Panama Conventions and Visitors Bureau

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Panama Conventions and Visitors Bureau
P.O Box 832-2777 W.T.C.
Panama,

Web: www.panamaconventions.com
Phone: 507 263 2498
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Email: bureaucv@pty.com

About Us:
Panama city is one of the preferred destinations in Latin America. Its prime location in the Caribbean Central American Region; an excellent infrastructure, together with its supreme nightlife and world-class services; culture and history turns it into the meeting capital of the Americas. The city speaks about its rich past and prosperous future. Two thousand years of culture, commerce, and conquest are to be found in Old Panama, the colonial quarter, and the high rises of the international banking center.

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Panama city is one of the preferred destinations in Latin America. Its prime location in the Caribbean Central American Region; an excellent infrastructure, together with its supreme nightlife and world-class services; culture and history turns it into the meeting capital of the Americas. The city speaks about its rich past and prosperous future. Two thousand years of culture, commerce, and conquest are to be found in Old Panama, the colonial quarter, and the high rises of the international banking center.
Panama a country so small that on a clear day, one can spot the two oceans from a top its highest peak, yet so rich that its wonders cover the mainland and extend to countless islands and miles of underwater abundance.

Panama is one of the world’s most visitor-friendly countries. It has the highest rating for tourist safety from the prestigious Pinkerton Intelligence Agency. Its people are warm, friendly and unspoiled. Panama has always been international crossroads-Panamanians are accustomed to meeting people from other lands and English is a second language. Another great visitor convenience is that the US dollar is the Panamanian currency.

Panama as the rest of Centro America got its independence from Spain in 1821 and became a Colombian province.  Later got it’s independence from Colombia with the United States support, since they had replaced the French Government for the Canal construction.
Traditionally Panama’s port of Portobello was the trade point of goods between Europe and the Americas.  This is the reason why today Panama City is one of the world’s shopping paradises.

Geographic distribution

9 provinces (Coclé, Bocas del Toro, Columbus, Chiriquí, Darién, Herrera, Saint, Panama and Veraguas) and 5 indigenous regions (Kuna Yala, Emberá Wounan, Kuna de Madungandí, Kuna de Wargandí and Gnobe Bugle ').

Population

3.039.150 inhabitants (Julio, 2005 considered).                                  

Ethnic Groups

70% mestizos, 10% white, 12% mulatos and 8% natives

Religions

93% Roman Catholics, 6% Protestants. Total freedom of cult exists.

Rate of alfabetismo

92.6% (Julio, 2005 considered).

Official Language

The official language in the Republic of Panama is the Spanish, many Panamanians are bilingual (inglés/español).

Government

Constitutional democracy, State divided in three powers: Executive (President, two Vice-presidents), Legislative (Legislative Assembly) and Judicial (Supreme Court of Justice).
PANAMA CANAL Righteously recognized as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Panama Canal is a salute to the skill, courage and dedication of thousand of people...It is the ideal venue for rewarding the deeds of your high achievers!
A visit to the Panama Canal will unveil far more than an unprecedented engineering feat. It will allow your clients to explore the intricacies of the magnificent eco system that keeps the waterway alive. The Canal's watershed features abundant and record-setting wildlife. Superb hiking and bird watching tours will offer your clients a candid conversation with nature, at only minutes from downtown Panama City. Make sure to visit the world's most researched rainforest: the Smithsonian Institution's natural laboratory of Barro Colorado Island in Lake Gatun.
Panama is located at the world’s crossroad with access from the major cities.  It is an ideal venue as the site for meetings and conventions, with excellent infrastructure and services to hold the most prestigious events.

ATLAPA Convention Center
Atlapa Convention Center combines the artistic heritage and Panamanian culture with  high technology and the latest services requested by meeting planners.

Atlapa´s total capacity holds 10,500 people and it is located in the center of the modern city.

First class hotels in city display the most convenient meeting rooms facilities with a capacity to accommodate from 50 to 800 participants.
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