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5th of March: Guest Speakers: Enrique V Iglesias (SEGIB) and Danilo Piaggesi (IDB) on New Challenges for Development in Latin America and Caribbean

Please join the Emerging Markets Club and IE Net Impact in welcoming Enrique V. Iglesias, Secretary General of the Iberoamerican Secretariat General and Former President of the Inter-American Development Bank, and Danilo Piaggesi, Knowledge Economy Coordinator at the Inter-American Development Bank for a presentation on the:


Knowledge Economy: New Challenges for Innovation, Knowledge, and Sustainable Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The event will be held on Thursday, March 5 in S105 at 17:00 hrs. As space is limited, please confirm your attendance
HERE [1].


Once you register, the attendance is obligatory. Failure to comply will result in barring you from future club events. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

The presentation will relate to the knowledge economy, in which intellectual capital such as know-how, expertise and intellectual property rights are becoming just as critical as traditional economic resources such as land, natural resources, and labor in producing sustainable economic growth.  We will explore the implications of this for Latin America and the Caribbean, where education, a sound information and communications technology infrastructure, innovation, social inclusion and entrepreneurship, and protection of intellectual property rights can converge in a virtuous cycle of increased knowledge and sustained economic growth. At the same time, we will discuss challenges and opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean in maintaining competitiveness with the global pace of development in other areas such as China, Southeast Asia, and India.