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U.S. Commercial Service Presents:

2014 South America SelectUSA Roadshow

August 26 – 29, 2014

Santiago, Chile Sao Paulo, Brazil - Bogota, Colombia

Join the first-ever South America SelectUSA Roadshow! This three-city Road Show to Santiago, Sao Paulo and Bogota will offer U.S. State and regional Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) the opportunity to market their locations directly to potential investors.

The seminar events will attract approximately 100 senior executives in each city and include content about investment visas, legal issues, investment opportunities and successful investment strategies.

Brazil, Chile and Colombia are at the heart of South America’s growing investment in the United States. Hundreds of dynamic companies are headquartered in the Road Show stops, and many of these companies are looking to invest in the United States.

Cost: for Economic Development Organizations $2,000. The participation fee does not cover travel or other business related expenses.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available: Please contact:

Jeff Hamilton at jeff.hamilton@trade.gov, for more information.

Registration deadline: Applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

As a SelectUSA Roadshow participant, you will receive:

  • One-on-one meetings with prospective investors
  • Participation in all networking sessions with a display area for promotion
  • Entry in the printed SelectUSA Roadshow catalogue at each roadshow stop
  • Logistics Assistance including hotel and flight recommendations that fit the roadshow schedule

The event in each city will include:

  • Networking with panellists and exhibitors
  • Pre-scheduled 1 on 1 meetings with exhibitors
  • Presentations on the following topics:
  • Foreign Investment Environment in the United States
  • Legal Aspects to Consider when Investing in the United States
  • Fiscal Aspects to Consider when Investing in the United States
  • Different Resources and Support available to Potential Investors
  • Investment Visas
  • Success Stories

Itinerary:

Arrive to Santiago on August 25

Event in Santiago on August 26 at Hotel Intercontinental. 8 am -1 pm.

(A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Intercontinental for participants for the evening of August 25. Approximate cost is USD 190.)

Travel from Santiago to Sao Paulo the afternoon of August 26.
Recommended flights:

1. TAM 8027, depart Santiago at 3:55 pm, arrives GRU at 8:35 pm.

2. LAN 758 departs Santiago at 5:20 pm, arrives GRU at 10:15 pm.

Event in Sao Paulo on August 27 at the American Chamber of Commerce Sao Paulo, 9 am – 2pm

Travel from Sao Paulo on August 28. (A block of hotel rooms has been reserved at the Grand Hyatt for August 26 and 27. Approximate cost is USD 290 per night.)


Recommended flights:


1. Avianca 86 departs GRU at 8:45 am, arrives BOG at 12:45 pm.
2. Avianca 248 departs GRU at 1:25 am, arrives BOG at 5:30 am.
3. LAN 8202 departs GRU at 2:40 pm, arrives BOG 7:05 pm.

Event in Bogota on August 29 at Club El Nogal. 9 am – 3 pm (A block of rooms has been reserved at the hotel within Club El Nogal. Approximate cost is USD 200 per night.)

Evening of August 29 or August 30 return to the United States.

For questions regarding a particular market please contact:

Brazil: Steve Knode, steve.knode@trade.gov , 55-11-5186-7429

Chile: Veronica Pinto, veronica.pinto@trade.gov , 56-2-2330-3369

Colombia: Jeff Hamilton, jeff.hamilton@trade.gov , 57-1-275-2534

To register and for more Information Contact:

Jeff Hamilton

Commercial Attaché - U.S. Embassy 

Bogota, Colombia

Phone: 011-571-275-2534

Email: jeff.hamilton@trade.gov

www.selectusa.gov

Rebecca Moudry

Manager, SelectUSA

U.S. Department of Commerce

Phone: +202-482-2612

Email: rebecca.moudry@trade.gov