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The Center for Global Management works with UCLA Anderson and UCLA student clubs to organize annual conferences focused on key geographic regions of the world. Prominent and influential speakers, including UCLA Anderson and UCLA alumni, participate in these conferences that are delivered both in-person and virtually and provide a platform to build networks, exchange ideas and understand the trends, opportunities and challenges of doing business in and with important regions of the world. The conferences also draw upon the expertise and knowledge of faculty from UCLA Anderson and across the UCLA campus who actively participate. 

Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Series

The series brings together leading executives, innovators and investors from the Greater China region and United States from a variety of impact-driven sectors for a series of conversations. While the focus of the series may vary each year, the series provides a platform to learn from and network with successful and influential leaders. Experts share their thoughts and perspectives on topics such as how technology is driving the transformation of society, enterprises and consumers around the world; the key enablers and unique context of the Greater China region; lessons learned from engaging in cross-border investment; successful strategies for mitigating issues, increasing effectiveness and optimizing operations in facilitating cross-border growth and expansion; and the contextual leadership that is imperative in the evolving global economic landscape.


Latin American Business Conference

The 2019 Latin American Business Conference brought 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 addressed issues facing Latin America and challenged the audience to rethink the traditional ways of doing business given the current economic, social and political states of the Region at the time. 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. In 2020, the conference was replaced with the Latin American Business Series.


Latin American Business Series

The Center for Global Management partners with the Latin American Business Association (LABA) to invite prominent and influential private- and public-sector leaders, including UCLA Anderson alumni, to engage with students through interactive conversations that address the region’s important and influential role in the global economy. Speakers share experiences, insights and forecasts on the economic, political and social prospects for the region and discuss career, business and investment opportunities. For recent highlights in this series, please visit >>

Academic and Research Conferences

Africa’s Readiness for Climate Change (ARCC) Virtual Forum 2021

April 2021

International Symposium on Global Chinese Entrepreneurship (Virtual)

November 2020

2020 and Beyond: Spotlight on a Shared Future

February 2020

Immigration and Health Care: Status, Access and Bridging the Disparity

February 2019

Water in the Middle East and Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation and Conflict

May 2018