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Panamanian businessman will meet Tangi business leaders

Panamanian businessman will meet Tangi business leaders
Posted: May 2, 2017
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HAMMOND---The Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce and Southeastern Louisiana University College of Business are pleased to present a special business presentation by Jose Barrios Ng, Friday, May 5, at 3 p.m.

Perhaps the most prestigious and influential business leader in Central America, Barrios is currently President and CEO of both ABCO Global and Capital Finance. He will be speaking on the relationships between Panama and Southeastern Louisiana University and on doing business in Panama, Southeastern’s Director of Hispanic Business Institute, Dr. Aristides Baraya said. Baraya noted that Panama, located in Central America, has a very healthy economic system, strong democracy, and is a country with enormous business opportunities.

“Mr. Barrios is a person who is going to open doors for business not only for Hammond, but also for the region,” Baraya said, noting he has already been influential in bringing COPA flights to New Orleans.

For more than seven years, Barrios has supported efforts to improve the internationalization of the Southeastern Louisiana University campus and Louisiana. He supports study abroad program in Panama, addresses the students, mentors faculty on global and maritime issues, and works with faculty to improve the economic well-being of the Tangipahoa region. He has been awarded the Friendship Oak Award as well as, in 2016, an Honorary Doctorate by Southeastern Louisiana University.

Barrios will speak from 3 to 3:30 p.m. in Garrett Hall on Southeastern’s campus. A reception with regional business leaders will take place immediately following the presentation.

Please call the Greater Hammond Chamber at 985-345-4457 to RSVP for this free event.

PHOTO: In December 2014, Jose Barrios Ng addressed students and guests at Southeastern Louisiana University's fall commencement ceremony. One of the most influential business leaders in Central America, Barrios received an honorary doctor of humanities degree. This Friday, Barrios will be back at SLU to speak with leaders of the regional business community at a reception that is free and open to the public. (Photo by Randy Bergeron/SLU Public Info)