13 nov 2018
CEPYME, Antonio Garamendi; the president of the OIE, Erol Kisepi; and the president of CACIF, Marco Augusto García Noriega.

CEOE-CEIB, OIE AND CACIF PARTICIPATE IN THE TWENTY-NINTH MEETING OF PRESIDENTS OF IBERO-AMERICAN BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS

The vice-president of CEOE and president of CEPYME, Antonio Garamendi; the president of the OIE, Erol Kisepi; the president of CACIF, Marco Augusto García Noriega; and the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean, Juan Pablo de la Iglesia y González de Peredo inaugurated today the Twenty-ninth Meeting of Presidents of Ibero-American Business Organizations. The meeting, which was held on the 13th and 14th in La Antigua, Guatemala, was attended by the Ibero-American General Secretary, Rebeca Grynspan, who delivered the opening speech before Presidents and representatives of the 23 most important Business Organizations in the region.

CEPYME, Antonio Garamendi; the president of the OIE, Erol Kisepi; and the president of CACIF, Marco Augusto García Noriega.

The Meeting is the event prior to the Twelfth Ibero-American Business Meeting, organized by the Council of Ibero-American Businessmen, CEIB; the Ibero-American General Secretariat, Segib, and the Guatemalan Employers’ Federation, Cacif, under the slogan "Central America invites you, Antigua Guatemala welcomes you". Both events are held within the framework of the Twenty-sixth Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government, and the attendance of more than 600 businessmen from the entire region is expected.

The Twenty-ninth Meeting of Presidents of Ibero-American Business Organizations is divided into five panels in which the presidents and top representatives of the main Ibero-American business organizations from Argentina (UIA), Bolivia (CPB), Brazil (CNI), Colombia (ANDI) , Chile (CPC), Costa Rica (UCCAEP), El Salvador (ANEP), Guatemala (CACIF), Honduras (COHEP), Mexico (CONCAMIN and COPARMEX), Nicaragua (COSEP), Panama (CONEP), Peru (CONFIEP), Dominican Republic (COPARDOM), Uruguay (CIU and CNCS) and Venezuela (FEDECAMARAS) take part. Likewise, representatives from the OIE, CEAJE, FUNDACOM, CAEB or the ILO, among others, also participate.

During the Twenty-ninth Meeting of Presidents of Ibero-American Business Organizations, issues discussed included the digital economy and the future of companies, transparency and integrity for productivity and economic growth in Ibero-America, the contribution and progress of the private sector to the SDGs in the region, multilateralism and bilateralism: the rules of the game in a changing environment, and women's access to top management positions and opportunities in the Ibero-American labour market.  At the end of the meeting, the main conclusions will be agreed upon between all the Presidents and representatives of the Ibero-American Business Organizations and set out in a document that will be sent to the Twelfth Ibero-American Business Meeting and presented before the Heads of State and Government on November 15.