From potential to reality: MIT Latin American Conference focuses on economic development

Jonathan Weisleder, MBA 11 and Alvaro Uribe Velez, former president of Colombia

A great way to measure the success of an event is the educational value of its content. Based on that, our recent MIT Latin American Conference was a huge success. Not only did our speakers openly discuss sensitive topics such as the need for democracy and security, but participants were amazed by how much they learned from — and were inspired by– the speakers.

With the theme, “From Potential to Reality,” we invited business and government leaders from throughout Latin America to discuss the opportunities and challenges for economic development in their countries. A repeating message throughout the event was that the opportunities in the region are immense and the key is execution.

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