BALAS Annual Conference
Each year BALAS with the relevant collaboration of a member School, hosts the BALAS Annual Conference. Regularly, over 100 participants from Business Schools and Organizations interested in Latin American Business attend the conference.
Our plenary sessions feature keynote speeches from some of the world's most distinguished business academics and industry leaders. These sessions are designed to inspire and provoke thought by exploring the latest challenges and opportunities in the business world.
Engage in lively panel discussions led by experts who delve into current business issues, emerging trends, and academic debates. These panels foster an environment of knowledge exchange and offer diverse perspectives on complex business phenomena.
Parallel Sessions / Research Paper Presentations
Selected researchers present their cutting-edge studies and findings in various business disciplines. These presentations are an opportunity to receive feedback, discuss methodologies, and identify potential for future research collaborations.
Doctoral students can present their dissertation work, discuss their research ideas, and receive mentorship and feedback from established academics. This colloquium is an invaluable opportunity for the next generation of scholars to gain insight and support in their academic journey.
Meet the Editors
A unique opportunity to interact with editors from leading academic journals in business and management. Participants can learn about the publication process, submission guidelines, and what editors look for in a manuscript.
Paper Development Workshop (PDW)
These workshops offer a chance for researchers to refine and improve their manuscripts based on feedback from experienced scholars and journal editors. Participants will learn how to enhance the clarity, rigor, and relevance of their research papers.
Structured networking events, such as luncheons, coffee breaks, and evening receptions, are woven throughout the conference schedule. These provide invaluable opportunities for attendees to build professional relationships and discuss collaborative projects.
To honor outstanding contributions to the field, the conference concludes with an awards ceremony, recognizing exceptional research papers, presentations, and contributions to the field of business research.
Company Visits, Social and Cultural Excursions
Experience the business environment first-hand with company visits that provide insight into local and international business practices. Additionally, enjoy organized social and cultural excursions to experience the host city's unique cultural offerings and build camaraderie among attendees.
Learn: Stay abreast of the latest research and trends in business.
Connect: Build a network with fellow researchers, educators, and industry professionals.
Share: Present your research and gain insights from peers.
Grow: Enhance your knowledge and skills through workshops and discussions.
Discover: Explore new cultures and experiences with international colleagues.
Join us for this transformative experience where academic exploration meets professional development in a collaborative, international setting. Register now and be a part of shaping the future of business research and practice!
Call for Hosting Proposals
Right now BALAS is receiving hosting proposals for 2026 and 2027 Annual Conferences, if your School is interested in hosting BALAS, please contact us at email@example.com or directly to Urbi Garay (President) and /or Yvonne Huertas (Executive Director)
Forthcoming Conference 2024:
2014 - Port of Spain, Trinidad y Tobago
2013 - Lima, Peru
2012 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2011- Santiago, Chile
2010 - Barcelona, España
2009 - Guadalajara, Mexico
2008 - Bogota, Colombia
2007 - San Jose, Costa Rica
2006 - Lima, Peru
2005 - Madrid, Spain
2004 - Wellesley, MA, USA
2003 - São Paulo, Brazil
2002 - Tampa, FL, USA
2001 - San Diego, CA, USA