On Monday, October 16, approximately 100 members of the business community in Veracruz gathered together at the Fiesta Americana hotel to commemorate IPADE’s 50th anniversary. As part of the 50th anniversary celebrations, IPADE has celebrated Tarde IPADE events in all of the major cities in Mexico.

The event began with a Thanksgiving Mass celebrated in the San Pedro and San Pablo Parish at 4pm. Following the Mass, Francisco Arenas, Professor in the Operations Management Department, provided attendees with an overview of IPADE’s history, including the launch of the first program in Veracruz.

Attendees were also treated to a screening of a shortened version of the documentary produced by Editorial Clío, which covers the first 50 years of IPADE’s history.

Rafael Gómez Nava, Dean of IPADE, was quick to remind attendees that IPADE’s 50th anniversary celebrations, including this event, are truly a celebration of each member of the IPADE community. Dean Gómez Nava thanked the local promotions committee for the invaluable work that they have done to launch and promote IPADE’s programs in Veracruz.

“Veracruz is a state with a strong business focus. On the invitation of the business community, IPADE hosted its first AD-2 program here in 2007 as a way to support this same community. In fact, this 50th anniversary year is also the 10th anniversary of IPADE’s presence here in Veracruz.”

To close the activities, attendees enjoyed a performance of Horizontes: reflexiones sonoras hacia la virtud (Horizons: Musical reflections on virtue) commissioned from the Mexican composer Samuel Zyman in celebration of IPADE’s 50th anniversary and performed by the Sinfónica Daniel Ayala under the baton of Maestro Moisés Arango.