Panama – The Rising Star of MICE Events
Panama is fast becoming one of the most popular destinations for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) events. According to the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the region has risen through the rankings since 2012 based on the number of association meetings taking place in the capital city and surrounding areas.
Between 60 and 100 international class events now take place in Panama every year. With its sophisticated high-rise buildings and coastal location, in some ways Panama City resembles Miami, but is more comparative to the likes of Dubai, thanks to its eye-catching architecture and burgeoning business economy.
Investing in the future as a business event destination
Close to the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, the brand new, $193 million, state-of-the-art Amador convention centre will soon be ready to welcome its first visitors, highlighting the region’s growing importance as a MICE destination.
In addition to the 81,000 sq. m Amador centre, there are several smaller convention centres, including the Megapolis Convention Centre which has been experiencing increasing demand over the past five years. Two new convention centres outside the capital in Chiriqui Province and Coclé are planned in the near future.
The world-famous canal and international airport are also being upgraded for increasing numbers of visitors, both for the leisure and business tourists.
Improved infrastructure, continued state investment, a growing hotel industry and the country’s natural beauty all add up to make Panama the ideal location for your next event.
And Sylla Events is the company with the expertise to make it your most successful yet.
Sylla Events – expertise for event success
With 20 years’ experience in business event management, Sylla Events has all the connections and expertise to make your business event in Panama a complete success. We already have a close partnership with the state department responsible for MICE events in Panama, and have work with a number of local DMCs (Destination Management Companies), travel operators and hotel groups. For European business visitors to Panama, no one is better positioned to meet the specific needs of your organisation and event – while delivering the best value for your budget.
The following is just an example itinerary, but we can design and custom package to your most demanding needs:
- Meet and greet at airport - serenaded by local Panamanian band
- Multi-lingual limousine transfer to 4/5 star hotel
- Welcome reception and itinerary briefing
- Transfer to event
- Breakfast at 4/5 stars hotel
- Canoe tour to local village including dancing display
- Team building exercises
- Transfer to hotels
- Evening gala diner including local food
This is just an example. All itineraries can be customised based on your preferences and the needs of your group or guests.