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TRADE MISSIONS


State of New Hampshire Trade Mission to Colombia
Oct. 19-21,* 2015

Where: Bogotá, Colombia PLUS additional spin-off market(s) upon request
When: Monday, Oct. 19 - Wednesday, Oct. 21 (*spin off market appointments are anticipated to occur on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 21-23 as determined by availability)
Participation Fee: $1,800 for Bogotá, Colombia PLUS $700+ for spin-off markets

Registration fee includes:
•Costs for one company representative
•Gold Key business to business or business to government matchmaking meetings with Colombian partners as arranged by the U.S. Embassy, Bogotá
•Dedicated interpreters for Gold Key matchmaking meetings
•Country breakfast briefing by U.S. Embassy officials
•U.S. Ambassador reception
•Limited additional meals, likely to include a networking luncheon
•Limited ground transportation

The fee for each additional company representative is $400.

Planned Itinerary:

Sunday, Oct 18: Departure/travel day- depart BOS w/stops in JFK, MIA or EWR. Travel time ranges between 10-13 hours (including layovers); afternoon arrival in Bogotá
Monday, Oct 19: Breakfast briefing for trade mission participants at hotel. Individualized afternoon matchmaking appointments at hotel or as identified; evening reception w/US Ambassador to Colombia for trade mission participants and selected guests
Tuesday, Oct 20: Continuation of individualized matchmaking meetings throughout the day
Wednesday, Oct 21: Depart Bogotá for spin-off markets or conclusion of mission/return to Boston

How to register: Upon receipt of your Gold Key questionnaire, and following a conference call with the U.S. Embassy in Colombia to assess feasibility and market potential, you will be provided a direct link for registration and payment.

Why Colombia?
•Fourth largest economy in Latin America
•Third largest population with approximately 46 million inhabitants
•Only country in South America with two seacoasts (Pacific and Caribbean) providing tactical shipping advantages in today’s global market
•Aided by major security improvements, steady economic growth, and moderate inflation, Colombia has become a free market economy with major commercial and investment ties to the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America
•With the implementation of the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement in 2012, Colombia is the third largest market for U.S. exports in Latin America
•Target markets include, but are not limited to: Defense/Aerospace, Education, Electric Power and Renewable Energy, Food Processing Equipment, Information Technology, Infrastructure and Construction, Medical Equipment, Processed Food and Beverages, Travel and Tourism

Please check back frequently for more extensive information.

For immediate questions please contact:

Tina Kasim
Program Manager
State of New Hampshire Office of International Commerce/ NH Department of Resources and Economic Development
(E) Tina.Kasim@dred.nh.gov
(T) 603.271.8444

Justin Oslowski
Director
New Hampshire Export Assistance Center / U.S. Commercial Service / International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
(E) Justin.Oslowski@trade.gov
(T) 603.953.0210