International Business Exchange: Connecting in Colombia

Bogota, Colombia - High angle view of the downtown district in the Andean capital city of Bogota, Colombia in South America. To the centre is the BD Bacatá, the tallest man made structure in Colombia. Located at over 8600 feet above mean sea level, with a population of almost 10 Million, Bogota is one of the largest cities in Latin America. Photo shot in the morning sunlight; panorama created in Adobe Lightroom. The location from where the image was shot makes it an uncommon image: not many photographers will stop at the location with an expensive DSLR. The area is considered as high risk for mugging and even stabbing. Camera: Canon EOS 5D MII. Lens: Canon EF 24-70 F2.8L USM.

NEW ORLEANS – Curious about what business life in Colombia is like? In September, you can find out. Last week, GNO, Inc. announced plans to lead an international business exchange in the South American country. The initiative, Connecting Colombia, will take place from September 10 through September 13, in Colombia’s capitol and largest city – Bogota. The trip will help Americans foster a deeper understanding of the country’s economy, while exploring commerce opportunities for Louisiana stakeholders.

The Louisiana delegation will include corporate executives, elected officials, education professionals, and other top community leaders. While in Bogota, they will hear from local experts, corporate and government entities on a number of key economic development issues, including energy, oil and gas production, the digital and technology sector, the entrepreneurial ecosystem, the convergence of higher education and workforce development, large-scale infrastructure projects, international trade, community revitalization and social reforms, among others.

Connecting in Colombia provides participants the opportunity to create connections with Colombian leaders, learn about innovative economic strategies impacting the country’s global competitiveness, and explore the vibrant cultural synergies between Colombia and Louisiana.

Interested individuals may learn more about the program and register here. Registration is $2,400 per person and includes such program expenses as roundtrip airfare via COPA Airlines, lodging at the Hilton Bogota Downton, and dining and entertainment experiences. Special rates are also available for spouse/companion registration, early/late departure & return, and leisure/cultural activities outside the conference program. Registration deadline is July 1, 2019.

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