Sept. 7, 2016

September 7, 2016

For Immediate Release

Key Influencers Attending CMBC, Panama

New York, New York – Ambassador Andrew J. Young is among U.S., African, Caribbean and Central American leaders attending the Twenty-first Annual Caribbean Multi-National Business Conference (CMBC). The forum of global leaders will gather in Panama City, Panama from November 10-13, 2016.

Ambassador Young is highly revered for his work as an activist for the Civil Rights Movement alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Young became a member of Congress, Mayor of Atlanta, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, an appointment made by President Jimmy Carter in 1977. His honors and awards are extensive and include the Presidential Medal of Freedom awarded by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.


A highly influential group of leaders will discuss business and international trade interests at CMBC put on by New York Carib News. In its twenty-first year, Panama will be hosting the event for the second time.

The Conference has come to be known as a summit that shapes global industries and sectors including cultural industries, education, health, technology, and travel and tourism. Leadership forums at the Conference will feature high-level discussions on other critical areas specific to doing business in Panama. The agenda on financial services will provide opportunities for discourse on US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Organizers envisage discussion on the current situation with correspondent banks that could potentially disrupt the banking system.

Influencing the direction of the Conference are senior leadership at New York Carib News. Publisher and CEO of CARIB NEWS, Karl B. Rodney noted: “We are also looking to engage shippers through discussion on the expanded use of the Canal to spur growth in cargo transshipment across the region.” He continued: “We consider ourselves privileged to have yet another impressive slate of global leaders at this year’s Conference in persons like Ambassador Young whose knowledge, expertise and influence solidify the spirit of the Conference.”

A key success of this major Conference continues to be institutional collaboration.  With the best minds discussing solutions to global issues, institutional collaboration is expected to promote influence with network organizations and realize results otherwise unachievable by individuals and individual institutions.