Harnessing Latin America’s Greatest Growth Opportunities will provide an understanding of the region’s role in the world economy, how to do business in Latin America and the expansion of its culture within U.S. businesses. The conference will feature keynote speakers and panels on topics including, The business opportunities provided by Latin American culture, cross cultural consulting, expanding U.S. businesses into Latin America and conducting business in Latin America and competing on a global scale. Attendees will draw valuable lessons about Latin American culture, its business environment and what makes it an attractive region to invest, partner with and expand into.
China has witnessed incredible economic development since opening its doors to the world thirty-six years ago. But China’s growth is also facing fierce challenges from multiple angles and its annual GDP growth will inevitably slow to less than 8%. China’s Next Chapter: Future Growth Engine will discuss what this means for both domestic and multinational companies, and how these corporations can take advantage of opportunities during this economic transition period.
A conversation with Dean Sally Blount '92 and Professor Sergio Rebelo.
Domestically, Chinese consumer demand is growing rapidly — offering tremendous opportunities for Chinese and multinational businesses. Internationally, the country’s massive capital reserves stand as a potential springboard for Chinese enterprises poised to go global. China’s Prosperity: The Future of Investment and Consumption will explore what this means for Chinese enterprises and entrepreneurs, and how multinational companies will be affected by the consumption and expansion of Chinese prosperity.
Navigating Africa: A Practical Guide to Doing Business in Africa
will address the practicalities of investing and launching entrepreneurial ventures in Africa. Facilitated by thought leaders and entrepreneurial veterans, the conference will emphasize strategies for navigating this unique business climate and harnessing business and career opportunities. Topics covered include foreign direct investment prospects, leveraging technology and innovation, and the role of women in economic growth.
"iAfrica: Innovation in Africa’s Emerging Industries" The 2013 Africa Business Conference will engage attendees in a discussion on how each of us can take steps to create a more equitable world. The conference will be a platform to further dialogue on the emerging opportunities to invest in the African middle class, the underdeveloped entrepreneurial landscape, the infant alternative energy sector and the evolving fashion and entertainment industry.
"The Benjamin Button Effect - Shrinking Boundaries in Emerging Markets" The India Business Club and the Office of the Dean present an evening with Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan, Member of the Board at Tata Sons. Hear Mr. Gopalakrishnan share perspectives with Prof. David Besanko on key issues shaping emerging market economies and defining their social, political, and economic trajectories.
"The legalization of marijuana causes more benefits than harm to society?"Moderator: Professor BesankoPro motion: Professor Tim Calkins, Merwan Ben Lamine Contra motion: Professor Mitchell Petersen, Cory Turner Sponsor: KSA Global Affairs and KSA Academics 12:15-1:15pm
The 2013 Latin America Business Conference, “Introducing the Real Latin America,” will look beyond commonly accepted notions of what drives the region and invite participants to delve deeper into Latin America and its true identity. Conference attendees will gain a better understanding of the region by exploring Latin America’s political landscape and its impact on business, the role of family business and the transformation of Latin American industries from an extractive model based on natural resources to a more service-driven model featuring multinational conglomerates.