Advance Trading is a commodity brokerage firm providing risk management and market guidance in the agricultural sector. Company management and major clients chose Panama for their spring meeting and, naturally, were enthralled by Panama, it’s history, and of course the Panama Canal.
I spoke to the entire group about Panama, it’s history, and the creation of the Canal, followed by Javier Ho from the Panama Canal Authority who spoke about the Canal Expansion project and the transport of grains, the particular focus of much of Advance Trading’s business. That evening we had a catered dinner at Miraflores Visitor Center watching the ships transit the locks, and the next morning we all went through the Canal on the ferry tour. This was a fun group and I always enjoy meeting folks and sharing about Panama and the Canal.
“Wanted to personally thank you for speaking at our event this year. I love your passion, and how you stuck with us all weekend (and I know everyone else appreciated that as well!) and if you ever need anything in the Ag sector don’t hesitate to ask! Nick Fitzgerald, Advance Trading”
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
All the participants received a copy of my book PANAMA CANAL DAY: AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO CRUISING THE PANAMA CANAL in advance, so that by the time they got to Panama they were all keyed up to experience the Canal.
I was able to speak to the entire group about Panama, its history, and the Canal, and Luis Ferreria, one of the chief engineers of the Canal spoke about the Expansion Project. That evening we had a wonderful dinner at Miraflores Visitor Center watching ships sail through the locks, and the next day on two chartered ferry boats, I accompanied the entire group as we transited the Canal. It was a great experience for a really great group of folks from all over the US.
“On behalf of President, Jim McLaren, our CLE Committee and myself, I want to thank you for your participation in our Panama CLE. Your presentation and wealth of information and history of the Panama Canal was exceptional and enjoyed by all! It really added to our experience when going through the Canal. I also enjoyed spending time with you and your Wife. We must share a glass of wine once again! With kindest regards, Mitchell K. Karpf, AAML CLE Chair”
Panama is a superb place to hold a convention, or any size, or even a Summit of The Americas with 35 heads of state including the President of the United States. You’ll discover that everyone is interested in visiting Panama, and Tocumen International Airport has direct flights from all of the Americas, including direct flights from North America as well as direct flights from Europe. Panama City is overbuilt with hotels meaning that you can get some great convention rates. Contact me early on in the planning stages and I’ll give you some great ideas and advice to make your meeting a success.