Panama will have in October the eighth Logistics Expo fair "with the challenge to position this business logistics platform as the most important for excellence in the regional market"
For the eighth consecutive year, the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) and the National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), presented from 22 to 24 of October next Expo Logistics Panama.
Based on the experience of previous years, President of the Organizing Committee for Expo Logistics Panama 2014, Adolfo Noriega said that by July the show is sold by 80% and promises to be a 20% larger if compared to 2013.
This year, the participation of a large number of national and international companies in the area of technology exhibitors, software, temporary agents, airlines, cargo and equipment logistics management companies, and others are expected.
In addition, the exhibition is aimed at users of logistics, which are virtually all companies; for example, importers, supermarkets and department stores; said a statement from the CCIAP.
Noriega said another of the expectations are, more buyers, more business contacts and increase the number of visitors that occur year after year - appointment on the main logistics fair in Panama, which has positioned itself as one of the three most important in the region.
For his part, President of the CCIAP, José Luis Ford, said that since 2007, together with the SENACYT develop this fair to support the national strategy of the logistics industry, "thus contributing to unleashing the potential of this sector, which contributes about 20% of the national gross domestic product. "
The fair will feature a showroom of about 254 modules, which will host the Convention Center Atlapa national and international exhibitors with products and services oriented to the area of logistics and multimodal transport from Argentina, Colombia services, Costa Rica, Ecuador, United States, Spain, Mexico, Peru, Taiwan, Uruguay and Panama, among others.
One of the main attractions of this fair is that it is focused on training and refresher courses for professionals in the logistics sector and multimodal transport.
This year the fair will feature a lecture and a workshop organized jointly with the Development Bank of Latin America-CAF, at the Atlapa Convention Center which will be held on 23 and 24th of October at the Forum Theatre.
In the mentioned cycle there will be about 20 exhibitors from Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Chile, the U.S., France, Mexico, Switzerland and Panama that will present the latest trends in logistics. Exhibitors from the likes of Felipe Manchon, president of the Spanish consultancy Strategy Planning Implementation Management (SPIM SL) and Rafael Farromeque, Senior Logistics Specialist CAF, address issues on the profile of Latin America Logistics and Competitive Priority Projects and Logistics Systems in Latin America, respectively.
Similarly, issues such as the challenges and proposal for a World Class Logistics in Latin America, business logistics competitiveness, logistics talent for the development of the "Hub" in Panama, advances in the Latin American Development logistics system and logistics parks will be discussed, among others.
In this edition conducting a Micro Business Roundtable, to be held on October 23 at the Portobelo Hall Convention Center Atlapa be incorporated.
This Micro Business Roundtable, is dating 30 pre-programmed, where business managers from different areas of the logistics industry can meet your needs for imports, exports, transportation, warehousing, customs services, technology, inventory management minutes and shipping, among others.
This year's exhibition is sponsored by DHL Global Forwarding, Copa Airlines, CAF Development Bank of Latin America and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Panama.