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Registration opens for major event on innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean

Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Nov. 15-16

Registration is open for Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives, the biggest regional forum on innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 15-16, 2016.

Organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Demand Solutions will bring together some of the world’s most creative minds in the fields of health, water and sanitation, and female entrepreneurship in STEMs.

During two full days, Demand Solutiuons will feature inspiring speakers, entrepreneurs and innovators will share products, services and solutions that improve lives.

The event will start with Wexchange, an event designed to connect entrepreneurial women with mentors and venture capitalists.

The event will finish with a Venture Night where the most innovative and disruptive startups in Latin America and the Caribbean will showcase their solutions on health, water and sanitation.

What: Demand Solutions: Ideas for Improving Lives

Where: Usina del Arte, Avenida Don Pedro de Mendoza 501, Buenos Aires.

When: November 15-16, 2016

Participation in Demand Solutions is free but pre-registration is required to attend in person or to follow the live online broadcast. Doors will open at 8 am but registration does not guarantee a seat in the auditorium, so please arrive early.

Reporters interested in covering the event should write to Carlos Pauletti at

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The organizers of the event are the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB); the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), part of the IDB Group; the City of Buenos Aires’ Under secretariat of the Creative Economy and Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Modernization, Innovation and Technology; the Federal Secretariat for Small and Medium Business and Regional Development (SEPYME) of the Ministry of Industry; and the investment fund and accelerator NXTP Labs. Other partners include Microsoft, FEMSA Foundation, the Entrepreneur Impact Program of Autodesk, and the IDB’s Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL).

About us

The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.