Panama Successfully Concludes Workshop of Business Development

Panama City, September 1, 2016 - The quest of continuous improvement by public and private organizations, the business sector, and new entrepreneurs, who want to be part of an integrated and sustainable ecosystem, was reflected in the active participation at the NexLinks seminar "Support Systems for  Business Development", held from August 29 to September 1, 2016, in Ciudad del Saberin Panama.

A total of 36 participants completed the training program conducted by specialists Jaime Amsel and Laura Altschuler, of MASHAV Carmel Training Center (MCTC) in Haifa. In their lectures both Israeli experts were responsible for reaching an understanding on the barriers and needs, and finding solutions that the business ecosystem of Panama needs.

The workshop also facilitated a forum for exchange of experiences and best practices, that aimed to reinforcea competitive business management and to address common points. Partipants from different sectors and regions, learned new methodologies, tools, and instruments to support and stimulate the national business sector.

Ila Ghitis, entrepreneur and member of Women Entrepreneurs Globals, said that this seminar was a very interesting experience, the workshop allowed her to open her eyes, to understand how the ecosystem works and how we all can support future entrepreneurs.

The results of the NexLinks Workshop were possible thanks to the joint work between YABT; the Organization of American States (OAS); Israel State through the Israel´s Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV), the Carmel Training Center MASHAV and the Israeli Embassy in Panama; and the Innovation Center of City of Knowledge. These entities drove the development of a program that encourages Panama to be at the highest level of competitiveness and efficiency regarding entrepreneurship and business development.

Roodney Campbell, representing the Foundation "Camino de Luz" and young Panamanian entrepreneur, said "The workshop was an enriching experience because it provided tangible tools to implement them in real life ...". Campbell added, "I got to know the strategies of a successful business model and found a useful tool for improving my business guide".

YABT knows the importance of creating learning opportunities that reflect a new culture of entrepreneurship for youth. It will remain committed to train active citizens to make a difference in the innovative business environment and to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as well as the objectives and development pillars of the OAS.

For more information, contact Beatriz La Grotta, via: beatriz.lagrotta@yabt.net