Business roundtable in the Dominican Republic

To be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on March 18, 2009, with the theme "Responding to the global economic crisis".

Friday, January 23, 2009

After years of stable economic performance, the Dominican Republic will face difficult external conditions as a result of the US financial crisis and global economic downturn. Inflows of foreign direct investment and tourism arrivals could well decline. To improve competitiveness and navigate through the current global storm, it will be more important than ever for the Dominican Republic to address the need for energy reform, infrastructure development and greater government efficiency. In addition, more remains to be done to tackle poverty, institutional weaknesses and fiscal imbalances.

In order to better understand the Dominican Republic’s investment potential in today’s global environment, the Business Roundtable with the Government of the Dominican Republic will bring together top government leaders and business executives to analyse the opportunities and challenges of doing business in this country.

Participants will explore such questions as:
-To what degree will the fall in global demand affect export-oriented sectors and tourism?
-What are the prospects for energy reform and how will it affect business?
-How can the Dominican Republic best take advantage of DR-CAFTA and confront the challenges that it brings?
-What are the prospects for leading sectors such as infrastructure, technology, real-estate and telecommunications?

For more information or reservations: (1.212) 698 9747 • •

SUMMA subscribers will obtain a 30% discount if they register with the code-SU DR.

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