Project Description

World Economic Forum on Latin America 2012

April 15 to 18, 2012 – I participated in the Young Global Leader (YGL) Summit and World Economic Forum on Latin America in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. At our YGL event, we had more than 250 leaders from business, government and civil society. It’s an impressive group making a difference around the world. We had a private Meet-the-Leader session with President Felipe Calderón. He was gracious enough to take a picture with me – in fact, he showed my friend how to use the camera! For our “Protect the Asset” push, I taught yoga in the mornings overlooking the ocean. It was gorgeous,

The WEF meeting had close to 900 top regional and global leaders from 70 nations under the theme “Regional Transformation in a New Global Context.” A common thread in many of the discussions was how to attract trade and investment to the region to drive growth. Among the priorities are to keep economies open, improve the rule of law, deal with the drug cartels and organized crime, and nurture young people.

President Felipe Calderón at the World Economic Forum on Latin America and Young Global Leader Summit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – April 2012
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the Young Global Leader Summit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – April 2012
Senator Marlene Malahoo Forte, Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy, Darys Estrella, Binta Niambi Brown, Privahini Bradoo, Ewa Sadowska at the World Economic Forum on Latin America and Young Global Leaders Summit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – April 2012
Binta Niambi Brown and Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy at the Young Global Leaders Summit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – April 2012
Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy and Felix A. Maradiaga at the World Economic Forum on Latin America and Young Global Leader Summit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – April 2012
Young Global Leaders at the YGL Summit in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico after sunrise yoga with Teresa Kay-Aba Kennedy – April 2012