Chile,leading green investments for global challenges

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE & INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR . Thu 16th May 2024 / 8:30 – 13:00 hrs / Santiago, Chile.

This is a multi-sector international investment summit

Learn first-hand about the emerging investment opportunities, new economic strategy and FDI policies in Chile. A unique opportunity to get a comprehensive view of Chile’s investment environment in just 3 days!   Strengthen ties and expand your network by connecting with senior managers, executives, Chilean economic authorities, public-sector representatives, local entrepreneurs, and other crucial business contacts.   Get access to key information & specialized services to facilitate your decision to invest and expand in Chile.

Seeking investors for

Clean Energy Storage | Tech & Digital Infrastructure |

Lithium Industry | Infrastructure Concessions

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE & INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

Covering investment opportunities in high-growth strategic industries, new FDI policies, announcement & business perspectives from the private & public sectors.

SECTOR –SPECIFIC WORKSHOPS

This 2024 edition will host breakout sessions for foreign investors with projects in strategic sectors for the global green economy: Tech & digital infrastructure, Clean energy storage, Lithium industry, and Infrastructure concessions

NETWORKING ACTIVITIES

Matchmaking sessions & B2B meetings.

SPEAKERS

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.

INTERNATIONAL SPEAKER

NATIONAL SPEAKER

PANELISTS

PROGRAMME
7th INTERNATIONAL INVESTCHILE FORUM 2024

Chile, leading green investments for global challenges

INAUGURAL CONFERENCE
Thusday, May 16th, 8:30 am -13:00 pm

REGISTRATION

8:30

REGISTRATION

8:30

OPENING / Welcome Remarks  

Director of InvestChile, Karla Flores Mardones

“Chile: opportunities & benefits of the FDI”

 

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

“FDI as a tool for sustainable productive development”

 

H.E. President of the Republic of Chile, Gabriel Boric Font 

9:00

OPENING / Welcome Remarks  

Director of InvestChile, Karla Flores Mardones

“Chile: opportunities & benefits of the FDI”

 

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

“FDI as a tool for sustainable productive development”

 

H.E. President of the Republic of Chile, Gabriel Boric Font 

9:00

INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS & CONTEXT

International Speaker:

General Secretary – UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Rebeca Grynspan

9:40

INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS & CONTEXT

International Speaker:

General Secretary – UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), Rebeca Grynspan

9:40

LOCAL ANALYSIS & CONTEXT

National Speaker:

Minister of Finance, Mario Marcel Cullell

“The chilean economy today: challenges & projections”

10:10

LOCAL ANALYSIS & CONTEXT

National Speaker:

Minister of Finance, Mario Marcel Cullell

“The chilean economy today: challenges & projections”

10:10

Networking coffee 

10:40 - 11:00

Networking coffee 

10:40 - 11:00

PANEL I:

FDI: catalyzer for intelligent solutions for the global challenges

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Representatives of foreign companies located in Chile talk about projects that represent solutions in the areas of sustainability, energy change and efficiency, as well as the development of productive ecosystems.

– HIF Global (USA), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Clara Bowman

– AES Andes (USA), VP of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Mariana Soto

– Google (USA), Country Director Chile & Perú, Edgardo Frías

– AB InBev (Belgium), President – Andean Region, Luis Vives

11:00

PANEL I:

FDI: catalyzer for intelligent solutions for the global challenges

.

Representatives of foreign companies located in Chile talk about projects that represent solutions in the areas of sustainability, energy change and efficiency, as well as the development of productive ecosystems.

– HIF Global (USA), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Clara Bowman

– AES Andes (USA), VP of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability, Mariana Soto

– Google (USA), Country Director Chile & Perú, Edgardo Frías

– AB InBev (Belgium), President – Andean Region, Luis Vives

11:00

PANEL II:

Chile: Hub for the expansion of global busines

Multinationals representatives in the process of re-investment and expansion of their operations in the country, share their experiences and the advantages for growing their business projects.

– Softserve (Ucrania), Vicepresident & Country Manager- Chile, Jaime Oviedo

– Mercado Libre (Argentina), General Director Chile, Perú y Ecuador, Alan Meyer

– Enel (Italia)

– Pacific Hydro -SPIC (China), Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager, María Susana Muñoz

11:45

PANEL II:

Chile: Hub for the expansion of global busines

Multinationals representatives in the process of re-investment and expansion of their operations in the country, share their experiences and the advantages for growing their business projects.

