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Panama gifted a book collection to the library "House of Wisdom"

The Panama pavilion gifted Sharjah's "House of Wisdom" library with a collection of more than 50 titles that won the Ricardo Miró literature award, as well as a book on Panamanian specialty coffee and a collection of books on the Panama Canal. Panama.

The pavilion team was received by Mr. Mohamed Boufarss who gave a tour of the library, showing its technology and focus on younger generations, encouraging the habit of reading..

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Panama received more than 500 thousand visitors at Expo 2020 Dubai

The Panama pavilion received throughout the 6 months of Expo 2020 Dubai, more than 500 thousand visitors from more than countries.

80% of the visitors were foreigners, so the majority were from different parts of the world.

More than half a million people were able to learn more about the culture, history, products and opportunities in Panama.

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Panama participation at Annual Investment Meeting

For 3 days, the Annual Investment Meeting was held at the Dubai Exhibition Center, Expo 2020 Dubai facilities organized by the Dubai Ministry of Economy.
The administrator Vergara, exposed in the regional focus session: Latin America and the Caribbean all the opportunities that Panama offers for the LAC region.
AIM focuses on 6 pillars: Foreign Direct Investment, Small and Medium Enterprises, Cities of the Future, Startups, Foreign Portfolio Investment and the 50 Projects Initiative, which will generate investment opportunities for various sectors and for all participants from more than 170 countries. countries
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MOU between PROPANAMA and Apex-Brasil signing

Within the framework of the Global Business Forum LATAM, the MOU was signed between PROPANAMA and Apex-Brasil, organized by their respective pavilions.
This event took place in the Brazilian pavilion, who very cordially offered an artistic show in their pavilion and a cocktail after the signing. 

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Panama Participation at Global Business Forum LATAM

The general administrator and commissioner of the Panama pavilion, Carmen Gisela Vergara, was the representative of Panama in the Global Business Forum focused on the Latin American region organized by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce.

The forum took place at the Expo 2020 Dubai facilities, in what is the Dubai Exhibition Centre, where important authorities from the entire LATAM market as well as from the United Arab Emirates and the Arabian Gulf region met.  

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Participation of the Panama Canal in the water week

The Panama Canal, through Mrs. Ilya Espino de Marotta, deputy administrator of the canal, participating in the forum organized by the women's pavilion and the Australian pavilion.
The forum aimed to expose all those challenges that women face in professional life in their respective industries and even in something as basic as obtaining drinking water. Sub-administrator Ilya shared with 2 more representatives from the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.  
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Educational project at Expo 2020 Dubai

In the week of March 10 to 16, the educational project planned for the International Day of Education, on January 24, was carried out. In this educational tour, 18 students and 3 teachers were able to learn about many different cultures, their innovation, technology and projects for the future of society. 

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Panama Pavilion receives the visit of H.E. Janaina Tewaney, minister of government

The minister visited the Panama pavilion where she was received by the director who offered her a guided tour to learn about everything that Panama was exposing to the world.

The minister also had the opportunity to meet some pavilions such as: Emirates, DP world, India and Singapore.. 

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Panama Pavilion receives Indian Business Group

The Panama Pavilion was visited by the Indian Business Group, who, on their tour of the Expo, decided on Panama as a destination to learn more about the business opportunities in Panama.
The delegation was received by Any Lam, director of the Panama pavilion, who talked with them and gave them a tour of the pavilion, who made a stop at the pavilion store and even bought certain Panamanian products such as sauces, honey and souvenirs. 
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Panama Pavilion receives H.H. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh and ruler of Dubai

The Director of the Pavilion, Any Lam Chong, received the honorable visit of His Highness Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh of Dubai and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, accompanied by a jacket to show off our typical costume, gave her a guided tour of the pavilion of Panama where he learned more about our culture, history and contribution to trade, transportation and communications in the world.

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Panama at Gulfood

The Panama pavilion team joined forces with PROPANAMA for the representation of Panama at Gulfood, the world's largest food and hospitality fair.

