History

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

The 7th edition, held from 28-29 November 2016 drew the participation of more than 350 senior ministers, business leaders and entrepreneurs from both regions and facilitated more than 500 Business-to-Business meetings. The leaders agreed that due measures should be taken to provide continuity to the ideas that are discussed at the India-LAC Conclaves.

INDIA-LAC CONCLAVE 2016


H.E. General V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India, with the CII India Business Forum for LAC members

LAC Dignitaries

  • Hon’ble Mr. Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Minister of Economy, Government of Mexico
  • Hon’ble Mr. José Palacios Jiménez, Minister of Economic Development, Government of Jalisco, Mexico
  • Hon’ble Mr. Jaime Reyes Robles, Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation, Government of Jalisco, Mexico
  • H. E. Mr. Jaime Miranda Flamenco, Vice Minister of Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of El Salvador
  • Hon’ble Mr. Aristóteles Sandoval, Governor of Jalisco, Government of Jalisco
  • Ms. Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Indian Dignitaries

  • H.E. Gen V K Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India
  • Mr. Ashok Das, Joint Secretary (LAC), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Secretary (Trade Policy Division), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govenrment of India
  • Mr. K Nagaraj Naidu, Joint Secretary (ITP & ES – Investments, Technology Promotion & Energy Security), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • H.E. Mr. Muktesh Kumar Pardeshi, Ambassador of India to Mexico, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • Mr. K. V. Nagi Reddy, Director FT (LAC) and EP (LSG). Addl. Charge: FT (ST), FT (M&O), IIP and IBEF, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

INDIA LAC CONCLAVE 2015


H E Ms Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, Vice President of Costa Rica, and Ms Rita Teotia, Commerce Secretary of India

LAC Dignitaries

  • H E Ms. Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría, Vice President of Costa Rica, Government of Costa Rica
  • H E Mr Alexander Mora Delgado, Minister of Foreign Trade, Government of Costa Rica
  • H E Mr. Orlando Solórzano Delgadillo, Minister of Industry, Development, & Commerce, Government of Nicaragua
  • H E Mr. Rodolfo Nin Novoa, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Uruguay
  • H E Mr. Yuri Viamonte Lazo, Vice Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Mines of Cuba, Government of Cuba
  • H E Mr. Rodrigo Vielmann, Vice-Minister of Foreign Relations, Government of Guatemala
  • H E Dr Francisco de Rosenzweig, Vice Minister of Foreign Trade, Government of Mexico
  • Ms Tatiana Amaran Bogachova, General Director of Electricity, Government of Cuba
  • Mr. Jorge Antonio Romero, Senior Advisor to the Federal Commissioner of the Federal Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risk (COFEPRIS), Government of Mexico
  • Mr. Luis Bianchi, Director, Foreign Trade & Investment, Government of Paraguay
  • Mr. Julio Angel-Mejia, Operations Principal Leader, Office of Outreach and Partnerships, Inter-American Development Bank(IDB), USA
  • Dr Ignacio Bartesaghi, Director, Latin America-Asia Pacific Observatory, Uruguay
  • Mr. German Rios, Corporate Director of Strategic Affairs, Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), Venezuela

Indian Dignitaries

  • Ms Rita Teaotia, Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India
  • Mr. Dammu Ravi, Joint Secretary, Department of Commerce, Government of India
  • Mr. Ashutosh Gupta, Chairman, Pharmexcil, Government of India

INDIA LAC CONCLAVE 2013


(LtoR): H E Mr. Jorge Glas Espinel, Vice President of Ecuador, Government of Ecuador, H E Mr. Anand Sharma, Minister for Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Mr. S Gopalakrishnan, President, CII & Co- Founder & Executive Vice Chairman, Infosys Ltd, Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

(LtoR): H E Mr. Samuel Santos, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nicaragua H E Mr. Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India

LAC Dignitaries

  • H E Mr. Jorge Glas Espinel, Vice President of Ecuador, Government of Ecuador
  • H E Ms Marie Pascale Theodate, Member of the Cabinet, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of Haiti
  • H E Mr. Ramiro Gonzales, Minister of Industries, Government of Ecuador
  • H E Mr. Richard Espinoza, Minister – Coordinator of Production, Government of Ecuador
  • H E Mr. Ricardo Antonio Quijano, Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of Panama
  • H E Mr. Samuel Santos, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nicaragua
  • H E Mr. Francisco Rivadeneira, Minister of International Trade, Government of Ecuador
  • H E Mr. Pedro Ruiz, Minister of The City of Guadalajara for Economic Development, Government of Mexico
  • H E Dr. Antonio Isa Conde, Minister of State, Adviser for Development Policies, Government of Dominican Republic
  • Mr. Pablo Ignacio García, Director, Office of Investment Projects and Productive Internationalization, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Government of Argentina
  • Mr. Eduardo Enrique Jaen Limnio, General Administrator of the Governmental Innovation, Government of Panama

Indian Dignitaries

  • H E Mr. Salman Khurshid, Minister of External Affairs, Government of India
  • H E Mr. Anand Sharma, Minister for Commerce & Industry, Government of India
  • Mr. S R Rao, Commerce Secretary, Government of India
  • Mr. Saurabh Chandra, Secretary (Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion), Government of India
  • Mr. Parvez Dewan, Secretary (Tourism), Government of India
  • Mr. K N Srivastava, Secretary (Civil Aviation), Government of India
  • Mr. Dammu Ravi, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India
  • Mr. Rajeev Arora, Joint Secretary (LAC), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

INDIA LAC CONCLAVE 2010


H E Mr. Francisco Cabrera, Minister of Economic Development, Government of Buenos Aires, Argentina

H E Mr. Mauricio Macri, Head of Government of Buenos Aires, Government of Argentina

LAC Dignitaries

  • H E Mr. Francisco Cabrera, Minister of Economic Development, Government of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • H E Mr. Mauricio Macri, Head of Government of Buenos Aires, Government of Argentina
  • Ms Liliana Perez Uribe, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Colombia
  • Mr. Michael Penfold, Associate Director, Vice Presidency for Development & Public Policy Corporacion Andina de Fomento (CAF), Venezuela

Indian Dignitaries

  • H E Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Government of India

INDIA LAC CONCLAVE 2009


H E Ms Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Vice President of El-Salvador

LAC Dignitaries

  • H E Ms Ana Vilma Albanez de Escobar, Vice President of El-Salvador, Government ofEl-Salvador

Indian Dignitaries

  • Mr. Vijay Kumar, Director, Latin America & Caribbean, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India

INDIA LAC CONCLAVE 2007


H E Mr. Manniram Prashad, Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry, Government of Guyana

LAC Dignitaries

  • H E Mr. Manniram Prashad, Minister for Tourism, Commerce and Industry, Government of Guyana
  • Ambassador Mrs. Marcela López, Executive Director of the Department for Economic and Commercial Promotion, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Peru
  • Mr. Gabriel Rodriguez, Director, Science and Technology, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Chile

Indian Dignitaries

  • Mr. G K Pillai, Commerce Secretary, Government of India
  • Mr. Nalin Surie, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India
  • Mr. Jainder Singh, Secretary, IT, Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India
  • Mr. Tarun Bajaj, Deputy General Manager, APEDA, Government of India