Trade Mission to Colombia


    

The post-peace accord environment in Colombia is expected to generate a period of stability and economic prosperity that will see development of several key sectors including infrastructure, tourism, job training, education, and rural development. 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.

Exclusively designed for key industries & partners, and the Chamber’s Board of Directors, Committees, and Premium Investors,  we have partnered with the World Affairs Council for a business mission to Columbia next March 10-17, 2018, led by Ambassador Charles Shapiro.

On March 10, we will start in the Colombia capital of Bogota, where 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 hot houses 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.  The week will conclude in the beautiful walled city of Cartagena de las Indias where we’ll see some innovative workforce and small business programs, and enjoy unique cultural experiences related to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the December 8 holiday.

See the meeting schedule and full itinerary here.

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES IN COLUMBIA
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.
Other promising sectors for US business include:

 

JOIN THE DELEGATION
This delegation is limited to a maximum of eighteen people, and is expected to fill up quickly. To reserve your space, or to hold a spot on the waitlist, please contact Kelsey Moore at kmoore@gachamber.com or 404.223.2261.

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