Wharton Latin American Conference returning to Penn for the first time since 2019
The Wharton Latin American Conference is the world's largest LatAm conference organized by MBA students, and will take place Friday, March 24, 2023.
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On March 24, the Wharton Latin American Conference officially returns to the University of Pennsylvania’s campus after a four-year hiatus, due to the pandemic.
The Wharton Latin American Conference (WHALAC) is the world’s largest LATAM conference organized by MBA students.
The organization is 100% student-led and comprises nearly two dozen students from The Wharton School — the world’s top business school, as ranked by USNews.
WHALAC is presented by three student-led organizations at Penn — the Wharton Latin American Student Association (WHALASA), which connects Wharton MBA students with the region; the Wharton Hispanic-American MBA Association (WHAMBAA), which represents all MBA students who identify as Hispanic-American and/or Latinx-American at Wharton; and Wharton Latino, an undergraduate student organization established with the purpose of promoting and bringing together the Latino community at Penn across all four undergraduate schools.
As with previous years, the mission of the Wharton Latin American Conference is to establish an open and multicultural forum to generate and discuss ideas about the future of Latin America, and debate key business opportunities and challenges of our region.
The goal is to generate a concrete path toward economic development, social equality, and political stability.
This year’s Wharton Latin American Conference will feature four key speakers:
- Rosanna Ramos-Velita, a global leader in impact investing, technology, entrepreneurship & finance, and chairwoman of Los Andes.
- Walter Bayly Llona, an economist & financier, and former CEO of Credicorp.
- Vicente Brocchetto, an investment banking executive, & managing director and head of technology investment banking for Latin America JP Morgan.
- Roger Laughlin, entrepreneur, and founder & Brazil CEO of Kavak.
The conference will also feature a number of panel discussions on three main topics: investment, entrepreneurship & growth, and sustainability & inclusion.
More specifically, the panelists will discuss the following:
- Exploring Energy Resources in Latin America
- Challenges and Opportunities to Growing in Latin America
- What Drives Investors to Look at the Latin American region
- Female Business Leaders in Latin America
- Latin America’s Growing Relevance in the Global Football World
- The Opportunities and Challenges of Reaching the Next Level of Scale
The panelists and moderators for each panel consists of global leaders who are well-versed in the topics, leaving attendees with valuable insights following the discussions.
The 2023 Wharton Latin American Conference is set to take place Friday, March 24 at the Penn Museum on 3260 South Street.