We are pleased to announce the 49th CLADEA Annual Assembly, to be held in Barcelona from 3rd to 5th September 2014. Thanks to ESADE, the Annual Assembly is returning to Barcelona for the first time in 14 years, with a theme befitting the age in which we live: “Leading in a Global World: Latin America and Europe, New Connections”.
Since our last visit to Barcelona, our association has grown from 107 members in 20 countries to more than 200 members in 30 countries across the globe, as far afield as Oceania.
The Annual Assembly brings together deans, lecturers and researchers, all with projects underway and seeking new opportunities for their institutions. In short, it is the largest academic gathering based in Latin America.
Our last Annual Assembly was held in Rio de Janeiro in October. Hosted by EBAPE/FGV, it drew more than 500 participants and set new records in terms of papers presented and activities organised by CLADEA members under the leadership of President María Helena Jaén.
With ESADE as our host, the 49th CLADEA Annual Assembly offers us the chance to see each other once again at a time when the relative importance of the world’s regions has shifted and globalisation, strategic alliances and peer cooperation are more important than ever.
Barcelona 2014 will be a new milestone in our international relations, and I am confident that we will make the most of it.
We are grateful to ESADE and its management team for the tremendous effort they have put into achieving the proposed goals.