The Latin American Business Association (LABA) at
Columbia Business School is proud to present its annual conference. As
previous years, the conference will bring together prominent leaders,
and members of the community to discuss business, economic and
in Latin America.
Over the past five
years the region has grown at average
annual rates exceeding 5% - even despite the 2008 economic slowdown -
behind its history of economic and financial instability. For this
theme for the 2012 conference will be “Going global: Opportunities and
challenges for Latin America”. The aim is to provide a forum for
to understand the drivers of economic growth in the region and the
The growth of the region, together with low returns in developed
boosted the interest of foreign investors in Latin America. Attracted
richness of its natural resources (oil, minerals, arable land, and
investors are seeking opportunities in Latin America, particularly in
countries that have embraced globalization.
Which are the main economic policies that have sustained growth, and
distinguishes those countries that have achieved investment-grade
ratings? Is this new trend of the region sustainable? How much of the
depends on the boom in the price of commodities? Has this growth
into social progress, better living standards for the population, and
of income inequality?
This year’s speakers will offer privileged insights into the key
drivers of the
recent year’s growth path in Latin America. They will discuss areas of
and weakness, as well as the business opportunities existing in the
hope that you will join us!
The aim of the
American Business Association (LABA)
is twofold: (1) to promote friendship among Latin-American business
students and students interested in Latin-American issues and
(2) to sponsor activities that introduce students to the possibilities
of employment in Latin America.