ROUND TABLE COVID -19
Thank you for your assistance in our round table online session held on May 25th, 2020; we have put this summary kit of the meeting.
We had as special guests in this Round Table talk with the Experts:
Economist, Agricultural Engineer, Master in Rural Territorial Development, Master in Business Management MBA with Mention in Project Management. He has held public positions such as SubSecretary of Agroindustry and Aquaculture Processing at the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries, Advisor
on Production Policy at the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic and the National Planning Secretariat (SENPLADES), Deputy Secretary of
Planning and Sectoral and Intersectoral Policy at the Ministry of Coordination of Production, Employment and Competitiveness - MCPEC.
MINISTRY OF PRODUCTION AND FOREIGN TRADE CONSULTANT
University College London / Master of Laws (LL.M.) – Public International Law
University of Manchester / Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
St. Francis Xavier University / Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) – Psychology
- Ministerio de Producción, Comercio Exterior, Inversiones y Pesca / Position: Advisor
- Ministerio de Turismo / Position: Advisor
- Mare Nostrum / Position: Founder & President
- Steeves Maples Ltd. (UK) / Position: Chief Executive Officer
- Atlantic Human Services / Position: Counsellor
GHARC CANADA Ltd.
An accomplished senior executive with a passion for growing companies and developing highly effective teams. 40 years of experience in the energy sector across six continents with technical and executive management expertise. Gregg Vernon is a Canadian professional engineer who graduated from the University of Alberta, is President of GHARC Canada Ltd. and DeLaso Corporate Inc.. Gregg was a founding Director and President of Bochica Oil & Gas Inc. He led the highly successful restructuring of PetroMagdalena Energy Corp. a TSX-V listed public E&P company focussed on Colombia. A member of the Board of Directors of Hemisphere Energy Corp, a TSX listed company with operations in Canada. He was the founding President of Petro Andina Resources Corp., now Parex Resources Inc., Director, and COO of Netherfield Energy Corp. an ASE listed company focused on Argentina. He is a Professional Engineer and a member of APEGA.
Marcos Chiluisa is a business development advisor and licensed attorney. Marcos’ legal practice focuses on Real Estate¸ Corporate, Labor, Administrative, and Immigration counseling. With the Ecuadorian Ministry for the Environment’s “Forest Administration System”, Marcos has served on numerous committees, including the Policy Committee, Nominating Committee, Business Development Committee, and New Environmental Legislation Committee. Marcos began practicing professionally in 2004 as a Real Estate development litigator and counselor. He has litigated over 150 trials for tax collection and has tried numerous cases in administrative courts. He also has extensive experience in drafting original business contracts.
Prior to starting EcuaAssist, Marcos and a group of colleagues founded Ambientar, an environmental consulting firm. He was also the main Attorney for NGO Centro de la Niña Trabajadora [Center for the Girl Laborer] where he resolved family conflicts for disadvantaged families who could not otherwise access the justice system.
At EcuaAssist, Marcos has been very active in Immigration counseling. He has advised over 1000 foreign investors on a wide variety of Immigration issues, ranging from the creation of new businesses and corporate mergers to financial management of “Foreign Investors with New Capital in Ecuador”, Ecuador’s most recent property tax benefit.
What our attendees are saying about our events:
"The webinars are a worthwhile service and I think that they provide some credibility to your organization."
"Thank you for an interesting presentation. I saw it advertised on Cuenca HighLife and I know Ashley - so it was great to hear her voice and see her - and I found the first-hand accounts of what's happening in Manta and in other parts of the country quite interesting. We're all in the same boat, but having real estate representatives on who are fully invested personally in Ecuador was encouraging."
"I have found these roundtable discussions on current Ecuadoran affairs to be very useful. I would recommend anyone doing business in-country, or living here and just wanting to stay informed about what happening, tune in. It’s well worth your time."
Ed Lindquist - Managing Partner, Cuenca Expats Magazine
"Thank you for presenting a very knowledgeable panel of experts in the field of real estate.."
"Today’s webinar was excellent. Positivity is what we need, and we like hearing especially young people talk about their businesses and the potential need to re-tool if necessary to stay in business. We sort of think this is the way you stay in business, no matter what your industry is.
We look forward to attending future presentations, thanks for your hard work in producing these.
Marshall & Nadine Nevall
Our upcoming event:
05.26.2020 / 2PM
With the support of the Swiss Embassy in Ecuador and Hospital Metropolitano in Quito, we will be analyzing the private health care system of Ecuador, and how this has been reacted before COVID19