Global Forum Sao Paulo 2024

Discover insights from faculty, alumni, and global business leaders. Wharton Club members & guests are invited!












São Paulo is one of Latin America's most entrepreneurial cities — a wellspring of innovation in sectors from finance to technology. Join today's leading experts in business and government to chart tomorrow's course with Wharton faculty and alumni. 


Erika James

Keynote Speaker

Dean, The Wharton School

  • Trained as an organizational psychologist, Dean Erika James is an award-winning educator and leading expert on crisis leadership, workplace diversity, and management strategy. In addition to being the first woman and first person of color to be appointed dean in Wharton’s 139-year history,
  • Dean James has paved the way for women in leadership both in education and corporate America throughout her career. Prior to Wharton, she was the John H. Harland Dean at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School from 2014 to 2020, where she sparked a culture of collaboration and led a redesign of the undergraduate business curriculum. She has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking executive education programs, including the Women’s Leadership program at the University of Virginia’s Darden School.

Roberto Sallouti, W'94

Forum Chair

  • Roberto Sallouti is CEO and a board member of BTG Pactual. He is also president of the boards of Inteli and Banco Pan, and board member of Febraban, the Wharton Executive Board for Latin America, Unicef Brasil and Parceiros da Educação.
  • Sallouti holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined BTG Pactual in 1994 and became partner in 1998. He started his career in fixed income, became COO (Chief Operating Officer) in 2008 and CEO in 2015.
  • As a philanthropist, Sallouti has dedicated his efforts to education, being recognized for his efforts by the Brazil Foundation in 2019. He is co-founder of Inteli – Institute of Technology and Leadership – a nonprofit university committed to developing the future tech leaders in Brazil, has supported various education initiatives for public school students through his family’s Instituto V5, and endowed scholarships at Wharton, Graded and Inteli.

Registration opens January 2024


Venue and Hotel

The Grand Hyatt São Paulo overlooks the iconic Octávio Frias de Oliveira bridge, offering a gateway to the city's incredible art, design, and culture.

Grand Hyatt São Paulo
Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 13.301,Sao Paulo, Brazil, 04578-000

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Check back regularly for updates to event programing

June 6, 2024

Thursday Activities

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

There will be several events and programs scheduled for Thursday, June 6. These will all be optional for you to add on to your forum ticket but all add great value to the overall forum experience. Keep checking back for more details!

June 7, 2024

Complimentary MBA Career Advising

11:00 AM-6:00 PM

Forum Opening Lunch

11:30 AM-1:00 PM

Forum Programming

1:00 PM-6:30 PM

Forum Dinner Reception

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

June 8, 2024

Networking Breakfast

9:30 AM-10:30 AM

Complimentary MBA Career Advising

10:00 AM-6:00 PM

Forum Programming

10:45 AM-1:00 PM

Networking Lunch

1:00 PM-2:00 PM

Forum Programming

2:15 PM-6:00 PM

Forum Closing Celebration

7:00 PM-9:00 PM





11:00AM Fri 7 Jun 2024 - 6:00PM Sat 8 Jun 2024, Eastern timezone


Grand Hyatt São Paulo
Avenida das Nacoes Unidas 13.301
Sao Paulo, Brazil 04578-000 Brazil

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