03.12.2013

Barañao attended the 19th Argentina Industrial Conference

The event brought together the most important personalities in the public and private sectors of the country in order to discuss the production challenges presented for the generation of value.

Barañao attended the 19th Argentina Industrial Conference

Lino Barañao during his presentation.

The Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao, attended the 19th Argentine Industrial Conference “#ADN_Industrial: Argentina and the National Development, new production challenges for value generation", organized by the Argentine Industrial Union. In today's session was also present the chief of Gabinet, Jorge Capitanich; the Industry Minister, Débora Giorgi and the Defense Minister, Agustín Rossi, among other officials and prominent speakers.

Barañao was part of the "Global Scenarios”: looks from geopolitics, defense and technology" panel, with the Minister Rossi and Celso Amorim, Minister of Defense of the Federal Republic of Brazil. During his speech, the head of the Ministry of Science said that "humanity has 150,000 years and during 99% of the history, the total population of human beings were not over a million people, in 2050 will be 9.000 million. This change poses challenges that are difficult to answer without a scientific and technological development". Then, he outlined the three main challenges of population growth: food, spread of diseases and energy.

In relation to our potential as a country, Barañao said that "Argentines must use the called disruptive technology, ie, find a different way to reach a competitive product using a lower cost or obtaining some benefit. This strategy may define us as a nation: where you can come and buy a novel solution to a technological problem”. At the end of the event, he referred to the importance of Latin American integration and he argued that "to think that an isolated country will be able to negotiate, is utopian. We must set out a global position, integrating our resources, introducing ourselves as a block, trading technology and make our own developments".

The closing event was leaded by the Chief of Ministers, Jorge Capitanich, who invited “each and every person, business people, industry manufacturers, and workers to get together for our self-defense, to defend our own interests”. He also highlighted the importance of working together to encourage exports, investments, employment and the quality of workers’ compensations. He also said that “we need to integrate the country and the industry in the value added chain, we need to generate the conditions for promoting consumption, leveraging added demand, to strengthen our domestic market as an efficient platform for distribution of fixed costs to guarantee competitiveness in terms of direct costs so that new markets may be identified, promoting the generation of revenue from foreign currency. And, of course, we should develop a sustainable diversified matrix that promotes the opening of different markets, guaranteeing the relative share of imports and exports, i.e., the opening of foreign trade in terms of domestic gross product". During this closing event, Ministers Barañao, Giorgi, and Rossi, the President of the 19th Industrial Conference, Héctor Motta and the President of the Argentine Industrial Union, Héctor Méndez were also present.

The event was held on December 2 and 3 at the Hotel Sofitel "La Reserva Cardales" where distinguished speakers addressed issues related to the importance of the industrial, technological and productive development; the generation of wealth and work, the link between knowledge and added value, the territorial integration, among other issues key to economic and social progress of our country.

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