Now in its 15th year, the MIT Latin American Conference is the oldest Latin American Conference among U.S. business schools. Entirely led by MIT Sloan students, the conference aims to promote greater involvement of the international community in the development of Latin America, to increase the awareness of investment opportunities in the region, and to inspire future leaders to become ethical, innovative change makers in Latin America.

Each year, approximately 300 people, among them students, business leaders, politicians, and academics come from different parts of the world to attend the conference that discusses issues such as entrepreneurship, finance, sustainability, politics, and private equity.

Brazilian vice president among slated keynote speakers

When: March 10, 2012
Where: MIT Sloan School of Management
Building E51/Wong Auditorium, Tang Center
2 Amherst Street, Cambridge, MA

What can the world learn from past Latin American economic crises? What strategies are helping local companies to go global? And how best can Latin America build bridges to other emerging markets? Top Latin American business leaders, government figures, and academics will gather to explore the fundamentals of shaping a new development cycle.

Slated speakers are:

Â* Michel Temer, vice president of the Federative Republic of Brazil;
Â* José Miguel Insulza, Chilean politician and secretary general of the Organization of American States;
Â* Roger Agnelli, former CEO of Vale;
Â* Arida, former governor of the Central Bank of Brazil;
Â* Juan Pablo Sweet, co-founder & CEO,;
Â* Alfonso Romo Garza, chairman & CEO, Garza;
Â* Martín Umaran, co-founder & COO, Globant;
Â* Mauro Kern, executive vice president of Engineering and Technology, Embraer; and
Â* Fernando Fabre, president, Endeavor Global

Recent conferences have explored the regionÂ’s notable growth with distinguished speakers such as Alvaro Uribe, Carlos Brito, Roberto Setúbal, and Nicholas Negroponte. In this yearÂ’s conference, we hope to offer a forum for discussion of Latin AmericaÂ’s influential leadership in business and policy beyond the borders of the continent.

To visit the previous yearÂ’s conference website please visit

The conference is presented by the MIT Sloan Latin Business Club and the Brazilian Club at Sloan.


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