Recently, IPADE alumni from the local business community gathered together at the Arts Center of San Luís Potosí to celebrate IPADE’s 50th anniversary. The Tarde IPADE event began with a Thanksgiving Mass celebrated at the Hermitage of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Following the Mass, Professor Javier Fuentes led the session “Neural Networks and Your Business,” sharing information on the challenges and opportunities that artificial intelligence represents for the modern executive.

Attendees were also treated to a screening of documentary film produced by Editorial Clío, providing an in-depth look at IPADE’s first half century.

IPADE Dean Rafael Gómez Nava then took the stage, thanking attendees and reflecting on the origins of IPADE’s programs in San Luís Potosí.

“Since IPADE launched in San Luís in 1993, five classes have graduated from our management training programs (three from the AD-2 program and two from the D-1 program),” said Dean Gómez Nava. “Today, there are more than 230 IPADE graduates in San Luís. This vibrant alumni community is in great part thanks to the local promotion committees and business executives that have put their faith in IPADE and have helped promote our programs to the local business community.”

“Today, we’ve brought you all a little gift,” he continued. “This beautiful symphony is inspired by the life and work of the business community. Horizontes: reflexiones sonoras hacia la virtud (Horizons: Musical reflections on virtue) was commissioned by IPADE from Mexican composer Samuel Zyman to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The piece will be performed by the San Luís Potosí Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro José Miramontes Zapata.”