Aligned with one of our main objectives, which is to promote exports, PROPANAMA sponsored the participation of Panamanian companies in Gulfood for the first time.The Panama pavilion provided support in the commercial, logistics and administration and entertainment areas with a typical presentation at the opening of the stand. 

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Panama launches iniciative "Win a trip to Panama" 

The Panama Pavilion launches the "Win a trip to Panama" initiative to encourage the purchase of the Panamanian exportable offer that is for sale in the store and in the pavilion's kiosk. The dynamic consists of making a minimum purchase of 200AED which is equivalent to about 60USD, and in this way visitors could register to participate and win a round trip to Panama from the United Arab Emirates. 
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Visit to Dubai Global Connect

With the Expo as a platform to promote Panamanian exports to international markets, but mainly to the Middle Eastern markets, an advance visit was made to Dubai Global Connect to learn more about its services, advantages and conditions so that a "showroom" and warehouse for the distribution of Panamanian products in this region.

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The commissioner general visited some pavilions in advance for the educational project

The general commissioner and the director of the Panama pavilion made different advanced visits for the educational project and observed first-hand several of the pavilions considered for students to visit.

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Panama participated of the coffee week of Saudi Arabia pavilion 

The government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia designated 2022 as the "Year of Saudi Coffee". Coffee has long been an intrinsic part of Saudi culture, representing values ??such as generosity and hospitality, regularly appearing in songs, poems and paintings.
The Panama Pavilion participated with its specialty coffees such as: Kotowa Coffee Farms, Tezzora Arabica Coffee, Geisha Gold, 2 water brands (Aquacai and Panama Blue) and books on the history of Panamanian specialty coffee, among other products.
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Panama Pavilion opens the portal at Expo 2020 Dubai

Due to the celebration of the International Day of Education, the general commissioner in company with the Ambassador Ricardo Laviery, Any Lam Chong, pavilion director and their team opened the portal of Expo looking forward to the educational project that will be hosted in march. 

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"Panama Tastings" developed with panamanian products 

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MEDUCA participates in forum  "132 million girls: addressing gender disparities in access to education" 

On the morning of December 13, 2021, within the framework of the Knowledge and Learning Week of Expo 2020 Dubai, the World Women's Majlis was held: “132 million girls: addressing gender disparities in the access to education ”moderated by Dr. Aw in the Women's Pavilion.
The Panama Pavilion participated in the event through the virtual intervention of H.E. Maruja Gorday, Minister of Education of Panama.

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Panama Pavilion reaches 100,000 visitors

In the first week of December, the Panama Pavilion exceeded 100,000 visitors.
More than 90 nationalities visited the pavilion and 70% of them claim to know Panama prior to their visit. 

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

From words to actions- “Without Labels” - International Day of Persons with Disabilities. On December 3, Expo 2020 Dubai commemorates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

Panama Pavilion will sponsor the Conference "Without Labels" by Vivian Fernández de Torrijos, Expert commissioned to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and also vice president of the Committee of women and girls with disabilities in the world for the period 2021-2024.

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Golden Jubilee Celebration

From December 1-4, 2021, the United Arab Emirates celebrated the Golden Jubilee for their 50th anniversary as a country.
Various activities were carried out throughout the expo and with all participating countries.
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Commemoration of the Bicentennial of the Independence of Panama from Spain

Today we remember from Expo 2020 Dubai: Long Live Freedom! November 28, Independence of Panama from Spain. Emancipatory movement where Panama breaks the colonial ties that existed between its territory and the Spanish Empire, thus ending 321 years of colonial life.
The Pavilion of the Republic of Panama commemorated the Bicentennial with various cultural and artistic events, such as a fusion of Emirati dance and music, visits to pavilions and especially that of Spain where there was cultural and gastronomic exchange.

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Official Visit of Minister of Climate Change and Environment of UAE

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, the Pavilion of the Republic of Panama at Expo 2020 Dubai had the honor and pleasure of receiving Her Excellency Mariam bint Mohammed Saeed Hareb Almheiri, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the Emirates United Arab.

