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Bogotá attracts foreign investment during the Americas Summit

April 12, 2012
  • Bogotá will participate in the Americas Summit Business Forum, in order to show among decision makers, opinion leaders and other foreign multipliers the factors that make it one of the most attractive and friendly regions to do business.

  • Bogotá is the Colombian city that concentrates the highest capital flow towards value-added sectors that favor economic development, encourage the creation of qualified jobs and the transfer of knowledge and technology.

Bogotá will attend the Business Forum that will be held in Cartagena de Indias, on April 13 and 14, within the VI Americas Summit. Adriana Suárez, Invest in Bogota Executive Director, the agency for the promotion of investment in the Capital Region, will go to Cartagena with the purpose of positioning the region as an attractive destination for foreign direct investment in strategic sectors: services for the petroleum and gas industry, information technology services, business process outsourcing, among others.

Suárez explains: “The Americas Summit Business Forum is a great opportunity to strengthen bonds with decision makers, business and opinion leaders and foreign multipliers that will be in Cartagena.  Besides participating in the academic agenda, the objective of attending this forum is to present the most significant factors that make Bogotá one of the most attractive and friendly capitals to do business in Latin America. We are going to promote investment opportunities in our city among more than 350 CEOs and top executives attending this event”.

Bogotá is the Colombian city with more than 1,300 companies with foreign capital; this figure has doubled in the last six years. With the investment dynamics the country is experiencing, Bogotá will continue to be an important receptor of foreign capital aimed at value-added sectors: favoring the economic development, encouraging the creation of qualified jobs and the transfer of knowledge and technology, and increasing the productivity and competitiveness of local companies.