As Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) navigate economic headwinds in a challenging fiscal context, the private sector’s role in driving growth and recovery is more important than ever. Multinational companies stand ready to support high-quality development in the region through employment, financing, know-how, innovation, and partnerships. But how can governments, multilateral development organizations, and other stakeholders better understand, catalyze, and leverage such support? To this end, the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center—in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank—conducted a series of surveys, interviews, and research on the private sector’s view on critical development opportunities and concerns in LAC.

What role can the private sector play in bringing LAC’s economies closer together through trade, regulatory, and other integration? How can the region transform its digital potential into development, governance, transparency, and equity gains? Can LAC become a global leader in advancing green and climate agendas? And what precisely should companies do to seize on these opportunities and support the region’s journey toward inclusive and sustainable development and long-term prosperity?

Join the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center on Monday, June 26, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) for an in-person conversation on pathways for the private sector to boost regional development across Latin America and the Caribbean.

This event will also launch the Center’s latest report that identifies and spotlights five opportunities whereby the private sector can drive economic prosperity, sustainable development, and social progress in LAC.


Ilan Goldfajn
Inter-American Development Bank

In conversation with

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


Eleonora Rabinovich
Government Affairs and Public Policy Senior Manager

Matias Bendersky
Manager, Office of Outreach and Partnerships
Inter-American Development Bank

Renata Vargas Amaral
Secretary for International Affairs and Development, Ministry of Planning and Budget
Federative Republic of Brazil

Florence Pourchet
Head of CIB Latam and CSR Americas
BNP Paribas

In conversation with

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.