March 28-30, 2023

Panama Convention Center, Amador

6:00 p.m.             Arrival and registration for the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception at the Biomuseo, Exclusive event by invitation only, with support from Marjalizo Realty, Urban Development Group, the Panama Tourism Authority, and the Panama Tourism Fund (PROMTUR).

6:30 p.m.            Palabras de inauguración – Federico Alfaro, Panama’s Minister of Commerce and Industry

Panel Participants:

  • José Álvaro Jenkins, Vicepresident of Azucarera El Viejo
  • Roberto Zamora, President of the Business Council of Latin America (CEAL) and LAFISE Group
  • Herman Bern, Sr, Founder of Bern Enterprises
  • Stanley Motta, CEO of Grupo Motta
  • Moderator: Samuel Urrutia – President of CEAL Panama

8:00 a.m.          Registration at Pacifico Hall, Panama Convention Center

9:00 a.m.          Panel 1 – Investment Opportunities in Panama

The day’s events begin with a presentation by Carmen Gisela Vergara, General Administrator of PROPANAMA, followed by a panel of experts in the commercial and investment sector in Panama.

Presentation Carmen Gisela Vergara, General Administrator of PROPANAMA

Panel Participants:

  • Aimée Sentmat, Executive President of Banistmo Panama
  • Enrique García Martín, Senior Vice President of Procter & Gamble Latin America
  • Jacopo Campbell, Founder of Casco Development Group
  • Samuel Urrutia, President of CEAL Panama
  • Moderator: Carmen Gisela Vergara, General Administrator of PROPANAMA

10:00 a.m.          Networking Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.          Panel 2 – Investment Migration Programs in Panama

After a brief introduction to Panama's most prominent Migration by Investment programs a panel will be held by local and international experts in investment migration and real estate.  

Presentation Diego Ortiz de Zevallos, Deputy Administrator of PROPANAMA

Panel Participants:

  • Bruno L’ecuyer, Co-Founder, Chief Executive of Investment Migration Council
  • Juerg Steffen, Group CEO Henley & Partners.
  • Juan Carlos Araúz, President of the National Bar Association of Panama
  • Samira Gozaine, Director of the National Migration Services
  • Moderator: Diego Ortiz de Zevallos, Deputy Administrator of PROPANAMA

11:30 a.m.       Panel 3 – Panama: An Emerging Digital Hub

Dana Al Salem, Founder of FanFactory, begins with a presentation about the innovation sector, followed by a panel of experts in the data storage, software, hardware and fintech with first-hand knowledge of Panama in this regard.

Presentation Dana Al Salem, Co-founder Yahoo Europe and CEO of FanFactory

Panel Participants:

  • Marco Antonio Sáenz, General Director of Kio Networks Panama
  • Mario Laffitte, Vicepresident of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Latin America
  • Niurka Montero, General Manager of Dell Technologies Panama
  • Soren Azorian, CEO of Red Line Blockchain

Moderator: Luis Oliva - General Administrator of the National Authority for Governmental Innovation

12:30 p.m.          Almuerzo de Oradores VIP - Exclusive event by invitation only* With support and speakers from LATINEX, the Panama Banking Association, the Panama Chamber of Capital Marketsand the Panama Insurance Association.

2:00 p.m.          Panel 4 – Opportunities in Food Production

Beginning with a presentation on the state of agribusiness worldwide, the panel that follows features entrepreneurs in sustainable agriculture and food industries.

Presentation Silvana Diaz, Technical Director at Nestle Central America

Panel Participants:

  • Dario Marchetti, CEO of Open Blue Sea Farms
  • Enrique Zamora, President of Agropecuaria LAFISE
  • Ricardo Koyner, CEO of Kotowa Coffee
  • Víctor Pérez, General Director of Prolacsa and President of APEX
  • Moderator: Carlo Rognoni, Director of the Agricultural Marketing Institute of Panama

3:00 p.m.          Panel 5 – Logistics and Nearshoring in Panama

A leader from a renowned multinational company in the logistics sector will open the panel, followed by experts in the port, air, and nearshoring/manufacturing.

Presentation Jose Antonio De Obaldía, Operations Director at Fedex Express Central America and the Caribbean

Panel Participants:

  • Antonio Domínguez, Area Managing Director at MAERSK
  • Jared Zerbe, CEO of Panama Ports Company
  • José Boyd, CEO of Boyd’s Realty and Panapark Free Zone
  • José Montero, Finance VP and CFO of Copa Airlines
  • Sir Brian Patrick Luining, Director of AGABRIA Maritime
  • Moderator: Carmen Gisela Vergara, General Administrator of PROPANAMA

4:00 p.m.            BREAK

4:30 p.m.           Panel 6 – Panama as a Hub for Sustainable Investments

Sustainability is at the heart of Panama’s investment strategy. The panel begins with a presentation on global trends and investment projects in the framework of industry 4.0, followed by experts active in sustainable companies in Panama.  

Presentation Paulina Rodríguez, President of Sistema B Panama

Presentation Oscar García, UNDP Economics and Politics Specialist: Presentation of Panama’s new Sustainable Investment Platform.

Panel Participants:

  • Carla Chizmar, Head of Environment, Social and Governance at CIFI
  • Gema Sacristán, CIO of IDB Invest
  • Ligia Castro de Doens, Climate Change Advisor at the Ministry of Environment of Panama
  • Marcel Fukuyama, Head of Global Policy at B Lab

Moderator: Paulina Rodriguez, President of Sistema B Panama  

5:30 p.m.          Panel 7 - Panama’s Strides in Sustainable Energy  

Panama’s National Secretary of Energy will launch the panel with a presentation on incentives and programs in Panama's sustainable energy sector, followed by a panel of experts in local and international energy investments.

Presentation Jorge Rivera Staff, Secretary of Energy of Panama

Panel Participants:

  • Juan Andrés Navarro, CEO of NSolar
  • Miguel Bolinaga, – President of AES Panama
  • Paul Cheung Wong, VP of Big Battery
  • Randy Delbert LeTang, President and CEO of SGP BioEnergy
  • Moderator: Jorge Rivera Staff, Secretary of Energy

7:00 p.m.            End of Wednesday Program

8:30 p.m.            Cocktail Networking at L´Esplanade Exclusive event by invitation only*

9:00 a.m.            Business Roundtable

On Thursday, March 30, from 9 to 11 am, there will be a 2-hour Business Matchmaking session where specialists in sectors and investment regimes in Panama will be available for one-on-one meetings with potential investors or interested parties, to answer your questions about the sectors covered during the Forum or expand on topics discussed in the panels of the previous day, in 15-minute sections. Signup for the roundtable is provided by EXPOCOMER. The link for signup can be found in the link in the main event description, or please contact


  • Agriculture
  • Digital
  • Energy
  • Finance
  • Infraestructure
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing and Nearshoring
  • Shared Services and BPOs
  • Multinational Headquarters
  • Tourism

9:00 a.m. Financing Roundtable 

Financing Roundtable SMEs and regional entrepreneurs, by invitation, will have the opportunity to present their projects to potential investors, investment fund managers and angel investors. Co-organized by PreIPO and ESCALA LATAM.

11:00 a.m.          Networking Coffee Break

11:30 a.m.   Panama Investment Portfolio

Presentation Panama Investment Portfolio Leaders from each investment sector will present up to date investment projects and opportunities in logistics, infrastructure, aviation, health sciences, tourism, and public-private partnerships.

 1:00 p.m. VIP Speakers Lunch - Exclusive event by invitation only*

With support and speakers from Escala LATAM and PreIPO, plataforma de fondos de capital.

 2:30 p.m. Closing Ceremony and Optional EXPOCOMER Tour


Optional Tours: 3 options for day tours, with prior registration, to a day of golf, field visits to investment projects and special economic areas, or a visit to the Panama Canal.

Participants will take the bus identified with their visit site, according to previous registration. Limited quotas.


Panama Free Zones

An informative session sponsored by the Directorate of Free Zones of Panama and the Association of Free Zones of Panama, followed by a tour of the most prominent Free Zones in Panama City, specialized in a variety of sectors such as food production, light manufacturing and technology.

 Panama Pacific Special Economic Area

A visit of the Special Economic Zone, a 2,200-hectare mixed-use planned complex located west of Panama City, will be conducted after an informational presentation on Panama Pacifico and the Reverted Assets program. It has an international airport, five international schools, more than 365 notable businesses, residential developments, and more than 600 hectares of green space. The commercial and industrial zone of Panama Pacifico focuses on commercial activities such as high-tech manufacturing, logistics services, shared and administrative services.

 City of knowledge

The City of Knowledge, which is part of the International Tech-park of Panama and its Business Acceleration program, is a global complex that fosters the collaboration of academic and scientific research institutions, as well as cultural organizations committed to human resource development programs, technology research and production, and cross-cultural exchange. With the assistance of the City of Knowledge Foundation and the National Secretariat for Science, Technology, and Innovation, you will learn more about this lively community during this tour of the City of Knowledge facilities.

 Colon Free Zone and Cruise Port

The tour starts with a visit to Panama's Colon Free Zone, the second-largest free zone in the world and one of the top multimodal distribution hubs, before moving on to the Colón 2000 Cruise Port, the Agua Clara locks, and the historic San Lorenzo Fort, where you can imagine the legendary Portobelo Fairs and all the mystery of the most famous city in the New World.

 Real Estate Projects

ACOBIR, the Panamanian Association of Real Estate Brokers and Developers of Panama, will sponsor a tour of the most prominent and impressive projects in Panama City and surrounding areas, which qualify for investment residency from the qualified investor program.


Visitors will stop at the Miraflores Visitors Center after seeing the Interoceanic Canal Museum in Old Town, which is devoted to preserving, studying, and spreading the testimonies of the history of the Panama Canal. Following a guided tour, participants will have opportunity to enjoy watching the ships pass through the locks from the observatory's different floors. Departure time: 10:00 a.m.


Panama Golf Club The modern complex covers a total of 124 hectares between the sports field and the urbanization located in the “Cerro Viento” area, thirty minutes from Panama City. The course has 18 holes, par 72, and a 6-hole course for children with its Club House and Driving Range (practice field). The golf course has irrigation and paths for golf carts. It also has 4 tennis courts, two of which are indoors. A swimming pool for adults and one for children, sauna, Proshop, bar service, restaurants and four rooms for your events.

From 2004 to 2017 it has been one of the official stops on the PGA Tour, in 2017 it was the headquarters of the Latin American Amateur Championship. The winners of this tournament participate directly in the Masters Championship, the Open, U.S. Open, Amateur Championship, U.S. Amateur Championship and any other tournament organized by the USGA, and recently hosted the Korn Ferry Tour (PGA).

Turigolf Package: $200 + tax

Includes green fee and golf cart

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