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Representatives from 28 countries will work tomorrow on a joint Work Plan to raise the competitiveness of the Americas for 2016-2018

RIAC Press Release - Sunday, November 15, 2015

Representatives from 28 countries will work tomorrow on a joint Work Plan to raise the competitiveness of the Americas for 2016-2018
Tomorrow will begin one of the most anticipated Regional meetings of the Americas - the Annual Meeting of the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) 2015 - during which Ministers and leaders of competitiveness, as well as High-level corporate authorities, representatives of multilateral organizations and academics will gather to agree on a joint work plan to promote economic developement in the region for 2016-2018. The Meeting will be held in Guatemala, which served as the Chair Pro Tempore of the RIAC throughout the year 2015.

The adoption of the work plan aims to enable countries and partners of the Americas working in coordination with the RIAC to prioritize their efforts, and continue the exchange of succesful practices to generate opportunities for public-private partnerships and obtain concrete results towards achieving inclusive economic and social development in the region.

As part of the agenda, the Governement of Guatemala in collaboration with the Organization of American States - acting as Technical Secretariat of the RIAC - will report on the results achieved during the year 2015; Mexico, as host of the next Americas Competitiveness Forum, will announce the theme and the dates chosen for the event, and the United States will announce the venue of the next Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurhsip (ACE). Additionally, a proposal to create a Working Group on Gender and Competitiveness will be submitted for consideration to ensure that actions undertaken by RIAC incorporate gender equality and equity at all levels.

The agenda, complete list of participants and other details of the meeting are available at:Link (available soon)
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