Deadline: April 30, 2018 00:00 (-03)
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Eligibilities: Regular undergraduate or graduate students, or have graduated in 2017 or 2018, born after January 1st, 1992
Dates: August 3-5, 2018
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

South American Business Forum 2018

Each year, 100 outstanding university students from around the world attend South American Business Forum, along with 40 leaders from the academic, political and business fields.

The event deals with current world issues and particularly applicable to the reality of South America. They seek that through dialogue and interaction between these two participating groups, current and future leaders, we can contribute to the sustainable development of the region and the world.

Connecting future leaders to contribute to the sustainable development of the world

The Forum brings together national and international leaders from the business, academic and intellectual spheres, who will share three days of dialogue with a group of 100 outstanding students from the whole world in order to build genuine values for a sustainable development.

They believe that building values today will lead towards better decisions tomorrow.

The Power Paradox

In the times we live in, it seems that we are facing ever more challenging decisions that embody ever higher risks.

Moreover, these decisions seem to affect a growing number of different spheres in our society.

The answers to the challenges we will have to face may lay in the power held by influential groups who have the capacity to make lasting changes.

Nevertheless, the very same problems and challenges can find their causes in the misuse of this very same capacity.

Corruption, poor decision-making, abuse of power just to name a few.

In this scenario, it seems vital to question the way in which things will ultimately develop, bearing in mind the use we make of the power we possess.

From the systems through which we give up our decision-making power to the people who will have the final say in the bigger picture, and the technologies that will make all these possible. Who will have the final say in these decisions?

How can we start building a framework than can help us plan a real course of action? How can we become a relevant influence in this excitingly complex process?

Benefits of applying

  • A three-day conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Meeting 100 participants from countries all over the world
  • Lectures by very important speakers

During the conference, the following expenses are covered:

  • Food during the days 3, 4 and 5 of August.
  • Tickets to the SABF party on Friday, August 4th.

In the case of participants from the interior of Argentina (outside of Buenos Aires) and from abroad, the costs of:

  • Accommodation
  • Transfers from the hotel to the different points where the activities take place.

How to apply

To participate in the South American Business Forum it is required to write an essay that shows original ideas:

Evaluation criteria for the essay:

  • A degree of relationship with chosen theme or subtopic
  • Writing, coherence and clarity of expression
  • A logical approach to ideas
  • Argument’s content
  • Originality and innovative ideas
  • The degree of relation to the current context.

Interested in attending the South American Business Forum 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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