Latin America Conference 2013

April 22, 2013

Latin American Business Leaders Gather at UCLA Anderson for the 2013 Latin American Business Conference

Key topics include economic trends, financial markets, and private equity

LOS ANGELES -- UCLA Anderson School of Management will host the 2013 Latin American Business Conference on April 26, 2013. The event, themed "Economic Trends and Capital Markets in Latin America," will bring together academics and influential business leaders from Latin America to discuss key economic issues facing the region, including the integration of capital markets. The conference will also explore ways to navigate the challenging environment created by sharp social inequalities in the region.

The first panel discussion will examine past and future economic trends of the major players in Latin America in light of significant economic fluctuations over the last couple of decades. Speakers will include:

        ·  Jose de Gregorio, Professor of Economics at Universidad de Chile, Former Governor of
           Central Bank of Chile
        ·  Francisco Gil Diaz, President of Telefόnica México, Former Treasury Secretary of Mexico
        ·  Sebastian Edwards, Distinguished Professor and Henry Ford II Chair in International
           Management at UCLA Anderson

A second panel discussion will address important developments in the region's financial, banking, and private equity markets, such as the recent integration of Latin American financial markets. Featured speakers will include:

        ·  Pedro Aspe, Co-Chairman of Evercore Partners, Former Treasury Secretary of Mexico
        ·  Luis Eduardo Franco de Abreu, CEO of NSG Capital, Brazil
        ·  Guillermo Tagle ('91), CEO and Partner at IM Trust Chile  
        ·  Mark Garmaise, Associate Professor of Finance at UCLA Anderson

The 2013 Latin American Conference is organized by the Latin American Business Association and UCLA Anderson's Center for Global Management. The UCLA Anderson Global Executive MBA Program for The Americas, UCLA Latin American Institute, and Volaris are sponsors of the conference. For more information and to register, please visit:

About the Center for Global Management at UCLA Anderson

The Center for Global Management (CGM) is a privately funded center at UCLA Anderson that serves as the focal point for advancing the school's global agenda and as the coordinating mechanism for UCLA Anderson's global programs and activities. Building upon and integrating the programs and activities established by UCLA CIBER, CGM serves to promote a global management mindset in students, faculty, alumni and the broader community through teaching programs, course development, research support and community engagement, and 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 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter at, or on Facebook at

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