“The Silicon Valley has one of the most robust and fertile business producing ecosystems in the world. We are home to nearly 25 Fortune 500 companies and the nation’s leader in patent filings, which inevitably create more start-ups and business growth. Business retention, expansion and recruitment are an important priority to keeping our region’s economy vibrant.” – San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce


  • Innovative Culture / High – Tech Corporations:

The Silicon Valley isn't just a spot on a map. It’s a brand—a global symbol of enduring innovation. It is the home to many of the world's largest high-tech corporations such as Apple Inc., Netflix, Intel, Google and many others, as well as thousands of startup companies.

  • Corporate Headquarters:

The Silicon Valley region is home to the headquarters of 35 corporations with over $1 billion in annual revenue, from which numerous of them are Fortune 500 companies.

  • Technology Manufacturing:

Silicon Valley is the dominant area for technology manufacturing in the United States, with roughly 285.9 of every 1,000 private-sector tech workers.

  • Thriving Economy:

The state of California represents 13% of the U.S. economy. San Francisco and Silicon Valley have become twin engines in driving the region’s innovation and entrepreneurial activity. Many companies founded in Silicon Valley including Hewlett-Packard, Google, Cisco, Oracle, Apple and Yahoo! generate more than $2.7 trillion in annual revenue, equivalent to the 10th-largest economy in the world.

  • Business Opportunities:

California's economy is dependent on trade and international related commerce accounts for about one-quarter of the state's economy. In output, the largest sectors are financial services, followed by trade, transportation, and utilities; education and health services; government; and manufacturing.


Photo Galleries:
Trade Mission Silicon Valley - Day 1
Trade Mission Silicon Valley - Day 2
Trade Mission Silicon Valley - Day 3

Monday, May 9th:     

  • Arrival to San Francisco
  • Welcome Toast at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel

Tuesday, May 10th:

Workshop “Digital Revolution” by Silicon Valley Forum

  • Seminar and visit to Accenture Open Innovation
  • Seminar and visit to VMWare (subsidiary of EMC Corporation)
  • Seminar and visit to 500 Startups (a global accelerator)
  • Seminar and visit to Pinterest

Wednesday, May 11th:

  • Visit to San Francisco City Hall
    "San Francisco Economic Outlook", by Office of the Mayor of San Francisco
  • Visit to Salesforce
  • Visit to Cisco Innovation Lab
  • Visit Intel Capital

Thursday, May 12th:

  • Visit to Google
  • Visit to Facebook
  • Visit to University of California at Berkeley        
  • Doing Business Networking Reception
  • Departure to Panama City

*Agenda might be subject to changes

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE for AMCHAM and CAPATEC members $2,000.00 (DEADLINE: March 18, 2016)

REGULAR PRICE: $2,500.00 (DEADLINE: April 25, 2016)

Package Includes:

  • One day Course immersion workshop on Innovation and Business Culture at Silicon Valley by Silicon Valley Forum (SVF)
  • Transportation for appointments
  • Corporate Site visits
  • Community briefing
  • Admission to all mission networking events including receptions, luncheons and social activities
  • Complimentary registration to 2016 Doing Business in Panama Luncheon
  • Ground transportation to all official mission events (from InterContinental Mark Hopkings)

*Limited Spaces Available

*Please take note that hotel and air tickets are not included and have to be booked by each participant*


To register please contact:

Pilar V. Cerón, Trade Director AMCHAM Panamá Tel: (507) 3013881, [email protected]

Federico Samek, Trade Assistant AMCHAM Panamá Tel: (507) 3013881, [email protected]

Carolina Orantes de Álvarez: [email protected]  Tel: (507) 62420086,  [email protected] (507) 3173132


Make the most of this Trade Mission and ask for our company sponsorship packages

InterContinental Mark Hopkins:

With a local legacy and grand architectural character that make it one of the most celebrated luxury hotels in San Francisco, the InterContinental Mark Hopkins is a landmark Nob Hill destination with breathtaking views of the Bay Area. Offering an experience of class and character, this historic hotel has been updated with modern amenities, high-tech features and elegant design. With unbeatable views, luxurious accommodations and historic charm, the sophisticated San Francisco hotel is an ideal choice for travelers who appreciate the finer things in life.

Found at the top of Nob Hill in the heart of the city, our historic hotel is situated in an upscale neighborhood full of interesting architecture, vintage shops and leafy green parks. Our central location gives you easy access to many of the area's charms and tourist attractions, and is the perfect distance away from the downtown area. We're within walking distance to Union Square, Chinatown and the Financial District, and just a short ride from Fisherman's Wharf, the Mission District and Golden Gate Park.


Single Room USD 307.00

Special promotional rate for first 15 room reservations.
Includes Breakfast, Internet Connection and Tax.
(Promotional rate expires on April 18th)
Cancellations must be made 72 hrs. prior to arrival.
Website:  www.intercontinentalsanfrancisco.com 
Booking Link: AMCHAM-InterContinental


The Orchard Hotel:

The Orchard Hotel, one of our upscale, LEED-certified, GreenSeal-certified boutiques in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Both our hotels are awarded Conde Nast Traveler's Top 10 hotels in San Francisco 2013 & 2014, as well as TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards 2012, 2013 and 2014. Gold Seal award in 2015 for LEED.

Located two Blocks from Union Square and steps away from the Powell Street cable car line, the Orchard Hotel built in 2000 was awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification in 2009. This upscale boutique property with 104 rooms presents a traditional style of architecture with a series of arched openings, vaulted ceilings, and stone flooring.  The guest rooms feature complimentary wired and wireless internet access, DVD/CD player surround-sound system, a safe in every closet to a accommodate laptop, individual climate control, bathrobes, and turndown service.  Start your day with breakfast or end it with a cocktail from our locally sourced hotel restaurant, Daffodil.  Awarded Conde Nast Traveler's Top 25 hotels in Northern California 2012, as well as TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Awards.


Single Room USD 295.00

Includes Breakfast, Internet Connection and Tax.
(Promotional rate expires on April 25th)
Cancellations must be made 72 hrs. prior to arrival.
Website: www.theorchardhotel.com
Booking Link: AMCHAM-Orchard




10% over rate at the time of purchase. For reservations call: (507) 217 COPA (2672) 

Suggested Flight: 
Mon May 9 From - To: PTY-SFO Flight: CM0208 Departs: 09:41 a.m. Arrives: 03:12 p.m. 

Date: Thu May 12 From - To: SFO-PTY Flight: CM0209 Departs: 11:19 p.m. Arrives: 08:32 a.m.

*Discount doesn’t apply for promotional rates or any other promotional combination. 

Starting at $470.00 + 7%

For reservations visit: www.delta.com or contact:

Maria Del Pilar Sima 
[email protected] 
Tel: 507.294.8934

Suggested Flight:
Date: Mon May 9 From - To: PTY-ATL Flight: DL392U Departs: 08:25 a.m. Arrives: 01:30 p.m.
Date: Mon May 9 From - To: ATL-SFO Flight: DL25U Departs: 04:31 p.m. Arrives: 06:53 p.m.

Date: Fri May 13 From - To: SFO-ATL Flight: DL24U Departs: 09:00 a.m. Arrives: 04:47 p.m.
Date: Fri May 13 From - To: ATL-PTY Flight: DL393U Departs: 05:45 p.m. Arrives: 08:45 p.m.


More information coming soon...



For more information on alternate flight connections please contact [email protected]



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