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LABA Conference

The Latin American Business Association (LABA) Conference aims to bring together prominent leaders, students and members of the community to discuss business, economic and political trends in Latin America.

After fifteen consecutive years of successful events, the LABA Conference has grown to become one of the most important conferences at CBS attracting students from different nationalities and backgrounds that share an interest in the region.

Additionally, the conference includes panels about Investing, Entrepreneurship, Social Development and Economic and Political Outlook in Latin America. These panels are recognized among students as objective, forward looking and with a critical view of the region. As the audience of the conference has grown, we have included additional topics to keep up with the interest of students of the Columbia University community as well as from other educational institutions.

Over the past few years, Latin America has enjoyed a period of sustained growth and development. Economic reforms during the 1990s, prudent macro-economic management and an entrepreneurial zeal have been the drivers of this economic resurgence. However, recent signs of growth deceleration bring new challenges both to the political and business environment in the region. This year’s LABA Conference will convene leaders from the private sector, government, civil society and the broader Columbia University community to discuss these challenges, potential solutions to these problems and the business opportunities that still abound in the region.

For more information on the event, please visit the Conference Website.