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Cuba’s Industrial Future seminar at Casa Bacardi October 9

Posted September 10, 2013 by publisher in Cuba Business.

This event will be taking place on Wednesday, October 9, 2013, with a reception at 6:00 pm, and panel session from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. 

The event will be held at: Casa Bacardi, 1531 Brescia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

Cuba’s Industrial Future

Purpose: The Association of Cuban Engineers has organized a workshop that would bring together a distinguished group of engineers, attorneys, businessmen, and other professionals for an initial assessment of the needs for the economic reconstruction of Cuba. The purpose is to compile basic information about the state of the Cuban economy, legal aspects of industrial development, and specific business enterprise needs for a prosperous industrial future. Information will be described with respect to the infrastructure needed for business and industrial development. One case study will be provided in the context of the food industry. Each invited speaker will have 7 minutes to make their presentation. Fifteen minutes of question and answers are allotted between each session. Program and presentations to be posted on the internet after the workshop.

Featured Speakers and Topic Areas

Master of Ceremony Pedro Roig, ICCAS
Welcome Helena Solo-Gabriele, AIC
Invocation Father Fernando Heria

Setting the Stage (Session 1)

Overview Message from Sen. Marco Rubio (read by Gonzalo Sanchez, P.E.)
Legal Aspects Nicolás Gutiérrez, Jr., Nicolas Gutiérrez Enterprises, LLC

Support Infrastructure (Session 2)

Transportation Logistics Jack Rose, Ryder System
Energy & Telecomm Manuel Cereijo, D.Sc., P.E., Professional Advancement Corp.
Bridges Joaquin Perez, P.E., Bolton Perez & Associates
Merchant Marine Andres Vazquez, American Maritime Officer

Case Study of Specific Industries (Session 3)

Business Enterprise Jose Ramon Mas, MasTec
Food Industry Juan Martinez, Ph.D., P.E., Profitality, LLC
Julio Ramirez, MBA, former COO of Burger King Corp.

Closing Statements - Role of the Church Father Fernando Heria with closing remarks by Pedro Roig.

Hosted by the Association of Cuban Engineers/Asociación de Ingenieros Cubanos in collaboration with:

Institute for Cuban and Cuban American Studies

Center for Latin American Studies

Cuban-American Association of Civil Engineers

Please RSVP on-line (event code: 26243) by September 30 as seats are limited.

For additional questions please contact Helena Solo-Gabriele at hmsolo at or call 305-989-9103.

Reception sponsored by Bacardi

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