GNO, Inc. opens registration for the 2016 Super-Region Canvas Workshop: Panama – A Tale of Two Coasts

Greater New Orleans, Inc. opens registration for the
2016 Super-Region Canvas Workshop: Panama – A Tale of Two Coasts,
taking place September 20-23, 2016 in the country of Panama.

NEW ORLEANS, La. [May 10, 2016]: Today, Greater New Orleans, Inc. opened registration for the 2017 Canvas Workshop to Panama City, Panama. Every 18 months, the Southeast Super-Region embarks upon a Canvas Workshop to another major metro area to learn best practices from other “super-regions,” such as Phoenix-Tucson and Tampa-Orlando. With the country of Panama selected for 2016 – the first-ever international canvas – Louisiana leaders will explore the relationship of the cosmopolitan south [Panama City] with the industrial north [Colon], connected of course, by the Panama Canal.

Recently named #1 City to Visit in the World by The New York Times, Panama is a diverse international metropolis, characterized with vibrancy, economic growth, and opportunities for partnerships with the businesses and communities of Louisiana and the Gulf Coast.

GNO, Inc., the Baton Rouge Area Chamber [BRAC], and South LA Economic Council [SLEC], which together form the Southeast Super-Region Committee [SRC], are thrilled to offer this new experience that expands the Canvas Workshop platform, with an international theme.

The dates for the Super-Region Canvas Workshop are September 20 – September 23, 2016 and the cost of the trip is $2,300 per guest. Learn more here.

WHO:                   80-90 business, community and elected leaders from Greater New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and the Bayou Region are expected to participate.

WHAT:                 2016 Super-Region Canvas Workshop: Panama – A Tale of Two Coasts.The workshop will include the following economic focus areas:

  •          Transportation & trade, including the Panama Canal, the Colon Free Trade Zone, and the Panama Railway;
  •          Opportunities in education, innovation and entrepreneurship throughout Panama including the University of Panama, and the City of Knowledge ;
  •          Redevelopment, beautification and community improvement strategies such as the investment in and development of the Old City – Casco Viejo; and one of the largest mixed use redevelopment projects in the world – Panama Pacifico;
  •          Synergies between Louisiana and Panama including the corporate and cultural presence we share; and much more.

WHEN:                 September 20-23, 2016

WHERE:               Panama City, Panama

Register for the Super-Region Canvas Workshop here.
Sponsor the Super-Region Canvas Workshop here.
Questions: Rachel Shields, rshields@gnoinc.org, 504-527-6939.

The Southeast Super-Region thanks Canvas Workshop Sponsors!