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 seven
years the region has grown at average
annual rates of around 5% - even despite the 2008 economic slowdown -
behind its history of economic and financial instability. For this
theme for the 2013 conference will be “The Latin American Dream”,
reflecting the many opportunities that the region offers to investors
and entrepreneurs. 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.
Is the high economic growth that the region experienced in the
past years sustainable? What are the main challenges and opportunities
that the region will face in the coming years regarding transportation,
energy and communication? How is Brazil preparing for the Soccer World
Cup and the Olympics Games? Which are the main consumption trends in
Latin America? What are the main economic, political, and social
policies implemented and how they translated 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.