The Economist's First-Ever Peru Summit

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The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

450 Calle Las Begonias

Lima, 27

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The Economist will hold its first-ever Peru Summit on May 13th 2014. The day-long event will focus on the greatest challenges facing Peru today, as well as its place in Latin America and the international business community. Like other successful Economist conferences in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, the Summit will feature Economist editors, internationally recognized industry experts and government and business leaders from across the region.

After decades of political turmoil, Peru is positioned to play a key role on the global stage. Its economy grew more than any other country in Latin America during the last decade, and it is recognised by some investors and analysts as the next breakout nation of Latin America. However, Peru also faces several key challenges, including a mining industry facing protests and opposition, a government that has not completely eradicated corruption and a rigid labour market with a low-skilled workforce. The Summit will explore the most important issues affecting the social and economic future of Peru, including the role of finance, innovation, entrepreneurship, human capital, infrastructure, security, culture, and policy.

"After 20 years of sound, open-market macroeconomic policies Peru has reached a turning point," said Michael Reid, Americas editor for The Economist. "With the world economy sluggish, and commodity prices falling, unless Peru takes steps to overcome obstacles, such as improving infrastructure, fixing the education system and making government more effective, it will miss the chance to become a significant regional and global economic force."


Note: Registered attendees will be able to receive an 80% refund up until one month before the event. Within one month of the conference, we will only be able to subsitute another individual on the day of the event or provide credit for another event.

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Lima, 27

Peru

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