The Northern Virginia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will lead a trade delegation to a number of cities in Colombia in late October, aimed at connecting local business leaders to the third-largest South American market (and 15th largest worldwide) for U.S. exports.
“With more than 45 million people, an improved security environment, an abundance of natural resources and an educated and growing middle class, business opportunities are booming in Colombia,” chamber officials said.
The eight-day journey (Oct. 20-28) will include stops in Bogota, Cali, Buga and Medellin, which will include meetings with business and government officials. A meeting with Colombian President Ivan Duque has been petitioned, organizers said, and the event will include a pre-travel briefing at the Embassy of Colombia in Washington.
Space is limited to 25 U.S. companies; participants do not need to be members of the chamber of commerce to take part.