The Colón logistics platform and tourist sites will be showcased at the First International Commercial and Logistics Exhibition that will take place at the Melia Panama Canal Hotel from Wednesday, September 16 to Saturday, September 19.
More than 80 exhibitor companies from the Colon Free Zone and complementary services will exhibit their products in more than 1,000 meters of exhibition space.
As part of the event there will be a series of conferences about the [...]
On Friday, July 17, the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE) hosted the Tourism Forum (FOTUR) in Colón to discuss strategies to drive economic development of the city and province.
Under the banner, “Tourism: engine for the transformation and development of the province of Colon”, the event enjoyed participation of well-known public and private figures, who discussed how the travel industry can drive needed economic development for Panama’s Caribbean coast.
Varela’s Urban Renewal Plan for [...]
Reviving the Colón Free Port Law
The plan to turn the city of Colón into a free port, which emerged 23 years ago, will finally become a reality. A key component of the initiative launched by the administration of President Varela, the plan to extend the free trade zone to include 16 blocks of Colón city, is a strategic move to attract the cruise ship market, whose travelers can benefit from duty-free shopping.
This plan [...]
At a press conference in Panama focusing on the tourism and aviation industry, Tony Tyler, CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), referred to the advantages in Panama for the expansion of the Tocumen air terminal, describing it as one of the best airports in the world and a model for the aviation world. Present at the conference were David Hernandez, IATA Area Manager for Central America; Peter Cerda, IATA Regional Vice President of [...]
Starbucks and Juan Valdez, of Colombia, are just two of the companies interested in participating in tenders for commercial areas at Tocumen International Airport.
The specifications for the procurement of 15 of the 40 areas available at Tocumen will be announced in the coming weeks and the duration of the concessions is estimated to be between five and 10 years.
Starbucks has shown interest in participating in bids being made by Tocumen SA, specifically for [...]