Regional Investment & Export Prospects: Latin America

Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 75 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3DH - 12:30 - 14:30

16 October 2014 -

Venue: Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, 75 Harborne Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3DH
Date: Thursday 16th October 2014
Time: 12:30-14:30 (Prompt close, 1:1s and informal networking until 16:00)

Latin America economic growth is forecast to be one of the strongest globally, rising from close to 3% in 2015 to an expected 3.6% in 2019. Brazil (growth projected to increase to 3.5% by 2019), Chile (4.5% by 2019) and Colombia (4.6% by 2019) are anticipated to be the key motors of regional growth.

While West Midlands exports to Latin America since 2009 have been strong – 85% by the end of 2013 – overall at less than 2% of West Midlands total exports, the current level of penetration is modest. Thus, there is considerable potential for deepening this relationship, and building on the vibrant growth sustained between 2009 and 2013 – Brazil (export growth 87% during this period), Chile (203%) and Colombia (30%).

Learn more about your company’s potential from the country experts speaking at our joint UK Trade & Investment/West Midlands Chambers of Commerce Prospects event. You can also arrange in advance to have a 1:1 meeting with the Overseas Chamber or UKTI trade representatives (to book a meeting call 07703 735 408 or email

12:30 Registration & Buffet Lunch
12:55 Introduction & Welcome
13:00 Latin America Growth Prospects: Paul Forrest, WMEF
13:10 Brazilian Business Climate: Dr Breno Nunes, Aston Business School
13:30 Opportunities in Chile & Peru: Greg Holland, General Manager, Camara Chileno-Britanica
13:45 Opportunities in Colombia: Andrew Wright, CEO, UK Colombia Trade
14:00 Q&A
14:30 Close, followed by informal networking
and opportunity for 1:1 consultations with
UK Trade & Investment representatives.

Admission is complimentary but delegates
must register in advance to:

For further details:
If you have any queries, please contact:
T: 07703 735 408

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Latin America Growth Prospects

October 16 2014

Paul Forrest - West Midlands Economic Forum

Brazilian Business Climate

October 16 2014

Dr Breno Nunes - Aston Business School

Opportunities in Chile & Peru

October 16 2014

Greg Holland - Camara Chileno-Britanica

Opportunities in Colombia

October 16 2014

Andrew Wright - UK Colombia Trade


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