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Features Experts on the Chilean Economy, Including Finance Minister Felipe Larrain; Former Pres. of Banco Central de Chile Vittorio Corbo; and Jorge Selaive, Chief Economist, BCI

New York — As Chilean President Sebastian Pinera’s government sets in motion its plans to attain developed-nation status for his country by the end of the decade, Bloomberg LINK will convene leaders from both the public and private sector, as well as top financial experts, to focus on the country’s economy at the Bloomberg Chile Economic Summit.

The Summit, to be held on Tuesday, August 23rd at Museo de Artes Visuales in Santiago, Chile, will examine the economic outlook for Chile by analyzing the country’s public and private sectors, and will look at President Pinera’s goal to raise Chile’s GDP per capita to European levels such as Portugal and create one million new jobs during his four year term. Among other topics, speakers will offer their insights on whether or not Chile can become Latin America’s next financial hub by discussing how the Pacific Accord may impact Chile’s marketplace and how the nation can close its income gap and diversify its economy.

“Chile has become one of Latin America’s most interesting emerging market success stories,” said Robert Bierman, head of Bloomberg LINK. “Participants at the Bloomberg Chile Economic Summit will discuss how the country can take the next steps in development and sustain its rapid growth.”

Key speakers include:

-José Ignacio Bordali, Director of Global Clients and Investment Banking Division, BBVA Chile

-Juan Andres Camus, Chairman and Co-founder, Celfin Capital Claudio

-Fernando Coloma, Superintendente de Valores y Seguros, Chile

-Vittorio Corbo, Former President, Banco Central de Chile

-Alan Farcas, Managing Director, Endeavor, Chile

-José de Gregorio, Governor, Central Bank of Chile

-Felipe Larrain, Minister of Finance, Chile

-Claudio Melandri, CEO, Banco Santander, Chile

-Jorge Selaive, Chief Economist, Banco de Crédito e Inversiones (BCI)

-Guillermo Tagle, Partner and CEO, IM Trust

The conference is being sponsored by GBM Latin America.

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