All conference events take place in Korn Convocation Hall, UCLA Anderson. The networking reception will convene at the UCLA Fowler Museum.
1:00 - 1:30 pm REGISTRATION & CHECK-IN | Korn Convocation Hall Foyer
1:30 - 1:45 pm WELCOME REMARKS | Korn Convocation Hall
Sebastian Edwards | Distinguished Professor; Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson
1:45 - 2:45 pm KEYNOTE ADDRESS, FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH DEAN JUDY OLIAN
Hernán Rodríguez ('93)| Chief Executive Officer, Empresas CMPC S.A.
Judy D. Olian | Dean, John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson
2:45 - 3:45 pm PANEL DISCUSSION I: Latin America's Next Challenges
Jim Allen ('93) | Managing Director, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Latin America, Morgan Stanley
Ambassador Vilma Martínez | President, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners; Former United States Ambassador to Argentina
Moderator: Sebastian Edwards | Distinguished Professor; Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson
Most Latin American countries have experienced significant economic growth in the last decade, and 70 million people have escaped poverty. However, Latin America remains one of the world's most unequal regions, and last year's massive protests across the region were a vivid manifestation of social tensions. Will Latin America be able to navigate the populist pressures, and continue its path of growth and inequality reduction? Our panelists will bring a unique perspective on the matter, including an outlook for the region, and a view on how the financial markets see the region's prospects.
3:45 - 4:45 pm PANEL DISCUSSION II: Latin American Real Estate Markets
Francisco Andragnes | Managing Partner, Metro Buildings; Former Chief Investment Officer, Prudential Real Estate Investors Latin America
Sandor Valner | Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Walton Street Capital Latin America; Former Founder, VALOR Real Estate
Moderator: Eric Sussman| Senior Lecturer of Real Estate and Accounting, UCLA Anderson; Managing Partner, Sequoia Real Estate Partners
There is growing interest surrounding real estate opportunities in Latin America. Investors from around the world are increasingly attracted to the region, and many market have become progressively institutionalized. Speakers will address the real estate markets in Latin America and discuss past and future trends, key players, opportunities and challenges for foreign investors, and institutionalization of the industry.
5:00 - 7:00 pm NETWORKING RECEPTION | UCLA Fowler Museum