The China-LAC Summit is an annual meeting organised by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). It is a key entrepreneurial event for companies from China and the Latin American and Caribbean countries. The Punta del Este Convention and Exhibition Center in Uruguay hosted the 11th edition of the Summit.
The Punta del Este Convention and Exhibition Center.
The actual date of the event was from November 30th to December 2nd 2017. At the end of January 2018, it was decided to document the meeting’s legacies for the Joint Meetings Industry Council’s Case Study Program.
In addition to outstanding turnout and interactions, a number of key outcomes emerged from the event, including two agreements of understanding signed with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – one with the Uruguayan Exporters Union, and the other one with the Commercial Chamber of Uruguayan Products. When Uruguay was announced as the next destination for the event, a series of agreements were signed which led to a change in relations between the two countries. They progressed from having a bilateral commercial relationship to being strategic partners, and the basis for a future free trade agreement was set.
The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade signed two agreements.
11th China-LAC Business Summit 2018 (full JMIC Case Study)
China-LAC 2017 at the Punta del Este Convention and Exhibition Center (Iceberg Feature)
Tabaré Vázquez, President of Uruguay, attended China-LAC 2017.