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The six previous editions of the India-Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Conclave in New Delhi, India, has helped increase the profile of the LAC region in India. However, many in the LAC region yearn to engage in such platforms with India but have yet to leverage from it. This year, we propose to cater to a new audience by hosting the Conclave in the LAC region: to Latin Americans who seek a better understanding of the India story.

The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in partnership with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India, the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UN ECLAC) and the Government of Jalisco, Mexico, is organizing the India-Latin America & Caribbean (LAC) Conclave on 28-29 November, 2016 in Guadalajara, Mexico.

An India-LAC Conclave in the LAC region would greatly benefit the local businesspersons, entrepreneurs, academicians and government representatives, and would provide a platform to interact with a large Indian delegation with a diverse background.

The India-LAC Conclave will be hosted in Mexico, the first LAC country to recognize India’s independence. Mexico is part of the vibrant economic bloc, the Pacific Alliance, of which India is also an observer member. The UN ECLAC (or CEPAL in Spanish) will ensure participation of important stakeholders in the LAC Region and provide organizational support through its sub-regional headquarters in Mexico. The Government of Jalisco is the local partner and Guadalajara the host city for the Conclave.

This partnership, encompassing CII, the Government of India, ECLAC and the Government of Jalisco, Mexico, would provide the necessary impetus to bring together important actors and help shape the future of India-LAC relations.


Plenary Sessions

Business-to-Business Meetings

Networking Lunches

Gala Dinner

Cultural Evening



Previous Editions of the India-LAC Conclave

The six previous editions of the CII India-Latin America & Caribbean Conclave have been held in New Delhi and has played a catalytic role in forging new India-LAC business partnerships.

The 6 edition, held on October 8-9, 2015, drew the participation of senior ministers, business leaders and entrepreneurs from both regions. The 6 Conclave facilitated 250 Business-to-Business meetings between Indian and LAC business leaders and delegations. The leaders agreed that due measures should be taken to provide continuity to the ideas that are discussed at the India-LAC Conclaves.