Apr 12, 2012

Latin America under the Threat of a New Global Storm: Ready or Overconfident?

Joint Seminar between the Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank to Feature Global Experts and Finance Ministers from Latin America

The World Bank (WB) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) invite media representatives to attend a timely discussion with global experts and Finance Ministers from Latin America on the current global environment and the region’s response. 



Welcoming Remarks:

Luis Alberto Moreno, President, IDB

Hasan A. Tuluy, Vice President LAC Region, World Bank





First Panel:

Lorenzo Bini-Smaghi, Harvard UniversityEswar Prasad, Cornell University, and Brookings InstitutionVincent Reinhart, Morgan Stanley





Moderated by:

Eduardo Fernández-Arias, Advisor to IDB Research Department





Conversation with:

Hernán Lorenzino, Minister of Finance, Argentina

Juan Carlos Echeverry, Minister of Finance, Colombia

José Antonio Meade, Secretary of Finance, Mexico

Fernando Lorenzo, Minister of Finance, Uruguay





Moderated by:

Miguel Jiménez, Economics editor, El País Newspaper, Spain






Thursday, April 19, 2012

RSVP by April 18 at noon






2:15 to 5:00 PM






World Bank Infoshop (J Building, Room 050)

701 18th St. NW

Washington, DC 20433

Presentation will be broadcast live at:

Journalists attending should be either registered to cover the IMF and World Bank’s Spring Meetings or should RSVP for this particular event by April 18 at 12 noon by sending your name and affiliation to or calling (202) 458-0777. Journalists with a camera crew please arrive 15 minutes early.