Colombia in the Spotlight

Colombia in the Spotlight


Zoetemeer (The Netherlands), 28 June 2017 – “Colombia in the Spotlight”, a Seminar organized at the Evofenedex offices, presented the country as an investment and business opportunity. In this seminar, Dutch companies and entrepreneurs interested to explore the Colombian market received valuable information.

The morning session focused on two main topics: agro-food and logistics sector, and the transport, logistics and Colombian legislation.  The first presentation was given by Jan Willem van Bokhoven from the Holland House, Jochem Porte from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Diana Alarcón from Business Bridge, who presented the economic sectors with more opportunities since they can be improved and have a growing potential. The challenges in these areas were also presented.

In a parallel session, Nathaly Dasburg from STC-Group, Joost Meijer from Meijer Advocaten, and Peter van Rheenen from Evofenedex, discussed the logistics around doing business in Colombia and the key elements to take in consideration when joining the Colombian market. Both sessions concluded by emphasizing the strengths of the Dutch business scheme, the current cooperation opportunities and the importance to focus on certain areas.

Furthermore, Camilo Martínez, Procolombia Director for France and the Benelux area, - introduced by Mr. Álvaro Gutiérrez Botero, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Colombia to the Netherlands -, Jan Willem van Bokhoven, Diana Alarcón and Inge Horstmeier (from the Dutch National Agency for Entrepreneurship – RVO), presented the reasons to invest in Colombia, the priority sectors and the best practices and available financial initiatives for Dutch Companies. The event concluded with a presentation by Joris Jurriëns from the Embassy of the Netherlands to Colombia about the main points for investment and business in Colombia.

In the afternoon, consultancy sessions were offered in a one-on-one format between the companies and the experts, including the economic and commercial attaché from the Embassy, Maria José Montaña.


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