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Latin American Crossroads: Chile

March 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Stretching along South America’s western coast, faraway Chile may not be the first choice for Georgia firms. But for some, its sophisticated business climate and relative wealth have made it attractive, more than compensating for its small market of 18 million people.  

With FTAs covering 40-plus countries (including the U.S.) Chile has embraced trade as an engine for development, reducing dependence on its traditional industry: copper. Chile is now a key exporter of grapes, fish, forestry products and much more, and its wines please palates from China to California.  

Technology has been key to its ascent, with programs like Startup Chile illustrating an openness to outside knowhow and the government’s strong appetite for welcoming innovation.  

In the fifth event in Global Atlanta’s Latin American Crossroads series, come learn how Georgia firms, from factories to fintechs, are riding Chile’s growth wave — and how your company can too.  


Opening remarks: 

David DukeBrady Ware CPA, representing the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia 


Rich Cavagnaro, CEO, AdEdge Technologies, which sells water filtration systems to Chilean utilities 

Charles Potts,  Managing Director, First Performance Global, an Atlanta-based fintech firm that recently entered the Chilean market 

Andres Fontannaz, Sales Director — NAFTA region, SQM, a Chilean chemical company with offices in Atlanta 

Darlene Huggins, VP Business Development, Dustex, which exports air filtration systems to Chile

Moderated by: Trevor Williams, Managing Editor, Global Atlanta, who traveled to Chile in recent years to report on Startup Chile and other Georgia businesses operating there 

Chilean wine provided by Austral Wines LLC, the U.S. exclusive importer for Viña Ventisquero.


March 6, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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