IDB remarks Vice President for the Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations Steven J. Puig

March 25, 2011
Dinner of the Americas 2011 - Canadian Council for the Americas - Steven J. Puig - Vice President for Private Sector and Non-Sovereign Guaranteed Operations   President Vicente Fox Quesada Hon. Ministers Hon. Premier Ed of Alberta Your Worship, Mayor of the City of Calgary Distinguished Ambassadors and members of the Diplomatic Corps Ladies and Gentlemen,

Chengdu CHINA-LAC Business Summit

October 21, 2010
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Remarks by President Luis Alberto Moreno at the XII Inter-American Forum on Microenterprise

October 01, 2009
Good evening. President Garcia, national and local authorities. It is a real pleasure to be here, for me and for those who have come from all corners of Latin America and the world. And a special word of thanks to Peru and Arequipa for how you have welcomed us and for the success that I know this forum will have.

Former President Clinton's Address to the IDB Conference

October 01, 2009
Madame Prime Minister, President Moreno, friends, Good afternoon. Let me say that it was about three months ago that Prime Minister and President Préval asked me to organize this modest trade and investment event and President Moreno thought that it was a good idea, and here we are. 

Presentation to the Committee fro Economic Cooperation and Development of the German Parliament

June 18, 2008
Latin America and the Caribbean experienced solid growth in 2007, external indebtedness declined in relative terms, and international reserves have risen. However, inflationary expectations have started to mount, due in part to the increase in oil and food prices.

Infrastructure Development and Opportunities in Iberoamerica

December 26, 2007
I want to thank you for this invitation to speak to such a select group of business leaders, and to open what I believe to be a very interesting discussion of trends in Latin America and the Caribbean. It is with great regard that I bring greetings to Antonio Fernández-Galiano and Cristóbal Montoro, as I do to the ministers with us today, and to all of you present here. I have come to Spain almost every year to speak at various gatherings with private investors in Latin America and the Caribbean. Many of you have participated in these discussions.

Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Conference

November 28, 2006
Almost exactly twenty-seven years ago, Antonio Ortiz Mena, the IDB’s second president, gave the opening speech at an energy conference here in Washington. At that time the world was still feeling the aftershocks of the oil crisis of 1970s. The price of petroleum was near its historic peak, and Ortiz Mena spoke about a “world energy crisis” that threatened to paralyze development in Latin America.

Opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean<br> Trendlines, Not Headlines<br> Association of Binational Chambers of Commerce<br> Leadership in Global Trade Award<br> Miami, FL

October 27, 2006
Greeting and appreciation Good evening! I am very honored to receive the 2006 Award for Leadership in Global Trade. More than a personal tribute, it recognizes the work done by the Inter-American Development Bank, which has been a champion of regional integration and trade since its founding in 1959.

AACCLA 2006 Annual Meeting and “Forecast on Latin America and the Caribbean” Conference

October 17, 2006
Good morning. It is privilege to join you again at this important conference. I want to thank John Murphy and Adrean Rothkopf for generously inviting me for a second time. When I spoke to you last year I had not quite started my new job at the Inter-American Development Bank. I’ve learned my way around the building now, and I’m also a little more qualified to talk about the outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean.  I’d like to start by addressing a question that I think many of you have been discussing. Is history repeating itself in Latin America?

Acceso a Nuevos Mercados y Mejores Servicios para la Mayoría - Discurso para ceremonia de apertura (Spanish)

September 14, 2006
Quiero saludar muy especialmente a nuestro anfitrión, el Presidente de la República de Ecuador, ALFREDO PALACIO, quien nos honra con su presencia. Igualmente, quiero darle las gracias al Ministro de Economía y Finanzas y Gobernador del BID, Armando Rodas Espinel y al Alcalde de Quito, Paco Moncayo