The 14th South American Business Forum edition is coming! With applications already open, students from all over the world can begin to complete their profile and write their essays. To celebrate we remember the launch of this new edition on** December 7th**.
**Federico Cimini, **co-director of SABF 2017, started the event with some words about what happened during the forum last year inviting the audience to get involved in what the SABF does. “The SABF was started by ITBA students who were looking for something else.” With this kick-started an emotional day.
“Why do you do what you do?” With these words,** Florencia Ravenna**, co-director 2014, began explaining her own definition of the SABF and how it changed over the years. She reflected on the importance of seizing opportunities, facing new challenges in life and on the great community that comprises the SABF.
She encouraged the new team commenting “I learned to make difficult decisions” and thanked their families and friends assuring them that behind the great work they will do this year, there are countless opportunities for personal and professional growth.
Without further ado, the co-directors Guillermina Bond and Candelaria Zangari spoke and shared the topics of SABF 2018.
The Power Paradox
In the times we live in, it seems that we are facing ever more challenging decisions that embody ever higher risks. Moreover, these decisions seem to affect a growing number of different spheres in our society. This is the reason why we need to question the way in which things will ultimately develop. From the systems through which we give up our decision-making power to the people who will have the final say in the bigger picture, and the technologies that will make all this possible. How can we be a relevant influence in this excitingly complex process?
In Sync with Technology
Living in times of constant technological change, it is vital to be aware of the machines’ roles in society as of our own. That said, how do we achieve the necessary balance in this relationship so as to make the best of it? What responsibilities are we willing to give up? How much power are we willing to give up to technology? Are we prepared to share it at all?.
Systems Facing Obsolescence
The nature of all the big changes we are already experimenting leads us to question whether the way we think the world works has become futile. How violent of a shift will be necessary for us to adapt to the new shades and challenges of the future? Our hopes of society, the systems that organize it or even our own sense of self-worth could be at stake in the building of this new world.
Leading through Uncertainty
What do we need to be able to lead in challenging and unexpected situations? How can a leader manage to guide people with different perspectives and opposing views in this ever-changing scenario, to a shared goal? Will traditional leadership be enough to face the challenges of the future or will we need a different alternative?
These themes will guide the #SABF2018, which will take place on the 3, 4 and 5 August. The application period will end on April 30, 2018.
Closing the ceremony, the directors thanked the SABF Council, the Board of Trustees and the Organizing Team. They hoped for a great year full of work and effort to create a new and fresh edition of the SABF, with more provocative ideas that invite us to think outside the box.
And now, we anxiously present the organizing team of the 14th edition of the SABF!
**Directors (DR): **Guillermina Bond and Candelaria Zangari
**Fundraising (FR): **Catalina Varela (Head), Franco Canova and Augusto Viotti Bozzini
**Information Technology (IT): **Francisco Delgado (Head) and Agustín Lavarello
**Media & Communication (M&C): **Francisco Andía (Head), Mercedes Catolino, Bianca Ritorto and Lucas Sanz Gorostiaga
**Speakers (SP): **Roberto Chá (Head), Ángeles Borracci and Lucía Machicote
**Student Relations (SR): **Carolina Mondino (Head), Lucila Bettiga, Lucas Demaria, Clara Guzzetti and Milagros Rodriguez Falcón
We congratulate the new team and wish them the best in this year of work that has just begun. And encourage you, students, to sharpen your ideas and prepare your applications. As shared by Florencia, you can not miss out on this great opportunity!