The European offers recognition to Latin America’s most progressive companies.
Although Asia has been in the spotlight over the last decade for its economic and geopolitical rise, it’s Latin America that shows all the signs of being the real success story of the 21st century. The region is leaving behind the days when foreign investors were scared off by a combination of political instability and corruption; these days markets look to this burgeoning economic power for prosperity and innovation.
The crisis in the northern hemisphere has led investors to explore uncharted territories, and Latin America has become extremely attractive with its young population, abundance of natural resources, interwoven cultures and strong links to Europe and the US. In 2012 the region attracted foreign direct investment of around $145bn, an impressive figure compared with the early days of economic growth in China. Estimates are that this will increase in the years to come as governments invest in education and healthcare, and regional companies become globally competitive in everything from manufacturing to alternative energy. There’s no doubt that Latin America has come a long way in the last 15 years, but you could argue, it’s only just getting started.
About the Latin America awards 2013
The European’s Latin America Awards has been established as a means to recognise the organisations who are excelling in their respective fields and enabling Latin America to become ever more competitive. With the help of our research team, as well as with invaluable feedback from our readers, we have been able to offer a list that honours Latin American innovation and dedication to the highest standards.
The 2013 Latin America Award Winners
Infrastructure Company of the Year
Ultrapar Participaçöes S.A.
Business Group of the Year
Information Technology Company of the Year
Medical Company of the Year
Sustainability (Oil & Gas) Company of the Year
Corporate Governance Company of the Year
Private Bank of the Year
Andean Capital Management
Asset Management Company of the Year
Cloud Computing Company of the Year
Florida Ice & Farm Co
Latin American Consumer Goods Company Of the Year