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The E15 at the World Economic Forum Regional Meeting on Latin America 2016

17 June 2016 , Medellin, Colombia


The rise of Global Value Chains has led to fragmented production systems worldwide. In Latin America, the quest for upgrading to value added products beyond commodities calls for solutions in the form of enhanced infrastructure and connectivity to trade networks, improved international investment governance, confronting anticompetitive practices, enabling the digital economy and protecting sustainable practices across value chains. These topics are now no longer the field of experts but also debated by the general public and, particularly, consumers.

On 17 June, the World Economic Forum organised a session on “Reshaping Global Value Chains and Investment in Latin America” as part of its Regional Meeting on Latin America 2016 in Medellin, Colombia. This session featured the policy options produced under the E15 Expert Group on Global Value Chains and the E15 Task Force on Investment Policy. The session aimed to present the work of the E15, and spark a discussion among participants about some of these issues. Country-specific discussions also took place.