We want Arkansas companies and educators to join the World Trade Center Arkansas & the Walton College of Business delegation for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet with the leaders of Panama’s most important agencies, including the Panama Canal Authority.

Panama serves as the crossroads of trade for the Americas.  Its strategic location as a bridge between two oceans and has made Panama not only a maritime and air transport hub, but also an international trading, banking and services center. The Canal transits nearly 12,000 ships and  250 Million tons of cargo every year.

The U.S. is Panama’s most important trading partner, with about 30% of the import market, U.S. products enjoy a high degree of acceptance in Panama.  In 2014, U.S. exports to Panama reached $10.4 billion.

The U.S. transportation industry holds some of the best prospects for exporting to Panama and market opportunities abound.

With the Panama Canal Expansion and a vibrant logistics and supply chain sector, many opportunities are expected for business that are looking to grow or expand in the region





AUGUST 8th – 15th


The World Trade Center Arkansas is partnering with the Walton College of Business to lead the Inside the Locks trade and educators mission to Panama this August. Companies can choose from two travel options: Option A & Option B. Each package promises comprehensive tours, presentations and first-hand Q&A sessions with the decision-makers of some of Panama’s most important agencies. Contact Melvin Torres for questions and other details.

Option A

5 Days – Aug. 8-12th

Day 1

Air Travel To Panama

Day 2

Panama Canal | London Regional | Panama Pacifico

Day 3

Colon Free Zone | Manzanillo International Terminal | Logistics Services Panama

Day 4

Casco Viejo | Proinvex

Day 5

Return to U.S.

Option A Pricing*

One Person: $1,673
Two People (room sharing): $2,300

Option B

7 Days – Aug. 8-15th

Days 1 - 4

Days 1 – 4 are included in Package B

Day 5

University of Panama (opt.) | Ministry of Education (opt.) | Travel to Buenaventura (beach visit)

Day 6

Grupo Verde Azul | Buenaventura Tour

Day 7

Panama City

Day 8

Return to U.S.

Option B Pricing*

One Person: $2,750
Two People (room sharing): $3,750
*The final pricing does NOT include airfare. A discounted group rate will be arranged through Delta Air Lines. Please see below.