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Official Visit of Minister of Education of UAE

On Monday, November 22, 2021, the Pavilion of the Republic of Panama at Expo 2020 Dubai was honored to receive the visit of His Excellency Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education of the United Arab Emirates.

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Official Visit of UAE Chancellor

The Pavilion of the Republic of Panama received an official visit from the Foreign Minister, His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the UAE.
Welcomed by the director of the Pavilion, Any Lam Chong, with a guided tour. The minister signed the book of honor leaving positive messages for Panama in its 6-month participation in Expo 2020 Dubai. 

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Tolerance and Inclusiveness Week 

Among the emblematic events that Panama participated during the thematic week, one of them will be recorded in history: “Te Aratini: Festival of Indigenous and Tribal Ideas”. It is the first indigenous festival in a world exposition and the first indigenous-led global initiative to be used as a commercial platform.

It was organized and sponsored by the New Zealand Pavilion, and inaugurated by its Chancellor, Minister Mahuta. Panama also participated in the “World Majlis: The Compassion Business” (November 16, 2021) part of the People and Planet Program of Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Te Aratini, Festival of Indigenous and Tribal Ideas

"Te Aratini, Festival of Indigenous and Tribal Ideas". The three-day event is November 17-19 at Expo 2020 Dubai as part of Tolerance and Inclusivity Week.

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World Majlis: Business of Compassion

Diwigdi Valiente, Head of Sustainability of the Tourism Authority of Panama participated with thought leaders and world decision makers in the “World Majlis: Business of Compassion”, held on November 16, 2021, in the Auditorium Terra del Pabellón of Sustainability of Expo 2020 Dubai.

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National Day

Expo 2020 Dubai dedicated an entire day to honor Panama. The day of the National Day began with the arrival of the Panamanian delegation to Expo 2020 Dubai, headed by the Minister of Commerce and Industries, S. E. Ramón E. Martínez de la Guardia, the Minister of Culture, H.E. Carlos Aguilar, the Vice Minister of Tourism, H.E. Denise Guillén, the Ambassador of Panama to the UAE, H.E. Ricardo Laviery, the General Commissioner of Expo 2020 Dubai and Executive Director of PROPANAMA, H.E. Carmen Gisela Vergara, and the Pabellón Director, H.S. Any Lam Chong, who were received by the official delegation of the United Arab Emirates.

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Official Mission to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

In conjunction with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries, who attended on behalf of the Ministry of the Presidency, the Tourism Authority of Panama (ATP) and in the company of private sector organizations: PROMTOUR Panama and the Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP), we attended the formal invitation granted by Expo 2020 Dubai and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates to attend the National Day of Panama and in turn carry out a series of activities to promote opportunities investment and the Panamanian exportable supply in the UAE.

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Climate and Biodiversity Week at Expo 2020 Dubai Concludes

The Republic of Panama, one of the countries with the greatest biodiversity in the world, could not fail to participate in the Climate and Biodiversity week, the first thematic week of Expo 2020 Dubai. 

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Panama Streghten their compromise of fighting the climate change and preserve its biodiversity

On Tuesday, October 5, 2021, the Pavilion of the Republic of Panama held its first conference, "Panama: Preserving the hidden gem of global biodiversity" within the framework of the Climate and Biodiversity Week of Expo 2020 Dubai in the Terra Auditorium of the impressive Sustainability Pavilion. 

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Expo 2020 Dubai Inauguration

One year later than expected, but with higher expectations, the Dubai EXPO opened its doors on October 1. The world's first General Exhibition of more than four square kilometers, where visitors will be able to choose between exhibitions from almost two hundred countries.

Panama is one of the few Latin American countries that has its own exhibition in said event, which will have an exhibition of around six (6) months, sharing space with more than 200 countries.

Panama will take advantage of this space as a platform to offer the attraction of its history, economy, gastronomy, tourism and services to the more than 25 million people who will visit the site.