In these times of increased global complexity and economic uncertainty, Latin America has maintained steady levels of economic growth and financial resilience, while attracting increased foreign investment, impressive tourism activity and progressing significantly towards poverty alleviation. As emerging economies gain relevance in shaping global affairs, the region is now fertile ground for innovative business and social development models involving public and private actors, due largely to its wealth of natural resources, cultural heritage and human capital, with more than 150 million young Latin Americans between 15 and 29 years of age.
In 2013, Latin America will need to continue to grow for the benefit of society at large while ensuring the modernization of its economies and the strengthening of its democratic institutions. With the support of the Government of Peru and the Forum's Strategic and Regional Partners, the World Economic Forum regional gathering in Lima will provide an ideal platform to discuss the critical factors behind the region’s resilience and dynamic development models. Under the theme "Delivering Growth, Strengthening Societies", regional and global leaders