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NEWSLETTER - AUGUST 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.

Close to Home

WTC Panama Complex to its Tenants

New customer Service hours at WTC Panama

Mr. Manuel Paz, Operations Manager of the WTC Panama Complex, would like to inform you that as of the 1st of August 2015, the Administration Office will be available for any financial transaction (payment of dues, etc.) from Monday to Friday between the hours of 08:00AM – 12:00PM. For all other requests, questions or personal attention, by email or by phone, the Administration Office will still be available from Monday to Friday between 08:00AM to 5:00PM and Saturdays from 08:00AM to 12:00PM.

TVN filming at the WTC Panama Complex

In the past month of July, the team of TVN filmed their commercial for the new season of their evening program "Al Descubierto"on the Helipad on top of the Office Tower of the WTC Panama. The presenters, Blanca Herrera, Marelissa Him, Carolina Dementiev and Kayata were standing in front of a beautiful background of Panama City. This new season of "Al Descubierto"will be showed on TVN, canal 2, from Monday to Friday from 5:00PM – 6:00PM. https://instagram.com/p/4p9Yz-xJic

Offices available to rent

If you are looking for offices to rent within the WTC Panama Office Tower, please consider the following available offices to rent or to buy: On the 3rd floor with 132 M², on the 4th floor with 57 M2 and on the 17th floor with 168.08 M2. For more information please contact Irma Matteo, phone numbers 66757450 / 265-7866, or by email: [email protected]

Member Acknowledgment

WTC Panama Member to Member

Words from Bienvenido Cardenas, General Manager of PBS Xerox Panama

"Xerox began their operations in Panama 50 years ago in July 1965, where they have been representing the leaders of the technology industry. Xerox has a history of striving to be their customers' preferred technology and integrated solutions partner by helping them to improve the quality of their products and services and become more efficient in their business processes.

With our legendary research and development center in Palo Alto, California, we develop the most advanced printing solutions in the sector, achieving to maintain the lowest factor of malfunction. We have customers that have been working with us for over 30 years. We find this is the best proof we have to show our constant focus on excellence. To achieve this we employ a talented group of passionate and ethical people who are committed to excellence and proud to be a part of our organization. We act with a keen sense of responsibility for the corporate assets under our care. To meet the needs of our customers and shareholders, we operate homogeneously throughout the region. We do things the same way... the best way... in every market."

Xerox PBS Panama is located on the 1st floor of the Office tower of the World Trade Center. For more information contact them by telephone: 204-9900 or by email: [email protected]  www.grouppbs.com

Member At Heart

WTC Panama to its Member

Workshops and Seminars within the WTC Panama

Mr. Ian Toruño, MBA, SCPM, is offering Training, Consulting and Coaching services, which will help the leaders of their organizations to achieve their potential within the WTC Panama Complex. On his page gerentelider.com you can find a list of the upcoming seminars and where you can register yourself for (one of) the seminars.

Gerente Lider encourages all employees and managers to participate in the events for their personal and professional growth and to take advantage of the exclusive benefits for members of the WTC Panama. For more information, call: 360-5474 or email: [email protected]

Looking for new curtains in the office?

The Administration of the WTC Panama wants to extend their gratitude to "Confecciones Laura", for the personal and excellent service of their work in the Administration office with the new curtains. For more information about this provider, please contact Mr. Didymos Cedeno: [email protected] or 6649-2995.

Connected to the World

Connection between WTC's

New web platform WTC Valencia

WTC Valencia would like to present to all members of the WTC Panama their new platform to promote and disseminate information to the World Trade Centers globally. This web platform includes:

  • An online radio primarily instrumental
  • A second audio broadcast programs of general interest. This second issue can be heard simultaneously with the music
  • A website dedicated to news; international, financial, entertainment and events
  • Detailed information on the former programs and interviews
  • A section dedicated to show video interviews.
For more information

Panama News

IPADE Business School in Panama

Panamanian Businessman Mr. Carlos Rabat and professor of IPADE, Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección de Empresa, Sr. Agustín Llamas, have mentioned that on August 10th the first program of IPADE Business School will open in Panama, aiming to improve management skills and training leaders in Top Management through an innovative academic proposal, with a global approach to business, social responsibility with the aim of positively transforming organizations from all sectors, and society in general.

IPADE promotes international dialogue, and accordingly it has established agreements with recognized homologous academic institutions in other countries. Likewise, it is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and a member of a number of international organizations. IPADE is currently the only business school in Latin America that is within the top twenty in the world (at #13). It assumes that the employer has, without giving prominence to the degree, at least ten years of management experience. It is a "business to business" program to improve the skills of those who already reached their goals as businessmen. Read more

Two new routes through the Panama Canal

Maersk Line and Hamburg Sud are operating two new shipping routes in the coming months, from respectively Asia to the east coast of the United States and from South America to the Caribbean. The Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano, said these two new services will generate "between $25 million to $30 million each." Vessels operating the routes are of medium size and will start going through the canal in the coming months. Read more

News from the Americas

Panama one step closer to joining Pacific Alliance

Panama's entry to the Pacific Alliance, of which it has been an observer since its founding in 2011, is on the table. The regional Alliance, consisting of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru, holds 37% of Latin America’s GDP. It aims to create an area of deep integration to move towards the free movements of goods, services, capital and people among its members and allies. To fulfill these objectives Panama’s participation is important due to its ability "to unite both continents and oceans", according to Alan Garcia, former president of Peru and initiator of the Alliance. The ratification of the Free Trade Agreement between Mexico and Panama in March this year was a step ahead in the process to incorporate Panama as a full member. Read more

Upcoming Events


Aug 18 - 20 2015 Business Conference More Information Chiriquí, Panama

Aug 24 2015 Seminar 'Introducción al Liderazgo de Proyectos' More Information Panama City, Panama

Aug 24 - 26 2015 ExpoAlimentaria More Information Lima, Peru

Aug 26 2015 Grand Panamá Gala & Art Auction More Information Panama City, Panama

Sep 10 - 11 2015 Expo Franquicia Panama More Information Panama City, Panama

Sep 24 - 26 2015 Expo Médica More Information Panama City, Panama

Sep 25 - 26 2015 Expo International Tourism More Information Panama City, Panama

Sep 28 2015 Seminar 'Introducción al Liderazgo de Proyectos' for team efficiency More Information Panama City, Panama

Oct 20 - 22 2015 BizFit Panama More Information Panama City, Panama

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

Nov 19 - 21 2015 5th Global Economic Summit More Information Mumbai, India

Did You Know?

The difference between the Old Panamax (max 4500 TEU) and the New Panamax (13000 TEU): More information

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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