Skip to content

Trade Missions

FIABCI-USA hosts Trade Missions focused on developing business relationships and directly observing markets for small groups of members each year.  These concentrated opportunities allow members to develop connections with trusted partners, tour the latest developments and enjoy the local scenery and flavors.

We hosted a Trade Mission to Panama from January 24-28, 2013. Below are photos and information about the projects visited:

Expo Inmobiliaria ACOBIR 2013 – Panamanian Association of Realtors & Developers Real Estate Expo – Over 20,000 people attended the Expo with over 300 vendors. To do business in Panama, you must work with a licensed broker. Attending the Expo and other events with ACOBIR helped our delegation establish partners to capitalize on the continued growth in Panama for second and retirement homes.

Case Bonita – the first residential tower in the Playa Bonita development that includes Villa Bonita a corporate conference center, a Westin & Intercontinental Hotel and the Pearl Club spa. Please visit the Developer – Empresas Bern.

The delegation receives a briefing on the Trump Ocean Club – a project with direct access to Panama Bay and spectacular views.

Included in the Trade Mission was a preview of the Viveros Resort & Club a development on the Pearl Islands off the coast of Panama City. A sustainable green development, the Club will be home to the Pearl Island’s only marina, an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course, a world-class oceanfront Beach Club and an airstrip capable of accommodating large, private jets.

Panama’s Riviera on the Pacific coast about an hour and a half outside Panama City. Retirement communities include the secluded mountain village Hacienda Pacifica and the spectacular Vista Mar that includes a golf and beach resort with a condo tower, townhomes and private residences. Please visit the developer Grupo Shahani.

Bahia and Casmar are also luxury properties in the Pacific Beach Area. Developer Grupo Corcione developments include apartments, duplexes and services from a 5-star Marriott Hotel. Please visit the deveoper Grupo Corcione.


The delegation was treated to a private yacht tour of Panama Bay by Grupo Shahani and enjoyed a delicious tapas meal in Casco Viejo (the old town) on the last night. Click here to contact the delegation and find out how you can do business in Panama!

Scenes from Casco Viejo – the old town center and UNESCO World Heritage site.