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Conference Touts Panama a Center for Global Trade
The 9th annual Global California conference took place at the San Jose, Ca., City Hall where 15 experts presented their unique perspectives of the Panama FTA, the doubling of the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2014 and their combined impact on California's business community.
Led by keynote speaker and former Ambassador to Panama, Juan Sosa, logistics, free zones, tax issues, real estate opportunities and finance methods were some of the topics discussed with a focus on the impact of the expansion of the Canal for California companies to all global markets.
Please see presentations from all the speakers at http://www.mbita.org/gc2012/agenda.html
Monterey Bay International Trade Association
PO Box 523
Santa Cruz, California 95061
Tel. 1 + 831-335-4780
The Minister of Housing and Zoning, Jose Domingo Arias, said today he would be meeting today at 10:00 am with a social and engineering team of the institution to evaluate the options they might provide to those who were left homeless by the fire in Rio Abajo. "We will evaluate the area to see if they can be located in the same sector, the problem would be the land because there is no room to build new buildings, however we will not rule out all possible options to provide assistance to these families," he said on TVN Noticias. He added that the team from this entity will be responsible for evaluation of the families who spent the night at the homes of other relatives or in a hotel, paid for by the office of the Mayor of Panama City. Approximately 55 families lost all of their belongings yesterday, after an old building, known as the Corotú barracks, was entirely consumed by the flames of a fire reported yesterday in Calle 13, Rio Abajo. (Panama America)