FIABCI World Congress in Panama City

The Panamanian Association of Brokers and Real Estate ACOBIR and the International Real Estate Federation FIABCI Panama will be hosting the 67th FIABCI World Congress from the 21st to the 25th of May, 2016. They have prepared an attractive academic program, with leader speakers in their respective areas. At the same time, it will have social activities that promote coexistence and increase friendship and brotherhood between all members and non-members of FIABCI, to participate in this important event.

The global event will be held in Panama City, favorite tourist destination for its Canal and the unique diversity of attractions offered within a framework of security with high quality services and good treatment to visitors. In 2016 the Canal Expansion, magnum opus of great importance for the world, will open its doors and all the participants of the 67th FIABCI World Congress 2016 will have the opportunity to visit it directly. All these elements wouldn´t be complete if they didn´t conjugate the traditional Panamanian hospitality and the ability to promise wonderful days in this tiny but beautiful country that receives the world with open arms expressing the real meaning of the phrase "Panama the world's Bridge, Heart of the Universe ".

FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, is a business network of real estate professionals worldwide. FIABCI provides access and opportunity for real estate professionals interested in gaining knowledge, sharing information and conducting international business with each other. With members in 65 countries, including 100 Professional Associations, 65 Academic Institutions and 3000 individual members from all professions of the real estate sector, FIABCI is the most representative organisation of the real estate industry in the world and holds special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations.


The Los Angeles Times noted that many recent retirees "have been drawn to Panama by its low taxes, affordable housing, tropical climate and contemporany, bilingual entertainment." Panama has a stable government and a stable currency (pegged to the U.S. dollar since 1904). In other words, this country is the exception to the rule in Central America. As The Economist reported, in Central America " Panama has stood apart, sustained by its canal, banks, and free-trade zone." Panama is starting to get noticed by America's mainstream press: "Panama is the most beautiful retreat in the world and almost undiscovered", claimed Harper's Bazaar.