Date and location

  •   June 24, 2015 - June 24, 2015
  •   Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG), Rua da Bahia, 1600 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 30160-097, Brazil

Conference details

Regional Development in Latin America- Launch event of the RSA Latin America Division

24th June 2015, Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Organised by Regional Studies Association, the Centre for Regional Development and Planning (Cedeplar-UFMG) and the Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG), this one day event will bring together high profile academics, practitioners and policymakers working in or with an interest in regional development in Latin America.


Seminar Programme

9:00 – 9:30: Opening

9:30 – 12:00: Regional Development in Latin America

Professor Jose Borello, Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento/ researcher CONICET, Argentina

Professor Amado Villarreal, Director of Instituto para el Desarrollo Regional (IDR), Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico

Professor Sérgio Castro – PUC Goiás, former National Secretary of Regional Development, Brazil

Renaud Guillonnet, Manager, Venture Programme, EU-LAC FOUNDATION, Germany 

12:00 – 13:30: Lunch break

13:30 – 16:00: Funding Regional Development

Professor Marco Crocco, President of BDMG and professor at Cedeplar-UFMG, Brazil

Professor Gary Dimsky, Chair in Applied Economics, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK

Elkin Velasquez, Director of the Regional Office for the Caribbean and Latin America – The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Brazil

German Granda, European Commission, DG REGIO, Belgium 

16:00 – 16:30: Coffee break

16:30 – 17:00: Regional Studies Association Latin America Division

Sally Hardy, CEO, Regional Studies Association

Dr Pedro Amaral, Departamento de Economia (Cedeplar/FACE), Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Attendance is free, but there is a limited number of seats. To register for the event, please send your full name, institution and e-mail address to

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How to get there

Development Bank of Minas Gerais (BDMG), Rua da Bahia, 1600 Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 30160-097, Brazil