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Contact: Isaac Evans
MINNEAPOLIS (Aug. 18, 2015)—Business and political leaders from around the Midwest will converge on Minneapolis for the fourth annual South American Trade Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
“This one-of-a-kind event helps promote bilateral trade and cultural understanding between Minnesota and South America,” Silvia Ontaneda, Consul General of Ecuador and President of the Minnesota Consular Corps, said. “The Trade Forum is an extremely valuable resource for businesses considering importing, exporting, or investing with the region and interested in hearing from Minnesotan and South American business and political leaders.”
The Trade Forum emphasizes knowing a culture in order for businesses to be successful in a region. To that end, attendees will have the chance to take part in three panels throughout the day. The first brings together some of Minnesota’s most prominent companies that operate in South America to discuss strategies, market opportunities, successes, and operations in the region. The second convenes Minnesota’s small business leaders to present on market entry opportunities, successes, and operations in South America for small to medium-sized businesses. At the final panel, Representatives from South America will discuss how to enter the market and opportunities they see for trade and investment.
“All three panels offer attendees an invaluable resource for learning from, and connecting with, leaders from both Minnesota and South America,” Consul Ontaneda said. “Businesses considering importing, exporting, or investing within the South American region won’t want to miss this year’s event.”
Following the Trade Forum is the first-ever Cultural Exhibition from 5:30-9 p.m. The exhibition will give patrons the opportunity to explore the cultures of seven different South American countries through food, drink, art, craft demonstrations, and live entertainment.
The forum will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. at the Minneapolis Event Center. Admission is $170, which includes authentic South American food and drinks. Additional options include a combined ticket for the Trade Forum and the subsequent Cultural Exhibition for $200.
About the South American Trade Forum
The South American Trade Forum was established in 2011 to promote Minnesota and South America’s economic potential through mutually beneficial trade and investment. The forum has grown to put an emphasis on culture, and the South American community in Minnesota, culminating in this year’s Cultural Exhibition. To learn more visit www.southamericantradeforum.com, or call us at 952.457.0932