PARAGUY ECONOMIC FORUM2015 Paraguay Economic Forum

Paraguay: The Case for Foreign Direct Investment and Tourism Development

 Friday, March 27, 2015 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


8:00 – 8:05 a.m.    Introduction to the Event, Sue DaBaco, MBA

8:05 – 8:10 a.m.    Welcome, Dean Eileen Sherman, School of Business

8:10 – 8:15 a.m.    Introduction of Keynote Speaker, Carol Vollmer Pope,                                                       Associate Professor, School of Business

8:15 – 8:45 a.m.    Keynote Speaker:  Honorable Mabel Causarano,                                                                             Paraguayan Minister of Culture


8:45 – 9:15 a.m.    Economic Development Student Panel

(MBA students:  Cindy Cervantes, Sergio Diaz, Amy Pietsch, Jaimie Thomas; Global Marketing undergrad students:  Carrie Bosanec, Jasmine Conway, Rita Fadness, Siyeon Kim)


9:15 – 9:45 a.m.     Art Rizzi, Vice President Olinda USA


9:45 – 10:00 a.m.   Break


10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Tourism Development Student Panel

(MBA students:  Shona Boyd, Fran Chesser, Ciara King; Global Marketing undergrad students:   Melissa Lee, Carla Lopez, Kevina Vann)


10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  Osvaldo Codas, Director of Tourism &Culture and Manager                                              Hotel del Lago, San Bernardino, Paraguay


11:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Use of U.S. English in Paraguayan Promotion

(MBA student:  Jillian Schmus; Global Marketing undergrad students:  De Shawna Brown, Nichole Kruse, Lila Msetief, Amanda Wiseth)


11:30 – 11:55 a.m.  Sebastian Brizuela, Founder/Editor Revista Logica, SRL Paraguay


11:55 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks, Sue DaBaco, MBA

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