MBA student members of the Babson Latin America Business Club host the 4th Latin Entrepreneurship Forum on Friday, April 20 with keynote speakers from Mexico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Columbia, Ecuador and Argentina.

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The F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College and the Latin America Business Club, will host the 4th annual Latin Entrepreneurship Forum on Friday, April 20th, 2012.
The Latin Entrepreneurship Forum is the largest among U.S. universities dedicated to entrepreneurial activities in Latin America. 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. They will focus on generating insightful debates about the identification, structuring, and growth process of local business opportunities. 

Keynote speakers include:

  • Jaime Chico Pardo - Chairman Telmex and president ENESA; Mexico
  • Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz - former astronaut and president Ad Astra Rocket Company; Costa Rica
  • Alberto Vollmer - Ron Santa Teresa; Venezuela
  • Andrés Barreto - Grooveshark; Colombia
  • Jaime Gilinski - JGBBank/Panama Pacifico; Colombia
  • Isabel Noboa - Consorcio Nobis; Ecuador
  • James Fendell - Aeropost; Costa Rica
  • Silvina Moschini - Argentina
  • Leonard Schlesinger – President, Babson College 
Register here
Past speakers at Babson’s Latin Entrepreneurship Forum have included:
  • Princess Cristina of Spain,
  • Vicente Fox, former President of Mexico,
  • Jack Welch, former CEO, General Electric, and
  • Gabriel Jaramillo, Chairman and CEO, Sovereign Bank, among others.
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. More than 500 people attended the event on the Babson campus.
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.

By Nancy Sullivan, , 781-239-4623 | 03/02/2012 03:30