Speech by the President Moreno before the representatives from non-regional IDB member countries in Israel – 25-26 January 2011

January 25, 2011
Inter-American Development Bank President Luis Alberto Moreno addressed representatives from non-regional member countries gathered in Jerusalem, Israel. Good Afternoon,

Chengdu CHINA-LAC Business Summit

October 21, 2010
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Event co-organized by the IDB, Asia Society Washington DC Center and Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars

July 27, 2010
Thanks to co-organizing institutions: Asia Society DC Center and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For most of their history, India and Latin America have been on the periphery of each other’s foreign policy.  For nearly half a century, they turned their backs to the world economy. Their concerns were elsewhere, mostly on their domestic economies and their immediate neighbors.

Remarks by IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno at the Sports for Development Seminar

July 22, 2008
Good morning to everyone.  I would like to welcome all of you to the Inter-American Development Bank. The IDB believes in the power of sports to mobilize the private, public and non-profit sectors to have a positive impact on youth.  In the past two years, the Bank has invested over five million dollars in non-reimbursable financing for this type of initiatives. We believe that the skills learned on the soccer field can be transformed into skills for life and skills for employment.

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.

Korea-LAC Trade and Investment Forum 2007

October 25, 2007
Greetings and Introduction An Nyung Ha Se Yo! Buenos dias! Good morning! I want to thank my good friend Deputy Prime Minister Kwon, Chairman Yang of Korea Eximbank, Chairman Cho of the Federation of Korean Industries and all the officials of the Korean Ministry of Finance and Economy, KEXIM, FKI and the IDB that worked so hard to make this great event possible.

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.

Building Global Competitiveness: The Asia-Latin American Connection

October 25, 2006
Let me begin by thanking Susan Segal for her kind welcoming remarks, and by acknowledging the contributions of  the representatives of the Council of the Americas, the US-ASEAN Business Council, and the Asia Society to this important Asia - Latin America conference today.

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?