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Growth Beyond Borders
Capitalizing on the rise of South-South Trade

9 April 2014, Harvard Club of New York City

The formation of new South-South trading routes, linking Asia with the Middle East, Emerging Europe, Africa and Latin America is revolutionizing the global economy.  Slower growth in the developed world combined with rising consumption and growing middle class, demographics and demand for raw materials is leading emerging markets to create mutually beneficial economic and financial connections between each other, which are fundamentally reshaping traditional patterns of world trade.

For businesses and institutions this presents new opportunities for global growth and expansion, tapping into the dynamics of this high potential trade corridor.  The stakes are high with ongoing social, political and economic challenges existing between emerging nations.  How do you balance the rewards versus the risks to maximize the growth possibilities of South-South trade? 

Last month the Financial Times and HSBC bought together a panel of distinguished speakers to discuss how global organizations can maximize the potential that South-South trade offers and how to craft strategies for successful growth in this new world economy. The well-attended event facilitated candid and informative discussion on developing and delivering future strategies.

To view a selection of photos from the event, please go to: HSBC New York Photos

The discussions will be available to view via on-demand video on FT-Live shortly.

Speakers included: 

Gerardo Mato, Chief Executive Officer, Global Banking - Americas, HSBC
Harry G. Broadman, Chief Economist and Leader, Emerging Markets Management Consulting and Business Strategy Practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers
James M. Donald, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Markets Group, Lazard Asset Management
Ben Laidler, Head of Research, Americas & Head of LatAm Equity Strategy, HSBC 
Andre Nogueira, Chief Executive Officer, JBS USA

Chair: Henny Sender, Chief Correspondent, International Finance, Financial Times