Martin Perez, Peru‘s minister of trade, will hold one-on-one meetings and offer an overview of business opportunities in the South American country during an investment road show in Atlanta on June 14.

The five-city tour is designed to kick-start lasting economic relationships with targeted areas of the U.S., said Jose Carlo Burga, president of the New York-based Peruvian American Business Council, which is organizing the events.

“We consider this a first step toward deepening the commercial and trade relations with Peru and specific important states within the United States,” Mr. Burga told GlobalAtlanta. Other stops on the road show include Houston, New York, Washington and Los Angeles.

Atlanta is a vital commercial hub in the Southeast U.S. linked conveniently to Lima, Peru’s capital, by nonstop Delta Air Lines flights, he said. More than 100 Georgia firms already have operations in Peru, but further opportunities abound in logistics, infrastructure, energy, agriculture and other fields, Mr. Burga added.

“These are huge and amazing investment and business opportunities in Peru for companies based in Atlanta,” he said.

The Atlanta event will be co-hosted by CIFAL Atlanta, a United Nations institution that trains government leaders from around the Western Hemisphere. Jose Ignacio Gonzalez, CIFAL Atlanta’s executive chairman, will speak on Georgia’s trade and investment opportunities. 

The business council has invited Coca-Cola Co. and Delta to meet with Mr. Perez. It is also targeting Home Depot Inc., Mr. Burga said. 

Peru’s ambassador to the United States, Luis Valdivieso, has been invited for the Atlanta event but hasn’t confirmed his attendance.

Peru plans to bring a larger delegation to the fourth annual Americas Competitiveness Forum, which will be held in Atlanta for the third time in November.

The June 14 event will be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis at 265 Peachtree Center Ave. To view the agenda or to register, click here.

The cost is $40 for the breakfast only or $90 for the breakfast and luncheon.

To RSVP, call Carmen Salinas at (646) 374-4310 or e-mail her at

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