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Heart of the Americas: Panama’s Role in a Changing Global Economy

Tuesday / Sep 15 2020 10:00 - 23:30 UTC-5


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Despite the country’s relatively small size in relation to some of its larger regional neighbors in Latin America, Panama has long played an important role due to its vital location, at the heart of the Americas and uniting two oceans. Additionally, strong services and connectivity further cemented Panama’s status as a logistics hub. But how will this status hold up amidst a global pandemic and significant changes to global trade dynamics? The Business Year and PROPANAMA bring together public and private sector leaders to discuss the challenges and opportunities that stand before Panama.


Ambassador Carmen Gisela Vergara

Executive Director PROPANAMA

Giovanni Bruno Ferrari

General Manager The Colon Free Zone

Rodolfo De La Guardia

President The Logistics Business Council of Panama (COEL)

Jared Zerbe

CEO Hutchison Ports PPC

Alejandro Canakis

General Manager GlaxoSmithKline Central America & Caribbean

Luis Eduardo Ocando B.

Country Managing Partner EY Panama

Moderator: Han Le

Managing Director LATAM The Business Year

Andrea Tsiachtsiri

Country Manager Panama The Business Year

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