Panama needs to move forward, "Together we can do it".

Panama needs to move forward, "Together we can do it".

July 06, 2021

With the general objective of making known the progress of the private sector's proposals for economic recovery and job creation in terms of concrete actions, goals, temporality, key actors, challenges and programmatic achievements to date.

The forum included twelve panels and the participation of representatives from the public and private sectors

  • DAY 1 - Tuesday, July 6, 2021

8:45 - 8:50 a.m. Welcome - Master of Ceremony.

8:50 - 8:55 a.m. Remarks by CoNEP Chair - Julio De La Lastra

8:55 - 9:00 a.m. Remarks by H.E. Ramón Martínez, Minister of MICI.

9:00 - 9:40 a.m. Panel 1: Energy Sector: Energy Transition, Competitive Tariffs and Efficiency in the Provision of Energy Services.

9:40 - 10:20 a.m. Panel 2: Financial Sector | Generation and facilitation of new credits.

10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Panel 3: Industrial Sector | Promotion of the production and consumption of national goods.

11:00 - 11:40 a.m. Panel 4: Attraction of foreign investment, Panama in the world.

11:40 - 12:20 p.m. Panel 5: How to get out of the Discriminatory Lists: Roadmap, compliance culture and competitiveness.

12:20 - 12:40 p.m. Panel 6: Foreign Investment, once made, is a national asset.

12:40 - 1:00 p.m. Sectoral Balance. Sectors: Energy, Financial and Industrial.

1:00 p.m. Closing of the day, Master of Ceremony.

  • DAY 2 - Wednesday July 7, 2021

9:00 - 9:40 a.m. Panel 7: Tourism Sector: An integral vision (Support to tourism SMEs, development of new products - destinations).

9:40 - 10:20 a.m. Panel 8: Agricultural Sector | Potentialization of the sector (Development vision).

10:20 - 11:00 a.m. Panel 9: Construction Sector | The great challenge: simplification of procedures and credit as a dynamizing element.

11:00 - 11:40 a.m. Panel 10: Public Investment and PPP: Projects in portfolio, programming, modality and required profile.

11:40 - 12:20 p.m. Panel 11: Potential of the Productive Sector | Opportunities and challenges.

12:20 - 12:40 p.m. Sectoral Balance: Tourism, Agriculture and Livestock and Construction Sectors.

12:40 - 12:50 p.m. Speech by His Excellency, President of the Republic, Laurentino Cortizo.

12:50 - 1:00 p.m. Closing of the Day - Master of Ceremony.

All topics were designed to amplify on the achievements, challenges and next steps to advance in the implementation of the proposals presented by the private sector to the executive for the process of economic recovery and job creation in the various productive sectors of the country. Also present were authorities, representatives of international cooperation agencies and the media.

As the Authority for Investment Attraction and Export Promotion (PROPANAMA) we participated as a public sector panelist in the section on attracting foreign investment: Panama in the world, in the position to present proposals for economic recovery and tell about the progress we have been making to promote Panama as a destination for tourism, investment and helping our export sector to diversify into international markets.