Antigua Guatemala (AGN). – On October 18 and 19, the first Forbes Economics and Business Forum in Spanish was held in the colonial city of Antigua Guatemala.
President Alejandro Giammattei welcomed the attendees, highlighting that Guatemala is an ideal destination for investments, leading to employment opportunities for Guatemalans.
“Remember this date, which marks a new stage in the economic transformation of our country,” said the President.
He added that one of his dreams for Guatemala of hosting a world-class event of such magnitude has also come true.
Additionally, the President expressed, “Today, one of the dreams I had for Guatemala also comes true, amazing and unstoppable, which by the way, is the slogan of our Country Brand. My dream was to make an event of this magnitude happen, a world-class event like the Forbes Forum in Guatemala. And we do so in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Antigua Guatemala.”
The event brought together prominent opinion leaders, businessmen, and decision-makers, headed by the president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, and the president of Forbes in Spanish, Mariano Menéndez.
Discussions began by addressing the most critical issues for economic growth and progress in the region, under four axes:
- Effects of global disruption
- Climate Change
- Future of companies
- Power of business in Spanish in the world
Menéndez stressed that Latin America is a strategic region due to its abundant natural resources, biodiversity, culture, and ethnic and heritage wealth. It is currently in the sights of large global companies seeking new markets to relocate their investments and logistics chains.
The president of Guatemala and host of this first Forbes Economics and Business Forum in Spanish spotlighted the work to ensure this event was held outside of Mexico. He emphasized that this is a dream come true, a longing that began more than two years ago, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
For this reason, Forbes in Spanish was acknowledged for the support and willingness to hold this important business forum in Guatemala, which will further the search for greater growth for the country.
In its first edition, the Forbes Economics and Business Forum in Spanish brought together more than 60 speakers from over 20 Latin American countries for two days.
This Tuesday and Wednesday, the most critical issues for economic growth, investment and the challenges faced during the pandemic will be addressed.