Fecha de publicación: 03/08/2017

In order to promote the largest business summit between China and Latin America and the Caribbean, which will be held at the Punta del Este Convention Center from November 29 to December 2, Uruguay XXI is holding several presentation events Latin American countries.

On July 18, the executive director of Uruguay XXI, Antonio Carámbula, made the presentation of China-LAc in Santa Cruz and La Paz before dozens of Chinese and Bolivian businessmen interested in attending this event. The activities were supported by the Embassy of Uruguay in Bolivia and the Consulate General of Uruguay in Santa Cruz.

Meanwhile, on July 20 it was presented in the city of San Pablo to more than 50 Chinese and Brazilian businessmen, with the support of the Embassy and consulate of Uruguay in that country.

The presentations include an exhibition on the business climate and business opportunities before entrepreneurs and potential investors, with an emphasis on the government's infrastructure plan.

The promotional events were previously held in San Jose, Costa Rica, Santo Domingo and Mexico City and will take place in Porto Alegre, Santiago, Chile, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and Lima in the coming weeks.

During the month of May the promotional tour was carried out by ten Chinese cities. The agenda included seminars, meetings with official institutions, chambers and authorities. Opportunities were presented in trade of services of Uruguay in the CIFTIS fair and the National Strategic Plan of Infrastructure 2015-2020 in the 8th Forum of Macao.

China-LAC 2017 is organized by the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and, this year, by the Institute for the promotion of investments, exports and country image, Uruguay XXI. The event will promote the convergence of business in strategic areas for Latin America and Uruguay, as well as for China.

The summit will bring together more than 700 companies and the presence of prominent national authorities, senior officials and experts from China and Latin America, representatives of multilateral and international funding agencies.

The program will include plenary sessions on trade relations between China and Latin America and the challenges of infrastructures in the new global economy. Parallel sessions will also be held on the key issues of China-LAC 2017: agribusiness and food security; global services; opportunities for cooperation in infrastructure, transport and energy; and tourism and sustainable cities. The main challenges of each sector will be addressed, how to strengthen the relationship in each area and where are the main opportunities.

In addition, business rounds and personalized meetings will be organized with leaders from each industry and authorities. It will also include the possibility of visiting and learning about some of the enclaves that define Uruguay as a gateway to opportunities in Latin America.

China is the main trading partner of Latin America and the Caribbean. The Asian country has become the second world source of foreign direct investment issuance. Chinese companies and business groups have established more than 6,000 companies abroad in more than 150 countries. It is also the world's leading exporter of goods and the second largest importer globally. 

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