Economic and Social Development Department Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Antonia Rodríguez Medrano, Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy  Bolivia
Moderator: José Manuel Calvo, Deputy Director, El Pais
Session III. What role for the middle income sectors in Development?
José Pablo Arellano, Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Directors Committee, Grupo Falabella*
Heriberto Félix Guerra, Secretary of State, Social Development Secretariat (SEDESOL), Mexico*
Juan Temístocles Montás, Minister of Economy, Dominican Republic
Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre
Moderator: Carlos Alberto Sardenberg, Anchor, TV Globo
Online registration closes on Thursday 20 january 2011. You will need an identity documentation to access the Conference Centre, where our team will welcome you from 8 to 8:45 to give you your badge. To register, please click here. To learn more about the forum, please visit our webpage http://www.latameconomicforum.org . Should you need any further information, please contact Nallely Carro (nallely.carro@oecd.org Tel:+33 (0)1 45 24 96 39) or Alicia Villafuerte (aliciavi@iadb.org Tel : +33 (0)1 40 69 31 08).

2 comentarios

  1. Lol I’m a big fan of Dexter, too. ‘TIC TAC, that’s the sound of your life running out’ … Season 6. Sorry about that, I mean Chrisine Lagarde. I do know she’s not the Secretaire de l’Emploi. I might’ve been disteacted.

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  2. Hey Siul,

    I got to correct you’re very good written text, by saying that our friend Christine is not (yet??) the employment secretary. But I agree with you that most of the time, we can’t read all emails sent by the school. Some of them could be interessant, but when you get 10 mails in your mailbox, you put your mouse on “delete” and your lazy brain tells u “click click click, that’s the sound of your life’s running out”…LOL, ok I’m a big fan of dexter…Ok I’m a little bit crazy too!

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