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Global supply chains have been severely tested by a myriad of shocks in the past three years, between pandemic-driven delays, rising transportation costs, and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine. As companies grow increasingly wary of the risks to far-flung and just-in-time procurement mechanisms, Latin America and the Caribbean has the potential to be a destination for nearshoring.

Looking to 2023 and beyond, which sectors and factors may be most ripe for production relocation to the Americas and how can countries in LAC take advantage of these opportunities? What are the key factors that could push companies out of traditional overseas locations, like China, and pull them toward the Americas? What policy changes should LAC governments and the United States implement to catalyze and synergize these push and pull factors?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center for an in-studio conversation to explore how the public and private sectors can translate supply chain relocation from rhetoric to reality.

Featuring*

The Hon. Bill Cassidy
Senator (R-LA)
United States Senate

The Hon. Michael Bennet
Senator (D-CO)
United States Senate

H.E. Manuel Tovar
Minister of Foreign Trade
Republic of Costa Rica

H.E. Federico Alfaro Boyd
Minister of Trade and Industry
Republic of Panama

H.E. Janio Rosales
Minister of Economy
Republic of Guatemala

Teresa Carlson
Member, Board of Directors, Atlantic Council;
President and Chief Commercial Officer
Flexport

Patrick Van den Bossche
Partner; Global Advanced Analytics Practice Lead
Kearney

Karim Lesina
Executive Vice President; Chief External Affairs Officer
Millicom

Luz Maria de la Mora
Former Undersecretary of Foreign Commerce, United Mexican States;
Non-resident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Kerry Contini
Partner
Baker McKenzie

Adriana Ibarra-Fernández
Partner
Baker McKenzie

Mark A. Wells
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Brazil and the Southern Cone, Andean Affairs, and Economic Policy, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs
US Department of State

Kimberly Donovan
Director, Economic Statecraft Initiative, GeoEconomics Center
Atlantic Council

*Additional speakers to be announced

In conversation with

Jason Marczak
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

Pepe Zhang
Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Atlantic Council

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

The Office of the Chief Economist provides guidance on strategic priorities and technical quality of economic analysis in the Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC).