Puerto Vallarta to Host World Economic Forum on Latin America

by Craig Zabransky on September 30, 2011

Puerto Vallarta is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Next March it will showcase itself when it hosts the largest tourism expo for its country, Tianguis Turistico 2012. But Puerto Vallarta plays host to numerous other conventions as well and next April it will host The World Economic Forum on Latin America.

The Government of Mexico and the World Economic Forum signed a memorandum last month to formalize the event. The document essentially committed Puerto Vallarta, Mexico as the host and enable them to officially start making proper preparations.

On April 16-18 business, political and academic leaders from nations across all of Latin America (defined as countries in the Americas excluding Canada and the US) will converge to plan for the future of Latin America. The main issues “categories” of the forum include; economic growth, environmental sustainability, financial systems, health, and social development.

The Secretary of Economy (of Mexico) stated, “The World Economic Forum on Latin America in Mexico is a perfect opportunity to convene leaders from business, government, academia, civil society and the media from across Latin America to reshape our path and accelerate our pace towards prosperity.” Bruno Ferrari Garcia de Alba, the Secretary, also added . “Mexico is pleased to welcome Latin American leaders and build together a more prosperous future for our people.”

Additionally as part of the event, The Young Global Leaders Annual Summit 2012 will be in Nuevo Vallarta on 14-16 April 2012.

Source: Image and details from the World Economic Forum website. 

Craig travels around the world to write tales of travel aimed to encourage and inspire others to take and make adventure in their life. And after calling Mexico home for over a year, it secured a special place in his heart. He continues to return often and often considers it his second home. You can find more of his travels on his Stay Adventurous site and follow him on his Twitter: @stayadventurous..
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