Multi-Sector Trade Mission to Panama - April 2013
Following the successful trade mission in 2012, European Atlantic Trade & Investment Missions will be taking another trade mission to Panama on 15-20 April 2013. The mission has the full support of the British Embassy, UKTI, the Panama Trade & Investment Agency, and the Embassy of Panama in the UK.
Thanks to massive public infrastructure development projects, an ambitious development programme, and booming transportation and logistics sectors, Panama has been dubbed “The Dubai of the Americas.” Its dollar-based economy has continued to grow at a rate of 10.6% in 2011 and is expected to continue its upward trend after the completion of the expansion of the canal in 2014, which will more than double the Canal’s capacity. The country has no current account deficit.
Panama is a hot destination for foreign investment, with the UK being the largest investor in the country. UK exports to Panama were worth £ 318m and imports £ 60m in 2011.
The mission will coincide with the biggest international trade fair in the region-EXPOCOMER, where the British Embassy/UKTI has secured a large British stand. The aim is to make a big British statement at the exhibition and to introduce UK business to the wide array of business and investment opportunities in Panama.
Please click here for more details of the Mission and how to book your place.