Latin American Forum

The role of institutions in Latin American development is the theme of this year’s Forum.

The one-day event will take place at the Business School on Thursday 11 February. Topics for discussion include security and dealing with conflict, the role of government in markets, and education innovation and arts.

An impressive array of guest speakers will include former President of Ecuador, Rosalía Arteaga Serrano; Néstor Osorio Londoño, Colombia’s Ambassador to the UK; and John Mulholland, Editor of The Observer.

Now in its fifth year, the Latin American Forum has established itself as a valuable and respected arena in which to discuss and analyse a wide range of issues facing Latin America and its growing presence in the world.


Organised by students at the University, the event brings together people from a diverse array of backgrounds and areas of expertise in order to generate ideas and dialogue to explore business opportunities in Latin America.

This year’s Forum will begin at 09:45, with registration starting at 09.00. The programme will run until 18.10 and will be followed by a wine reception.


Registration is open to students and staff from any university and for any professionals interested in the event, but tickets are limited.


The event is sponsored by the Centre for Contemporary Latin American Studies, School of Economics, Business School, International Office and Rexroth Bosch Group.