• Panama EXPO 2011 received more than 7,000 visitors and tripled its size with a total of 230 exhibition modules, attended by 150 local and foreign companies who had the opportunity to make nearly 3,000 business contacts.
• This year, the activity took an more international turn, receiving visitors and exhibitors from 20 countries.
• In the fifth edition of EXPO Panama, business transactions were conducted by the order of $3 million, a figure that was recorded for the first time to measure the impact of the internationalization of the fair.
The project was carried out in conjunction with the National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT) and with the support of the Ministry Trade and Industry (MITI) in order to promote growth of logistics sector, a very important industry for the development of the country, which accounts for 24.3% of gross domestic product (GDP).
The event ‘Expo Logistica’ will be held at the ATLAPA Convention Center in Panama, on the 11th and 12th of October 2012.
A press release from the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture in Panama (CCIAP) states:
"EXPO Panama has managed in its five previous versions, to position itself as one of the three major exhibitions in the region and we aim to continue to grow and professionalize the industry locally and internationally via this important series of conferences", said Albert White Eagle, President of the Organizing Committee of EXPO Panama 2012. "The exhibition took an international turn last year when it received representatives from 20 countries, counting both exhibitors and visitors", said White.