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Keynote Address I: Political and Economic Outlook for Latin America

Sergio Werlang, Former Brazilian Central Bank Director and Executive Vice President of Itau Bank



Panel I: Private Equity and Venture Capital in Latin America

As entrepreneurs start to flex their muscle in the region, funding and operational excellence for “Start Ups” has become increasingly important. The panel will discuss the challenges that this nascent industry faces, as well as the role it can play in the region’s growth.


Prof. William Sutter, Senior Lecturer of Finance and a member of Kellogg's Larry and Carol Levy Institute for Entrepreneurial Practice



Cate Ambrose Cate Ambrose, President and Director, LAVCA (Latin America Venture Capital Association)

Juan Pablo Visoso, Partner, Nexxus Capital
Pedro Faria, Partner, Tarpon Investimentos


Panel II: Entrepreneurship in Latin America

The panel will gather successful entrepreneurs from Latin America. The goal is to offer insight into the nuances of being an entrepreneur in a region that has gradually become more internationally connected and has seen reforms that have allowed new businesses to successfully flourish.


Prof. Mayberry McKissack '89, Lecturer of Entrepreneurship & Innovation



Julio Vasconcellos, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Peixe Urbano
Carola Echenique, Director and Founder, Tika
Sergio Rosengaus, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, KIO Networks



Keynote Address 2: The Expansion of BlackRock in Latin America

Daniel Gamba Daniel Gamba '97, Head of Americas iShares Business, BlackRock



Panel III: Internationalization of Latin American Companies

As they expand their operations internationally, “Multilatinas” have been facing new challenges in the way they formulate their strategies, manage their supply chain, their marketing processes, and their corporate finance functions. The panel will address some of those challenges.


Vasco Simoes, Partner, Accenture



Fernando Rizzo, Executive Vice President, Tupy
Daniel Gamba ยด97, Head of Americas iShares Business, BlackRock

Alfonso Marquez '96, Chief Executive Officer, AquaChile