Expocomer: $130 million Foreseen in Business Projects

The organizers estimate that commercial transactions made between participants will amount to around $130 million, and the economic benefit for Panama could be $45 million.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

"... 'We have an excellent Expo, with very good expectations. We will have to wait for the numbers at the end of the event, but we hope that the economic spillover for the country will be at least equal to last year's, that is to say, worth about $45 million. Business transactions between participants should be in the order of $130 million," Inocencio Galindo, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Panama (CCIAP), told La Estrella de Panamá."

The multisectorial exhibition that will run until March 3, at the Atlapa Convention Center, will involve more than 500 companies from Argentina, Belize, Belgium, Brazil, China, Chile, Colombia, Korea, Costa Rica, El Salvador, the United States, Guatemala, Indonesia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey and Venezuela. Singapore and Belize are taking part, for the first time, as exhibitors.

García Icaza explained that, in this edition, as a new feature, in a strategic alliance with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MICI), through the National Directorate of Export Promotion and PROINVEX, the first National Business Round will be held as an incentive to boost Panamanian exports that wish to enter other markets. This parallel event is being held within the framework of EXPOCOMER, as this exhibition is a platform to expand and establish business contacts.

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The economic impact of the trade show attended by 107 international buyers has been estimated at $40 million .

From a press release issued by Expocomer 2014:

Thirty-second Version of Expocomer Successfully Completed

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Expocomer 2013 Announced in Panama

June 2012

The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture has officially announced EXPOCOMER 2013, to be held from 17 to 20 April 2013 at the ATLAPA Convention Center.

A statement from the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) reads:


$100 million worth of Business in EXPOCOMER 2012

March 2012

There were more than 10,200 business contacts, and within the Business Center at EXPOCOMER, 4,654 business appointments took place.

A statement from the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama mentions some of the highlights of EXPOCOMER 2012:

Since 1983, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama has organized every year in March, EXPOCOMER, an International Exhibition of a general nature, which has become "a Showcase for World Trade", and is one of the most notable events in the region.

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March 2009

According to preliminary figures, the 2009 Expocomer trade fair in Panama had transactions totaling more than $100 million.

The 2009 edition of the fair received 20,000 visitors, 7% more than the previous year which did $128.3 million in business.

According to the article published in laestrella.com.pa, "Organizers believe that they will reach a similar figure [$128 million].

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