Conventions, conferences and concerts

Venues for any event

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The Figali Convention Center is known for hosting large-scale concerts.

Panama has long been a place where the world comes together. Whether for business, educational or cultural exchange, it is at the country’s convention centers where ideas get introduced, developed and dispersed. The Visitor has surveyed the wide array of Panama’s meeting rooms and convention centers on offer. From intimate reunions to full-scale gatherings, these venues will make any get-together a memorable experience.

The Hilton Hotels & Resorts offers over 25,000 square feet of space for events distributed amongst 17 meeting rooms and a ballroom that can accommodate 800 people who will delight in the panoramic view of the Bay of Panama. Contact 1-800-HILTONS or visit their website, Panama.Hilton.com.

Hotel El Panamá offers great space in the heart of the City.

Hotel El Panamá offers great space in the heart of the City.

Hotel El Panama Convention Center offers over 30,000 square feet of meeting space and 25 meeting rooms. All of them feature the latest in technology, including high-speed WiFi internet access and state-of-the-art audiovisual capabilities. Contact 215-9280 or 215-9999, write banquetes@elpanama.com or visit

centrodeconvencioneselpanama.com.

The Continental Hotel & Casino with its convenient location in the city center features eight meeting, ballroom and boardroom venues that can accommodate from 10 to 1000. Custom catering is available from the on-site restaurant, as well as audiovisual services and valet parking. The hotel also offers all-inclusive meeting packages. Contact 366-7700 or write

reservations@continentalhotel.com.

The Hard Rock Hotel Megapolis has over 1200 square feet of meeting space divided amongst seven salons. They also have hospitality suites on two floors, ideal for birthdays, bridal parties or baby showers. Their six individual rooms can be opened up to become one large ballroom. The hotel has the ability to transmit any events live via internet. They have 800 covered parking spaces, audiovisual services, WiFi, a business center and a heliport. For larger conventions the Grand Ballroom, which measures 3600 meters square, has capacity for 3000 people and can be divided into nine separate rooms. Call 294-4000 or write

concierge@hrhpanamamegapolis.com.

The Radisson Decapolis Hotel offers a versatile, well-equipped meeting space for up to 300 people. The facilities include a full-time assistant, high-speed internet access and translation services available upon request. To book your event, contact 215-5000 or write reservations@decapolishotel.com.

The Doubletree Hilton in El Carmen will help to coordinate events from small meetings to ballroom galas, from intimate weddings to large-scale conferences. They offer catering services. Their meeting packages include WiFi internet access, flip charts and markers and all-day non-alcoholic drinks service, all with per person pricing. Full meal service, fun break options and multimedia support is also available. Contact 395-9100 or visit doubletreepanama.com.

Clarion Victoria Hotel & Suites Panama, located in the financial district, offers their Gran Cristobal meeting room with over 1600 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 177 people. They also have three other meeting rooms that can seat nine to 67, all with high-speed internet and WiFi access. Their website has a calculator feature which can help determine your conference needs based on number of attendees and size of room. Call 395-9000 or visit facebook.com/vhspanama.

The Westin Playa Bonita has 20 multi-purpose meeting spaces which total 65,000 square feet. They can accommodate intimate, 12-person boardroom meetings and conferences of up to 1400 people. They provide audiovisual services and catering and offer meeting packages that feature meal and coffee break options, beverage stations and equipment from projectors, screens and flip charts. Call 304-6600 or write jean.lopez@westinplayabonita.com.

The RIU Plaza on Calle 50 has 23 conference rooms with capacity for up to 1600 people. The Panama Grand Salon is their largest meeting room, with over 1300 square meters of space and four customizable modules. Meal service can also be arranged as well as the rental of audiovisual equipment. Internet access is free and accessible throughout the entire hotel. Call 282-0420 or write events.panama@riu.com.

The Sheraton Panama, located directly across from the Atlapa Convention Center, is a landmark 5-star hotel that can help organize business meetings, gala weddings, family reunions, anniversary celebrations and more. The hotel has 30 state-of-the-art “Function Venues.” All of this is part of their Conference Center which includes concierge services, audiovisual equipment and technicians and high-speed internet access upon request. Customized outside catering can also be arranged. Contact 305-5100 or

info@sheratonpanama.com.pa.

The Figali Convention Center in Amador is a 10,000-capacity indoor arena that famously hosted the 2003 Miss Universe Pageant. Considered to be one of the best convention centers in the region, it includes an extensive outdoor area. Large-format concerts are the center’s mainstay. Jennifer López, Juanes, Gloria Estefan and the Jonas Brothers are just a few of the stars that have performed here. Contact 314-1414 or ventas1@panamacanalvillage.com.

The City of Knowledge in Clayton is a 120-hectare international community established for the purpose of business, academic, scientific and humanistic collaboration. Their Ateneo Theater is a state-of-the-art auditorium that seats 700, ideal for movie screenings and other presentations. A convention center is also available for reunions of up to 500 people with smaller meeting rooms that can accommodate as few as ten. The elegant, modern setting comes equipped with the latest technology and office equipment. A fully stocked kitchen allows for outside caterers with a connecting dining hall for guest comfort. Contact 306-3700 or visit CiudadDelSaber.org for booking details.

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