WISTA continues to expand in South America, welcoming WISTA Peru as the latest National WISTA Association. WISTA Peru is the second South American National WISTA Association to launch this year.
"We warmly welcome WISTA Peru to WISTA International. With the significance of Peru as a maritime center in South America, we're proud to add Peruvian female shipping professionals to our global network of members," said Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, president of WISTA International. "There has been a lot of interest in creating new business relationships in South America."
"We are very pleased to have established WISTA Peru and be part of WISTA International. We are aware of the many challenges that we have to face in order to continue growing as professionals in our industry, but we are sure that being part of the WISTA International family will allow us to strengthen our role in the sector and share our best practices and lessons learned," said Miriam Sara Repetto, president of WISTA Peru.
WISTA Peru is led by WISTA Peru President Miriam Sara Repetto of Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria; WISTA Peru Treasurer Kathya Castillo Trelles; and WISTA Peru Secretary Ximena Valenzuela Cabrera of Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria.
Additional founding members of WISTA Peru include: Doris Eyzaguirre Coronado, Agency for Environmental Assessment and Enforcement (OEFA); Katherine Cruz Huayhua, Philippi Prietocarrizosa Ferrero DU & Uria; Marzia Gallo López, DP World Callao; Rocío de Fátima León Chiri, National Port Authority; María Cristina Escalante Melchiors, National Port Authority; Roxana Jurado Tello, National Port Authority; Mariella Gutarra Ramos, National Port Authority, and Giovana Arellano Bocangel, National Port Authority.
WISTA Peru joins WISTA Uruguay, WISTA Argentina and WISTA Brazil in South America. Additional National WISTA Associations are expected to form in South America this year. WISTA International continues to grow in the region, thanks in large part to the work of WISTA members in the Americas. In addition to domestic events for networking and business development, National WISTA Associations often participate in regional and international WISTA Conferences. A WISTA Americas conference will take place June 18-20, 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. WISTA Members from several countries are expected to attend the conference on "Facing the Challenges of the Shipping Industry." The next global WISTA International Annual General Meeting & Conference will be held in Tromsø, Norway this October.