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|Latin American Business and Culture Forum 2011 at
the S P Jain School of Global Management, Singapore
Singapore, 01st December 2011 - The Latin American community at the S P Jain School of Global Management recently hosted Vamos Latin America - a pan-Latin American forum to showcase foreign direct investment, trade, and economic ties between Singapore and South American countries. The event was attended by Ambassador Jose Antonio Ruiz (from the Embassy of the Republic of Panama) and Ms. Beatriz Nava Dominguez (Third Secretary of the Embassy of Mexico).
“The heart of the S P Jain philosophy is global understanding. Our students learn from one another, and from our program, about new places, new people, and new practices,” noted Dr. Mark Crosby, Former Dean of the Global MBA Program at S P Jain. “As a business school we believe that this understanding leads to business people who make better decisions, and are more compassionate. Our Latin American students add a great deal of knowledge, and a great deal of fun to our classrooms and campus. As an Australian, I know that the ‘tyranny of distance’ can lead to misunderstandings about distant cultures. We hope that these events, by bringing a diversity of people and cultures to our campus, can bridge this distance.”
Mr. Antonio Villegas, Mexico’s Ambassador to Singapore, issued a statement in which he praised the S P Jain Center of Management for “organizing a seminar with participation of different Latin American Embassies” and for its efforts “to obtain in-depth and up-to-date information about the Latin American region.” He added, “This interest recognizes that Latin America is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions in the world, a characteristic shared with South-East Asia. Events like these encourage a deeper knowledge between both regions and facilitate the promotion of the many opportunities that exist for a closer and deeper cooperation between the two regions at the economic, educational, and cultural levels.”
The three-tiered event comprised a business presentation and a cultural celebration that showcased performances by premiere tango dancers from the Tango Lyrical Theater and Banda Morena, a Latin American band. The Leadership Hall was alive with tango performances and Latin music. The S P Jain Dance Club performed Reggaeton and Axé, creating an ambience of Brazilian culture for everyone to experience.
Vamos Latin America displayed the international character of the S P Jain School of Global Management. It is one of a very few schools to host an event focusing on Asia’s growing business and investment potential in Latin America.