On Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, UCLA Anderson was the proud host of the fifth annual MBA Chile Conference. MBA Chile is a student-led conference that promotes the gathering of Chilean MBA students in the United States; facilitates networking with peers and distinguished influential Chilean executives, politicians and entrepreneurs, including UCLA Anderson alumni; and provides a platform for discussion on important issues facing the country and region. The conference provides a forum to promote networking, foster discussion and encourage debate, increasing the value and impact that students can provide when they return to the workforce in leadership positions post-graduation. The conference attracted over 150 attendees, including 85 MBA candidates from 16 top participating U.S. business schools: Babson, Berkeley Haas, Chicago Booth, Columbia, Darden, Duke Fuqua, Georgetown McDonough, Harvard, Kellogg, MIT Sloan, Stanford GSB, UCI, UCLA Anderson, UCSD Rady, USC and Wharton. Many of the students were joined by their families.
The inaugural “Innovation China 2013” for entrepreneurs and multinationals took place at the Shanghai Expo Center, home of the 2010 World Expo, November 15-16, 2014. As China grows from being a manufacturing-driven economy to one focusing on innovation and development, this two-day conference focused on innovation and the emerging Chinese entrepreneurial market. It attracted both multinational companies and aspiring entrepreneurs and brought together innovative business leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and UCLA Anderson faculty members to explore the growing influence of China’s advances in areas such as IT, clean technology, healthcare, advanced materials and consumer goods, and what they mean for China and the world. UCLA Anderson and UCLA alumni were both participants as well as attendees.
Are you looking to start a new, or expand a current business venture in Africa? What are Africa's fastest growing economies and what makes Africa so attractive? Do you want to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with investing in and doing business with Africa? The Africa Growth Conference discusses the trends shaping Africa's growth, and addresses how businesses can position themselves to take advantage of the growing opportunities of the continent.
As India moves towards a new economic order with market oriented reforms in areas such as foreign direct investment in the retail sector, power trading exchanges and deregulation of commodities, there are high growth expectations for the country's economy as well as great opportunities among the global business and investment communities. The India Conference reviews how this new economic order will provide businesses around the world opportunities to participate more easily in India's burgeoning economic growth, enter its markets and serve its 1.3 billion strong population.