The inaugural meeting of the Latin American Chapter of the GABV that took place in La Paz (Bolivia) was a complete success. The event was hosted by BancoSol from September 9-10 and took place at the same time as the second module of the GABV Leadership Academy.
CEOs and representatives of member banks included: Visión Banco, BancoSol, Banco FIE and Integral SAC, alongside CEOs and representatives of guest banks: Banco Ademi (Dominican Republic), Sicredi (Brazil) and Agrupación para una Banca Ética (Chile).
Attendees discussed the problems and challenges of values-based banking in the region, the main aspects of the GABV2020 Plan and the fundamental role of the GABV for an essential differentiation of its market position. A future meeting schedule was agreed upon, deciding on the 2016 regional events in which the GABV and its members should be present, the role of the GABV when supporting its members in the area, and those banks on the continent which must be contacted in order to build the values-based banking movement.
The next meeting of the Latin American Chapter will take place in September 2016. Location to be determined.