Panama continues to increase its position in the MICE segment
The Central American country has hosted the Blockchain Summit LatAm 2022, an event that will bring together more than 1,200 people of 15 different nationalities
Panama positioned itself in the international eye by hosting the Blockchain Summit LatAm 2022 for three days, one of the Latin American events with the participation of experts and followers of the crypto market, bitcoin and blockchain use cases. More than 1,200 people of 15 different nationalities, 130 exhibitors and 40 companies and institutions participated in the event, achieving an economic injection of more than $600 thousand dollars and generating more than 250 business meetings between companies and participants.
“The potential of Panama as an attractive market for investors and cryptocurrency enthusiasts was demonstrated, either because of its robust financial center and its great logistics connection and because it is a country that in recent months has shown great interest in the adoption of new technologies. and the intention of a regulation, we believe that in the near future the country can be a technological center where companies associated with blockchain and crypto assets could export their services internationally," said Cristóbal Pereira, organizer of Blockchain Summit LatAm.
The event featured conferences and discussion panels on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and the need for users to make well-informed decisions, after researching and educating themselves on the subject in order to make the right investment and avoid scams.
Cases of use of the blockchain system and how it has helped industrial growth in the region were also disclosed, such as the case of the distribution chain in the coffee industry in Colombia or the monitoring of raw material deliveries in the wine industry in Argentina. and how cryptocurrencies offer new opportunities to people.
As one of the main conclusions of the event, it highlights the need for legislation that establishes clear rules for the cryptocurrency ecosystem, as indicated by Mónica Taher, director of technological and economic affairs of the government of El Salvador; the Mexican senator Indira Kempis and the deputy.
“For Panama there remains a huge challenge, the members of the local ecosystem must be active entities in education and training in order to develop professional skills to generate qualified labor, innovation and investment projects, as well as the export of services based on these technologies, causing a positive impact on our GDP and on our trade balance” concluded Rodrigo Icaza, executive director of the Chamber of Digital Commerce and Blockchain of Panama.
During the event it was also evident that there are no longer any geographical barriers or limits for digital art, the Expo NTF was presented at the event, an exhibition that brought together a sample of thirty digital artists from eleven countries who presented their works to the attendees, highlighting their sources of inspiration, they filled the event with a lot of vibe, energy and color.