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World FZO 3rd Annual International Conference & Exhibition.
3-5 May 2017, Cartagena, Colombia

Workshops

Business Opportunities in U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones

Erik Autor, President, National Association of Foreign Trade Zone​s (NAFTZ)

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Free Zones, Social Responsibility and Sustainable Success

Prof.Wayne Dunn, ​Former Prof. of Practice in CSR, McGill University President & Founder CSR Training Institute

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Doing Business in Free Zones​

Dr. Douglas van den Berghe,Investment Consulting Associates ICA

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Business Opportunities within European Free Zones

Dr.​Dragan Kostic, President of Group of Free zones and custom warehouses, Association of Trade in Serbian Chamber of Economy, Free zone Pirot CEO

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Business and Investment opportunities in UAE Free Zones​

Majid Al Mazrouei, ​Ministry of Economy UAE

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Safe & Secure Zone

Lars Karlsson, Managing Director KGH Global Consulting

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Panel Discussions


​    Panel 1

Making Zones the Best Place for Doing Business​

​Gokhan Akinci, World Bank Group

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Making Zones the Best Place for Doing Business​

Juan Pablo Rivera Cabal,Board of Director at World FZO & ​President Grupo ​ZFB–Colombia

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    Panel 2

Boosting Innovation, Entrepreneurship Capabilities and Economic Impact of Zones

​Eva Diedrichs, Managing Director, IMP3rove–Germany

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​Boosting Innovation, Entrepreneurship Capabilities and Economic Impact of Zones​

Shahla Abdulrazak AlBastaki,Deputy ​C​EO,Dubai Silicon Oasis, United Arab Emirates

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Boosting Innovation, Entrepreneurship Capabilities and Economic Impact of Zones

Dr.Rene Villarreal, Consultant-Mexico

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   Panel 3

Why Sustainability Matters?​

​Dr. ​Douglas van der Berghe, CEO,   Investment Consulting Associates, ​Netherlands

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Why Sustainability Matters?​​

Nivea Santarelli Franco,​General Manager Zona Franca Santander,President of the Board of Directors,ANDI Free Zone Chamber-Colombia

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   Panel 4

Providing competitiveness to the main ports, airports and logistics centers in the world

​Martin Gustavo Ibarra, Vice Chairman,     World FZO

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Providing competitiveness to the main ports, airports and logistics centers in the world​​​

Dr. Ovidio Noval, Director, Port Authority of Coatzacoalcos

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Providing competitiveness to the main ports, airports and logistics centers in the world

Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, Governor of Oaxaca, Mexico

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Providing competitiveness to the main ports, airports and logistics centers in the world​​

Giovanni Benedetti R., Director Comercial - CCO 

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  Panel 5

Latin-American Free Zones and Special Economic Zones: Challenges on the New International Trade Order​​

​Martin Gustavo Ibarra, Vice Chairman,     World FZO

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Latin-American Free Zones and Special Economic Zones: Challenges on the New International Trade Order​​

Leo A. González Administrator - Panama Pacifico Special Economic Area​

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Latin-American Free Zones and Special Economic Zones: Challenges on the New International Trade Order​​

H.E. Gerardo Gutierrez Candiani, Special Delegate of the Government for the Special Economic Zones– Mexico

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Latin-American Free Zones and Special Economic Zones: Challenges on the New International Trade Order​​

H.E. ​Juan Temístocles Montás,Minister,Industry and Trade–Dominican Republic

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  Panel 6

Overarching Panel on Designing Next Generation Free Zones​​

​Dr. Mohan Guruswamy, Chief Knowledge Officer​, World FZO

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Overarching Panel on Designing Next Generation Free Zones​​​

Ing. JuanOpertti, Founding Partner, Hemistion, Uruguay​

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Overarching Panel on Designing Next Generation Free Zones​​​

​Dr. Rene Villarreal, Consultant-Mexico​

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