About us

BALAS is an international organization dedicated to bringing together academics, professional managers and decision makers to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas and to provide leadership in the areas of commercial and economic research and practice in Latin America. BALAS provides a leadership role in sponsorship forums for the exchange of ideas, dissemination of information, collaboration in research and educational activities of the highest professional quality. BALAS offers a multicultural and multinational environment that is pleasant, open and supportive.

For this conference the participation of 200 people is expected, among amongst them academic authorities, professors, researchers and editors of the main international business magazines.

BALAS will hold its annual conference in Lima, Peru, hosted by the Universidad ESAN, with the following special topic:

LIGHTING THE FUTURE IN LATIN AMERICA IN TIMES OF UNCERTAINTY FOSTERING INNOVATION AND EMPLOYABI LI T Y

Learn more about balas www.balas.org

ESAN is the first academic Graduate School of Business Administration created in the Spanish speaking world. It was founded on July 25th, 1963, under an agreement between the governments of Peru and the United States of America. Its organization and implementation was entrusted to the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University, California.

Transformed into ESAN University since July 12, 2003 (Law No. 28021), it is a Peruvian, private, international, non-profit institution with academic and management autonomy, offering master's degrees in administration, thirteen specialized master's degrees, nine professional careers at the undergraduate level, as well as specialization programs for executives, research, consulting and other academic and professional services.

ESAN University, being the educational institution with the most recognized trajectory in the business world in the country, offers each student a solid formation with high academic quality

In 2017, the AmericaEconomia magazine ranked ESAN Graduate School of Business first in Peru and among the 9 best business schools in Latin America.

Forbes Magazine has ranked ESAN as the 8th most cutting edge of Latin America's business schools.

QS Global 250 Business School Report 2018 classifies ESAN as the 5th business school in Latin America in both employability and research excellence.

ESAN has also achieved international AMBA and AACSB accreditations.

For more information, visit esan.edu.pe

Peru’s capital is now in the prime of its life in this new millennium. In the popular Miraflores district, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and plays host to some modern restaurants and bars, giving you a good feel for contemporary Lima. In the old town, you can have a taste of Colonial times by visiting the Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martin & Palacio de Gobierno. With this rich heritage Esan was founded as the first academic Graduate School of Business Administration created in the Spanish speaking world.

Lean more about Perú https://peru.info/en-us

Conference Management

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Sponsors

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Steering Committee at Universidad ESAN

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Awards

The following awards will be presented during the 2019 Conference to authors of the best papers presented and discussed. Who knows if you will be one of the winners:

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Conference Schedule at a Glance

Day / Time

Activity / Track

Title

Presenters

Location

07:00

Pick up and Transportation from the Hilton Hotel to Universidad Esan

Hilton Hotel lobby

08:00

Registration opens

 

Convention Center 
Terrace 

9:00- 9:30

Opening

The economic context in Latin America: A vision of the future in turbulent times, the challenge for increasing employability

Balas President Vicki Jones, Balas President Elected Sergio Olavarrieta, Conference Chair Jorge Talavera

Auditorium Convention Center

09:30 - 10:30

Plenary Session

The  Future of Employability and the Rol of agencies in  Higher Education

Martín Benavides Abanto Superintendente SUNEDU - Superintendencia Nacional de Educación Superior Universitaria

Auditorium Convention Center

10:30 - 11:00 

Coffee Break 

 

Convention Center 
Terrace

11:00 - 12:30

Doctoral Colloquium
Session 1

 

Doctoral Colloquium

 

Chairs: Jose Antonio Robles and Sergio Olavarrieta

 

Building A
A 104

11:00 - 12:30          

Paper  Parallel Session 1

Building A
A105, A106, A107, A108,

12:30- 12:45

 

Group Picture
All the attendees invited

Convention Center 
Terrace

12:45 - 14:00           

 

Lunch

 SALA 2 ESAN Convention Center

14:00 - 15:30          

Paper  Parallel Session  2

Building A
A105, A106, A107

14:00- 15:30

Doctoral Colloquium
Session 2

Doctoral Colloquium

Chairs: Jose Antonio Robles and Sergio Olavarrieta

Building A
A 104

15:30 - 16:00           

 

Coffee Break 

 

 

Terrace Building A

16:00 - 17:30          

Panel Sessions  1

Entrepreneurship & Women in the workplace

United Kingdom Ambassador Kate Harrisson
Jimena Sanchez Directora Ejecutiva EMULIES-OUI-IOHE
Mariella Olivos Universidad ESAN
(Moderator)

Building A
A 108

16:00 - 17:30          

Panel Sessions  2

Food and Agribusiness Megatrends: Demand, supply and markets

Ernesto Gallo, Zamorano ABS,
Pablo Vargas, Grupo Britt N.V,
Raúl Injoque – UPC
Esteban R. Brenes, INCAE BS
Steve Aronson Incae BS (Moderator)

Building A
A107

16:00 - 17:30          

Panel Sessions  3

Consultancy, innovation and entrepreneurship

Jackeline Charapaqui, IMGESAC
Raul Diaz Parra,Strategos Consulting
Renzo Amezquita  Tesoros del Inka
Martin Santana ESAN BS, (Moderator)  

Building A
A106

16:00 -17:30

Doctoral Colloquium
Session 3

Doctoral Colloquium

Chairs Jose Antonio Robles ESAN BS
Sergio Olavarrieta U Chile 

Building A
A 104

17:45 - 19:15                    

Welcome Cocktail 

 

Convention Center Sala 1

19:30

Pick up and Transportation to Hotel Hilton Garden Inn

 

 

Parking No2
Next to Building A

20:30 - 22:00                    

Representatives Dinner
(invitation only)

 

Restaurant “Jose Antonio”
Transportation from Hilton Garden Inn

Day / Time

Activity / Track

Title

Presenters

Location

8:00

Pick up and Transportation from the Hilton Hotel to Universidad Esan

Hilton Hotel lobby

09:00 - 10:30 

Panel Session 4

Culture, Economic Development and Happiness: The Case of Latin America

Jerry Haar, FIU
Patricia Grueso,
Universidad del Rosario
Christopher Robertson Northeastern University (Moderator)

Building A
A108

09:00 - 10:30 

Panel Session 5

The role of agencies and institutions, opportunities and relations between Latin America and China.

