Hear the name ‘Panama’ and you’ll immediately think ‘canal’ – the Panama Canal is a 77 km ship canal that revolutionised maritime trade by becoming a conduit between the Atlantic and the Pacific – but it may be time to start thinking of Panama as a business opportunity. If so, here’s how to arrange a conference call to Panama.
Panama has the fastest-growing economy in Latin America – experiencing an average annual growth of 8.7% over the last ten years. It also has what can be considered full employment with just 4.5% of the population out of work.
And unlike most other Central American countries, Panama’s economy is based on a large service sector, which accounts for 80% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
If you’re thinking of setting up in Panama, it’s worth checking out the Gov.UK guide, and you’ll also need a low-cost, reliable international conference call provider, and that’s where ConferenceCall.co.uk comes in…
How to set up a conference call between Panama and the UK
Visit ConferenceCall.co.uk to get your free PIN before clicking on ‘Invite Participants’ to generate an email template into which you enter the time, date and subject of the proposed conference call.
Choose UK and Panama dial-in codes, click ‘Copy this invitation’ and paste it into an email before sending it to up to 100 participants.
Dial-in numbers to call
At the allotted time colleagues should dial the following numbers and enter your PIN:
– UK participants dial 0843 373 0843
– Panama participants dial 7833-9368
Your conference call is ready to begin!
Where is Panama?
Panama City, the capital of Panama, is just over 5,000 miles from London.
What is the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advice on traveling to Panama?
There are no current risks to travelers visiting Panama, and you shouldn’t encounter any trouble so long as you remain as vigilant as you would when visiting any other country. The risk of terrorism is very low, but can never be fully be ruled out, and you should feel free to travel to Panama and do business as you would any other country.
For more information, visit GOV.UK
What’s the best time to call Panama from the UK?
Flight times between London and Panama clock in at around 13 hours so not convenient for quick business trips.
Panama is six hours behind GMT, so probably best to make your business calls in mid-afternoon or early evening to fit in with their local business hours.