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NEWSLETTER - APRIL 2015

Introduction

A message from us

"Welcome to the monthly edition of the World Trade Center Panama Newsletter! Through this monthly newsletter we interconnect our members and inform our tenants by sharing useful information about WTC Panama. We also showcase the ongoing activities and the latest updates on upcoming and past events, as well as the international relationship of WTC Panama with other WTC’s through the WTC Association. " Remy Swaab, Executive Director of WTC Panama.

Members at Heart

WTC Panama to its Members

New Restaurant in the GHL Hotel located in the WTC Panama
(with a 25% discount for everyone that works in the WTC Panama Complex)

The new restaurant, that is located in the Hotel of the World Trade Center Panama Complex, offers a 25% discount to anyone working in the WTC Panama Complex, by showing their ID Access card provided by WTC Panama. This discount will be on their executive lunches and to the buffet breakfast that is served from Monday to Sunday.

The Hotel in the WTC Panama Complex would like you to visit their new restaurant that is located on the first floor of the Hotel, with direct access through the halls of the Commercial Area. The commercial area can be accessed from either entrance of the Casino or the Berlitz Language Center. You don’t have to leave the complex to enjoy a delicious lunch and to receive great service!!!

WTC Panama will visit WTC’s in the Philippines and Japan

Mr. Remy Swaab, Executive Director of WTC Panama, will be attending the annual General Assembly of the World Trade Centers Association that will take place in Manila, the Philippines at the end of April this year. Together, with over 150 delegates and guests from other WTC’s, the focus will be to discuss (new) ideas, shape actionable strategies and gain exposure. Mr. Swaab will have the opportunity to promote the members of WTC Panama at this event. After this, Mr. Swaab will meet with Mr. Suzaki, Secretary-General of WTC Tokyo, in Japan where he will express his interest in establishing a direct communications channel between both WTC’s for future cooperation. If you would like your company to be showcased during either of these events, please contact our communications department to coordinate this: [email protected]

Workshop GerenteLider in the WTC Panama

In the month of March, the workshop "Managing Small Projects" was successfully held in the GHL Hotel located in the WTC Panama Complex. The purpose of this workshop, that has been developed by Mr. Ian Toruño, author of "El Secreto para ser un Gerente de Proyectos más Efectivo", is to teach how to achieve Successful Projects without it being difficult and making life complicated.
GerenteLider wants to extend his invitation to all companies located in the WTC Panama Complex, to participate in future events and to take advantage of exclusive benefits for members of WTC Panama. For more information, call 360-5474 or write [email protected]

Close to Home

WTC Panama Complex to its Tenants

The Post Office - Close to You

The World Trade Center Panama Complex is one of the only buildings in Panama City that has its own Post Office (Correos y Telégrafos COTEL). It is located on the first floor of the Commercial Area and it’s open to the public from 8:00AM until 3:00PM. This is a great asset to the tenants of the building as well as all the nearby companies and local community.

The Post Office services include: the delivery of letters, postcards, small packages and telegraphs; International Courier; Preferential EMS; National Courier; the sale of stamps; renting PO Boxes and Box International. The Post Office also offers services for the Caja de Ahorros, service payments to pensioners and telegraphic money transfer. For more information please visit: www.correospanama.gob.pa

A special fire drill at the German Embassy

The German Embassy, located on the 20th floor of the WTC Panama Complex, executed its special Fire Drill on Tuesday the 24th of March. Click here to see the photos. This Fire Drill comprises a collapsed tube that is ejected out of one of the windows until it drops down to the ground level at a staggering height of 70 meters. The staff proceeded to enter the tube from the office and spiral down in controlled descent until the ground floor where they exited the tube onto the parking lot. This event attracted a lot of curiosity in the spectators, especially because it also involved the local Fire Department and News coverage.

This rare occasion to test the tube was shared by the staff with the Fire Department Sargent and a WTC Panama employee. Attendees to this even also included the Municipality and of course the staff of the Company that maintains this equipment. For more information about this evacuation tube, please contact the German Embassy: [email protected]

Member Acknowledgment

WTC Panama Member to Member

Words from Sr. Julio R. Jolly Moore – Socio Director de Global Advisory Solution

Global Advisory Solutions, GLOADSO, is located on the 17th floor in the WTC Panama Complex, office #1703. Its services include Corporate Governance, Internal Auditing, Risk Control and Compliance, amongst others.

