Deadline: April 11, 2020 00:00 CEST| Apply here
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Dates: July 30 - August 1, 2020
Eligibility: To participate in the South American Business Forum you have to be born after January 1st, 1994 and be a regular undergraduate or graduate student, or have graduated in 2019 or 2020.
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina

South American Business Forum 2020

South American Business Forum is an event that takes place annually in Buenos Aires for 3 days in the month of July. Each year the forum receives 100 outstanding university students from around the world together with 40 leaders of business, political and academic areas.

The event explores topics of global relevance and particularly applicable to the reality of South America. We expect that, through dialogue and the interaction between the current leaders and the future leaders, a contribution to the sustainable development of the region can be made.

2020 theme: Navigating through Uncertainty

Canadian writer Alice Munro once said that the complexity of things —— the things within things —— seems simply inexhaustible. With the advance of the digital world, individuals and government, business and social organizations have become immersed in a network that seems to have infinite connections and variables to consider.

The causes that drive processes are becoming increasingly linked and seem impossible to fully understand. In this growing complexity, the pace of adoption of new technologies accelerates every decade: technological waves such as artificial intelligence or digital consumption habits hit us before we manage to fully assimilate the previous one.

In this new decade, we are going through partly incomprehensible and constantly changing contexts. Barack Obama, former president of the United States, said: ‘We are in strange and uncertain times. Each day’s news cycle brings more head-spinning and disturbing headlines…’ How do we plan when bewilderment is an intrinsic feature of our daily dealings?

Today’s world puts unparalleled pressure on our behavior. Traditional accounts of work, freedom, and governance are weakened by globalization and technological disruptions, putting human beings in check. What skills will be needed to guide us through uncertainty?


The following texts delve into the main ideas of each of the subtopics of this edition.

  • On the Edge of Irrelevance
  • Coding Behaviour
  • Traversing Times of Collaboration and Individualism

Covered costs

In the 2020 SABF edition, all selected participants will enjoy the benefits detailed below:

IMPORTANT: the travel expenses to and from Buenos Aires are not included.

  • Meals: During the 30th, 31st of July and 1st of August
  • Entrance: To a night event on the 31st of July
  • Accommodation: in a hotel during the nights of the 29th, 30th and 31st of July
  • Transfers: from the hotel to different places where activities are carried out

Interested in applying for the South American Business Forum 2020? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.

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