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XVII MIT Latin American Conference: Learn about the future of business and policy across the continent

How will macroeconomic policy changes affect different regions in Latin America? What industries will thrive in the coming decades? Which natural resources will affect business in Latin America?

Hear what Latin American business leaders have to say about these topics and more at the XVII Latin American Conference presented by MIT Sloan School of Management on March 8, 2014. The event will take place in the Stata Center, Building 32, on the MIT campus in Cambridge, MA. Industry experts, politicians, academics and students from across the globe are expected to attend to learn the latest developments on such issues as entrepreneurship, finance, sustainability, politics and private equity.

Slated speakers and panelists are:

  • Henrique Meirelles (Brazil) – Former President of the Brazilian Central Bank (BCB)
  • Woods Staton (Colombia) – Chairman & CEO, Arcos Dorados (NYSE:ARCO)
  • Adriana Cisneros (Venezuela) – CEO, Grupo Cisneros
  • Eduardo Moreira (Brazil) – Founder & CEO, Banco Brazil Plural
  • Andy Freire (Argentina) – Founder, Officenet.com and President, Endeavor Argentina
  • Fernando Fischmann (Chile) – Founder, Crystal Lagoons
  • Juan Enriquez (Mexico) – CEO, Biotechonomy LLC
  • Luis Fernando Samper (Colombia) – Director, Juan Valdez Coffee
  • Margarita Zavala (Mexico) – Former First Lady of Mexico

Three panels will focus on these timely topics:

  • Doing Business in Latin America – Latin American Multinationals

Panelists will discuss the challenges of facing different politics and varying resource availability across the region, what a growing middles class might mean for business, how to compete with regional and international players, what forces will drive growth and future opportunities.

  • Entrepreneurship
    Three successful entrepreneurs will discuss what makes startups thrive in Latin America.
  • Business Frontiers in Latin America
    Panelists will discuss what Latin America can supply to the world and how more value can be added to businesses. They will also identify bottlenecks for growth and opportunities and challenges to both private and public projects.

This year’s conference features the second Latin American Startup Competition, the only top MBA startup competition focused on Latin America. Finalists will present a ten-minute pitch to top Latin America business leaders and distinguished MIT Sloan faculty. Audience members are invited to learn from their feedback.

For more information or to register, please visit www.mitlac.com.

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About the MIT Sloan Latin American Conference

The MIT Sloan Latin American Conference is the oldest Latin American Conference among U.S. universities. By fostering a rich discussion between recognized panelists and more than 500 attendants, the conference addresses the topics that are shaping the future of the region such as entrepreneurship, sustainability, politics, economics, and leadership.

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