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Panama Sustainability Forum

Thursday / Nov 24 2022 09:00 - 13:15 UTC-5


On November 24, 2022, The Business Year will present the Panama Sustainability Forum, to be held at the Santa María hotel in Panama City, bringing together a range of business leaders to discuss the opportunities and challenges in the local economy, with an eye on sustainability initiatives.

The panel discussions will cover a range of sustainability issues, including financing new business models and promoting circularity, the long-term benefits of ESG policies, the environmental legal framework, and green hydrogen as the fuel of the future and the wider energy transition.


9:00 Registration and refreshments

9:30 Welcome note by Lorena Pulido, Country Manager Panama, The Business Year

9:45 Keynote speech by Carmen Gisela Vergara, General Administrator, PROPANAMA

10:00 Panel 1: Panama at the forefront of sustainability in the region + Q&A

  • Jorge Rivera Staff, National Secretary for Energy
  • Antonio Domínguez, Area Managing Director, Maersk
  • Jared Zerbe, CEO, Hutchison Ports PPC

11:30 Panel 2: The importance of developing more sustainable business models + Q&A

  • Miguel Bolinaga, President, AES Panamá
  • Manfred Kopper Castro, Partner, Sustainability Services, EY
  • Guillermo Saint Malo, CEO, Grupo Eleta

13:00 Closing note by Aristides Hernández, Chief of Staff, Ministry of Economy and Finance

13:15 Lunch and networking


Carmen Gisela Vergara

General Administrator, PROPANAMA

Jorge Rivera Staff

National Energy Secretary, Panama

Antonio Dominguez

Area Managing Director for the Caribbean Sea Area, A.P. Moller - Maersk

Jared Zerbe

CEO, Hutchison Ports PPC

Miguel Bolinaga

President, AES Panama

Manfred Kopper

Partner, Sustainability Services, EY

Guillermo de Saint Malo

CEO, Grupo Eleta

Aristides Hernández

Chief of Staff, Ministry of Economy and Finance


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