AILA World Business Forum in Mexico


August 1, 2013


On September 26 and 27, Latin American political, business and social leaders will gather in the city of León, Mexico to celebrate the 2013 AILA World Business Forum.

Organized by the Asociación de Industriales Latinoamericanos (Association of Latin American Industrialists—AILA), the nonprofit Centro Fox, and the Confederación de Cámaras Industriales de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos (Confederation of Industrial Associations of the United States of Mexico—CONCAMIN), the forum will bring together former Latin American presidents, government authorities, labor, civil society and business leaders to discuss ways to foster greater participation and inclusion in their countries and communities. The title of the forum is "Social Cohesion: A Great Challenge for Private Enterprise and Civil Society in Latin America."

The guest of honor at the event will be Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina, who will oversee the launch of the fourth World Business Forum in Guatemala City in 2014. Eleven former presidents are also expected to attend this year's forum, among them former Mexican President Vicente Fox, who will give welcoming remarks, Rafael Leonardo Callejas of Honduras and Eduardo Frei of Chile, who recently confirmed their participation. Current Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is expected to give a 30-minute presentation.

Topics of discussion this year will include: social cohesion, integration, inclusion and development; how the private sector can generate social cohesion in Latin America; how the private and public sectors can complement each other in advancing social cohesion, and other topics. The first day of the forum will conclude with a gala dinner and an award ceremony for the "Best Latin American Industrialist." On Saturday, September 28, paticipants are also invited to take an optional tour of the city of León.

For more information about the 2013 AILA World Business Forum in León, click here.

To read a full program of the event, click here.

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