Global Advisory Solutions (GLOADSO) is a major sponsor for the XIX National Congress of Accountants; which will take place on May 20 – 22 in Megapolis Convention Center in Panama City, as part of its commitment to the professional growth of the branches of internal audit, internal control and risk consulting firm. This event is focused on the accountants and their integral part of the company and the business development. The firm hopes to positively contribute to the event with its presentation of "Nuevas Tendencias del Riesgo Tecnológico y su Impacto en la Función del Contador del Futuro" given by Mr. Julio R. Jolly Moore, a partner of the firm. This presentation is expected to provide more information to participants regarding the challenges and technological risks that accountants face every day, and help them to become a strategic business partner in their companies. To learn more about this conference please visit the event website www.congresonacionaldecontadorespanama.org/. To learn more about our services write us at: [email protected]

Words from Diego Vasquez - Technology Advisor - WTC Panama

"Inspired by my first article in the Network of Computerworld España, I wanted to explore a little bit more about what the professionals think about the subject, that’s why I have created a short and informal survey of the Professional Motivation in ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). I would like to invite you all to read this article and to join the discussion and to see the responses: Survey of Professional Motivation in the area of ICT".

Panama News

Successful Expocomer in Panamá

The Expocomer was organized for the 33rd time by the Chamber of Commerce of Panama, who is also celebrating its 100th year anniversary. This event took place from the 11th of March to the 14th of March has been more successful than last year. Mr. Remy Swaab of WTC Panama was present during the inauguration of this important International Commercial Exhibition in Panama that brought 600 companies in more than 850 exhibition stands from over 35 countries. According to statistical data recorded by the Center for Economic Studies at the Chamber of Commerce of Panama (CEECAM) during these 4 days, there have been over $124 million transactions and around 10,500 visitors have visited the event. More information.

7th Summit of the Americas in Panama

The Panamanian Government will host the seventh Summit of the Americas on April 10 – 11, 2015 and will welcome 35 delegations of Heads of State and Government from across the Americas. The Summit, with a central theme "Prosperity with Equity: The Challenge of Cooperation in the Americas" will be a platform where, respecting differences of opinion, the Heads of State and Government will freely debate on common issues such as: equity, cooperation, poverty, employment, environmental sustainability, energy security, democratic governance, among others, and agree on how these overall issues can be resolved with the democratic adoption and implementation of effective, efficient and measurable policies.

Panama introduces several innovations to this Summit, and therefore will be expected to be "historic". It will be the first time that Cuba and the United States will both attend this event and it will be the first meeting between Mr. Barack Obama and Mr. Raul Castro after their announcement to restore full relations in December 2014. Besides this, there will also be, for the first time, a Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, attending the Summit of the America's.

Parallel Forums
Additionally, during the 7th Summit of the Americas that will be held at Atlapa Convention Center, several important Parallel Forums will be organized. For example the University President’s Forum, which is an academic forum convening university presidents from across the American continent that will be addressing key governance and development topics, through fresh methodological approaches, including the sharing of good practices to tackle key challenges in the Americas. The other forums will be: Civil Society and Social Actors Forum, Youth of the America’s Forum and Business Forum. Click here for more information on these forums.

Logo of the Summit
After a competition to design the logo for the seventh Summit of the Americas, a Panamanian graphic designer, Yaribeth Hernandez, has won. In the logo, beside the phrase "VII Cumbre de las Américas, Panamá 2015" (7th Summit of the Americas, Panama 2015), two flying doves meet in Panama. Their colors, red and blue, symbolize Panama as a host country that recognizes diversity and free thinking. Their shapes represent North and South America. Both doves are holding an olive branch that represents the Caribbean Islands, considered key participants of the Summit. The doves symbolize peace and the economic, social and cultural freedom of the hemisphere. They share a common goal, which is the equitable progress of the Americas.
For more information, click here

Upcoming Events


April 8 – 10 2015 Parallel Forums
Summit of the Americas, Panama
More Information Panama City, Panama

April 10 – 11 2015 Summit of the Americas, Panama More Information Panama City, Panama

April 9 – 12 2015 SCAA Event More Information Seattle, USA

April 12 – 15 2015 Panama Maritime XII More Information Panama City, Panama

April 23 - 25 2015 Executives Annual Conference 2015 More Information Panama City, Panama

April 26 - 28 2015 WTCA General Assembly More Information Manila, the Philippines

May 20 - 22 2015 National Congress of Accountants More Information Panama City, Panama

May 27 2015 Pana Salud 2015 More Information Panama City, Panama

Jul 22 - 24 2015 Panama Expo Graphic More Information Panama City, Panama

Oct 21 – 23 2015 Expo Logistic Panama More Information Panama City, Panama

Did You Know?

The remodeling of the WTC Panama Elevators in the Commercial Area and Office Tower, as well as the Office Tower Lobby, has now been completed.

About Us

WTC Panama aims to expand communication, international market culture and business services. The primary goal of the WTC Panama is to bring together the businesses involved in international commerce and provide them with services that will help facilitate growth. WTC Panama connects various economic segments locally and globally and is a member of the World Trade Centers Association. This Association stimulates trade and investment opportunities for commercial property developers, economic development agencies and international businesses looking to connect globally and prosper locally through the exclusive 330 'World Trade Center' branded properties and trade service.

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