WELLESLEY, Mass., April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Babson College Latin Entrepreneurship Forum, the largest among U.S. universities dedicated to entrepreneurial activities in Latin America, takes place April 20th on campus.
The Forum will focus on identification, structuring, and the growth process of local business opportunities by speakers and panelists from Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, Ecuador, and more. Visit http://www.babsonlatinamerica.com/forum2012/
Participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities for starting and growing businesses in the region from top Latin American
leaders, entrepreneurs, and business people. Sponsored by the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and the Latin America Business Club, the Forum will focus on generating insightful debates about the identification, structuring, and growth process of local business opportunities. Follow @babsonlatin
Speakers & Panelists
*Carlos Guzman - General Secretary of Mexico; and CEO, ProMexico
*Jaime Chico Pardo - Chairman Telmex and president ENESA; Mexico
*Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz - former astronaut and president Ad Astra Rocket Company; Costa Rica
*Juan Domingo Beckman - CEO, Jose Cuervo Co., and President, Proximo Spirits
*Alberto Vollmer - Ron Santa Teresa; Venezuela
*Andres Barreto - Grooveshark; Colombia
*Jaime Gilinski - JGBBank/Panama Pacifico; Colombia
*Isabel Noboa - Consorcio Nobis; Ecuador
*James Fendell - Aeropost; Costa Rica
*Eduardo Erana - President Visa, Inc. Latin America and The Caribbean Region
*Enrique Yamuni - Founder and General Director, Megacable; Mexico
*John Cullen - General Manager - Latin America, New Balance Athletic Shoe
*Leonard Schlesinger - President, Babson College
Last year the Forum reached 27 universities and more than 1,000 students through live streaming in countries such as Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Peru, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Spain and Puerto Rico.
Babson's Latin America Business Club is for MBA students who have an interest in doing business and developing relationships in Latin America. The club encourages an understanding of the Latin culture, promotes networking activities, and enhances entrepreneurship opportunities there.
Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds(r). The College is a dynamic living and
learning laboratory, where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society -- while at the same time evolving our methods and advancing our programs. We shape the leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought and Action(r) as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value. For information, visit www.babson.edu.
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