– Softserve (Ucrania), Vicepresident & Country Manager- Chile, Jaime Oviedo

– Mercado Libre (Argentina), General Director Chile, Perú y Ecuador, Alan Meyer

– Enel (Italia)

– Pacific Hydro -SPIC (China), Corporate Affairs & Communications Manager, María Susana Muñoz

11:45

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projections in the region

International Speaker:

Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean – World Bank,
William Maloney

12:30

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projections in the region

International Speaker:

Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean – World Bank,
William Maloney

12:30

CLOSING

13:00

CLOSING

13:00

Join us at the Inaugural Conference

Chile, leading green investments for global challenges

Thu 16th May 2024 / 8:30 – 13:00 hrs / Santiago, Chile

2022 InvestChile Forum Edition

2022 InvestChile Forum Edition

+400 participants

+120 B2B meetings

+100 multinationals from 28 countries

+56 investment projects | USD 4 billions | 1,900 potential jobs

ORGANIZED BY

PARTNERS

We are the government agency responsible for promoting Chile’s trackrecord in the global market as a key destination for FDI and 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 individually focused assistance to facilitate your landing.

  • OPENING

    May 16th
    09:00

    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.

  • FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT(FDI)PROJECTIONS IN THE REGION

    May 16th
    12:30

    “International Investment Trends and Global Challenges for Latin America”

    William F. Maloney

    Chief Economist for the Latin America and the Caribbean region in the World Bank Group.

    William F. Maloney received his BA from Harvard University and his PhD in economics from the University of California Berkeley. Prior to his current role, he was Chief Economist for Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, and Trade and Competitiveness; he was also Global Lead on Innovation and Productivity.

    The Economist as well as in press throughout Latin America and Asia. According to Research Papers in Economics (RePec), Maloney is ranked among the top 10% of economists worldwide, based on publications and scholarly citations.

  • INTERNATIONAL ANALYSIS & CONTEXT

    May 16th
    9:40

    Rebeca Grynspan

    Secretary-General of the UNCTAD

    Ms. Grynspan, the first woman to serve as UNCTAD’s Secretary-General. Prior to her UNCTAD appointment, she was the Ibero-American secretary-general. Also there she was the first woman to lead the organization.

    She’s also a former under secretary-general of the UN and associate administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and a former regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean for the organization. Prior to joining the UN, she served as vice president of Costa Rica from 1994 to 1998. She was also minister of housing, minister coordinator of economic and social affairs and deputy finance minister.

  • OPENING

    May 16th
    9:00

    “FDI as a tool for sustainable productive development”

    Nicolás Grau

    Economy, Development and 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 of Pennsylvania.

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

  • OPENING

    May 16th
    9:00

    “Chile: opportunities & benefits of the FDI”

    Karla Flores

    Executive 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 Banco Central de Chile

  • LOCAL ANALYSIS & CONTEXT

    May 16th
    10:10

    “The Chilean economy today: challenges & projections”

    Mario Marcel

    Finance Minister

    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 Banco Central de 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.

  • May 16th

    Aurora Williams

    Minister of Mining

    Aurora Williams Baussa holds a Degree in Business Administration from Universidad Católica del Norte. She also holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Management from Universitat de Lleida in Spain.

    She has more than 30 years of experience in senior executive positions in various companies in northern Chile, in particular in Antofagasta, her hometown.

    In 2014, she was appointed as Minister of Mining during the second administration of President Michelle Bachelet.

  • May 16th

    Jessica López Saffie

    Minister of Public Works

    Jessica López Saffie holds a Degree in Business Administration and Economics from Universidad de Chile. She served as president of Chilean state-owned bank Banco Estado, executive president of the National Association of Sanitation Services Companies, and acting director on the board of Banco Itaú CorpBanca.

    She has 40 years of experience in executive and senior management positions. She has worked as a counselor at Comunidad Mujer, a consultant, and an executive coach. She is also a board member of Fundación Foro Educativo and TIGRA.

  • May 16th

    Diego Pardow

    Minister of Energy

    Diego Pardow Lorenzo holds a Degree in Law from Universidad de Chile, and a Master’s and PhD in Law from the University of California, Berkeley.

