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.
The Hon. Bill Cassidy
United States Senate
The Hon. Michael Bennet
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
Member, Board of Directors, Atlantic Council;
President and Chief Commercial Officer
Patrick Van den Bossche
Partner; Global Advanced Analytics Practice Lead
Executive Vice President; Chief External Affairs Officer
Luz Maria de la Mora
Former Undersecretary of Foreign Commerce, United Mexican States;
Non-resident Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
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
Director, Economic Statecraft Initiative, GeoEconomics Center
*Additional speakers to be announced
In conversation with
Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
Senior Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center
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.