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Chile to host World Bank Investment Forum in November

  • The event will bring together investors, heads of state and finance ministers from the world’s main economies as well as financial bodies and institutions. It will be organized by the Finance Ministry and InvestChile, together with the World Bank.

The World Bank, together with the Ministry of Finance and InvestChile, the country’s foreign investment promotion agency, announced today that the Investor Forum will be held in Chile in the framework of APEC 2019.

The event will be the second of its type in Latin America, after the meeting held in Argentina in 2018 in the framework of the G20 meeting. It will bring together in Chile the leaders of the APEC economies, including Heads of State and Finance Ministers, along with global institutional investors, regulators and experts with great influence over the international economy.

The Forum will take place on November 15, ahead of the APEC Leaders’ Summit Chile 2019.

It will focus on identifying and promoting instruments, policies and opportunities for collaboration between countries for the expansion of markets for sustainable long-term investments. It will also seek to strengthen dialogue among governments, institutional investors and international financial organizations in support of the 2030 sustainable development agenda.

The topics that will be addressed include progress on sustainable investment in areas such as infrastructure, resilience in the face of natural disasters and support for economies in the context of climate change.

Finance Minister Felipe Larraín stressed that “we are very excited to host this top-level investor forum in Chile, taking advantage of the APEC leaders’ meeting. It will attract the world’s leading investors, authorities and regulators.”

The Director of InvestChile, Cristián Rodríguez, added that “holding this event in our country is a clear message about the importance Chile gives to foreign investment, its commitment to economic openness and the government’s interest in participating in the global discussion about a sustainable investment agenda and its role in countries’ development.”