LIMA, Peru, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
In the news release, "World Bank and IMF Announce 2015 Annual Meeting to Take Place in Lima, Peru" issued on 16 Apr 2015 17:37 GMT, by Branding Latin America Group over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the final sentence has changed to now read: "Minister Segura finalised the conference announcing that in October during the World Bank and the IMF annual meeting in Lima, the famous Tenor and country brand ambassador Juan Diego Florez will perform a concert at the closing of the event in the Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima."
Today at the Washington DC headquarters of the International Monetary Fund, Peruvian Minister of Economy and Finance Alonso Segura officially announced that the Annual Meeting of the World Bank will take place in Lima, Peru this October.
He was joined by President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim; Managing Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde and the President of the Peruvian Central Bank, Julio Velarde.
It is the first time in 48 years that the Annual Meeting will be held in Latin America, emphasizing the great progress that Peru and the region have made in their economic sectors. Over 15,000 delegates and representatives are expected to attend this meeting from the 9th-11th October 2015. Yesterday in a private meeting between Minister Segura and MD Lagarde, the Minister highlighted the progress that the city of Lima is making in preparation for the summit. The construction of a new convention centre is nearing completion and hundreds of new hotel rooms are being made available for this event.
President Kim impressed observers and the press by speaking in fluent Spanish as he expressed his support and enthusiasm to return to Peru, where he worked for two years.
Mr. Velarde noted the good micro economic policies that the Peruvian government has implemented during the last few years in light of the fall in government earnings due to the decline in commodity prices.
Peru was chosen as the location for the summit due to the country's growth, which has averaged 6.4% annually over the past decade.
Minister Segura finalised the conference announcing that in October during the World Bank and the IMF annual meeting in Lima, the famous Tenor and country brand ambassador Juan Diego Florez will perform a concert at the closing of the event in the Gran Teatro Nacional in Lima.
SOURCE Branding Latin America Group