L-R: Marvin Hough, Ana Cerrato, Angela Valdes, Rodrigo Delgado, Jean Benoit Leblanc, Cesar Remis, Elizabeth Cadena-Fernandez, Marcos Correa, Carla Cueva, Diego Aguirre, David Serpa

On Tuesday, May 20th, the Latin American MBA Alumni Association’s Ottawa Chapter held a conference where our members had the opportunity to learn about the commercial opportunities created by the Pacific Alliance in Canada and Latin America.

Our guest panelists included Mr. Jean Benoit Leblanc, from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada, Mr. Marcos Correa, First Secretary from the Embassy of Chile, Mrs. Elizabeth Cadena-Fernandez, Minister Counsellor from the Embassy of Colombia, Mr. Cesar Remis, Minister of Business and Tourism Affairs from the Embassy of Mexico and Mrs. Carla Cueva, Counselor from the Embassy of Peru.

During the event, Ana Cerrato, member of LAMBA’s Executive Committee, first offered an overview of the Pacific Alliance and its implications on commercial activities in Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. Then, our distinguished guests discussed the opportunities and initial results from the perspective of each of the member countries as well as observing countries, such as Canada. We also witnessed a panel discussion where our moderator, Mr. Marvin Hough, posed interesting questions to each of our speakers regarding challenges and future opportunities.

The event was held at the beautiful River Building in Carleton University and brought together more than 80 professionals from multiple countries and industries. Special thanks to Carleton University and Dr. Lorraine Dyke, Associate Dean for the Sprott School of Business’ MBA for their valuable contribution to our event. LAMBA will continue to organize networking and informative events; we look forward to seeing you soon!


Angela Valdés Loyola
LAMBA Ottawa Chapter
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The Latin American MBA Alumni Network (LAMBA) is the first non-profit organization that aims to integrate Latin American MBA graduates, providing support for career advancement, and promoting the excellence and value that Latin American MBA alumni bring to the Canadian business community. For more information visit:


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