Antigua Forum Announces 2016 Gathering

Jan 08, 2016, 10:30 ET from Universidad Francisco Marroquin

GUATEMALA CITY, Jan. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Antigua Forum's fifth annual gathering will take place January 14 to 17, 2016, in Antigua, Guatemala. An international conference organized by Universidad Francisco Marroquin, this year's Antigua Forum features political reformers, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, business executives, think tank leaders, and experts in communications and strategy. Participation is by invitation only. This year's participants come from more than twenty countries representing every region of the world.

Giancarlo Ibarguen, former president of UFM and chairman of the Antigua Forum, observed, "The Antigua Forum has evolved into an incredibly productive event that brings together exceptionally talented people in an environment that encourages everyone to take an entrepreneur's approach to solving big problems. These problems aren't academic—they're brought by participants with on-the-ground projects to improve human well-being by expanding individual choices and economic liberty."

Arthur Chait, president of Antigua Forum 2016, said, "Every year we carefully select projects from all over the world and invite the project's leader to join the invited members of our 'brain trust' to develop practical solutions and implementation plans. The results have been incredible, and have had a positive impact on hundreds of thousands of people. This year builds on prior success, and both the project and participant rosters are simply outstanding. It's going to be an exciting event."

About Antigua Forum and Universidad Francisco Marroquin

The Antigua Forum is one of UFM's flagship programs. It is an exclusive, annual gathering of successful entrepreneurs and classical liberal reformers from around the world. This carefully selected mix of experienced individuals actively works in small teams with trained facilitators to develop practical solutions to real-world issues. Projects are selected from those submitted by foundations, think-tanks, entrepreneurs, policy experts, and individuals. Over the past four years, participants and contributors have come from more than forty countries.

UFM is a private university founded in 1971 dedicated to teaching and disseminating the ethical, legal, and economic principles of a society of free and responsible persons. The nonprofit university is run like an entrepreneurial venture. All students, regardless of academic discipline, are required to study the causes and origins of the wealth of nations. UFM offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, computer science, dentistry, economics, law, education, architecture, entrepreneurship, medicine, psychology, social sciences, and film.

Contact: Wayne Leighton, CEO Antigua Forum, at, (703) 309 3055

SOURCE Universidad Francisco Marroquin