Puerto Vallarta will host the World Economic Forum on Latin America, from April 16-18 next year, while the Young Global Leaders Annual Summit 2012 will be held as part of the meeting in Nuevo Vallarta from April 14-16.
"It's extraordinary news for Jalisco," Governor Emilio Gonzalez said this week.
The event, which will take place in the Vallarta Convention Center, will address Latin America’s role in the governance of the global economy during Mexico’s chairmanship of the G20 and as the country prepares for presidential elections.
“The World Economic Forum on Latin America will be held in Mexico at an important time for the country and the region as a whole,” said Marisol Argueta de Barillas, senior director of the Economic Forum, after the announcement last week in Geneva, Switzerland. “Latin American countries continue to be an attractive destination for investment and the region demonstrates strong finances, continued economic growth and social development, despite the current global context. With this backdrop of economic strength, we are delighted to be in Puerto Vallarta to discuss the political, social and economic priorities for the region and the implication for Latin America’s role in the world.”