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INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN COLOMBIA
COLOMBIA: A COUNTRY WITH OPPORTUNITIES

 
 
September 30, 2011 (Miami) – Proexport Colombia and Ernst & Young hosted an exclusive breakfast at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, Florida gathering important representatives of investment funds of prestigious companies to learn first-hand about investment possibilities in Colombia. 
 
Maria Claudia Lacouture, President of Proexport, took this opportunity to highlight Colombia’s strong economic and political environments, strong GDP growth, and continued stability which has made it an emerging market with great growth potential and an attractive investment destination.
 
36 companies with business in Latin America attended the event and expressed remarkable interest on investment, since many of them; already manage their operations from Miami and Colombia becomes a strategic player with the second largest population in South America and one of the most business friendly environments in the region. Invites ranged from private equity funds, investment in tourism, agribusiness projects, trade of construction materials, transportation and logistics learning about Free Trade Zones available in Colombia and the tax incentives the government is providing to new investment projects.
 
Proexport Colombia organizes these meetings as a strategic platform to connect with potential investors and to position the company as an arm from Colombian government to support American companies and trade between both countries.
 
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Notes to the Editor:
 
Proexport is Colombia’s export and investment promotion agency. Due to its business-friendly policies and close geographic proximity to North America, Colombia provides opportunities for North American investors in new and emerging sectors such as IT services, biofuels, business process outsourcing and hotel development, among others. If you would like to learn more about the opportunities available in Colombia for investment, expansion and relocation, please visit our web site www.proexport.com.co.
 
Colombia’s Official Investment Portal: www.investincolombia.com.co
 
Fact and Figures:
 
·         Colombia: the third most “Business Friendly” country in Latin America and top reformer in the region, according to the Top Reformers Report,  World Bank
·         The third largest population in Latin America and the second largest Spanish speaking population in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
·         Some U.S. companies installed in Colombia include: Convergys, Marriott, Sonesta Collection, HP Invent, PGI.
 
List of attendees:


·         Morgan Stanley
·         Peninsula Investment
·         Akro
·         Reditek Corporation
·         Sonesta International Hotel Corp
·         Rodblu Investment
·         Desires Hotels
·         Four Season Hotels and Resorts
·         HILL INTERNATIONAL
·         VSI Holdings USA LLC
·         Ingram Micro
·         Terremark
·         Adobe
·         Convergys
·         Open International Systems
·         Bunge Latin America
·         Lanco
·         Daya Med
·         Brilla Group
·         Visa
·         FTI Consulting
·         Telemundo
·         Platika
·         Unilever
·         Related Group
·         Carlson Hotels Worldwide
·         Fontis Capital Group
·         Marriott International & Ritz- Carlton
·         CISNEROS GROUP OF COMPANIES
 
 
For more information, please contact Andrea Lopez.