On Monday, May 8, IPADE hosted the first of the Tarde IPADE (IPADE Afternoon) event series at the InterContinental Presidente Hotel in Cancun. Over the next few months, these special commemorative events honoring IPADE’s 50th anniversary are scheduled to take place in cities across Mexico, as well as in Panama, serving as an opportunity to connect with the cities and communities that have contributed to IPADE’s success during its first 50 years.

The event began with a Mass of Thanksgiving led by Father Gustavo Ruiz. Professor Nahúm De la Vega, a member of the Organizational Behavior Department, then led the session “Making Decisions in Family Businesses,” based on the case of Doña Ana and Don Simón.

“We’re very pleased that you’re here with us to celebrate this first Tarde IPADE in Cancun,” said Professor de la Vega. “For many of us, IPADE represents the power of community, a community that has endured since the 1950s.”

Following Professor de la Vega’s presentation, IPADE Dean Rafael Gómez Nava thanked the IPADE alumni and local business people in attendance, sharing that more than 200 graduates have graduated from IPADE programs hosted in Cancun.

“We were eager to host a commemorative event in each city where IPADE has hosted a program over the past 50 years, and Cancun is very much part of that history,” said Dean Gómez Nava.

The event concluded with a screening of the documentary on IPADE’s first 50 years, produced by Clío TV. The full documentary is available for purchase from La Posta, or from the online shop www.lapostaonline.mx.