2014 LABA Conference- Latin America: Land of Opportunities?

2014 LABA Conference- Latin America: Land of Opportunities?

The 2014 Latin American Business Association Conference

Friday, February 28, 2014
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management

Over the last few decades, Latin America has made great advancements in both political and economic stability. The region is led by two global powerhouses, Brazil and Mexico, but emerging economies including Peru and Colombia are expected to continue to rise in the ranks of the global economy in the years to come. With this economic growth has come governmental challenges: between 2003 and 2011, 50 million Latin Americans joined the middle class. As the middle class grows, demands for better social services and more equitable policies will increase. Yet social and economic inequality persists throughout Latin America, presenting multifaceted issues for both domestic and foreign interests to consider.

The 2014 Latin American Business Conference will bring together respected leaders from multiple industries across Latin America to explore some of the critical economic and financial issues facing the region. The speakers will discuss particular industries as well as address the overall macroeconomic trends that must be considered when doing business in Latin America. 


Hernán Rodríguez ('93) | Chief Executive Officer, Empresas CMPC S.A.
Judy D. Olian | Dean, John E. Anderson Chair in Management, UCLA Anderson
Sebastian Edwards| Distinguished Professor; Henry Ford II Chair in International Management, UCLA Anderson
Jim Allen ('93) | Managing Director, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions Latin America, Morgan Stanley
Pedro Mario Burelli | Founder and Managing Director, B+V Consulting; Former Executive Board Member, PDVSA (Petróleos de Venezuela)
Ambassador Vilma Martínez | President, Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners; Former United States Ambassador to Argentina 
Francisco Andragnes | Managing Partner, Metro Buildings; Former Chief Investment Officer, Prudential Real Estate Investors Latin America
Sandor Valner| Principal and Chief Executive Officer, Walton Street Capital; Former Founder, VALOR Real Estate
Eric Sussman | Senior Lecturer of Real Estate and Accounting, UCLA Anderson; Managing Partner, Sequoia Real Estate Partners

1:00 - 1:30pm      Registration & Check-In
1:30 - 1:45pm      Welcome Remarks
1:45 - 2:45pm      Keynote Address, followed by discussion with Dean Judy Olian
2:45 - 3:45pm      Panel Discussion I: Latin America's Next Challenges
3:45 - 4:45pm      Panel Discussion II: Latin American Real Estate
5:00 - 7:00pm      Networking Reception


Cost: Registration is $15. Free to UCLA Students and Faculty. Bruin ID required.

Special Instructions

Parking Information: The closest parking lot is Structure #5. Visitors may purchase daily parking permits by stopping at the Information & Parking booths or by using a "Pay by Space" pay station. The closest information booth to Structure #5 is located on Hilgard and Westholme Ave. To use a Parking Pay Station: Simply drive to a self-service Pay Station location (there is one located in Structure #5). Please read the posted signs and screen prompts for Pay by Space. Pay Stations allow you to select the time you need to spend on campus and pay accordingly (all-day passes can also be purchased, prices may vary)

For more information please contact

Nancy Gomez Tel: 310-825-4571

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