URUGUAY WEEK IN CHINA CONTINUES IN CHONGQING WITH PRESENTATION AT SMART EXPO TECHNOLOGY FAIR
On August 23rd, Uruguay XXI, together with Chancellor Rodolfo Nin Novoa, made a country presentation to about 150 businessmen at the Smart China Expo in Chongqing city. During the presentation, Lifan's president, Mu Gang, praised Uruguay as an investment destination.
Uruguay Week in China began in Beijing on August 20 with an event that included a business seminar, a candombe show and a tasting of national products, attended by 250 investors, importers and Chinese press.
On August 23, Uruguay Week continued in Chongqing, with a presentation at the Smart Expo, where Uruguay had a country stand.
During the presentation, Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa invited the companies of the region to invest in Uruguay and mentioned the case of Lifan, a company located in the department of San José in Uruguay.
At the same time, he stressed that in the services sector there are also important opportunities for Chinese companies in terms of distribution, transport and information services and telecommunications. Nin pointed out that Uruguay is the leading exporter of software in Latin America in relative terms and the third largest in absolute terms.
"Both Uruguay and China have made technology and innovation crucial elements of their respective development strategies. This is why we want to promote an agenda of bilateral work that reflects this coincidence even more intensely through instances such as these", concluded the chancellor.
For his part, the Vice-Mayor of Chongqing, Liu Guiping, expressed his willingness to continue expanding relations between his city and Uruguay in tourism, culture and sports to promote their respective complementary advantages, and said he wanted to continue advancing in trade.
"Uruguay has the largest network in Latin America and one of the best data centers in the region," praised the Deputy Mayor of Chongqing.
Meanwhile, the executive director of Uruguay XXI, Antonio Carámbula, said that Uruguay has become an ideal country for the installation of service centers for export to the region. He also highlighted that the country has made significant investments in infrastructure associated with technology. Carámbula mentioned several rankings that confirm Uruguay's leadership in ICTs in Latin America and emphasized that the country is one of the seven most digitized countries in the world. Finally, he explained the Plan Ceibal and the Plan Butiá as outstanding projects that seek to bridge the digital divide.
"Political stability, investment incentive policies and the developed transport system have strongly attracted the attention of all entrepreneurs in Chongqing," said He Yi, president of the Chinese Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) in Chongqing. He added that "Uruguay has unique advantages among Latin American countries".
For his part, the president of Lifan Mu Gang - a company based in the department of San José - praised the incentives offered by Uruguay to investors. "Uruguay has a strategic location, is the country with the least corruption in Latin America, and has important natural resources," he said. He also valued the responsiveness of the government. "We expect more Chinese companies to invest in the country. It is worth investing in Uruguay," he concluded.
On the first day of the fair, a candombe presentation by Daniel "Tatita" Marques was performed by robots from Sinergia Tech, which attracted the attention of visitors to the fair who came to the stand to witness the performance.
Uruguay's Week in China is part of the celebrations for the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.