infoDev and ChileIncuba jointly organized the 2nd Latin American and Caribbean Incubators Conference in Santiago de Chile, held on July 23-26, 2007. The first day of the conference was allocated to the National Chilean Incubator Meeting - the first of its kind - that set the stage for the ensuing conference days on the regional level. Attached are the meeting program and the opening speech by Ms. Valerie D'Costa, Program Manager of infoDev.
The 3-day regional conference was inaugurated by the Minister of Finance of Chile, H.E. Mr. Andres Velasco, and infoDev's Program Manager, Ms. Valerie D'Costa. Both of these opening speeches, as well the one by the President of ChileIncuba, Mr. Alvaro Bustos, underlined the importance of making business incubation a strategic instrument for national and regional economic growth. Attached are the conference program and inauguration speeches.
The conference gathered more than 150 incubator and technology park managers, business development professionals and organization from countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, France, Grenada, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, the Dominican Republic, St. Vincent, Uruguay, and the United States.
Please visit the iDISC website for more information about the conference program and materials. All the conference material, including presentations, conclusions and press clippings, will be added there soon! In the meantime, please contact Ms. Heidi Humala for further information, at hhumala(at)worldbank.org.