The bancomext (Bancomext), held the Seminar on Innovation and Technological Development to Promote Competitiveness, which, distinguished authorities and experts from the Latin American region participated.
The aim was to exchange experiences that enrich and derive a knowledge to better cope with the demands and challenges of the global environment.
Francisco N. González Díaz, CEO of Bancomext, said that Mexico is in the number 51 position (out of 160) in terms of competitiveness at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and is the fourth-level Latin America.
During the seminar stressed that innovation and development of technological capabilities represent one of the main factors affecting productivity and hence the competitiveness of nations.
The influence of technological change in all human activities and values of society, involving a challenge to all economic sectors including financial institutions such as Bancomext. Technological and digital innovation represents for banks and, in particular, development banks an opportunity to improve efficiency and productivity give greater support to businesses.
Today, technology is an ally that facilitates business and plays a key role in economic growth, which gives a crucial initiatives of the federal government to promote national competitiveness by leveraging technology paper.
That is why Bancomext, supports companies and entrepreneurs to achieve turn their technology innovations, new business models and market intelligence, to ensure imports and exports, which allow for a more connected country for the benefit of all Mexicans.
During his speech, Valentin Diez Morodo, President of the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology; He stressed that it is not possible to think of competitiveness without talking about innovation and technological development, countries that have invested in competitiveness achieved further growth in all aspects.
For his part, Enrique V. Iglesias, Ibero-American Co-Chair of the Council of the Productivity and Competitiveness (ICCP); He stressed that the importance of exchanging ideas is to detect areas of opportunity and thus be able to provide adequate support for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and to cooperate in building the future of the Latin American region.
Similarly, Enrique Garcia, Co-Chair of the ICCP, said that the binomial “productivity – competitiveness” should be the focus of a development agenda that seeks equality, environmental balance, skills education, etc. to achieve a paradigm shift to focus efforts and partnerships with comprehensive development perspective.
The seminar was prominent involvement Secretary of Economy, Rocio Ruiz Chavez, Department of Competition and Regulations; Rendon accompanied by Raul Montemayor, CEO of Innovation, Services and Internal Trade; and Elsa Regina Ayala Gómez, Managing Director of Commercial Regulations.
In addition, the seminar was the important contributions of members of the economic and academic sectors: Javier López Parada; Sonia Araujo OECD; Pablo Sanguinetti (Development Bank of Latin America); Rebecca E. Navarro Pizano Bancomext; and Miguel Hakim, who served as coordinator.