Agenda

2014 MIT Sloan Latin America-China Conference

Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel
Avenida das Nações Unidas, 12559 – Brooklin Novo

This conference welcomes participants from all academic and corporate organizations as well as all global regions 

Simultaneours translation is available from English to Portuguese
Será disponibilizado tradução simultânea do Inglês para o Português 

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Time Location Session

18:00 - 19:15

Club A, Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel

Welcome Reception

 

19:15 - 21:15

Chagal Room, Sheraton São Paulo WTC Hotel

Dinner with talk by Jian Gao

Presenters:

  • Jian Gao
    Former Vice Governor
    China Development Bank

Friday, August 29, 2014
Time Location Session

7:30 - 8:30

WTC Theater Lobby, Level C

Registration

Light breakfast Served

8:45 - 9:00

WTC Theater, Level C

Conference Welcome Remarks

9:00 - 10:30

WTC Theater, Level C

Panel 1: GROWTH PROSPECTS IN LATIN AMERICA

Uncertainty in emerging economies, risks of deflation in advanced ones, and fluctuating commodities prices are just a few of the challenges facing Latin America as it looks to increase growth rates and compete in the global economy.

Presenters:

  • Roberto Rigobon
    Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and Economics
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Vittorio Corbo Lioi
    Senior Research Associate
    Centro de Estudios Públicos - Chile

  • Ilan Goldfajn
    Chief Economist
    Itaú Unibanco Bank - Brazil

  • Alejandro Werner
    Director of Western Hemisphere Department
    International Monetary Fund

10:30 - 10:45

WTC Theater Lobby, Level C

Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:15

WTC Theater, Level C

Panel 2: GROWTH PROSPECTS IN CHINA

Sustained growth in China is critical both domestically and internationally. Slowing growth and lending rates combined with high debt have raised questions, but how concerned should business and policy leaders be?

Presenters:

  • Yasheng Huang
    Associate Dean and Professor of International Management
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Sun Pei
    Associate Professor of Industrial Economics
    Fudan University, School of Management - China

  • Chong-en Bai
    Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor in Economics, Associate Dean
    School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University

  • Xinzhong Xu
    Professor of Finance and Dean
    Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University

  • Jian Gao
    Former Vice Governor
    China Development Bank

12:15 - 12:45

WTC Theater Lobby, Level C

Lunch

Attendees should pick out a lunch box, and make their way back to the WTC Theater for the Lunchtime Keynote Session

12:45 - 13:45

WTC Theater, Level C

LUNCH KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Presenters:

13:45 - 14:00

WTC Theater Lobby, Level C

Break

14:00 - 15:30

WTC Theater, Level C

Panel 3: DEEP DIVE with MIT SLOAN

MIT Sloan's faculty analyze today's business challenges and solutions through their research. In this session, MIT Sloan faculty with expertise in Latin America, China, Energy and Global Economy engage in an interactive discussion about the key issues as identified by the conference attendees:

Presenters:

  • Roberto Rigobon
    Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and Economics
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Valerie J. Karplus
    Assistant Professor in the Global Economics and Management Group
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Yasheng Huang
    Associate Dean and Professor of International Management
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Donald R. Lessard
    Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus
    MIT Sloan School of Management

15:30 - 15:45

WTC Theater Lobby, Level C

Break

15:45 - 17:15

WTC Theater, Level C

Panel 4: DOING BUSINESS IN LATIN AMERICA AND CHINA - COMPARISONS, CONTRASTS & COMPETITION

Latin America and China are close trading partners, but also competitors in the global marketplace. How each does business internally and externally has critical implications for their future economy growth? Don Lessard, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management at MIT Sloan, will lead a panel of business leaders who will share their experience of working in these regions as a way of exploring the similarities and differences between the two and what it might mean for global economy.

Presenters:

  • Donald R. Lessard
    Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management, Emeritus
    MIT Sloan School of Management

  • Enrique Ostalé
    Executive Vice President, President and CEO
    Walmart Latin America

  • Charles Tang
    President
    Brazil-China Chamber of Commerce & Industry

  • Fernando Reyes Matta
    Director, Center for Latin American Studies on China
    Universidad Andrés Bello

  • Taotao Chen
    Professor of School of Economics & Managment
    Tsinghua University

17:15 - 17:30

WTC Theater, Level C

Closing Remarks