SAVE THE DATE - BASE II Forum for the Development of the Base of the Pyramid in Latin America and the Caribbean
06 Jun 2013
07 Jun 2013
II BASE International Forum for the Development of the Markets at the Base of the Pyramid to be held in Colombia
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The Inter-American Development Bank is holding its second international conference on business at the base of the pyramid on June 6 and 7 in Medellín, Colombia. Register now at www.forobase2013.com.
The II BASE Forum will bring together over 800 leading experts: business executives, development professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials, impact investors and others who are involved in the exciting work of creating innovative business models by connecting private sector resources and ingenuity with the untapped potential at the base of the socioeconomic pyramid.
Don't miss this opportunity to learn about new business opportunities and network with investors and industry experts. Panelists include:
Iqbal Quadir, founder and director of the Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT. In the 1990s, Quadir founded Grameenphone, which provides effective telephone access throughout Bangladesh.
Stuart L. Hart, professor, co-creator of the BOP concept and Samuel C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University.
Deepa Prahalad, author, business strategist and consultant specializing in opportunities at the intersection of consumer experience, technology and strategy.
Key topics that will be covered during the event include:
- Colombia: Country of Pioneering Companies serving the Base of the Pyramid.
- Taking the Great Leap to the Markets at the Base of the Pyramid: Strategy or Chance?
- The Challenges of Financing Business Models for BOP.
- Business Leaders of Tomorrow: Pioneering models for BOP.
Besides the plenaries and keynote presentations, the Forum will include six concurrent sessions each day that will deepen the discussion about the challenges and opportunities at the base of the pyramid in sectors such as education, housing, health care and connectivity. Other topics will include the importance of private platforms of distribution as channels to access the base of the pyramid; integration of the base of the pyramid into value chains; and credit risk methodologies for financial inclusion.
The registration fee is $250.