Chile: The Global Star of Latin America
Temple University's Center for International Business Education (CIBE) is excited to present a Faculty Development in International Business (FDIB) to Santiago, Chile from January 5-11, 2019.
Chile is often considered to be the place where great Latin American wines come from. Some may even know that Chile is also the hub of the global copper industry. But what many people are unaware of is how Chile became the only South American country invited to join the OECD, or how it is a country that has signed 21 free trade agreements and is one of the most open economies in the world, or the fact that it is rapidly attracting foreign innovators and entrepreneurs through a unique start-up incubator program for investors worldwide. Chile serves as an example of what a Latin American country can do with the right economic and social policies in place. It is the star of the South.
On this FDIB, faculty will be immersed in the Chilean business environment and will meet with business and academic leaders across sectors from copper to manufacturing to wine. Our emphasis will be on how a small Latin American economy has excelled through its linkages to the global business environment. Two key sectors—wine and copper—have driven much of this growth and will be a large part of our focus. However, we will also explore the start-up, education, and manufacturing sectors, in order to grasp a full picture of the Chilean business environment. In addition to the robust academic content, participants will have a chance to explore Chile’s natural environment and history through cultural activities and events, from visiting a wine innovation center to exploring the effects of the dictatorship on Chilean business and social culture. Some of the key learning outcomes will include:
- A better understanding of how innovation is utilized to drive growth in emerging markets;
- A comparative study of innovation in emerging and developed markets;
- Increased awareness of the importance of global markets for commodity production, such as grapes and copper, and;
- Fundamental insights into Latin American economic development and business strategy.
Program Fee: Participants on the Chile FDIB will be financially responsible for the Program Fee of $2,750, which includes hotel accommodations (single occupancy), some meals, company visits, in-country transportation, visits to Chilean vineyards, and cultural activities. Participants are responsible for their international airfare, incidental expenses, some meals, and passport/visa fees if applicable.
Deposit: A $500 deposit is required at time of registration to secure your spot on the program. The remaining balance of $2,250 must be paid in full by November 30, 2018. All payments are non-refundable. Guest packages are available.
Please contact Lauren Letko at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.