MIAMI, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. Media partners include: CNN, PR Newswire and Newlink Group. ConnectAmericas.com partners include: Alibaba.com, DHL, Visa and Google.
Trade Americas & ConnectAmericas Expo sponsors include: Emerson and the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Latin Trade Group is a leading provider of information and business services to companies operating in Latin America. It publishes award-winning content in Spanish and English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States through print, online media and events. Latin Trade Group publishes Latin Trade magazine, Latin Business Chronicle, and is the organizer of the Latin Trade Symposium and BRAVO Business Awards, the LT CFO Series for financial executives of multinational corporations, and Trade Americas & Connect Americas Expo.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is the leading provider of development financing and technical assistance in Latin America and the Caribbean. It supports efforts by governments and the private sector to improve standards of living through programs aimed at reducing poverty and inequality and promoting sustainable and climate-friendly development.
SOURCE Latin Trade Group