    He has been a professor at the Universidad de Chile Law School. Until his appointment as Minister of Energy, he served as the head of the Presidency Monitoring Unit in the Government of President Gabriel Boric Font. He was also the executive president of think tank Espacio Público between October 2019 and June 2021.

  • May 16th

    Aisén Etcheverry Escudero

    Minister of Science, Technology, Knowledge, and Innovation

    Aisén Etcheverry Escudero holds a Degree in Law from Universidad de Chile and a Master’s in Law from the University of San Francisco School of Law. Over the last 15 years, she has coordinated and led public and private teams and projects at the national and international level in areas related to science, technology, and innovation.

    She was director of Chile’s National Research and Development Agency (ANID), head of the Ministry General Secretariat of the Presidency’s Inter-Ministerial Coordination Division (DCI), and director of the National Council of Science, Technology, Knowledge, and Innovation for Development (CTCI).

  • May 16th

    José Miguel Benavente

    Executive Vice President, CORFO

    Mr. Benavente has an undergraduate degree in civil industrial engineering and a doctorate in economics from Oxford University. He is an expert in science, innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Before joining CORFO, he was a Lead Specialist at the Competitiveness, Technology, and Innovation Division of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Mr. Benavente was also Vice President of Chile’s National Innovation Council and a professor in the Economics Department at Universidad de Chile and the Business School at the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez.

  • May 16th

    Iván Mlynarz

    Executive Vice President of ENAMI

    Mr. Mlynarz studied geology at the Universidad de Chile and has over 18 years of mining sector experience. After beginning his career exploring new mineral deposits, he worked as a contractor in the Salvador, Radomiro Tomic and Chuquicamata mines.

    He was one of the founders of Anglo American’s Supervisors Union and Vice President of the Federation of Private Mining supervisors’ Unions, FESUMIN.

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    May 16th
    11:00

    FDI: catalyzer for intelligent solutions for the global challenges

    Clara Bowman

    COO HIF Global

    Clara Bowman is the Chief Operations Officer of HIF Global where she is responsible for running the global operations of the company. Clara has significant experience in leading teams in the development of large-scale infrastructure projects and facilitating the energy transition.

    Previously, she worked in Perth, Australia as a corporate attorney at Freehills. Clara has degrees in law and environmental science from Murdoch University, Western Australia.

  • May 16th
    11:45

    Chile: Hub for the expansion of global busines

    Jaime Oviedo

    Vice President and General Manager of SoftServe in Chile

    Jaime Oviedo is a Computer Civil Engineer from the University of Concepción and holds a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, United States. With over 20 years of experience, he has worked in both private companies and the public sector, leading architecture, development, and optimization projects for software in Chile and abroad.

    He heads the operations in Chile for SoftServe, a global company specializing in software development and IT consulting, founded in Ukraine 30 years ago and present in the country since 2022. Last year, the company inaugurated its generative artificial intelligence laboratory in the country, expanding its offerings in AI and machine learning capabilities.

  • May 16th
    11:45

    Chile: Hub for the expansion of global busines

    Alan Meyer

    General Manager for Chile, Peru, and Ecuador at MercadoLibre

    Alan Meyer, an Industrial Civil Engineer from the University of Chile, has a vast background and recognition in developing digital businesses in the country. For the past decade, he has been an executive at the Latin American e-commerce giant MercadoLibre in Chile, and since 2022, he has been leading the company’s offices in Chile, Peru, and Ecuador.

    Over the last three years, the company’s operation in Chile has increased tenfold, with 100 million monthly visits, an offering of 35 million products, and one million shipments per week. In 2023, the company announced an unprecedented investment of US$420 million in Chile and a 30% increase in its staff.

  • May 16th
    11:00

    FDI: catalyzer for intelligent solutions for the global challenges

    Edgardo Frías

    General Manager of Google in Chile and Peru

    Edgardo Frías serves as the General Manager of Google in Chile since May 2017, and Google in Peru since April 2020. Previously, he led the Agency team at Google Mexico and served as the leader of programmatic platforms for Hispanic America. Before joining Google, he was the CEO of MediaCom Mexico and held senior management positions at Starcom Mexico for 7 years. He also held positions at Starcom Peru and OMD in Spain.

    He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Iberoamerican University of Mexico and a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.