University of Edinburgh
Latin American Business Forum
The 2015 University of Edinburgh Latin American Business Forum
The Latin American Forum was inaugurated in 2011, when two students at the Univesity of Edinburgh, Diego Centurion and Pablo Prelle, identified the need for a business conference with a focus on the fast-growing Latin American region.
After a year of planning, the principal Latin American Forum was held in April 2012 at the University of Edinburgh for an audience of students, professionals and academics. It was an unprecedented event that emphasised the human capital in Latin America and explored the economic reality of the region with an impressive line-up of speakers.
A variety of creative entrepreneurship examples were provided by Alfredo Zolezzi, founder of the Chilean Advanced Innovation Center, and Alfredo Brillembourg co-founder of Urban Think-Tank (involved in the design of the Caracas Metro-cable).
The Forum also included views from a wider framework discussed by Yukiko Arai, Senior Specialist for the International Labour Organization, Jose Ramon Perea, Senior Economist at the OECD, and by Fiona Clouder, Director of the Americas for the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Notably, the Forum was mentioned in the newspaper Diario Gestion of 10/05/2012 on page 17.
2012 FORUM - 17/05/2012
"BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN LATIN AMERICA: SHIFTING PERSPECTIVES"
in Diario Gestion