We are pleased to welcome one of the most relevant voices today on financial inclusion and opportunity for the underserved to the 2017 HOPE Global Forum – former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox.
His unique perspective, international leadership and advocacy for positive change in the world and eradicating poverty will bring great impact to our dialogue and actions as we work to reimagine the global economy by uplifting the “Invisible Class.” President Fox spent his career engaging both the public and private sectors to increase opportunities for all of our citizens.
As President of Mexico, Fox’s administration signified the end of a 71-year dominion by one single political party, leading to a more open, participatory, and transparent government. During that time, about half of Mexico’s population lived in poverty, and about three-quarters lacked access to financial services, according to a report by the Center for Global Development. Unlike past governments, Fox’s administration understood the clear correlation between poverty and lack of access to financial services.
This realization prompted the government to initiate what the World Bank has described as “the most ambitious effort to massively scale-up access to financial services for poor and marginalized people in the world.”
Factoid: Mexico is the third-largest trading partner of the U.S. and is the second-largest export market for American-made goods, according to the U.S. Trade Representative.
The reality is that legal immigration is good for the U.S. economy. Illegal immigration stops when jobs are created in Mexico. It’s a win-win for the U.S., Mexico, and the global community when the economics of immigration are examined and addressed.
Fox’s presence at the 2017 Annual Meeting will provide an opportunity to engage in authentic dialogue with passionate leaders, like Fox, and address some of the questions worth asking.
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About the HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting.
With over 3,200 leaders from 25 countries, the HOPE Global Forums | Annual Meeting is now the largest gathering in the world on behalf of empowering the poor. Our purpose is to reimagine the global economy so the benefits and opportunities of free enterprise can be extended to everyone.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, MasterCard CEO Ajay Banga, PayPal Co-Founder Max Levchin, MNSBC President Phil Griffin, Arianna Huffington, Ambassador Andrew Young, SunTrust Banks CEO Bill Rogers, Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Whole Foods Co-CEO Walter Robb, WNBA President Lisa Borders, Henry Ford III and Gallup CEO Jim Clifton will help lead a provocative and compelling program.
The event will be broadcast by our Media Partner MSNBC with coverage by prominent outlets including Telemundo, CNBC and Financial Times. Best-in-class sponsors include Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Charles Schwab, Delta Air Lines, UPS and Capital One.