This program focused on discussions of Latin America and Developing Asia and these two regions' growing relationship, which is largely driven by trade and investment linkages.
|7:30 a.m.||Continental Breakfast and Registration|
Introductory Remarks—Overview and Welcome from the Americas Center
Robert Schenck, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
|8:45||Regional Socioeconomic Issues
The opening panel will provide a broad macroeconomic overview and explore the growing trade and foreign direct investment linkages between selected countries from Latin America and Developing Asia. (Similarities/differences in poverty, literacy/education levels, and needed reforms will also be addressed.)
|9:45||Discussion and Questions|
|10:30||The Changing Landscape of Regional Trade Flows and Trends
This panel will explore a variety of trade flows and trends affecting Latin America and Developing Asia, including: The Effects of Developing Asia on the Maquiladora Industry in Mexico, Central America, and U.S. Border Economies from an International Perspective; Financial Services in Trade Agreements—A Regulatory Perspective; and Discussion of the Regulatory Frameworks that Underpin Financial Services from a Trade Perspective.
|11:45||Discussion and Questions|
Corporate Governance—Background and Progress Made
Following the discussion of socioeconomic issues and trade trends, this last panel will provide background information and examine progress made on corporate governance for selected countries in Latin America and Developing Asia, including: common themes and summary findings from financial sector corporate governance assessments conducted by the World Bank and plans to carry these findings into future reviews of selected Latin American and other Developing Asian countries, and corporate governance in Latin America from the perspective of an international consulting/foreign technical assistance firm.
|3:15||Discussion and Questions|
Cynthia Goodwin, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta