DIGITAL MARITIME TRADE MISSION CENTRAL AMERICA
The RBD LATAM team will organize a digital maritime trade mission to Central America from December 1-3 2020, in close cooperation with the Embassies in San José and Panama. Companies from the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and St Maarten with focus on port digitalization, development, energy and sustainability are invited to participate in this unique 3-day digital trade mission.
This mission will take you to Central America and Panama without having to travel. Online you will meet entrepreneurs who, just like you, want to work together on maritime opportunities. You will have the chance to broaden your knowledge and make new contacts.
The Holland Houses Colombia and Panama will implement the mission together with partners such as the Central American Commission for Maritime Transport (COCATRAM) and the Maritime Chamber of Panama.
What do we offer?
- Virtual platform to enter into contact with Latam counterparts from the port sector in Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua
- Presentations on ongoing tenders and upcoming maritime projects in the region
- Matchmaking with 6-8 targeted potential clients and partners
- Updates on new trends and developments in Central America´s maritime sector
- Virtual visits to Panama Canal and Caldera Port
- Official presentation of the recently conducted regional study on Port Digitalization
The maritime sector, including port development, is key to the future development of Latin American economies. Throughout the region, countries are investing in existing ports, building new ports, and particularly improving efficiency, digitalization and sustainability. The developments in light of Covid-19, create new opportunities for the Dutch maritime sector.
Multiple tenders are currently starting or in progress in Panama, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, centred around port infrastructure and equipment modernization works, renovation of shipyards, port digitalization, and water management systems.
This digital trade mission aims to create even stronger links between Latin American ports and Dutch companies.
The participation fee will be 100 EUR per company. Registration is possible for companies, knowledge institutes and authorities from the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and St Maarten until October 30. Maximum 15 companies can participate. Registration is possible through this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc2K2WKkbdE7r-1eHoygXl8WuGsEXoxjmf5Gr5tQ38tyPvbsg/viewform.
In case of questions or doubts: Holland House Panama, Remco de Bruijn, firstname.lastname@example.org and Holland House Colombia, Jan Willem van Bokhoven, email@example.com.