San Antonio, TX – July 1, 2022 – The Panama Texas Business Summit today announced that Foremost Group Chair and CEO Angela Chao will be a featured speaker at this year’s summit in September.  

 The summit serves as a commercial exchange between The Republic of Panamá and the State of Texas and will include industry leaders and government officials from both Panamá and the United States, including the Mayor of the City of San Antonio, Ron Nirenberg, the President of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP), Marcela Galindo, and the CEO of the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, Richard Perez, among others. 

Eric Paz, CEO and Chairman of the Summit, commented “As one of the most widely recognized female leaders in shipping, we are pleased that Angela Chao will share her insights and perspective at this year’s summit.”  

Angela Chao added, “The Panama Canal – and the relationship between the U.S. and Panama – are critical to battling continued inflation and ongoing supply chain disruptions. I look forward to joining leading voices from the U.S. and Panama at the summit in September as we engage in a constructive dialogue focused on problem solving for the benefit of the Americas and the global economy.”  

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 About Foremost Group 

Foremost Group is an American, privately-owned, shipping company founded in 1964 in New York. The company charters its fleet to world class dry bulk companies which use the ships to move their commodities around the world. Foremost Group’s fleet is comprised of modern, environmentally friendly ships built to the company’s stringent specifications. Learn more at


The Panama Business Texas Summit® is a private initiative with the support and participation of the Government of the Republic of Panama and the State of Texas, in the United States of America. 

For more information, please contact: Carolina Paz, Senior Communications Specialist or Eric Paz CEO & Chairman,  

PANAMA TEXAS BUSINESS SUMMIT®  Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas, September 15-16, 2022