Panama Has Investment Opportunities In Spades For Expats

Panama City is a place full of opportunity for the offshore investor and the expat.

Panama Has Investment Opportunities In Spades For Expats

Get In With The Right Crowd

Last week, I sent you early notice of our ninth Live and Invest in Panama Conference.

Now, I know what you may be thinking… Ninth conference? Haven’t all the good opportunities in Panama been snapped up already?

The answer is a resounding no.

While many of my colleagues have been living here in Panama a decade or longer—witnessing the brick-by-brick transformation of the city (and beyond)—I’m a recent blow in.

I came here from Paris, France, just over a year ago. And, still, I’m amazed by the energy and pace of progress that continues here today. To me, it’s the antithesis of Paris—a city that’s appeal is largely built on its historic and romantic past.

And while almost everybody has some sense of Paris (whether you’ve been there in person or not), Panama City is more of a mystery. Beyond our in-the-know audience, it remains one of the world’s best-kept secrets… and a place that has to be visited to be fully appreciated.

What kind of opportunities will you find in Panama today? Really, anything you may be after…

Looking to retire in style? Panama offers up the Gold Standard in pensionadoprograms. Retired in this country, you can save as much as 50% on everything from restaurant meals to in-country airfares, from prescription medicines to closing costs on your new beach house.

Not ready to retire but looking for new adventure? As a tax haven, you can run a business here tax free… in the hub of the Americas with excellent infrastructure all around…

Looking to go overseas… but stay within your comfort zone? Panama City is an easy transition where English is widely spoken and you’ll have many familiar stores and brands… while still enjoing a mix of local and international flavors…

Moving with kids? Panama is home to more than two dozen international schools—and these are among the best in Latin America…

Want to escape to the beach? The Azuero Peninsula is where it’s at right now… here you could enjoy the good life, surrounded by golden sands, crashing Pacific waves, and the best of nature… on a budget of US$1,200 a month or less…

If I could give you one piece of advice about moving overseas—to Panama or anywhere in the world—it’s this: Get help. And, not only that, but get help from people with experience… who you can trust.

My boyfriend and I had just moved to Panama when I got my job as Conference Director with Live and Invest Overseas. And I can’t imagine where I’d be right now if I hadn’t fallen in with this crowd (possibly losing the will to live as I stand in line to pay a bill… or wondering why, two days later, my repairman still hasn’t shown).

I only wish we’d had their help before we made the move—to prepare us in advance for what lay ahead… and to save us the hours we spent figuring things out on our own.

But by joining us this February, you can tap into Kathleen and Lief’s expertise—as well as the knowledge of their team of experts (from attorneys to property developers to expats on the ground who tell it like it is)—and come away with a clear plan of everything you need to do, step by step, to start a whole new adventure in Panama.

At this annual Live and Invest in Panama Conference, you’ll find out everything you need to know to make your move to Panama (something I had to figure out on my own)… what visa to apply for… the best banks for a foreigner to do business… what to do about health care and insurance… where to settle when you first come here… the big question of whether to rent or buy… and lots more.

But we’re not only going to help you move to Panama. Getting to Panama, after all, is only the beginning of your journey. You’ll want to make plans to enjoy every day that you’re here… whether you’re doing business, enjoying retirement or semi-retirement, relocating with young kids or aging parents in tow. You’ll maybe want to learn Spanish… make new friends… find ways to help in your community, and lots more. And we’ll cover all those bases, too.

We’ll also showcase some of the country’s best investment opportunities—from new opportunities in the city… to agro-investments (the best places to buy land and what to grow)… to the next big thing on Panama’s Pacific coast…

This annual Live and Invest in Panama Conference is one of our favorite events here in the office. Not just because we can meet you without bleary, jet-lagged eyes… but because we get to present you the full story on the place that we’ve all chosen to call home. It’s one of the most popular events among our readers, too, and VIP seats are already being snapped up (we have just 40 VIP packages for this event).

Valentine Fouché
Editor, Live and Invest Overseas Confidential