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Business Summit 2013


The IV CELAC-EU Business Summit "Investment for economic growth, social inclusion and environmental sustainability" took place from 24-26 January 2013 in Santiago de Chile, W Santiago Hotel.


Opening Plenary 24 January 2013

The Business Summit started with the practical one-to-one match-making event on 24 January, co-organised by Al-Invest, EuroChambers, EuroChile and others. Previous to the event, participants had the opportunity to make their individual agenda of one-to-one meetings, depending on the on-line profiles of the participants. A meeting schedule was then distributed to the participants on site. 
In the framework of Al-Invest IV, Eurochambers and CEPAL prepared a study about the role of SMEs on both sides of the Atlantic: 
The Business summit continued Friday, 25 January afternoon, and  culminated in the high-level presentations and discussions on 26 January, that included : 
  • President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso
  • President of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy
  • President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto
  • German Chancellor, Angela Merkel
  • President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera
  • President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos
  • President of IDB, Luis Alberto Moreno
  • President of the Organizing Committee of the IV CELAC-EU Business Summit, Rafael Guilisasti
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