8:30am - 9:00am Registration and Breakfast
9:00am - 9:20am Welcome Address
9:20am - 10:30am Panel 1: "E-Business in Latin America"
This panel will analyze the emergence of the e-commerce business in the region and the challenges faced by both established players and new entrants in attracting the region's new emerging middle class to online shopping. We will pay special attention to the infrastructure challenges in Latin America as well as opportunities moving forward.
10:30am - 10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am - 11:45am Keynote Address I
11:45pm - 1:00pm Panel 2: "Family Business in Latin America"
This panel will explore the family business model and its impact on Latin American development. This specific type of business has historically been the base of the Latin American economy, and will probably continue to play a major role in the future. Understanding how these companies operate, as well as their culture and way of doing business, will be essential to every company or individual intending to thrive in the region.
1:00pm - 2:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm Keynote Address II
3:00pm - 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm - 4:30pm Panel 3: "The Transformation of Latin American Industry"
This panel will discuss the transformation of Latin American economies from a model based on commodities/natural resources to a multi-industry model featuring several large Latin American conglomerates with global presences. Here we will explore what this shift means for current and potential regional players and will be composed of businessmen and economists.
4:30pm - 5:30pm Conference Reception