Jorge Barakat Pitty

Minister of Maritime Affairs

As hosts of the Mid-Term Conference of the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH), we are thrilled to welcome you to Panama City, the heart of the Americas. Notwithstanding, today IAPH brings the world to Panama.

Panama is a major trade and logistic center that excels in land, sea and air transportation, thus becoming the major logistic hub of the Americas. The geographical position of our country, the expansion of the Panama Canal, a dollarized economy and a human resource committed to strengthen the logistics industry are the main pillars that support its success.

We hope that you take Panama and its port potential with you to every corner of the world. We also wish you discover and conquer new areas for business, investments and networking opportunities that will help your company grow.

We look forward to having a fruitful conference and we are confident that it will leave lasting memories of your stay in Panama.