More than 125 South American infrastructure projects will be profiled during “The Infrastructure Opportunities in South America II Conference” sponsored by the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (TDA), Nov. 5-7, at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta.

      Thomas (Mack) McLarty, counselor to President Clinton and Special Envoy for the Americas, will present details on South America’s growth rates and sectors with the most growth potential.

      Presentations of the projects which include the energy, telecommunications, transportation, environmental/water and industrial sectors, will be made by key procurement officials from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

      In addition, TDA will arrange pre-scheduled “one-on-one” meetings for U.S. companies attending the conference with South American private sector and government officials making buying decisions for their projects.  Each participant will receive a resource guide dealing all 125 projects.

      The TDA recommends that the following types of companies attend:  telecommunications technology, equipment and service providers, oil and gas suppliers and distributors, environmental consulting firms and equipment manufacturers, mining exploration companies, and water and waste water management and developers.

      Independent power producers, architecture, engineering and construction firms, industrial machinery manufacturers and distributors, transportation infrastructure developers and commercial and investment banks also are encouraged to attend.

      Atlanta companies wishing to participate should contact the conference organizer, the Center for Business Intelligence at (800) 817-8601, or call Susanne Smith of TDA at (703) 875-4357.