|5:30 - 6:00 p.m.||Security Check and Registration|
|6:00 - 6:05 p.m.||Gueast go into plenary hall. Theater format with Master of Ceremony |
Plenary session starts
|6:05 - 6:10 p.m.||Panama Folkloric Dance|
|6:10 - 6:15 p.m.||Welcome Remarks||H.E. Willys Del Valle |
Panama Ambassador to The Netherlands
|6:15 - 6:20 p.m.||Introductory Remarks||H.E. Dirk Janssen |
Ambassador of The Netherlands in Panama
|6:20 - 6:40 p.m.||Panama: Gateway into Latin America, and investment destination for Dutch companies||H.E. Isabel St. Malo de Alvarado |
Vice President of the Republic of Panama
|6:40 - 6:55 p.m.||BAM International||TBD|
|6:55 - 7:10 p.m.||Philips Panama||Mr. Abhijit Bhattacharya |
CFO for Latin America, Philips
|7:10 - 7:30 p.m.||Keynote Conference||H.E. Juan Carlos Varela R. |
President of the Republic of Panama
|7:30 - 10:00 p.m.||Plenary Session concludes |
Transer to Panama Fest area - Panama's Tourism experience and networking - Hors d'Oeuvres
A conference featuring the following prominent Panamanian authorities: The President of the Republic of Panama, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Economy and Finance, the Minister of Tourism and President of the Board of Directors of the Metro de Panamá, S.A., Minister of Agricultural Development, Minister of the Maritime Authority of Panama, General Manager of the TOCUMEN International Airport.
Over the past decade, Panama’s strategic location and its integration into the world’s economy have converted the country into the fastest growing economy in Latin America and the Caribbean; transforming it into the ‘Hub of the Americas’. The country seeks to continue being competitive by amplifying services and forming clusters to improve the interconnectivity between all sectors.
The conference will provide insight to one of the fastest growing economies in the world and showcase a range of possibilities to companies of the Netherlands looking for business opportunities in Panama, among others; investments in the public and private sectors, developments in commercial and tourist areas and financial management services.
Panamafest is a festival celebrating Panamanian culture by presenting local food, agricultural products, music and videos, promoting Panama as a great tourist destination.