Exploring Business Opportunities in Colombia (A Deep Dive Series)
We’re looking forward to being joined by His Excellency Colin Martin-Reynolds, Ambassador to Colombia, to shed some light on the challenges and opportunities for British businesses operating in Colombia.
In the last decade, political stabilisation in Colombia has supported a thriving economy, with the country now ranked as the fourth largest economy in Latin America. Whilst the Covid-19 crisis has brought economic challenges, Colombia remains an important partner for UK companies operating in the region.
We are looking forward to being joined by His Excellency Colin Martin-Reynolds, British Ambassador to Colombia, for an exploration of the challenges and opportunities for UK companies doing business in Colombia.
There are exciting prospects for UK companies doing business in Colombia, which is ranked 2nd in Latin America by the World Bank for ease of doing business. There are particularly significant opportunities for foreign investors in the infrastructure, energy and education sectors. The Colombian government is embarking on a major effort to improve public infrastructure, including reviving the Antioquia and Pacific Railways as well as building the first Bogota Metro line. In the energy sector, the Ministry of Mines is expanding its efforts to introduce renewables into the national energy matrix.
Attracting overseas trade and investment is a political priority in Colombia under President Ivan Duque Marquez’s administration. Following the signing of a peace deal in 2016 designed to end the multi-decade Colombian civil war, reconstruction efforts continue to provide substantial opportunities for foreign investors.
HE Colin Martin-Reynolds CMG, British Ambassador to Colombia Alison Houston, DIT Director to Colombia Camilo Neira, Country Head of UKEF in Colombia Tamar Bello, PF Director to Colombia
The discussion will aim to answer as many questions as possible - Members are free to email questions in advance.
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