III Expo Free Zones Forum

On 22nd and 23rd of August entrepreneurs from 10 American countries related to activity of free zones will be meeting in Panama.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Representatives from Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Uruguay, the USA, Paraguay, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina and Panama, will be taking part in the event organized by the Association of Users of the Colon Free Zone (AU).

"The guest of honor at this forum, which is themed "Logistics: the fundamental pillar for free zones" will be the president of the Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Julie Brown, who will speak on the potential synergies between Free Zones in Atlanta (USA) and Panama ... " reported Americaeconomia.com.

The activity will also be attended by Don Ratliff, founding director of Georgia Tech Panama, who will speak about "increased opportunities for zones, through improving transfers". In addition, Martha Cordero, representative from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), will discuss "the importance of regional logistics platforms in the activity of free zones".

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Logistics Event in Panama

February 2014

On March 25 international and local experts will discuss the logistical impact on the region of the expansion of the canal at the Panama Logistic Summit event.

On March 25 national and foreign experts will be attending the "Panama Logistic Summit". At the event, which is organized by the Maritime Chamber of Panama with the support of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, discussions will be held on the logistical impact on the region of the enlargement of the Panama Canal.

Commission to Discuss Venezuela's Debt with CFZ

July 2013

Panama and Venezuela are to create a bilateral technical committee to reach an agreement on the debts held by Venezuelan entrepreneurs with the Colon Free Zone.

According to Panamanian Foreign Minister Fernando Nunez, "the first payment will be made almost immediately." "The new program agreed by the Government of Venezuela enables these companies to pay off their debts directly with the Colon Free Zone," he said.

Panama and the Council of the Americas

March 2012

For the second consecutive year in Panama the Latin American conference of the Council of the Americas was held, this year subtitled "Panama: Where the World Meets."

The Council of the Americas is a private U.S. organization, composed of large international corporations with interests in the region, and who are mediators seeking greater cooperation and economic integration in the continent.

New Logistical Training Center

June 2009

Georgia Institute of Technology will open a center for education in Costa Ria for the management of warehouses and logistics.

Georgia Tech Trade Chain Innovation and Productivity Center is designed for teaching alumni and company executives about bettering supply chains and logistics.

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