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Featured Trade Show: Expocomer

March 7–10

Panama City, Panama

Expocomer, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, is a key trade show for U.S. companies looking to penetrate the Caribbean, Central American, and South American markets.

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The U.S. pavilion at Expocomer 2006.

The U.S. pavilion at Expocomer 2006.

 

In 2006, the show had more than 8,000 buyers, 890 exhibitors from 30 countries, with a total of 30,000 visitors. According to the Panamanian Chamber of Commerce, last year's total sales at Expocomer exceeded $90 million. Major exhibitors come from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, France, Hong Kong, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States. The main product categories in the show include foods, textiles, construction, technology, and services. Expocomer is a certified trade show and will feature a U.S. pavilion. The Commercial Service’s Panama staff will host a booth with a variety of information, including catalogs, commercial directories, brochures, and other promotional materials. In addition, the Commercial Service will be briefing exhibitors on doing business in Panama. Gold Key and single-company promotion services are also available. For further information on Expocomer and the services offered by the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, contact William Corfitzen, tel.: (202) 482-0584; e-mail: william.corfitzen@mail.doc.gov.