Paolo Guerrieri , University of Rome
Miguel Angel Montoya, TEC Monterrey
Otto Regalado ESAN BS
(Moderator)

 Building A
A107

10:30 - 11:00           

Coffee Break 

 

Terrace Building A

11:00 - 12:30          

Plenary Session

Peruvian Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and the experience of creating a micro-multinational company in Latam


Gonzalo Begazo,
Founder & CEO Chazki

Auditorium Convention Center

12:30 - 14:00           

Luncheon & Annual Meeting

 

 Convention Center
Sala 1

14:00 - 15:30

Paper  Parallel Session  3

Building A
A105, A106, A107, A108,

15:30 - 16:00

Coffee Break 

 

Terrace Building A 

16:00 - 17:30

Paper  Parallel Session  4

Building A
A105, A106, A107, A108,

17:30

 

Pick up and Transportation to Hotel Hilton Garden Inn

 

Parking No2
Next to Building A

19:00 - 21:00      

Awards Dinner

Hilton Garden Inn: Room  Del Pinar
Calle Monte Rosa 287 Chacarilla- Surco

Day / Time

Activity / Track

Title

Presenters

Location

8:00

Pick up and Transportation from the Hilton Hotel to Universidad Esan

Hilton Hotel lobby

9:00 - 10:30       

Paper  Parallel Session  5

Building A
A105, A106, A107, A108,

10:30 - 10:45

Coffee Break 

 

 Terrace Building A

10:45 - 11:45       

Plenary and Closing

Meet the Editors

Naveen Donthu, Journal of Business Research and
Ray Taylor, International Journal of Advertising

Auditorium Convention Center

12:00 - 14:30           

Visit to Pedro de Osma Museum in Barranco  - Pre Registration required. Sponsered by Intej-Isic

The Pedro de Osma Museum exhibits Peruvian artistic pieces from the fifth to the eighteenth century. The art works from Ancient Peru corresponds to the geographic area of the south Andes and belong to a private collection from Cuzco. Tiahuanaco and Inca cultures were developed on this territory. The works from the viceregal period consist of paintings, sculptures, furniture and silver works that belonged to the Pedro de Osma Gildemeister collection (1901-1967). Paintings from the eighteenth century Cuzco school are among the highlighted pieces of the viceregal art collection.

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Registration

All conference attendees are required to register in the following

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Hotel Information

Rates from Feb 1st to March 11th 2019 (From March 12th new rates will be applied according availability)

Type of room
Rate
Simple
Double

Standard King /Double Queen

 $150.00

 $165.00

Junior Suite

 $190.00

 $205.00

 Suite

 $200.00

 $215.00

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Contact

balas2019@esan.edu.pe

Universidad ESAN, Alonso de la Molina 1652,
Monterrico, Surco. Lima - Perú.




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Opportunities for Exhibitors & Sponsors

Let your Brand be present in the most important meeting of business schools around the world
Sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity for your company to both showcase your commitment to academic excellence as well as your products and services to current BALAS members and guest.

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PARTICIPANTS AT THE BALAS 2018 CONFERENCE

56

BUSINESS SCHOOLS MEMBERS OF BALAS

10

YEARS SINCE THE FIRST BALAS CONFERENCE

Be an Sponsor

Early Registration: $ 7 000 - Until 15 of November, 2018
Late Registration: $ 8 000 - From 16 of November, 2018
You will be offered the following benefits:
Sponsor all plenary sessions (2)
Presence of your organization's logo in mass mailings addressed to schools members and guests.
Display of your logo on the official website of the BALAS s event.
You will be given a 1/2 page space to a notice in the Official Program.

Stand of 3 x 2 mts. which includes:

  • 1 decorated panels.
  • 1 Table and 2 Chairs.
  • 4 Full Registration, for their representatives, what will allow them to participate in all the academic, social and cultural activities

Early Registration: $ 6 000 - Until 15 of November, 2018
Late Registration: $ 7 000 - From 16 of November, 2018

Table Top Display at Women Enterpreneuship Forum plus Artificial Intelligence Forum and Symposium Advertisement.
Lunch Sponsorship: display of company banner (provided by the advertiser)
Display on signage for sponsored function.
Participation in Welcome Cocktail.

Early Registration: $ 5 000 - Until 15 of November, 2018
Late Registration: $ 6 000 - From 16 of November, 2018

Table Top Display Table Top Display at Women Enterpreneuship Forum plus Artificial Intelligence Forum.
Sponsorship: display of company banner (provided by the advertiser)

Early Registration: $ 4 000 - Until 15 of November, 2018
Late Registration: $ 5 000 - From 16 of November, 2018

Table Top Display at Women Enterpreneuship Forum: Table , Banner (if provided) Symposium Advertisements: listed in Agenda, listed on Website, opportunity to share promotional items at registration desk.