2015 LABA Conference- Latin America: Leadership, Society and Globalization

2015 LABA Conference- Latin America: Leadership, Society and Globalization

The conference will explore the development of Latin America through three lenses: leadership in business and government, the societal demands of a burgeoning middle class, and the globalization of Latin American companies.

Friday, March 06, 2015
12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Korn Convocation Hall
UCLA Anderson School of Management

The contradictions of Latin America make it a compelling region both for study and for business. Nearly 30% of the world's female heads of state are leading Latin American countries; yet according to a study by the Americas Society and Council of the Americas, women account for only 7% of Latin American corporate boards. In the past decade, the middle class has increased by 50%; yet inequality, both economic and social, remains a prominent issue across the region. Historically, Latin American business was focused on commodities, and dominated by foreign companies; yet at present, the region's market growth is driven by growing domestic businesses in manufacturing, retail, and other non-commoditized industries. To operate successfully in Latin America, businesses must understand the interplay of economic, cultural, and historical forces that has created these regional tensions.

The 2015 Latin American Business Conference will explore the development of Latin America through three lenses: leadership in business and government, the societal demands of a burgeoning middle class, and the globalization of Latin American companies. Following a macroeconomic overview of the region, esteemed leaders from varied industries and countries will discuss these three issues, covering both the current situation and forecasting what is to come.

Keynote speaker

 

The Honorable Liliana Ayalde
Ambassador of the United States to Brazil

Schedule

12:00 - 1:00pm      REGISTRATION AND CHECK-IN

1:00 - 1:15pm        WELCOME REMARKS

                               Sebastian Edwards | Henry Ford II Chair in International

                               Judy D. Olian | Dean, John E. Anderson Chair in Management, 

                               UCLA Anderson

1:15 - 1:30pm        KEYNOTE ADDRESS

                               The Honorable Liliana Ayalde | Ambassador of the U.S. to Brazil

1:30 - 2:00pm         LATIN AMERICA: A MACRO-ECONOMIC OVERVIEW

                               Sebastian Edwards | Henry Ford II Chair in International

                               Management, UCLA Anderson

2:00 - 3:00pm         PANEL DISCUSSION I

                                Latin America - Leadership: The Role of Women

                                Ambassador Cecilia Nahón | Ambassador of the Argentine

                                Republic to the United States

                                Ambassador Jeffrey Davidow | Senior Counselor, The Cohen

                                Group; Former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Venezuela

                                Fernanda Vicente | President and Co-Founder, Mujeres del Pacifico

                                MODERATOR: Judy D. Olian | Dean, John E. Anderson Chair in

                                 Management

3:00 - 3:30pm        BREAK AND REFRESHMENTS

3:30 - 4:30pm        PANEL DISCUSSION II

                               Latin America - Globalization: Growth Beyond Commodities

                                Alejandro González (’01) | Chief Financial Officer, Falabella SACI

                                Richard Lark ('94) | Founder and Managing Partner, Endurance

                                Capital Partners, Brazil; Board Director GOL Airlines

                                Fernando Suárez Gerard (’02) | Chief Financial Officer, Volaris, Mexico

                                 MODERATOR: Jeff Healy | Senior Vice President, City National

4:30 - 5:30pm        PANEL DISCUSSION III

                               Latin America - Society: Why the Middle Class Matters

                                Martin K. Breidsprecher ('98) | Chief Operating Officer, Azteca America, Inc.

                                Jaana Remes | Principal, McKinsey Global Institute

                                Hernan Uribe ('92) | Board Director and Former Chief Financial

                                Officer, Ripley Corp., Chile

                                 MODERATOR: Tracey Lewis Rendinelli | West Region

                                 International Director, UPS

5:30 - 7:00pm        NETWORKING RECEPTION

                               HOSTED BY THE PORT OF LOS ANGELES

Click here for Official 2015 LABA Conference website

REGISTER NOW

Cost: Registration is $30 (includes parking). 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

Center for Global Management
global@anderson.ucla.edu

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