• July 25 - 27, 2019
  • Partially Funded
  • Buenos Aires

SABF (South American Business Forum) is an event held annually in Buenos Aires/Argentina for 3 days in July (25, 26 and 27th of July, 2019).

The forum welcomes 100 top young leaders from around the world, along with 40 business, political and academic leaders. Further, aimed to explore issues of global relevance and particularly applicable to the reality of South America. In this view, the SABF hopes that through dialogue and interaction between current leaders and future leaders, a contribution can be made to the sustainable development of the region.

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This year’s theme is ‘Inconvenient Perspectives’, with subtopics such as ‘The Attention Economy’, ‘Effective Governance’, and ‘Tribalism’.

The Inconvenient perspectives are the interpretation of the world within the framework of what we already believe in could jeopardize the stability of essential discussions. It is decisive to start discerning between the evidence and what we believe to be evident, in a context where facts merge with opinions, often deeply rooted. It is interesting to ask ourselves in what measure is misinformation shaping our viewpoint and how could it influence decision-making processes. Nonetheless, is it possible to have a completely factful perspective taking into account that we are emotional beings? How can we balance the factful and the human?

Moreover, today’s abundance of information can paradoxically divert us on the path from data to knowledge, and it can be hard to distinguish the urgent from the important. The dilemma does not rely on the trust that we deposit in our postures, but in how willing we are to doubt them. The idealization of our standpoints can compromise the quest for truth with the purpose of understanding the world. What represents a greater inconvenience: to change perspectives or to live with a biased one?




  • The event is free and partially funded
  • They offer food, hotel, transportation in Buenos Aires.
  • However, the tickets from the country of origin to Buenos Aires the selected participants must pay.


  • Born after 01/01/1993.
  • Be a regular undergraduate or graduate student, or have graduated in 2018 or 2019.
  • Complete the application process before April 27, 2019.
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

  • Create a user.
  • Complete the application form.
  • Write an essay between 1000 and 1800 words in Spanish or English about one of the topics of the conference.
  • Wait for the results.

When you are applying for the conference, in the application form you can mention the ambassador’s name: Marcella Germano. And any doubt regarding the event or the application form, can contact her by email: [email protected]

Evaluation criteria:

  • Degree of relationship with chosen theme or subtopic.
  • Writing, coherence and clarity of expression.
  • Logical approach to ideas.
  • Argument’s content.
  • Originality and innovative ideas.
  • Degree of relation to the current context.

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Application Deadline: April 27, 2019

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