An impressive natural environment and the selected hotel Llao Llao in Bariloche are the framework for the annual meeting between the most important businessmen of the country and some of the leaders of the political sphere. This year the electoral race has slipped into an agenda in which the motto is to think about the country’s long term. More than 150 entrepreneurs They met in the city of Río Negro to participate in a closed-door meeting to discuss hand-in-hand with the main opposition candidates.
The event, which began yesterday and will run until Wednesday, features Together for Change candidates Patricia Bullrich and Horacio Rodríguez Larreta as keynote speakers. The candidate for Libertad Alianza, Javier Milei, also captures a lot of attention from businessmen and women.
The great unknown are the representatives of the ruling party: the Minister of the Interior, Eduardo Wado de Pedro, the Minister of the Economy, Sergio Massa and even the President Alberto Fernández had been summoned. The first two declined the invitation, while the presence of the president, scheduled for the closing lunch this Wednesday, It has not yet been fully confirmed by the Presidency.
In the corridors of the emblematic hotel people commented in low voices that, despite the fact that they were hand in hand with politicians a “good hook” this year, to attract an audience that grows from edition to edition, there was more interest from officials a space for dialogue behind closed doors with the people who represent the country’s greatest fortunes, than with the businessmen themselves.
The opening dinner was presided over by the president of the PRO, Patricia Bullrich, who traveled accompanied by her main economic adviser, Luciano Laspina di Rosario. Bullrich arrived in Bariloche late and businessmen had to postpone their scheduled meal time. For the meeting, which was held in secret, the candidate had to give a short presentation and be open to questions from entrepreneurs.
The Juntos por el Cambio prisoner was in the sights of the country’s business men and women. There was anticipation for Javier Milei’s proposals, immediately after the leader of the Libertad Alianza had said he was willing to go on an internship with Bullrich, albeit outside the JXC. Milei will have lunch on the second day of the Forum, a few days after being applauded by the entrepreneurs who are part of the Argentine Rural Society.
Even for the closing on Wednesday, the meal is expected to be presided over by the head of government of Buenos Aires, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta.
Beyond the political situation, the agenda of the Forum includes other items, such as that of the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, Ricardo Lorenzetti, whose presence aims to “underline the importance of institutionality in the development path”as explained by the organization.
“We have verified that the meeting and dialogue model is the most effective for generating social impact. Initiatives such as potenci(a)rgentina, Debate Argentina, the Argentine Observatory for Education and many other proactive transformation projects for our country have emerged from the experience of the Forum. Only a meeting of opposites allows us to learn and move in the right direction.”, said Eduardo Elsztain, president of IRSA and “host” of the Forum.
This meeting has been held every year for 12 years on the initiative of the entrepreneur, owner of the exclusive hotel with the Sutton family.
It emerged as a meeting point between entrepreneurs who were part of the Endeavor Foundation, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this year, – including Marcos Galperin, creator and CEO of Mercado Libre and the founders of Globant Martín, Migoya and Guibert Englebienne . ; and the children of the most important companies in the country, united in the GAM group (Group for a Better Argentina).
Among the most recognized participants are founders and owners of the most varied Argentine companies such as Agustin Otero Monsegur, director of San Miguel, Carlos Miguens, of Patagonia Gold, Carolina Castro, president of Industrias Guidi and one of the first women to join the UIA.
The board of founders of the forum is completed by the president of IRSA, Eduardo Elsztain; the CEO of La Anónima, Federico Braun, the founders of Globant Martín Migoya and Guibert Englebienne Also with Karina Román, president of Puerto Asís Investments; Endeavor founder Luciano Nicora; Galperin, and the director of the Andreani private mail, Veronica Andreani.w
Charles Arterburn is a seasoned business journalist for News Rebeat, where he provides comprehensive coverage of the latest trends and developments in the world of finance and economics.