Colombia is one of Canada’s closest economic and political partners in Latin America. In addition to stable political institutions and progressive laws, its pro-market and pro-integration orientation creates a very promising environment for Canadian entrepreneurs and innovators.
Medellin, in particular, is a city to watch. For the past decade, it has undergone a process of social, urban, cultural, and economic transformation. As a result, Medellin was recently recognized as the City of the Year in innovation worldwide, by Citi and the Marketing Services Department of the Wall Street Journal beating out fellow finalists New York City and Tel Aviv. Clearly, there is a lot to gain by doing business in Colombia.
In order to capitalize on these growing opportunities, The Canada-Colombia Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with ProColombia and the Advanced Energy Centre at the MaRS Discovery District Centre, is hosting the Cities of the Future in Colombia conference to highlight the country’s commitment to Cleantech and sustainable business.
“Colombia is a country committed to economic development and in particular the development of its energy sector while respecting the environment,” says Lynn Cote, Sector Advisor for Infrastructure and Financial Services at Export Development Canada (EDC) and panel moderator at the event.
“We’ll also be launching a new Going Global report, at the conference, which will provide an overview of the energy-power sector and details about investing in the renewable energy market in Colombia. It is a must read for Canadian exporters targeting this market.”
The conference will also feature energy market experts from Medellin, who will discuss ways to increase competitiveness of technology-based businesses in Medellin, as well as experiences and areas of opportunities in the country.
Register here to attend the Cities of the Future in Colombia on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015 at the MaRS Discovery Centre in Toronto to gain an understanding of Cleantech deployment and energy innovation in Colombia.
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