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May 14, 2015

Grand Velas Riviera Maya Hosts Prestigious World Economic Forum For Latin America May 6-8, 2015

By Zahra Al-Kateb

mexico 2The World Economic Forum on Latin America 2015 held its 10th annual event convening leading entrepreneurs, business leaders and intellectuals of all nations of Latin America at Grand Velas Riviera Maya in Mexico May 6 to 8.

Over 700 participants from over 45 countries attended more than 35 sessions that explored topics on modernizing for tomorrow, renewing the framework, and strengthening the foundations for their economies.

mexico 1They were welcomed by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts. Specific topics ranged from “Building Tomorrow’s Infrastructure” and “Middle Class: Drivers of Change” to “Water Security”, “Gender Parity” and “Cuba’s Economic and Investment Update”. Co-Chairs of the Forum included: Carlos Brito, CEO, Anheuser-Busch InBev, USA; Angelica Fuentes, President, Angelica Fuentes Foundation, Mexico; Eduardo Leite, Chairman of the Executive Committee, Baker & McKenzie, USA; Ignacio Sánchez Galán, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Iberdrola, Spain; Carlos Slim Domit, Chairman, América Movil, Mexico; and Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, USA.

“We are honored to have been chosen as the venue for this highly prestigious forum and look forward to welcoming them back in the near future,” closed Vela.

(Source: Grand Velas Riviera Maya)

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