Greetings EMBA Alumni!
What an exciting month we have had. On March 16, our Class of 2015 students arrived in Panama for the America’s trip. We visited the construction site for the third set of locks for the Panama Canal – many thanks to CH2MHill and the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) for candidly sharing the issues that they have in building this monumental structure that will forever change the shipping industry.
We met with Frank De Lima, the Minister of Economics and Finance who gave us the political view of Panama’s economy. The CEO of CITI Group Panama gave a slightly different perspective of Panama’s economy and believes Panama has the potential to be “a Singapore in ten years”. We toured Panama Pacifico (a master planned community developed from the Howard Air Force base.) While we were there, we met the Country Manager of BASF (the world’s largest chemical company) who shared with us why they closed down their Costa Rica plant and moved to Panama. The visit closed with a tour of the Port of Balboa by the Panama Ports Company. It was an incredible trip – for more, please see the highlights of the Class of 2015.
I’m writing this from Australia with the Class of 2014. Look for our newsletter next month when we highlight this trip. You can track both trips on social media.
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