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New Keynote Speaker:

José Manuel Zelaya Rosales
José Manuel Zelaya Rosales
President of Honduras

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2007
Time: 12:30PM
Venue: Real Intercontinental, Arboleda



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Welcome from the Chairman

Dear Fellow Wharton Alumni:

Jaime J. MontealegreOn behalf of the members of the Organizing Committee, I am delighted to invite you to join me in my home town, San José, on June 7-8, 2007 for the first Wharton Global Alumni Forum ever held in Costa Rica.

The theme of this Forum is “Business and the Environment”, and we hope to bring together thought leaders from government and industry on this topic that is taking on such importance as a global issue. We want to learn more about how our global environment is changing, and also discuss some of the ways that business can act positively and constructively to participate in the improvement of the single issue that unites all humankind.

Dean Patrick T. Harker will lead the delegation that comes from Philadelphia and will include some of Wharton’s finest professors. Building on a recent innovation in the Forums, we plan to offer several “Master Classes” that will allow a select group of alumni to go back-to-school on the second afternoon of the Forum.

We will be headquartered in the Real InterContinental Costa Rica Hotel in San José, one of the finest hotels in this lovely city. You will be well-positioned for any pre- or post-Forum tourism you plan in other parts of Costa Rica.

This website will change often between now and the opening of the Forum. I hope that you will join me in registering immediately and then return to the website frequently to learn about updates to the schedule.

I look forward to welcoming you to Costa Rica and to San José for the Wharton Global Alumni Forum 2007.  The Forums have developed a reputation around the globe for providing both excellent opportunities to learn and valuable opportunities for personal and professional networking.  San José will be no exception in 2007.



Jaime J. Montealegre, W’73, PAR’07
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
The Wharton Global Alumni Forum in San José, Costa Rica

The Organizing Committee:

Margarita Herdocia de Montealegre
Executive Director

J. Antonio Baltodano,
W’73, PAR’08

Paul Bornemisza,

Alberto Chamorro,
W’78, PAR’05, PAR’09, PAR’10

Joseph Harari,



His Excellency
Oscar Arias Sanchez

President of the Republic of Costa Rica

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Patrick T. Harker
The Wharton School,

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Jaime J. Montealegre
Organizing Committee, Chairman

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