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Colombia 2013

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Colombia Standard Rate (USD) Ended $1,295.00 $0.00
Colombia 3 tickets for price of 2 Ended $863.33 $0.00

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Colombia, Latin America’s oldest democracy, aims to be its third-largest by 2015. The country has experienced a major transformation in the last decade, moving from a conflict ridden region to a hotbed of foreign investment that has been dubbed "the new Brazil".

At Ideas Economy: Colombia we will bringThe Economist’s coverage of Colombia to life through interviews and conversations with leading global experts and policy-makers. Chaired by The Economist’s America’s editor, Michael Reid, this event is designed for a wide range of business leaders, entrepreneurs, decision-makers, public officials, global executives, and members of the ideas economy who are invested in the future of Colombia. In the spirit of debate that defines The Economist, we will challenge established thinking—and seize this transformational moment— to encourage.

Topics the conference will cover:

  •  Innovation and entrepreneurship: Can Colombia compete in a global market?
  • The energy divide: Is Colombia’s oil boom a blessing or a curse?
  • Intelligent infrastructure: Bridging the gaps
  • Rising inequality: A nation divided
  • The employment picture: Smart policies for job creation
  • The education question: Can private investment improve Colombia’s schools?
  • Foreign investment: What are the best partnerships for Colombia’s future?
  • Security in 2013: New strategies for ending corruption


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