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NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 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 Property Owners

WTC Panama Complex Fire Insurance Policy

As one of the New Year resolutions, the Administration wants to ensure that all the property owners’ information is correct on the WTC Panama Complex Fire Insurance Policy. If you are aproperty owner in the WTC Panama Complex, you should have received a physical copy of this information some months ago from the Administration. Please revise the information sent and contact the administration if it needs to be corrected (or if you didn’t receive the information): [email protected]

Member Acknowledgment

WTC Panama Member to Member

Words from Luly Arosemena, Manager Sales and Marketing - Tropical Services

"Tropical Services is a Panamanian Company founded in 1971. With over 40 years of existence we have experienced a steady growth and mastered our expertise. Our service focuses on property maintenance and taking care of people by offering them a safe and healthy environment. We use special biodegradable products that ensure a healthy and safe surrounding. We provide a professional and efficient service; therefore we invest in the best and latest equipment. We have more than 750 specialized and trained employees, with enough transportation and back up personnel to cover any absence and ensure we can deliver. Our team of supervisors visits our customers constantly, making sure that the quality of the work and service is of the customers satisfaction." More information

Members at Heart

WTC Panama to its Members

Promote your Company on our monthly Newsletter

World Trade Center Panama offers to all their businesses and members to promote their services and products through their monthly newsletter. If you are interested in taking advantage of this benefit please send a short article for the section: “Member Acknowledgement – WTC Member to Member”. This article, of maximum 200 words, could contain information about your company and services/products, the relationship with and advantages of the WTC Panama Complex and other comments you would wish to publish. The article can be written in Spanish and/or English, as the Newsletter is written in both languages. Don’t forget to include a photo/logo of your company to the article. You can send this to: [email protected]

Is your Company taking advantage of Social Media and other online presence?

Almost one year ago WTC Panama has set up a Communication department that focuses on its online presence. This Department can assist you, as a member and/or tenant, to promote your company, your products and/or your services through social media by posting them on their online channels and by sharing your posts as well. Improve your website online ranking by having link exchange with the new website of WTC Panama (www.wtcpanama.org). Finally, make sure your company has been listed on the World Trade Centers Association network online platform directory (www.wtca.org/locations/world-trade-center-panama) with optimized SEO. All these benefits are free of charge as added value of being located in one of the most prestigious Class A building complex for companies, the WTC Panama Complex. Contact the Communications department via: [email protected]

Connected to the World

Connection between WTC's

WTCA recognize Mr. Guillermo Ronderos for his commitment as board member

Mr. Guillermo Ronderos, the President of WTC Panama hasbeen recognized for his commitment as a board member by the worldwide association of the WTC’s (the WTCA), and additionally has been valuedfor his contributions as the head of the Digital Task Force. The WTCA also recognized Mr. Remy Swaab, Executive Director of WTC Panama for his involvement as an active consultant since inception of said Digital Task Force. Read more

Expand Your Business: Visit the Taiwan Trade Shows

World Trade Center Taipei, Taiwan, will host 39 international shows in 2015. By organizing Taiwan Trade Shows, they help enterprises around the world to explore opportunities across various industrial sectors and help generate business. Throughout the 35 trade shows held in 2014, more than 31,000 booths were used by over 11,000 exhibiting companies. More importantly, the shows attracted almost 81,000 visitors from around the world looking to buy products from companies in Taiwan. The shows generated trade turnover and business opportunities, and on the back of a recovering global economy, 2015 is expected to be an even bigger year for all of the shows. Read more

Panama News

Economic growth in Panama still strong

In 2014 Panama was one of the countries with the highest economic growth rate of Latin America. In its latest rapport, the World Bank estimates a growth of 6,8% for the year 2014. The sectors that have proven to be the strongest are construction, transport, communication and trade. Similar growth has been estimated for 2015. The biggest government expenses ahead include the metro line and the investment in agriculture. Read more

Panama sends 512 teachers to US in bilingual scheme

Panama will be sending more than 500 teachers and students from the Juan Demóstenes Arosemena Superior Normal School in Veraguas to study English in the United States. The trips are part of the "Bilingual Panama" program, which aimsto improvethe level of English in the Panamanian education system. The government plans on spending $135.4 million on the program in the next five years, including $7.6 million on the first phase. The goal of the program is, eventually, to train 10,000 English teachers. Read more

Sixmillion containers through Panamanian Ports

According to the Maritime Authority of Panama, the Panamanian ports have moved 6.1 million containers in 2014 until the month of November. This represents an increase of 2.7 percent in compare to the same period of time in 2013. The Panama Balboa Port has moved the most containers in 2014 with more than 2.9 million containers, which represent a 4.6 percent increase with the year before. Read more

Upcoming Events


Mar 10 - 12 2015

CABSAT
Content Management Event

More Information Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mar 11 - 14 2015

EXPOCOMER

More Information Panama City, Panama

Apr 26 - 28 2015

WTCA General Assembly

More Information Manila, The Philippines

Did You Know?

There are currently 6.2 million active cellphone lines in Panama; this means 158 cellphones per 100 Panamanians Read more

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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