Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) and the European Union (EU)

AL-Invest 5.0 Programme

Antigua – Guatemala

13 – 15 June 2018



We are pleased to inform you that the Business Forum between the European Union and Latin America & the Caribbean will be held on the 13th June 2018 in Antigua, Guatemala following the path established by the previous Business Forum held in Mexico City on the 12th October 2017.


The Forum, organized by EUROCHAMBRES, CAINCO Cámara de Industria, Comercio, Servicios y Turismo de Santa Cruz Bolivia and AGEXPORT Asociación de Exportadores de Guatemala, will focus on four areas that are in line with the political agenda between the two regions: (i) business opportunities and trade agreements; (ii) a partnership for productivity; (iii) business climate and the development of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs), and (iv) fostering innovation. Also, the event, addressed to public and private business organizations, will focus on the public-private dialogue and on how the expected recommendations can strengthen MSMEs in the spirit of economic diplomacy.


During the same week, in Antigua (Guatemala)  from June 14 to 15, the AL-Invest 5.0 programme will organize its Annual Meeting. Organized by CAINCO, the event will focus on the promotion and achievements of one of the European Union´s most emblematic program in Latin America: AL-Invest 5.0 and joint activities with other EU-funded economic cooperation programmes in Latin America and the Caribbean.