Business Outlook: Entrepreneurs from South Puerto Rico Share Their Perspective with DISUR at Business Round Table
On April 8, 2010 DISUR held its First Business Roundtable at the facilities of the Port of Ponce. The purpose of the meeting was to foster direct involvement from entrepreneurial leaders in the Southern Region and exchange ideas that can contribute to DISUR's mission.
The meeting brought together a select group of entrepreneurs from the Southern Region, representatives from manufacturing, tourism, health, agriculture, commerce, banking, and energy. In this first section participants were President of Martex Farm Venancio Marti, President of Luis A. Ayala Colon Sucrs. Hernan Ayala, Executive Director of Port of the Americas Rhonda Castillo, Esq. Executive Director of Zona Libre del Sur (the Free Trade Zone in Ponce) Johnny Fernandez, and CEO of Industrias Vassallo Rafael V. Vassallo. The group answered questions and offered their recommendations from the business perspective on what should be done to impact the economic development of the Southern Region of Puerto Rico.
The exchange was very enriching for the participants. The results of this Round Table will be included in the action plan of the organization.