The Latin American Business Association at the Anderson School at UCLA
is a mixture of students, faculty and Anderson alumni from around the
world who have a profound passion for Latin America. Our interests in
Latin America include the diverse cultures and traditions, the languages
and people, and the unique business opportunities the region presents.
The central aim of the Latin American Conference is to create mutually
beneficial and long-term relationships between the Anderson students,
faculty, the Anderson alumni network, and the Latin American Business
Community as a whole.
For more than 20 years, Latin America has been considered the next pole
of economic development for a growing number of global companies. Increased
investments in technology and education, as well as, the continued economic
and political stabilization in the region drive international companies
to invest substantial amounts of capital and human resources in Latin
America. The objectives of the conference are to:
and reinforce interest in the business opportunities in Latin America;
an open forum in which to share personal knowledge and business experiences
in Latin America; and
a gathering of professionals, academics and government officials who are
passionate about Latin America and the opportunities that this region
The conference will be structured in 7 parts: 4 key note speakers and
3 simultaneous discussion panels. Lunch is included and there will also
be a cocktail reception for conference speakers and participants.
keynote speakers will cover the following topics:
Opening Remarks: "Overview
of Latin America";
Lay International: A Business Model for Emerging Markets";
3) "National Agreement in Peru"; and
4) "Reactivating Growth in Latin America - Responsibilities and Opportunities
for the Authorities and the Entrepreneur".
discussion panels are organized around the following industries / practices:
investment outlook for Latin America"
Business Development Opportunities with Latin America as a Distribution
Market and Content Provider"
Consumer Goods & Retail: "Successful
marketing strategies for Latin America"