The organization seeks to promote the exchange of views on the challenges and opportunities faced by small and medium-sized enterprises in the region, within the new context of commercial and financial rapprochement with the People’s Republic of China.

The Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) will participate on Wednesday 30 May in the “Fourth International Seminar Latin America and the Caribbean and China: Conditions and Challenges in the XXI Century”, to be held in Mexico City.

Venue: Mexico City , Mexico
Address: National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Building B (annex) of the Faculty of Economics of the UNAM, Jesús Silva Herzog Auditorium. Mexico, D. F., Mexico.
Date: May 30, 2018

Within the framework of the Fourth International Seminar “Latin America and the Caribbean and China: Conditions and Challenges in the XXI Century”, organized by the academic network RED ALC-China and CAF-development bank of Latin America, the Permanent Secretariat of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA) designed a panel of experts on the internationalization of Latin American and Caribbean SMEs in the context of relations between Latin America and the Caribbean and the People’s Republic of China. This panel will address the following topics:

  1. Analysis of the main characteristics of Latin American and Chinese SMEs in terms of their competitiveness and structure.
  2. The Government’s role in the promotion of exports and the productive linkage of SMEs.
  3. Successful practices of the region’s SMEs in the Chinese market.
  4. Latent opportunities in LAC-China cooperation.

Six renowned experts will lead debates on the relations between Latin America and the Caribbean and China, highlighting the following topics: Analysis of the main features of SMEs in both continents, the role of the State in the promotion of exports and productive chaining of SMEs, successful practices, and potential opportunities in inter-regional cooperation.

  • Ambassador Javier Paulinich. Permanent Secretary of the Latin American and Caribbean Economic System (SELA).
  • Moderator: Ignacio Bartesaghi Hierro, Director of the Department of International Business and Integration of the Catholic University of Uruguay (UCU).
  • Javier Iracheta Villasana. Manager of Chinese-Mexican Relations of the Zhonghua business association.
  • Aníbal Zottele. Professor of the Veracruz University of Mexico.
  • José Azañero. Representative of the public sector.
  • Ernesto Fernández Taboada. Argentine Chamber of Commerce.
  • Mrs. Fátima Fierro. Executive Secretary of the Uruguay-China Chamber of Commerce.

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