|[August 15, 2014]
MIT Sloan School of Management to Host Latin America-China Conference Featuring MIT Faculty, Business Leaders and Policy Advisors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
MIT (News - Alert) Sloan School of Management will hold its first-ever Latin
America-China Conference: Prospects & Challenges for Economic Growth on
August 28-29 at the Sheraton WTC Hotel in São Paulo, Brazil. The
conference will also be available worldwide via live streaming.
The event, which brings together prominent academics including four MIT
faculty, many business leaders, and policy advisors, features networking
opportunities and panel discussions focused on the economic future of
Sino-Latin American relations. It is open to the public who can register
Sloan Latin America - China Conference.
"The economies of China and Latin America are interwoven at an
unprecedented level and given this level of interdependence, the two
regions need to understand each other better," says Ysheng Huang,
International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business at MIT
Sloan, who will speak at the symposium.
Chinese trade with the region has surged more than 20-fold since 2000.
But growth in China-which is the world's second-largest economy-is
slowing down, and the downshift has important implications for Latin
"Relative to the level of trade and investments, the intellectual
understanding of China in Latin America is low," says Huang. "We have
assembled managers, policymakers, and academics in both regions, as well
as scholars from MIT, to delve into issues that may be missing from the
headlines of the newspapers and media."
Some of the conference's speakers include: Vittorio Corbo Lioi, former
Governor of the Central Bank of Chile, Jian Gao, Former Vice Governor at
the China Development Bank, Ilan Goldfajn, Chief Economist at Itaú
Unibanco Bank Brazil, André Loes, Chief Economist at HSBC Latin America,
Paul Mackel, Managing Director at HSBC Hong Kong, Enrique Ostalé,
Executive Vice President, President and CEO of Walmart Latin America,
and Alejandro Werner, Director of Western Hemisphere Department at the
International Monetary Fund.
The conference also features a technology and social media component.
All panels will be livestreamed and viewers are invited to ask questions
via Twitter (News - Alert) during an on-air interactive session. Those wanting to view
the session online can register
via the website to watch the entire conference broadcast live online.
"This is an exciting development because it enables anyone who is
interested in the future economic dynamics of China and Latin to take
part in this conference," says Roberto Rigobon, Society of Sloan Fellows
Professor of Management and Economics at MIT Sloan, who will also speak
at the forum. "Both places will benefit from more cooperation and
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