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IDB Partners with U.S. Government to Host 'Americas Partnership-IDB Responsible Investment Forum'

Update: this press released has been updated with new speakers.

  • Heads of State from Latin America & the Caribbean, U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, and others to spotlight strategic trade & investment opportunities provided by greater regional economic integration.
  • November 2 event in Washington, D.C., will take place ahead of the inaugural Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity Leaders’ Summit. 

As leaders from across the Americas gather in Washington, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is partnering with the U.S. Government for a day-long forum to strengthen the economies of our region and build a more competitive and inclusive hemisphere by increasing supply-chain resilience, fostering innovation in both the public and private sectors, and tackling the climate crisis. 

Featuring heads of state, other government leaders, investors, and corporate representatives from across the Americas, discussions at the “Americas Partnership-IDB Responsible Investment Forum” will highlight strategic trade and investment opportunities provided by greater regional integration, with a focus on four key sectors infrastructure, semiconductors, clean energy, and medical supplies as well as investor opportunities provided by the upcoming IDB Invest capital increase.

The Forum, open to government and private sector representatives from the hemisphere, is aligned with the IDB’s recently-launched “BID FOR THE AMERICAS” program that fosters opportunities to invest in the region and participate more in procurement opportunities financed by IDB projects.

WHO:   The event will feature remarks from heads of state from countries that have joined the Americas Partnership, senior U.S. government officials, leaders from the IDB, representatives from the private sector, think tanks, and more. Expected speakers include:


  • Ilan Goldfajn, President of the IDB
  • Janet Yellen, Secretary of the Treasury, United States

Heads of State

  • Gabriel Boric, President of Chile
  • Rodrigo Chaves Robles, President of Costa Rica
  • Luis Abinader, President of Dominican Republic
  • Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador
  • Dina Boluarte, President of Peru
  • Luis Lacalle Pou, President of Uruguay

Other confirmed speakers

  • Bill Cassidy, U.S. Senator for Louisiana
  • Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado
  • Alicia Bárcena, Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Mexico*
  • Christopher Dodd, Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas, United States*
  • James Scriven, CEO, IDB Invest
  • Irene Arias, CEO, IDB Lab
  • Jordan Schwartz, Executive Vice President, IDB
  • Anabel González, Vice President for Countries, IDB

WHEN: 8:00am-6:30pm, Thursday, November 2, 2023, media agenda:

  • 8:00am-9:00am: Media Registration and Breakfast 
  • 9:00am-3:00pm: Welcome Remarks, Keynotes, Programming 

WHERE: IDB Headquarters, Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center Auditorium, 1330 New York Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20577


To participate in person or online, members of the media may register for the event here

Others wishing to attend the event should request an invitation at

For further media inquiries, including Forum agenda, interview requests and other questions, please contact Pablo Bachelet at  or Andrés Cavelier at

* Speaker added.

Americas Partnership & IDB Responsible Investment Forum

About the IDB

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