by Michael J. Shapiro | August 06, 2014
Panama will open the US$193 million Amador Convention Center in 2015 in Panama City, on the banks of the Panama Canal. The venue will span 570,505 square feet of meeting space, as well as a banquet hall, an exhibition hall, a grand plaza, an outdoor amphitheater,  and a 1,500-seat performing-arts hall with balcony and box seating. The building's distinctive design is modeled on an eagle in flight, a reference to the country's national bird. The facility will be near the recently opened Frank Gehry-designed Biodiversity Museum. Until the new center debuts, Panama's current venue for major events, the ATLAPA Convention Center, is free to organizers who meet a minimum quota of participants. Details are available through Marketing Challenges International.