CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On March 2, 2013, the XVI Annual MIT Latin American Conference will gather leading policy makers, CEOs, entrepreneurs and academics from across the continent under one roof. The conference will kick off at 8am at the Tang Center’s Wong Auditorium, Building E51 on the MIT Sloan campus.
Slated speakers and panelists are:
- Guillermo Perry, Chief Economist, Latin American and Caribbean Region, World Bank
- Alejandro Werner, Director, Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund
- German Cura, CEO for North America Operations, Tenaris
- David Bojanini, CEO, Grupo Sura (Colombia)
- Cristobal Undurraga, Director of Entrepreneurship, CORFO (Chile)
- Miguel Angel Davila, Partner, Latin Idea Ventures and Co-founder, Cinemex
- Marcelo Lima, Partner, Monashees Capital (Brazil)
- Abilio Diniz, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA); member, Chamber for Management, Performance and Competitiveness Policies (Brazil)
- Andres Moreno, Founder and CEO, Open English
Four panels will focus on these timely topics:
Lessons learned from Latin America: A macroeconomic perspective
This panel will explore the policies and reasons behind Latin America’s deep, decade-long socio-economic changes and the next steps countries need to take in the midst of a volatile environment.
Multilatinas: From Latin America to the world
CEOs of successful Latin-American companies address expansion into the global market, the hardest challenges they face when competing in global markets, and the key drivers that made these companies unique in their industries.
Emerging social classes in Latin America: A change in the way of
CEOs will explore how consumer needs have changed as a growing middle class has evolved, and how these changes have affected ways of doing business.
Entrepreneurs: What do we need to have more of them?
This panel will explore the role of entrepreneurship in Latin America, the challenges entrepreneurs currently face, the role their governments must play as a facilitator, and the availability of resources necessary for becoming a successful company.
To register, please visit www.mitlac.com.
About the MIT Sloan Latin American Conference
The MIT Sloan Latin American Conference is the oldest Latin American Conference among U.S. universities. By fostering a rich discussion between recognized panelists and more than 500 attendants, the conference addresses the topics that are shaping the future of the region such as entrepreneurship, sustainability, politics, economics, and leadership.