Latin American Business Conference

Date: March 1, 2019Time: 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm


2019 Latin American Business Conference

Friday, March 1, 2019
1:00 - 7:30 p.m.
(including networking reception)
Registration opens at 11:30 a.m.
UCLA Anderson School of Management
110 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Free to attend for UCLA students and faculty. Bruin ID required.
General Admission: $40 includes parking, refreshments and reception.
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Sergio Fajardo
Former Mayor of Medellín and Former Governor of the State of Antioquia, Colombia
Philip Behn
Senior Vice President of e-Commerce, Walmart de México y Centroamérica
Carlos B.Carlos Bremer
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Value Grupo Financiero
João Campos
Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo Foods Brazil
Agustín Caso Raphael
Deputy General Auditor, Mexico; Professor of Economics, ITAM
Felipe Cusnir ('13)
Chief Executive Officer, Swell Capital Inc; Former Director of International Trade & Investment, Los Angeles Mayor’s Office
Sebastian Edwards
Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson
Eduardo Elejalde
Founding Partner, Latin America Enterprise Fund Managers (LAEFM) LLC; President, LAEFM Colombia Ltda.
Gonzalo Freixes
Adjunct Professor of Accounting, Business Law, Taxation and International Business; Associate Dean, Fully Employed and Executive MBA Programs
Gerardo Grajales
Executive Vice President, Avianca Holdings S.A.
Joana Monteiro
Research Coordinator, Prosecutor’s Office, Rio de Janeiro; Former Head, Institute of Public Security, Rio de Janeiro
Alfred E. Osborne, Jr.
Interim Dean, Professor and Faculty Director, Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, UCLA Anderson
Juan M. Procaccini ('01)
Managing Partner; Former CEO, Argentina Investment and Trade Promotion Agency
The 2019 Latin American Business Conference will bring together influential leaders from both the private and public sectors to address opportunities in and concerns of the region and articulate a road map that informs and inspires actions to engage with Latin America’s bright and prosperous future. Conversations will address key issues facing Latin America and challenge the audience to rethink the traditional ways of doing business given the current economic, social and political states of the region. Latin America must leverage its position in the world to foster sustainable growth and become a welcoming place for trade and investment, as well as an environment that encourages good governance and workforce development and education. Calls to action are necessary to develop and benefit from the opportunities that will allow the region to flourish and become a relevant and influential player on the world’s stage.
*Schedule Subject to Change
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Registration & Check-in
1:00 – 1:10 p.m. Welcome Remarks
1:10 – 1:30 p.m. Latin America: A Macroeconomic Overview
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Keynote Address Followed by Moderated Discussion
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion I
Latin America: The Region's Economic, Political and Social Prospects
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Break And Refreshments
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion II
Latin America: Strategies And Recommendations: Trade, Investment, Governance And Infrastructure
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion III
Latin America: Building Successful Organizations In Latin America
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Networking Reception
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