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First Americas Competitiveness Exchange Concludes, Co-Organized by the OAS

  April 4, 2014

First Americas Competitiveness Exchange Concludes, Co-Organized by the OAS
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More than 50 representatives of 20 countries in the Americas took part from Monday until today in the First Americas Competitiveness Exchange on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, an activity co-organized by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the United States Government, through the Inter-American Competitiveness Network (RIAC) to exchange successful and innovative experiences and good business practices among the countries of the Hemisphere.

The First Exchange consisted of visits to centers of advanced technology and innovation in urban and rural areas of the states of Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, as successful examples of investments and public-private partnerships, including research and development centers in the medical, agro industrial, manufacturing and automotive industries. Among the cities visited were Atlanta, where the first visit took place on Tuesday, Greenville, Conover, Kannapolis and Charlotte. Several of the projects visited were presented as part of the experiences in the Signs of Competitiveness of the Americas Report of 2012 and 2013 of the RIAC, for which the OAS serves as technical secretariat. The itinerary of the visit, biography of the participants, cities, and experts of the exchange are available here.

This activity of the RIAC is part of the road to the next VIII Americas Competitiveness Forum, to be held from October 8 to 10, 2014 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Reference: FNE-14337