Destination: Colombia – Next StepsINVEST HAMILTON NIAGARA
The Hamilton-Niagara Partnership is organizing Ontario’s only trade mission to Colombia in 2017 aimed at building business opportunities for local firms.
Thank you for your interest in new market opportunities in Colombia.
The next step, and a confirmation of your interest in the proposed Colombian Trade and Investment Mission, please complete the attached company profile form. This information will be used to develop an itinerary of meetings for you as part of the overall mission schedule. We anticipate that there will be five days of meetings, potentially in three cities: Bogota, Barranquilla and Medellin.
The profile form should be completed and returned by Wednesday, May 24th via email to Elizabeth Konca email@example.com and a draft itinerary including costs will be available by Wednesday June 21st. The itinerary will be developed in collaboration with our partners: Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Bogota; Procolombia and EDC. In addition, we will be hiring a specialist consultant who knows the Colombian market to be responsible for the logistics and assist with arranging the B2B meetings.
For those of you who were not able to join us at the Destination: Colombia information sessions held on May 3rd or 4th. The following will provide you with some further background:
- The power point presentation given by Juan-Carlos Navia, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy in Botogá
- Government funding programs that are available to companies exploring new markets:
- The Ontario Exporters Fund and the Export Market Access Fund
- The CanExport Program is a five-year, $50-million Government of Canada program that provides direct financial assistance to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) registered in Canada that are seeking to develop new export opportunities and markets, especially high-growth emerging markets.
We would be happy to answer any questions or to discuss the itinerary or travel arrangements with you either by phone or email.
Sr. Business Development Consultant
City of Hamilton Economic Development
Tel: 905-546-2424 ext. 4475
Manager, Trade & Investment
Niagara Region Economic Development
Tel: 905-685-4225 ext. 3257