CABEI and regional logistics and production experts discuss importance of Mercosur-Central America integration


The event was attended by more than 500 people who learned about proposals, experiences and success stories on collaboration and integration between the two regions.

Tegucigalpa, June 25, 2021.- The Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), the Association of Argentine Industrial Parks (APIA) and the South-South Chair of the University of Buenos Aires organized the virtual forum "Production, logistics, competitiveness and integration for development" to analyze the challenges and opportunities of productive systems and their competitive context in the pandemic and post-pandemic environment.

The event was attended by industry leaders to discuss paradigm shifts in industry and the importance of generating new opportunities for collaboration and integration between the Mercosur and Central American regions.

"This forum is intended to generate a space for construction and dialogue for the integration of Central America with the southern nations of the continent. In the context of the pandemic, we recognize the importance of the transportation and logistics sector in our countries, especially with the current needs for vaccine distribution and maintenance of the cold chain," added CABEI Executive President, Dante Mossi.

CABEI Director for Argentina and Colombia, Maximiliano Alonso, commented: "As an institution, we focus on production and logistics issues because they are fundamental for the development of economies. We are going through a critical moment and we need to know how the industrial poles are working. We want to discuss the realities of Argentina and Central America in order to work together.” 

In addition to the bank's authorities, María Eugenia Portillo, executive director of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce of the Central American Isthmus (FEMAMCO); Miguel Ángel Sánchez, director of the Mar del Plata Regional Port Consortium; Rodolfo Games, president of the Association of Argentine Industrial Parks (APIA); Hernán Sánchez, president of the Business Chamber of Logistics Operators (CEDOL); Hugo Varsky, coordinator of the South-South Chair (UBA-UN) and consultant at the Secretariat of Strategic Planning, also participated in the event.