Heads of State and Ministers leading an event at Expo 2020

Organized by Dubai Chamber in partnership with Expo 2020 Dubai and under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the two-day forum held under the theme “Towards a Resilient Future”, examines the synergies between the UAE and the Latin America and Caribbean region and explores new avenues of cooperation.

Around 800 delegates from 50 countries will attend the event, including more than 45 speakers participating in 25 interactive sessions.

Sessions and interactive discussions are structured around the three pillars of the event: Reform, Empower and Grow, which are designed to tackle topical issues such as regional trade integration, tax reforms and new policies to stimulate foreign investment and trade, digital economy trends, and bilateral business opportunities that can drive sustainable growth in the post-Covid era and beyond.

Other dignitaries attending the forum include Daryll Matthew, Minister of Education, Science and Technology; Antigua and Barbuda; Rodolfo Solano Quirós Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship (Costa Rica); Miguel Ceara Minister of Economy, Planning and Development (Dominican Republic); Laureano Ortega Presidential Advisor for Investments, Trade and International Cooperation (Nicaragua); Mohammed Lashtar, Minister and Advisor and Commissioner to the President of the Republic of Nicaragua for Africa, the Middle East and Arab Countries (Nicaragua); and Luis Alberto Castiglioni, Minister of Industry and Trade (Paraguay).

In addition, Marcos Troyjo President, New Development Bank; Lorena Konanz, Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade (Ecuador); Michel Temer, former President of Brazil; Gustavo Morais Nunes Mayor of Ipatinga (Brazil); Ramiro Samaniego, Deputy Minister of Industry (Paraguay); Estafania Laterza, Deputy Minister of Investment and Export Promotion (Paraguay); Déborah Rivas Saavedra Vice Minister, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (Cuba); Mauricio Claver-Carone President, Inter-American Development Bank; and Martha Delgado, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Multilateral and Economic Affairs (Mexico), will share their views and ideas at the event.

Other high-level speakers representing the United Arab Emirates are: Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chambers; Hamad Buamim, President and CEO of Dubai Chambers; Sultan Bin Sulayem, Chairman and CEO of DP World; and Fahad Al Gergawi, CEO of the Dubai Investment Development Agency.

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