Meetings with the Port of Cartagena and LATAM Airlines introduced the participants to transport services in Colombia. Advisory Council member Anthony Chiarello ’77 CLAS, president and CEO of TOTE, helped arrange a meeting with the Port of Cartagena, the largest port in Colombia. Sales and marketing coordinator Jorge Cassalins led a discussion and tour of the port, which serves 25 shipping lines and is connected to 614 ports in 140 countries around the world. LATAM Airlines Colombia CEO Santiago Alvarez Matamoros led a lively discussion on the growth, strategies and challenges of Colombia’s second largest airline carrier.
The Moran Center for Global Leadership trip to Colombia also provided its participants with opportunities to explore the capital city of Bogotá, including a walking tour of the historic La Candelaria district and visits to the Salt Cathedral and Chico Museum. The group enjoyed the beauty and charm of Cartagena’s walled city, a UNESCO World Heritage site and Colombia’s crown jewel, complete with a day trip to the Isle of Rosario.