Topics (as of 03/16/2011)

The following list are the topics we expect to present.  Additional speakers may be added, subjects may be added and some subjects may need to be deleted. Therefore, the subject or order may be adjusted.

  • Overview – Panama & Ecuador: What makes these countries unique
  • Language – Spanish: How much I should know & how I should learn it. Presented by Tony C.
  • Overcoming Hesitancies: Common fears and anxieties will be addressed. Presented by Ed R.
  • Investing in Panama & Ecuador: Real Estate to import businesses, opportunities abound!
  • Traveling in Panama: There is so much more than just the canal & world class fishing.
  • Business in Ecuador: Agriculture, Export, Non-Profit, Government, Investments.
  • Traveling in Ecuador: From the Galapagos Islands to the best whale whatching in the world. Presented by Juan H.
  • Traveling Solo: Presented by Susan L.
  • Insurance:  will present Medical insurance options for short or long stays
  • Relocating Process: Making this a Successful move.
  • Living in Panama: What does life in Panama look and feel like? Presented by Edgardo F.
  • Living in Ecuador: What does life in Ecuador look and feel like? Presented by Tyler G.
  • Coastal Ecuador: See and hear details of Bahia, Manta and Salinas. The most popular coastal areas.
  • Working: What can or can’t I do?
  • Real Estate: Unique procedures of Buying and selling
  • Managing the Transition: From selecting a country and city to dealing with inherent frustrations. Presented by Marc B.
  • Volunteerism: A great way to integrate into a new community.
  • Practicalities: Lots of misc. information including useful websites, etc.

Seminar Schedule (as of 03/16/2011)

     Saturday –
            8:30-9:00         Registration
            9:00-12:30       Morning Presentation Sessions (with breaks)
            12:30-1:30       Lunch (not provided), Visit with Vendors & Guests
            1:30-5:00         Afternoon Presentation Sessions (with breaks)
     Sunday –
            9:00-12:30      Morning Presentation Sessions (with breaks)
            12:30-1:30       Lunch (not provided), Visit with Vendors & Guests
            1:30-5:00         Afternoon Presentation Sessions (with breaks)

Evening Opportunities

  • Friday evening from 5:30 until 7:30, an informal gathering at the Hotel. Check at the desk for more information.
  • Saturday evening immediately following presentations, Visit with vendors, mingle with speakers and guests. Some speakers will schedule personal meetings for anyone interested in their specific specialties. Contact speakers directly from the Speaker Bios tab or send us a comment with your request below.
  • Sunday morning (time to be announced), Tyler Gage will brew some Guayusa (why-YOU-sah) leaf tea for us to sample and tell us more about this Amazon morning ritual.

Comments or questions are welcome.

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