Globalista in Action (GiA) Weekend Event 


The Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) and Young Enterprise (YES), in collaboration with Callaghan Innovation, delivered the first ever Globalistas in Action (GiAweekend on 30 August-1 September, at the Atom Innovation Space in Victoria University of Wellington’s Business School. 

Thirty-two students from all over the country that had previously participated in our LatAmBiz entrepreneurship programmes in Latin America, came together again in Wellington for the event. 

During the GIA weekend the students were tasked with creating market entry strategies for SMEs looking at Latin America as an exporting destination. 

The GiA weekend was about continuing to extend these students’ entrepreneurship skills and knowledge of Latin America. It also featured the participation of the Embassies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, and the Consulate-General of Colombia, along with Callaghan InnovationVaka InteractivTuia GroupNext Farm LtdGamefroot, and Founder Spring. 

 Latin America CAPE Director, Matthew O’Meagher says; “The Globalistas in Action weekend provided a golden opportunity for participants from our LatAm Biz Entrepreneurship Programmes to apply their knowledge, experience and skills to develop a market entry strategy for a New Zealand company. We were fascinated to see how these students have developed their global competence capabilities since their trips to Latin America. For many of these students, their week in Latin America was a life-changing experience that has influenced their ongoing study choices and career options.” 

Terry Shubkin, CEO of Young Enterprise (YES) says; “We were really excited to be involved in this event. It’s important that we continue to connect and enable the next generation of global entrepreneurs, even after their time participating in YES.” 

Globalistas is the Latin America CAPE term for young people who successfully develop links with Latin America to do business, apply their language and global competence skills and experience to deliver great results. We wish our Globalistas all the best and success in their future studies and careers.  

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