Open to: 100 Undergraduate, Post-graduate university students
Covered Expenses: accommodation, food expenses, (assistance with getting fund for travel expenses)
The South American Business Forum (SABF) is an event that takes place annually in Buenos Aires for 3 days in the month of August. Each year the forum receives 100 outstanding university students from around the world, together with 40 leaders of business, political and academic areas. The event will explore topics of global relevance and particularly applicable to the reality of South America. We expect that, through dialogue and the interaction between the current leaders and the future leaders, a contribution to the development of the region can be made.
Benefits: Workshops and trainings. Networking with the best talents and executives from the main companies. The opportunity to experience a unique and enriching cultural exchange with students from all around the world.
Invited Students profile
The 100 best student talents in Argentina, South-America and the rest of the World from any career and university in the world, selected by the presentation of an essay based on the main topic.
An independent jury, composed by professors, business leaders and journalists is the one that is in charge of the essays’ correction. After that, 100 essays are selected taking into account the level of each essay as also the postulant’s profile.
The SABF 2010 postulant must belong to one of these categories:
* University students in their first undergraduate career, born from January 1st, 1980 and afterwards.
* Post-graduate university students of 2009 and 2010, born from January 1st, 1980 and afterwards.
In order to finish your application process, you must complete every step at the online application form, and upload your essay about the main topic (Boosting Our Actions for the New Decade). You will be able to modify your form until the closure of the application period. (This last point includes the essay) Every contestant will be informed in the first days of June 2010 about the decision of the Jury.
Characteristics of the Essay
You are expected to expose your constructive ideas about the South American problematics, in relation with the main topic “Boosting our actions for the new decade”. The Essay must be an innovative creative text; It is not required to have the traditional structure for an essay, you may include graphics, images and statistics in your essay.
Lenght: Between 1200 and 1600 words.
Lenguage: English or Spanish.
For every participant:
* Food expenses during August the 6th, 7th and 8th.
* Night events.
For participants from other countries and other cities of Argentina (other cities apart of Buenos Aires):
* Accommodation in a hotel to be confirmed, during August the 6th, 7th and 8th.
* Movements between the different places where the activities will take place.
Travel expenses from or to Buenos Aires are not covered
There are different ways of getting financial aid for the transportation to Buenos Aires. We encourage you to look for your own way of sponsorship through universities, companies, student foundations, airlines or embassies, for example. The SABF Organising Team we will provide you with all the assistance you may need in order to get funds.