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The 2016

University of Edinburgh

Latin American Business Forum

Rosalía Arteaga Serrano at the 2016 Latin American Forum

2016 Forum - 11/02/2016

"The Role of Institutions in Latin American Development"


The fifth installment of the Latin American Forum invited high-class speakers from around the world, including government officials, business representatives, and academics, to discuss the role of institutions in Latin America’s development. The event featured panel discussions, round table debates, lectures and keynote speeches accompanied by a reception and networking events that covered the topics of governments and markets, security and corruption, the demands of the emerging middle class, technology and innovation and finally education and social development.


Speakers ranged from the Former President of Ecuador to professionals from the Observer



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Gonzalo Botas and Antonio Ferreiro speaking at the 2016 Latin American Forum

The 2016 Agenda



Opening Speech

           Professor James Smith-Vice Principal International, The University of Edinburgh.


Panel I: Education Innovation and Arts



-         Alejandro Caballero-Senior Education Specialist International Finance Corporation

          Dr Penny Travlou-Lecturer in Cultural Geography and Theory

          Dr Maria Soledad Garcia Ferrari-Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design a


Panel II: Security, Corruption and Dealing with Conflict-Debate



Néstor Osorio Londoño-Ambassador of Colombia to the UK

Jeronimo Mohar-Associate Consultant at Grupo Atalaya

Antonio Sampaio- Senior Research Associate for Security and Development at IISS

Moderator: John Mulholland-Editor of The Observer

Panel III: The Role of Government in Markets



Rosalía Arteaga Serrano-Former President of Ecuador

Francisco Javier Sandomingo-Former Ambassador for Spain in Peru

Jonathan Wheatley-Deputy Emerging Markets Editor at Financial Times



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