Convention Center to Change Location

Panama is studying the change of location of a Convention Center planned to be build in Barraza.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


The high costs of building products by having to fill about 62 hectares of seabed have led the Government to explore other options.

Among the possible new locations is a property in Clayton, owned by Caja de Ahorros.

"The convention complex designed by American firm Skidmore Owings and Merrill at a cost of $ 300.000 was created with the thought Amador would host the infrastructure," said

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New Option for Panamanian Convention Center

May 2011

Government authorities have conducted analysis into the possible location of the center on land which was transferred to the Amador Foundation in order to fund the Bio-museum .

This new option has been added to the other suggestions, which are to use lands owned by Social Security Department in Amador or extend the land fillings made by Jean Figali.

Panama: Convention Center Tender in January

December 2011

Days after the government announced its intention to sell the Atlapa Convention Center, it has announced a tender for January, for the design and construction of a new project.

The government hopes to raise between $70 and $80 million from the sale of the Atlapa convention center.

Honduras: New Convention Center in November

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To be located in San Pedro Sula, the Conventions Center will hold 3.000 people.

Mario Perdomo, from the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Cortés (CCIC), commented they have invested $1.32 million in the construction.

From La Prensa's website: "One of the first events to be hosted in December will be the 'Forjador' awards, CCIC's most important business award, given to citizens distinguished for their social projection and their work in fostering private enterprises and socioeconomic development in the industrial capital".

For Sale - Atlapa Convention Center

November 2011

In order to finance the construction of a new convention center, the Panamanian government has decided to sell Atlapa.

The first step will be to negotiate a sale with tourist groups so that the center can be retained, then if this venture is not successful a best value tender will be created.

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