Antarctic Region: Present and Future

June 1st, 2023 | University of Magallanes, Faculty of Engineering
Ernesto Livacic Auditorium |Bulnes Av. 01855 | Punta Arenas

The Guild Association of Antarctic Logistic Services (APAL) announces the realization of the seminar “Magallanes Antarctic Region; Present and Future”, to be held on June 1st. The activity will be carried out in collaboration with the Regional Government and the University of Magallanes, with the main objective of presenting Antarctic initiatives and projects, along with stimulating future investments related to the white continent.
The event, which will feature the participation of distinguished specialists linked to the work of Antarctica, will take place at the auditorium of the University of Magallanes, Ernesto Livacic.

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08:30 – 09:00

Registration of participants

09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming Words

  • Jorge Flies Añón, Governor of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region
  • Tania Pivcevic Cortese, President of Punta Arenas and Antarctic Logistics Trade Association

09:15 – 09:30

“New Port in Antarctic Province”

  • Jorge Valdebenito Zambrano, Regional Director of Port Works of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic, Ministry of Public Works.

09:30 – 09:45

“Airports in Magallanes Region, new conditions”

  • Fabian Navarro Vera, Regional Director of Airports and ministry of public works of Magallanes

09:45 – 10:00

“The new route between Punta Arenas and the Antarctic Peninsula”

  • CN Jorge Gutierrez, Chief III Naval Zone, Chilean Navy

10:00 – 10:15

“Productive transformation of I&D food for Antarctic supply and HORECA of Magallanes”

  • María José Navajas Dominguez, Regional Director of CORFO (Corporation for the Promotion of Production)

10:15 – 10:30

Panel for Consultation and discussion

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:15

“The New CAI International Antarctic Center”

  • Jorge Flies Añón, Governor of Magallanes and Chilean Antarctic Region

11:15 – 11:30

“Private presence in Antarctica, development of Antarctic logistics”

  • Ariel Bravo, Vice President, APAL Board of Directors

11:30 – 11:45

“Antarctic education, past and present”

  • José Retamales, Director of Austral Port Company.

11:45 – 12:00

“Contribution of Antarctic Science to Climate Change”

  • Dr. Jorge Marcelo González Aravena, Head of the Scientific Department, Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH)

11:45 – 12:00

“Magallanes University, Antarctic Research and Teaching Hub”

  • José Maripani Maripani, President University of Magallanes

12:15 – 12:35

Panel for Consultation and discussion

12:35 – 12:50

Conclusions and closure

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