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Experts to Debate Integration and Industrial Development Initiatives Between Asia and Latin America

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1 March 2010|Press Release

Specialists will examine experiences and opportunities in both regions in the fields of industrial policies, productivity and technological capabilities.

 Due to the earthquake in Chile, this seminar and all the events scheduled to take place in ECLAC headquarters in Santiago during the week of 1-5 March 2010 have been POSTPONED until further notice. 

(26 February, 2010) The export-led development model of countries, their industrial development policies and innovation capabilities are key elements in order to be successful in the recovery efforts after the international economic crisis. Asian nations' experiences offer important lessons to the Latin American region.

To exchange these experiences, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE/JETRO) will hold the joint seminar Integration and industrial development strategies in Asia and Latin America: a comparative perspective, on March 3 at ECLAC headquarters in Santiago, Chile.

The meeting will be opened at 09:20 a.m. by Raúl García-Buchaca, Director of ECLAC's  Programme Planning and Operations Division -on behalf of Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of ECLAC- and Mitsushiro Kagami, President, Bangkok Research Center IDE/JETRO. Distinguished international experts will participate and it will be open to interested researchers.

Participants will discuss the export-led model, the technological and industrial development and the innovation and production policies needed to boost the economic development.

The seminar will be an opportunity to share information on the subjects that currently are of interest of Asia and Latin America and will strengthen the exchange of experiences in order to create future industrial and technological strategies in the benefit of both regions.

Media are invited to this seminar, which will be held only in English (ECLAC headquarters, Av. Dag Hammarskjold 3477, Vitacura, Santiago, Celso Furtado Conference Room).

A preliminary agenda in available at this link..

For futher information, contact ECLAC Information Services. E-mail: ; telephones: (56 2) 210 2040/2149.