After noon, in Mar del Plata, the president of the 59th edition of the IDEA Colloquium gave the opening speech and launched the annual business event that brings together representatives of large firms, economists and political leaders. With successive governments questioned for not being able to “modify the status quo”, Santiago Mignone He anticipated that the business organization will present a series of proposals that “are not intended to be a government plan, but that attempt to solve problems that affect investment and business development.”
With the conference room at the Sheraton hotel packed, Mignone woven a speech with several soccer metaphors and allusions to the national soccer team that won the world championship in Qatar. “Let’s get excited again”, was one of the phrases inspired by Lionel Scaloni’s team that was repeated during the exhibition. Although he stressed that “any illusion requires effort, planning and persistence to carry it forward.”
It is clear that in the context that the Argentine economy is going through, it is likely that “excitement” or “hope” will not be the first words that emerge from a focus group. So the optimistic harangue was also qualified with questions about politics for not being able to “modify the status quo.” There was also criticism of the lack of discussion in Congress and the “express treatment to approve laws that do not take into account fiscal balance.”
A higher tone, he assured that new companies that are born in Argentina locate their actions abroad to keep their property out of the hands of the State because “it has become voracious, and interferes where it should not.” In any case, the opinions of businessmen will not remain mere catharsis. IDEA will present about 20 proposals that it considers “realistic” to promote the development of Argentina.
There will be initiatives in the field of Institutions, public spending, employment and taxes. Also in relation to high-impact sectors of the economy, the transformation of social plans into employment and climate change. “They are proposals that are not intended to be a government plan, but rather go to the heart of the issues. “They try to solve problems that affect investment and business development,” said Mignone at the hotel, which is located right in front of the sea.
Politics may also give its diagnosis. The presence of the president is expected this afternoon Alberto Fernandez which will close the opening day. Entrepreneurs also wait for Bullrich, Melconian and the vice minister Gabriel Rubinstein. Everything seems to indicate that both Sergio Massa as Javier Milei They will not go through the Sheraton, although the latter has a series of activities planned a few kilometers away at the gastronomic union hotel managed by Luis Barrionuevo.