Financial Times Live and The Banker are pleased to bring to Miami the second of its series of exclusive executive briefings on Trade Links with the New Latin America.
This strategic series of forums provides an in-depth view of the main opportunities and barriers impacting Latin America and the Caribbean’s ties with Asia and the Pacific. The discussion is centred on the key policies and business initiatives that will enhance the relationship between these two rapidly growing regions, allowing them to capitalise on the vast potential offered by trade, investment and cooperation.
The Miami Forum will focus on the emergence of the new global trade architecture and discuss the Asia and the Pacific-Latin America trade and investment ties in the rapidly changing global trade environment.
Global trade is changing at a fast pace and Latin America is no exception to the shift of international trade to Asia and the Pacific. Trade and investment links between Asia-Pacific and Latin America have multiplied in recent years and as a consequence, Asia-Pacific has now overtaken the European Union as Latin America’s second business trading partner after the United States.
What are the emerging drivers and shifting patterns of world trade and how does Latin America fit into these new trends? After more than a decade of increasing trade flows between Asia-Pacific and Latin America what are the next steps to boost trade and what can we expect from this relationship in the medium and long term? How can both regions make a leap towards a mutually beneficial strategic alliance that incorporates greater investment and cooperation? How can Latin American firms take full advantage of Asia-Pacific value and supply chains? What is the role of trade finance in supporting trade in both regions?
The Miami Forum will bring together senior policy makers and business leaders for a unique, high-level discussion on the new global trade architecture, the trade facilitation agenda and the opportunities of upgrading the Asia and the Pacific-Latin America trade relationship by boosting investment and cooperation.