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Latin America

Event Date: 17 July 2014

 Doing Business in Latin America
17th July 2014

Latin America has been normally overlooked by British exporters, despite having not only a combined market of over 560 million consumers but experienced a steady growth of between 4-5% a year across the region.

The region, once perceived as politically, economically and socially volatile, now enjoys a very much improved climate on all of these fronts, creating unique export opportunities for UK firms.  


So come and learn what Latin America and the opportunities for North West companies wishing to expand into these markets, and you will also have the opportunity for 1-2-1 Meetings with representatives from UK Trade & Investment, UK Colombia Trade, Chilean British Chamber of Commerce and Mexican British Chamber of Commerce, who are part of a UK’s Government Initiative to provide better in-market support to UK firms wishing to export into these high growth emerging markets.

Venue: Townley Suite - Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa, Blackburn Road, Clayton Le Moors Lancashire, BB5 5JP

Cost: There is no charge to attend this event

Proposed Agenda*

9:15-10:00             Coffee and Registration
10:00-10:15           Welcome by East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
10:15-11:30           Doing Business in Latin America (Chile & Colombia , Mexico & Brazil)
11:30-11:45           Coffee Break
11:45-12:15           Expanding to Latin America – What you need to consider
                                Case study – Sovereign Beverage – Global trader in Alcoholic beverages
12:15-12:30           UKTI Support for SME’s: Passport to Export
12:30-13:00           Lunch & Networking
13:00-14:00           Speed Business Matching (1-2-1 meetings).
*it may be subject to change without prior notice



For more information and registration, go here: , or alternatively contact:  Abigail Peake at or 01254 356473 and indicate who you wish to meet with for the 1-2-1 sessions.   

  • Mandy Lockett – International Trade & Training Director at East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
  • Susana Cordoba – NW Regional Coordinator (OBNi)
  • Paul Eadie – Latin America Consultant UKTI North West
  • Andrew Wright - Chief Executive of UK Colombia Trade based in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Greg Holland - Chief Executive of British Chamber of Commerce , Santiago
  • Laura Atkinson – Business Manager British Business Centre Mexico
  • Martin Raven – Britcham Brazil
  • Will Jackson – Export Sales Manager at Sovereign Beverage 
  • Bohdan Ratyrz – UKTI North West

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