25 Oct

Panama in Liverpool

Event Held

25th October 2016

No. 1 Mann Island, Liverpool L3 1BP

Panama in Liverpool took place at No. 1 Mann Island on Tuesday 25th October.

The business conference and networking event, featured high-level Panamanian business and government representatives, including: Roberto Roy, Minister of the Canal and Metro Secretary; Alejandro Moreno, Deputy Minister of Maritime Affairs; Oscar Ramirez, Board Member of Panama’s Logistics Cabinet; and Jorge Icaza, President of Panama’s Chamber of Commerce.


Welcome address by Asif Hamid, Interim Chair, Liverpool City Region LEP.
“Building new partnerships between Liverpool and Panama”

Keynote Address: H.E. Roberto Roy, Minister of the Canal and Chairman of the Metro of Panama.
“Aftermath: Business Opportunities in the Context of an Expanded Canal”

Session 1 – Panama: Liverpool’s Gateway into Latin America

Jorge García Icaza, President of the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce

Leo González, Administrator of Panama Pacifico, Special Economic Zone

Alejandro Moreno, Deputy Minister of Maritime Affairs

Session 2 – Panama: The Challenges of an Emerging Logistics Hub

Oscar Ramírez, Rector of Panama’s Technological University and Board Member of the Panama Canal Authority

Demóstenes Perez, Board Member of Panama’s Private Sector Council for

Rommel Troetsch, President of Maritime Chamber

Closing Speech: Dr. Ian Collard, Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Panama