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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Argelis Moreno Lopez

Argelis Moreno Lopez

Senior Forecast and Market Analysis Specialist
Liner Services Segment
Panama Canal Authority


Argelis is a Senior Forecast and Market Analysis Specialist, Liner Services Segment of the Panama Canal.

During her career of more than 30 years at the Panama Canal, she has held several positions and led numerous projects. Currently, Argelis is working at the Research and Business Intelligence Unit of the Corporate Affairs Office. Her main responsibilities are market analysis, economic research, competitive intelligence, and Canal traffic forecasting. As a container expert, she advises on maritime and port sector studies, comparative costs and route analysis, pricing strategies, logistics and supply chain management.

Argelis holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Panama, a master’s degree in business administration and marketing from the Universidad Latina de Panamá, as well as a master´s degree in finance from Tulane University and Francisco Marroquin University. She has completed executive programs in Anatomy of Maritime Transport from Cambridge-Seatrade Academy of Transport; on Port Management for Developing Countries from Ningbo Polytechnic Institute; on Pricing Strategies from The Transportation Center of Northwestern University, and in Advanced Maritime Economics and Logistics from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She has also attended several executive courses such as Modeling and Forecasting techniques from MIT, and Market Growth Strategies from Harvard University, to mention a few.

Argelis has participated as a speaker in several maritime and logistics conferences and seminars in Panama and overseas. She was a professor of maritime economics and logistics at the Maritime University of Panama and other local and private universities in Panama. She has published several articles for local and international journals, and research papers in international professional forums such as the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME). Argelis is member of the Panamanian Association of Supply Chain Management Professional, and the Rotary Club – Panama Chapter.