Latin American countries seeking to remain internationally competitive need to invest close to five percent of their GDP to bridge the region's infrastructure gap. That presents big opportunities for firms throughout the hemisphere. Those opportunities will be highlighted at the Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo: Building the Americas, to be held Sept. 3-4 in Miami, Florida.
Organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and its ConnectAmericas initiative, in conjunction with Latin Trade Group, the infrastructure conference will bring together business and government leaders from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the United States and other regions of the world interested in exploring business and investment opportunities in the region. Also attending will be representatives from country agencies responsible for infrastructure development.
The conference program features panel discussions by public and private sector leaders on a variety of subjects, including financing available to small and medium size companies (SMEs); trends in renewable energy and energy efficiency; transportation and logistics; urban infrastructure; public-private partnerships (PPPs); mass rapid transit systems; and doing business with the IDB.
The infrastructure expo will include a full day of business matchmaking that will give participants the opportunity to connect with potential clients, suppliers and investors from throughout the region and the rest of the world.
The Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo will feature the launch of the ConnectAmericas.com Infrastructure Business Community, a virtual space where infrastructure developers will find potential local partners, suppliers and service providers for infrastructure tenders being published throughout the region.
Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo partners include: Enterprise Florida, the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the US-Mexico Border Energy Forum XXI, and WEConnect International. ConnectAmericas.com partners include: Alibaba.com, DHL, Visa and Google.Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo sponsors include: Emerson and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.