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Ágora Bogota Forum: urban issues through a global lens

Bogota's Chamber of Comerce
Agora Forum

The first edition of the Ágora Bogota Forum will take place on September 4-5 this year. The main theme of the event, organized by the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, is the role of the private sector in transforming cities and improving the living conditions of their residents.

 Ágora Forum 2019

The first edition of the Ágora Bogota Forum will take place on September 4-5 this year. The main theme of the event, organized by the Bogota Chamber of Commerce, is the role of the private sector in transforming cities and improving the living conditions of their residents.

The forum will be held in the Ágora Convention Center in an auditorium with a capacity for over 1,000 people, and it hopes to feature the participation of Colombian and foreign businesspeople and government representatives.

This year, the themes of the event revolve around the challenges facing the world’s major cities from a business perspective, taking into account aspects such as economic development, inclusion, and environmental sustainability.  

Highlights of the event include an opening conference, 4-panel discussions and a special dialogue session with candidates for the Mayor of Bogota, in order to foster reflection in the election debate on the role of the business sector in transforming cities. 

Nowadays, at least 8 of every 10 people in Latin America and the Caribbean live in urban areas, leading to massive changes in cities in comparison to what they were like two decades ago. This huge growth of urban areas can not only lead to environmental impacts but also creates social and economic disparities that can eventually have significant repercussions for the country.

This is an invitation to ponder the future of the world’s cities, given that by the year 2025 over 70% of the global population will be living in urban areas, according to the Bogota Chamber of Commerce.

To sign up for the event, please visit: https://www.foroagorabogota.co/Inscribase