MIT Partners with Wisekey, Brasilinvest and Forum das Americas in Promoting Landmark Conference on Latin America

Mar 31, 2011, 15:59 ET from Forum das Americas

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Top government officials, entrepreneurs and academics will gather at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) along with an audience of 500 business leaders and scholars on April 2, 2011 to discuss "Latin America: from Potential to Reality". This is the theme of the XIV MIT Sloan School Latin American Conference in partnership with Wisekey, Forum das Americas and Brasilinvest.

For more than 10 years, the MIT Latin Conference has emerged as a landmark event that brings together the most influential leaders of Latin America.

The MIT Sloan School is one of the world's leading sources of innovation in management theory and practice. Wisekey is a world leader in digital identification, E-security and cloud computing. Brasilinvest is Brazil's pioneer merchant bank. Forum das Americas is a think-tank concentrating on issues of hemispheric cooperation and development.

MIT Sloan Dean David Schmittlein, Brasilinvest and Forum das Americas Chairman Mario Garnero and Wisekey founder and Chairman Carlos Moreira will present the opening remarks. Marcos Troyjo, Brazil CEO of Wisekey and founder of the Center for Business Diplomacy, will be the Conference Rapporteur.

Keynote addresses will be given by:
Angel Gurria: Secretary-General of OECD
Alvaro Uribe: 39th President of Colombia
Sergio Cabral Filho: Governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro

Panel Speakers include Enrique Bascur (Citigroup), Minister Corrado Clini of Italy and Paulo Roberto Costa, Chief Downstream Officer of Petrobras.

"MIT is honored to associate with Wisekey, Brasilinvest and Forum das Americas in welcoming such an extraordinary group of speakers. Latin America has definitely caught the world's attention," said Dean David Schmittlein.

Carlos Moreira adds that "partnering with MIT is a privilege for tech-intensive companies like Wisekey undergoing strong expansion towards Latin America. Wisekey's dialogue with MIT will help us improve cutting-edge technologies with widespread social applications."

For Mario Garnero, "MIT represents the pinnacle of knowledge and informed opinion-making at a global level. Debates will produce positive multiplying effects for all who wish to understand and do business in Latin America."

Alex Kuperman, co-president of the Conference on behalf of MIT MBA students, says that "the MIT community is delighted to learn and interact with Latin American leaders."

The Conference will be preceded by a special session hosted Friday April 1 at MIT's legendary Media Lab in association with Wisekey, Brasilinvest and Forum das Americas.

Anamelia Meirelles | 55 11 3094 4000 |

SOURCE Forum das Americas