The 2012 Wharton Latin America Conference, “All Eyes on Latin America,” held on March 31, 2012 at Wharton’s Jon M. Huntsman Hall. The student-run Latin America Conference attracts students, leaders, and faculty from throughout Central and South America, including keynote speaker Jorge A. Uribe, Group President for Procter & Gamble Latin America and panels on social investing and consumer goods.
Wharton students, faculty, and prominent leaders address the tumult and opportunity in Middle East at the 2012 Wharton Middle East North Africa Business Conference. The student-run conference, titled “After the Storm: Finding Opportunity in the Post-Revolution Arab World” and hosted by the Middle East North Africa (MENA) Club at Wharton and the Arab and Middle Eastern student body, was held at Wharton’s Jon M. Huntsman Hall in Philadelphia on March 17, 2012.
Speakers included Joe Saddi, Global Chairman of Booz & Company; Sabah Al Moayyed, General Manager at Eskan Bank; Nadereh Chamlou, Senior Advisor, Office of the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank; Zulfiqar Ali, Principal in Abraaj Capital; and Karim Saada, Executive Vice President and Country Head for Egypt, Amwal AlKhaleej.
Financial markets, housing prices, clean technology — talk of China’s most pressing issues dominated the 9th Annual Wharton China Business Forum, “Tradition Meets Innovation.” The event was held in Wharton’s Jon M. Huntsman Hall on February 18, 2012. Managed by Wharton China Business Society, the student-run conference attracted approximately 200 attendees – students, faculty, and business leaders – to address the state of the powerful Chinese economy. Keynote speakers included Edward Ryan, executive vice president and general counsel of Marriott International; Erh-Fei Liu, China Country Executive for Bank of America Merrill Lynch; and Augusto Lopez-Claros, director of Global Indicators and Analysis at World Bank Group.
Álvaro Uribe Vélez, the 39th President of Colombia, spoke at Wharton on March 25, 2011, as part of the Wharton Leadership Lecture Series and the 2011 Wharton Latin America Conference. The student-run Latin America Conference attracts students, leaders, and faculty from throughout Central and South America.