Latin American LPG Seminar & Workshops 2017

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Welcome Reception

Date: Tuesday November 7, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm

Join us at the Panama Canal for the Welcome Reception, open to all seminar delegates. Transportation from the Hilton Panama will be provided.

Private Panama Canal Tour

Date: Thursday November 9, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm

IHS Markit is pleased to announce that we will be offering a private tour of the Panama Canal for seminar delegates on November 9, 2017. This will be a private tour of the Miraflores and new Cocoli Locks.

The private tour will begin at the recently completed Cocoli Locks, a part of the Panama Canal’s most recent expansion. The Cocoli Locks are not yet opened to visitors so this is a truly one of a kind experience. At Cocoli you will view a section of the newly expanded canal and watch as the final ships of the day pass through Cocoli.

The tour will continue to the Miraflores Locks and Visitors Center where you will learn about the history of the canal and watch ships transit through the locks on one of the three observation decks.

Tour Schedule:

12:30 pm – Offsite tour check-in and lunch Hilton hotel
1:00 pm – Depart hotel for Cocoli Locks
1:30 pm – Arrive at Cocoli Locks
3:30 pm – Depart Cocoli Locks
4:30 pm – Arrive at Miraflores Locks
6:30 pm – Tour Ends, Depart for Hilton/ Networking Dinner

The Panama Canal Tour includes transportation to/from the hotel, entrance fees to the Miraflores and Cocoli Locks, lunch and networking dinner. Registration is complimentary for those that register before the early bird deadline on September 22, 2017. Those that register after the early bird deadline, the excursion fee is US$25 per person (please note that the tour is not included in the conference registration fee).

Panama Canal Expansion:

The Panama Canal Expansion was the largest infrastructure project since the Canal’s opening in 1914. Considered and analyzed for a decade with more than 100 studies, the Expanded Canal provides the world’s shippers, retailers, manufacturers and consumers with greater shipping options, better maritime service, enhanced logistics and supply-chain reliability.

Since its inauguration on June 26, 2016, the Expanded Canal increases the waterway's capacity to meet the growing demand of maritime trade using larger vessels, which means that the Panama route provides important economies of scale.

The expansion included the construction of a new set of locks on the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the waterway, creating a third lane of traffic and doubling the cargo capacity of the waterway. It also included the creation of the Pacific Access Channel, improvement to the navigational channels and improvements to the water supply.

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Networking Dinner:

Date: Thursday November 9, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm

A networking dinner will be offered after the conclusion of the Panama Canal tour, separate registration is required.

For those interested in attending, transportation will be provided. For those uninterested, the tour will conclude at the Hilton Panama.

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