The Georgia Chamber is pleased to announce a trade mission to Colombia on March 10-17, 2018. The trip will be led by Ambassador Charles Shapiro, and is co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Atlanta. With a number two ranking by the World Bank for “Ease of Doing Business” in Latin America and the Caribbean, there’s real opportunity for Georgia companies to make connections and do business in Colombia.
Join the Delegation
Space is extremely limited, and is designed for key industries & partners, and the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Committees, and Premium Investors. If you are interested in being a part of this delegation, please contact Kelsey Moore at email@example.com or 404.223.2261.
Itinerary & Meeting Schedule
Full Itinerary Here.
Beginning in the Colombia capital of Bogota, we’ll meet with top government officials and the U.S. Ambassador, who will host a reception for the delegation in his residence. We’ll tour the city’s top cultural sites, and visit the hothouses where all of our roses and carnations come from. In Medellin, the business capital of the country, we’ll meet with the Grupo Empresarial Antioqueño (the association of some of the largest businesses in the country), see innovative programs to reduce poverty, and visit the extraordinary Botero museum. We’ll finish the week in the beautiful walled city of Cartagena de las Indias where we will discuss workforce and small business opportunities, and take in the history and culture of this vibrant country.
The trade mission cost is $4,750 per person double occupancy, while single occupancy is $5,350. The total cost includes meetings, expert-led discussions, tours, ground transportation, internal flights (Bogotá-Medellin-Cartagena), hotel, an English-speaking guide, group meals, and receptions. Please note that attendees are responsible for booking their own flight to and from Colombia.
Business Opportunities in Colombia
Colombia’s extensive, ongoing infrastructure projects will generate demand for project financing, logistics, construction equipment for public roads and airports, water treatment, water supply, electric power generation, oil and gas exploration and pollution control equipment, air navigational and port security aids, railway construction, transportation equipment, security and defense items and services, and mass transit systems.The city of Bogotá is in the early stages of developing a metro rail system and continues to expand its bus rapid transit system. Learn more here.
View the Georgia-Colombia Country Connection Report here.
Other promising sectors for US business include: