VI International
InvestChile Forum 2022

Join us at the Inaugural Conference & International Seminar December 6th / Santiago, Chile. 9:00-13:00 hrs.

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THIS IS A MULTI-SECTOR INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT SUMMIT

Learn first-hand about the emerging investment opportunities, new economic strategy and FDI policies in Chile.   Take part in the key investment event in LatAm, strengthening your ties and growing your networking circle with other senior managers & executives, the Chilean economic authorities and diverse public-sector representatives, local entrepreneurs and other important business counterparts.   Get access to key information & specialized services to facilitate your decision to invest and expand in Chile.

TOPICS

Chile’s Economic Prospects | Global Economic Outlook | Sustainable Business Opportunities | Foreign Investors Success Stories | Chile’s Public Portfolio of Investment Opportunities

NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

Matchmaking sessions & B2B meetings.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

GLOBAL SERVICES | FINTECH  | VENTURE CAPITAL | CIRCULAR ECONOMY | GREEN HYDROGEN | TOURISM

Sector-specific workshops covering public project portfolios & tenders, market intelligence, key information from local authorities and relevant private sector counterparts.

ANALYSIS & PERSPECTIVES

Chile’s economic prospects and the global economic outlook, in the opinion of Chilean public authorities and prominent international exhibitors.
In addition, public portfolio of sectoral projects and experiences of foreign investors that make a difference.

PROGRAMME

Inaugural Conference, “Chile, shaping the Investment of the Future” Tuesday, December 6th , 8:30 am

REGISTRATION

8:30 - 9:00

REGISTRATION

8:30 - 9:00

OPENING / Welcome Remarks

Director of InvestChile, Karla Flores Mardones

‘Foreign investment in Chile: opportunities & benefits’

Minister of Economy, Economic Development & Tourism, Nicolás Grau Veloso

‘Foreign investment as a tool for inclusive & sustainable development’

President of the Republic of Chile, Gabriel Boric Font

9:00 - 9:40

OPENING / Welcome Remarks

Director of InvestChile, Karla Flores Mardones

‘Foreign investment in Chile: opportunities & benefits’

Minister of Economy, Economic Development & Tourism, Nicolás Grau Veloso

‘Foreign investment as a tool for inclusive & sustainable development’

President of the Republic of Chile, Gabriel Boric Font

9:00 - 9:40

INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS & CONTEXT - TWO PERSPECTIVES

OECD: Chief Economist & Director of Country Studies, Álvaro Santos Pereira

US Department of State: Chief Economist, Emily Blanchard

‘Investment & global market: situation & projections in a complex scenario’

9:40 - 10:40

INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS & CONTEXT - TWO PERSPECTIVES

OECD: Chief Economist & Director of Country Studies, Álvaro Santos Pereira

US Department of State: Chief Economist, Emily Blanchard

‘Investment & global market: situation & projections in a complex scenario’

9:40 - 10:40

Networking coffee

10:40 - 10:55

Networking coffee

10:40 - 10:55

PANEL I:

‘Foreign investment for the solutions of the future’

Representatives of foreign companies located in Chile tell about projects that represent solutions in the areas of sustainability, human capital, inclusion, development of productive ecosystems, among others.

Aquafil: CEO and President, Giulio Bonazzi

Séche Group Chile: COO, Marisol Garrido

Phibion: Country Manager,Marco Miranda

AWS: Public Policy Manager, Carmina Hernández

10:55- 11:55

PANEL I:

‘Foreign investment for the solutions of the future’

Representatives of foreign companies located in Chile tell about projects that represent solutions in the areas of sustainability, human capital, inclusion, development of productive ecosystems, among others.

Aquafil: CEO and President, Giulio Bonazzi

Séche Group Chile: COO, Marisol Garrido

Phibion: Country Manager,Marco Miranda

AWS: Public Policy Manager, Carmina Hernández

10:55- 11:55

PANEL II:

‘Public portfolios & investment opportunities’

Ministers and public representatives share details on project portfolios, international tenders & incentives for facilitating investment.

Energy Minister of Chile, Diego Pardow

Mining Minister of Chile, Marcela Hernando

Public Works Minister of Chile (a.g), José Andrés Herrera

11:55 - 12:40

PANEL II:

‘Public portfolios & investment opportunities’

Ministers and public representatives share details on project portfolios, international tenders & incentives for facilitating investment.

Energy Minister of Chile, Diego Pardow

Mining Minister of Chile, Marcela Hernando

Public Works Minister of Chile (a.g), José Andrés Herrera

11:55 - 12:40

NATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEECH

Minister of Finance, Mario Marcel Cullell

‘The Chilean economy: Context, challenges & projections’

12.40 - 13:00

NATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEECH

Minister of Finance, Mario Marcel Cullell

‘The Chilean economy: Context, challenges & projections’

12.40 - 13:00

CLOSING

13:00

CLOSING

13:00

High-profile foreign executives and local authorities will be the protagonists of our multi-sectoral event. Expert voices to address the prospects and challenges of foreign investment in Chile and the world.

Previous Editions

+300 FOREIGN COMPANIES (18 countries)

+950 B2B MEETINGS

+70 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

+140 INVESTMENT PROJECTS

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PARTNERS

MEDIA PARTNER

This event is organized by
InvestChile

We are the government agency responsible for promoting Chile’s trackrecord in the global market as a key destination for FDI & as The Latin American Hub for Global Business.   We are the bridge between your interests and the business opportunities our country offers, providing tailor-made and individuallyfocused assistance to facilitate your landing.

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    6 de Diciembre
    09:00 – 90:40

    “Foreign investment as a tool for inclusive & sustainable development”

    Gabriel Boric

    President of the Republic
    of Chile

    Gabriel Boric graduated with a law degree from the Universidad de Chile. He is a politician from the Convergencia Social party . He served as a member of Congress between 2014 and 2022, representing the district of the Magallanes and Chilean Antarctica Region

    He was proclaimed President of the Republic of Chile in 2022, becoming the youngest president and the leader to have won most votes in the country’s history

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    6 de Diciembre
    09:40 – 10:20

    “International Keynote Speech”

    Emily Blanchard

    Chief Economist
    US Department of State

    Emily Blanchard graduated with honors in Economics from Wellesley College and earned MSc. and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a leading expert on international economic policy, a professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, and a research fellow with the Center for Economic Policy Research.

    She currently serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Economics, Review of World Economics, Economics and Politics, and the World Trade Review; and she is former Chair and a Founding Board member for the national non-partisan, non-profit National Economic Education Delegation.

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    December 6th
    09:40 – 10:20

    “International Keynote Speech”

    Álvaro Santos Pereira

    Chief Economist &
    Director of Country Studies -OECD

    He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Coimbra, an MSc Economics from the University of Exeter and a PhD in Economics from Simon Fraser University. Prior to joining the OECD, Mr. Pereira was Minister for Economy and Employment in Portugal.

    As one of the largest ministries of the Portuguese government, Mr. Pereira was in charge of a major programme of economic and labour reforms. Prior to this, he was a professor of Economic Development and Economic Policy at Simon Fraser University in Canada, and a lecturer at the University of British Columbia in Canada and in the University of York in the United Kingdom.

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    December 6th
    10:20 – 10:45

    “The Chilean economy: Context, challenges & projection”

    Mario Marcel

    Finance Minister
    of Chile

    Mario Marcel holds a business management degree from the Universidad de Chile and an M.Phil. in Economics from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

    In 2015, he became a member of the Board of Governors at the Central Bank of Chile and in 2016 he was elected president. He was previously senior director of Governance Global Practice at the World Bank, deputy director of Governance and Territorial Development at the OECD, and manager of Institutional Capacity and Finance at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB). He has also worked as a consultant for international organizations and governments of countries such as Mexico, Colombia, Peru and Vietnam.

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    December 6th
    9:20 – 9:30

    “Foreign investment as a tool for inclusive & sustainable development”

    Nicolás Grau

    Economy, Development
    Tourism Minister
    of Chile

    Nicolás Grau holds a business management degree from the Universidad de Chile, a Master’s degree from the same institution and a PhD in Economics from the University ofPennsylvania. .

    He was economics lecturer at the Universidad de Chile and assistant researcher at the Center for Social Conflictand Cohesion Studies (COES) until February 2022

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    December 6th
    12:00 – 13:00

    “Public portfolios &  investment opportunities”

    José Andrés Herrera

    Undersecretary of Public Works

    José Andrés Herrera Chavarría holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile. He also holds a diploma in Project Evaluation from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, and a postgraduate degree in Competitiveness and Clusters from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

    Between 2011 and 2014, he served as head of the Investment Attraction Unit in the Foreign Investment Committee (now InvestChile).
    Between 2014 and 2021, he worked as an executive at the National Mining Corporation(ENAMI), as project manager and modernization manager at he Paipote Foundry. Finally, he has authored several publications related to economic issues, the most relevant being his participation in the “Final Report: Towards a Fairer Chile: Work, Salary, Competitiveness and Social Equity” (2008).

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    6 de Diciembre
    12:00 – 13:00

    ‘‘Public portfolios &  investment opportunities”

    Marcela Hernando

    Mining Minister of Chile

    Marcela Hernando qualified as a surgeon at the Universidad de Chile and holds four Master’s degrees. She was the first female regional director of the Health Service, the first female regional governor and the first female elected mayor of Antofagasta between 2008 and 2012.

    She was a member of Congress from 2014 to 2022 and a member of the Mining Commission for four years during this period, becoming president in 2019.

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    December 6th
    12:00 – 13:00

    “Public portfolios &  investment opportunities”

    Diego Pardow

    Energy Minister of Chile

    Diego Pardow holds a Law Degree from the Universidad de Chile, and a Master’s and PhD in Law from the University of California, Berkeley. He is assistant lecturer in the Department of Economic Law of the Universidad de Chile Law School.

    Prior to becoming Energy Minister, he served as consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank in the area of infrastructure regulation and was presidential advisor to President Gabriel Boric. During 2017 and 2018, he received the Edgardo Buscaglia Award for Empirical Research from the Latin American and Caribbean Law and Economics Association (ALACDE).

  • INAUGURAL CONFERENCE

    December 6th
    9:00 – 9:10

    ‘Foreign investment in Chile: opportunities & benefits’

    Karla Flores

    Director of InvestChile

    Karla Flores holds an economics degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a Master’s in Applied Macroeconomics from the same university.

    A highlight of her professional career was her role as chief economist and head of the Development and Policy Advocacy Unit at InvestChile. She was also senior international consultant in the Integration and Trade Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) for the southern cone, and economist in Financial Stability Management at the Central Bank of Chile.

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    December 6th
    14:00 – 17:00

    María Heloisa
    Rojas

    Environment Minister
    of Chile

    María Heloisa Rojas holds a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. She has worked as associate professor in the Department of Geophysics at the Universidad de Chile and as director of the Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2.

    Her research centers on paleoclimate and regional climate change. She was also coordinator of the Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation Ministry’s Scientific Committee for COP25, member of the Presidential Advisory Council for COP25, member of the Chilean delegation for COP26, and coordinator of the Scientific Advisory Council on Climate Change.

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    December 6th
    14:00 – 17:00

    Verónica Kunze

    Undersecretary of Tourism

    She has a degree in economics from Universidad de Chile, a master’s degree in economics from the University of Cambridge, UK, and has also undertaken doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge.

    Over her 15-year career, she has developed strong skills in the management and administration of public and private-sector institutions, in addition to academic, research, and teaching activities at Universidad de Chile’s Faculty of Economics and Business. She was head of planning and studies at the Federation of Tourism Companies of Chile from 2018 to 2022, and led the Tourism Undersecretary’s Division of Studies and Territory from 2014 to 2018.

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    December 6th
    10:45 – 11:45

    “Foreign investment for the solutions of the future”

    Giulio Bonazzi

    CEO and Chairman, Aquafil

    Giulio Bonazzi holds a business administration degree from the Università Ca’Foscari Venezia. He began his career in Aquafil in 1987, where he was named CEO in 2001 and chairman in 2008.

    In that time, he has helped the company to grow, developing 16 plants in eight countries on three continents. He has dedicated himself to making Aquafil SpA a leading player in the global carpet and textile materials industry, and he is transforming the manufacturing business into a sustainable global enterprise.

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    December 6th
    10:45 – 11:45

    “Foreign investment for the solutions of the future”

    Carmina Hernández

    Public Policy Manager in
    Chile at Amazon Web
    Services

    Carmina began her career working at the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Chile and then at the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Government of Chile, in both positions as legislative advisor to the ministerial cabinet.

    She worked as a senior associate at the law firm Carey, concentrating her practice area in corporate law and international trade. Now, she serves as Public Policy Manager in Chile at Amazon Web Services, and she is also part of the board of directors of IT association ACTI A.G. and of the public-private foundation Data Observatory.

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    December 6th
    10:45 – 11:45

    “Foreign investment for the solutions of the future”

    Marco Miranda

    Country Manager
    Phibion of Chile

    Marco Miranda has a degree in mechanical engineering from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais and has specialized in project management, business development, trade and investment.

    He has spent the last 15 years focused on the mining and mineral resources industries. Career highlights include his time at Steinert Latinoamericana, where he was the Commercial Manager for LatAm and at TIQ (Trade and Investment Queensland), where he was Director of Business Development.

  • BREAKOUT SESSIONS

    December 6th
    10:45 – 11:45

    “Foreign investment for the solutions of the future”

    Marisol Garrido

    Chief Operating Officer at

    Séché Group Chile

    Marisol Garrido holds an environmental health engineering degree from the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María and a diploma in Circular Economy and Project Evaluation..

    She has more than eight years of experience managing different types of waste, in commercial, developmental and project-oriented fields, with a focus on the application of circular economy in industry. She previously served as deputy circular economy manager at Volta Chile.

  • CONFERENCIA INAUGURAL

    6 de Diciembre
    9:20 – 9:30

    ‘‘Inversión extranjera como herramienta para un desarrollo inclusivo y sostenible”

    Claudio Huepe

    Energy Minister of Chile

    Claudio Huepe holds a business management degree from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and an MSc in Environmental and Resource Economics from University College, London.

    He was head of the Mining Ministry’s Environmental Unit and served as head of studies at the National Energy Commission. He was alsoonthe advisory board for the UN Global Sustainable Development Report and the Chilean Foresight and Strategy Council.