Wharton School to Host Global Forum in São Paulo Featuring CEOs of BTG Pactual, Natura, BNP Paribas

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400 alumni, faculty, and global business leaders will explore challenges and opportunities at the business conference, June 7-8

What: The Wharton Global Forum will visit São Paulo for the first time from June 7-8. Hosted by the world’s first collegiate school of business, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, the business conference will bring together more than 400 Wharton alumni, faculty, and global business leaders to explore the most critical issues and opportunities facing organizations today. The event will feature faculty lectures, panel discussions, and candid remarks by the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs, trailblazing investors, and industry experts.

Speakers will share their deep expertise and insider perspectives, while examining the biggest disruptors and innovations that are driving the future of business in Brazil, Latin America, and the world. Sessions will cover a variety of topics relevant to global business, with a particular focus on Latin America. Themes such as artificial intelligence, the future of agribusiness, innovations in finance, women in business, zoning reform, and detailed analyses of the Brazilian landscape—including the delicate balance between profitability and environmental responsibility in the Amazon—will be explored.

Participants will learn best practices and interact with the most experienced minds in global business via engaging keynotes, fireside chats, A-list networking events, and master classes taught by Wharton’s world renowned faculty.

Who: Global Forum São Paulo featured speakers include:

  • Erika James, Dean, the Wharton School
  • Roberto Sallouti, CEO & Board Member, BTG Pactual
  • Gerrit Meier, Managing Director and Head of NFL International
  • Alberto Duran, Founder & Chairman, Mundivox Communications
  • João Paulo Ferreira, CEO, Natura
  • Sheynna Hakim, CEO, BNP Paribas Cardif Brazil
  • Alice Lepique, Vice President, ONEVC
  • Eduardo Musa, Founder & CEO, CASAMUSA
  • Ilan Ryfer, Partner & Co-CEO, 1618 Investimentos
  • Rosanna Ramos-Velita, President of the Board, Caja Los Andes
  • Wharton faculty including Eric Bradlow, Zeke Emanuel, Fernando Ferreira, Witold Henisz, Ethan Mollick, Leandro Pongeluppe, Nancy Rothbard, Pinar Yildirim, and others
  • Additional alumni and guests from Fintech Monkey, Vidalink, Canary, Aurora Energy Research, SEMPRE AgTech, Colégio Bandeirantes, and more

Where: Grand Hyatt São Paulo, Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 13.301, São Paulo, Brazil, 04578-000

When: Friday, June 7, 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. BRT & Saturday, June 8, 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. BRT

View the complete Global Forum São Paulo event agenda; most day time events are open to the media.

RSVP: Registration is required. Journalists should contact FSB at wharton@fsb.com.br to register for the event and to coordinate any interview requests.

Registration for alumni and the public is available here: Global Forum Registration.

About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduateMBAexecutive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 100,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs, and thousands of pre-collegiate students explore business concepts through Wharton’s Global Youth Program. More than 105,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.