Latin America Conference

May 03, 2012

UCLA Anderson Presents Latin American Business Conference

Will explore economic trends and business opportunities

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA Anderson School of Management will host the 2012 Latin American Business Conference on Monday May 14, 2012. The event, open to business leaders, professionals and academics, will explore the economic trends and business opportunities in Latin American countries. Experts will share insight on the region and the promising paths towards macroeconomic stability and growth.

Featured Speakers
Jose Carlo Burga, Founder and President, Peruvian Business Council
Mario Juárez, Trade & Investment Commissioner, ProMexico
Gustavo Bernhoeft, Chief Executive Officer, Chilli Beans USA
Gonzalo Freixes, Associate Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Jose Carlo Burga is founder and president of the Peruvian Business Council, a New York based nonprofit organization committed to promoting Peru as an important investment destination in Latin America. Burga produced and led the successful Peru Investment Forum and Peru Day 2011 at the New York Stock Exchange.

Mario Juárez is an expert on foreign direct investment, export and industrial policy for every Mexican government level, including Federal, State and City working extensively in these areas for the last 18 years. After more than a decade at the state government level, he was appointed, as head of the office for Investors and Government Relations at ProMexico in Mexico City, the trade and investment agency for the Mexican Ministry of Economy and currently serves as the Trade & Investment Commissioner for ProMexico in Los Angeles.

Gustavo Bernhoeft is a Latin American retail expert. He is the Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. division of Chilli Beans, the largest eyewear retail business in Latin America that has over 400 retail locations in Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Columbia and the U.S. Bernhoeft also served as Chief Executive Officer of Luminosidade, the company that spearheaded the creation of Fashion Week in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

In addition to serving as associate dean of the UCLA Anderson Executive and Fully Employed MBA programs and Global Immersion Programs, Gonzalo Freixes serves as Vice-Chair and member of the Board of Trustees of the Executive MBA Council. An award winning faculty member, he was recently named director of UCLA Anderson's field study programs. He is a lecturer in accounting and has toured numerous countries, lecturing on international business law and taxation.

The conference will observe how Latin American economies have evolved into affluent forces, integrated into the global economy, and will provide key insights on the most important opportunities and challenges that lay ahead for Latin America's economic development, and regional and global integration.

The 2012 Latin American Conference is organized by the Latin American Business Association and supported and sponsored by UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management. The Global Executive MBA Program for The Americas and UCLA Latin American Institute are sponsors of the conference.

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About the Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson
The Center for Global Management (CGM) is a new center at UCLA Anderson designed to prepare global leaders for rapidly changing markets and organizations. CGM is the focal point for advancing the school's global agenda, and will serve as the coordinating mechanism for all of the school's global activities. Building upon and integrating the programs and activities established by UCLA CIBER (Center for International Business Education & Research), a federally funded program, CGM will serve to promote and impart a global management mindset in students, faculty, alumni and the broader community through research, teaching, and community engagement in issues that are central to the global agenda for management. The Center will foster learning, thought leadership and connections and will enhance the visibility and impact of UCLA Anderson's global footprint.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides a distinctive approach to management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in its MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs. Combining selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 37,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders.

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