Industrial Conference in Buenos Aires


B20 was present at the UIA´s Industrial Conference held in Buenos Aires on September 4th

B20 Chair Daniel Funes de Rioja participated in the cocktail in celebration of “Industry Day” organized by the Industrial Union of Argentina (UIA) on September 3rd and B20 Executive Sherpa Carolina Castro was present at the 24th Argentine Industrial Conference organized by UIA and held at Parque Norte in Buenos Aires.

The Conference focused on “New Approaches for a Productive Future”, topics included the developments regarding Industry 4.0, change and adaptability and Argentina´s challenges to reach a new plateau of productive development via a new technological and cultural paradigm.

Participants included Mauricio Macri (President of Argentina), Dante Sica (Minister of Production of the Argentine Government), Miguel Acevedo (President of the Industrial Union of Argentina), Luis Betnaza (Vicepresident, Industrial Union of Argentina), Carolina Castro (B20 Executive Sherpa), Diego Coatz (Executive Director at the Industrial Union of Argentina and B20 Digital Economy & Industry 4.0 task force member), Aranxa Tapia (Minister for Economic Development and Infrastructures, Basque Government) and Diego Bekerman (B20 Education & Employment Task Force Co-Chair and General Manager of Microsoft Argentina), among others.

Carolina Castro moderated the panel focused on Arantxa Tapia´s exposition on the Basque Model for industralization and sustainable inclusive development.

“In B20 we´ve had the opportunity to learn about the Basque model that promoted Industry 4.0 with an inclusive vision. We believe it is very important that our country learns from this experience. Arantxa Tapia´s exposition inspires us to thinks of public-private collaborations for our country that will become imperative," said Carolina Castro.

Further topics discussed during the conference included sustainable growth and development processes, productivity gains, the diversification of the productive matrix, sectoral complementarity (between agriculture, industry and services), innovation and the fostering of new educational tendencies essential for a productive future.