High Level Trade Delegation From Peru To Meet With Utah Companies20th July, 2010 - 20th July, 2010
Regional Director of Intnl. Trade and Diplomacy
GOED International Development and Diplomacy
High level trade delegation from Peru to meet with Utah companies
Luncheon event will be held to provide contacts for import/export opportunities
Salt Lake City, UTAH - The Governor's Office of Economic Development in conjunction with World Trade Center Utah and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce will be holding an "Economic Opportunities in Piura, Peru" Luncheon. During this event, high level regional government officials from the Piura region will be presenting to Utah companies about economic opportunities within the region.
The meeting will be held at the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce building in Salt Lake on Monday July 20, 2010 from 12:00 Noon to1:30 p.m.
Piura, Peru is in the northern region of Peru and the most affluent region in that country. Peru is one of the few Latin American countries where the US has a Free Trade Agreement and the playing field is level for US companies. The Regional President, a position on par with a state Governor, will be leading a delegation of senior officials which will include the presidents of two of Peru’s Universities along with business leaders. The Peruvian officials will be setting meetings with Utah business, education, and government leaders.
This is the third reciprocal visit between Utah and Peru since 2008. Previously Piura, Peru invited representatives from Utah to visit Piura in March to explore and develop the business possibilities between Piura and Utah as well as visit the new port which services Peru and Brazil. As a part of that business trip Utah Senator Madsen represented the State of Utah. He was accompanied by Utah State University representatives and the Honorary Consul for Peru in Utah.
The Piura region initiated the relationship with Utah with their first visit in October 2008 when they visited with the Governor's Office of Economic Development, the World Trade Center of Utah and the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. A collaborative agreement was signed by the Piura region and the Salt Lake Chamber in 2008.
There is no cost to attend this business event, however, space is limited and an RSVP is required to email@example.com. Utah companies will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with the government officials following the luncheon. These meetings will take place between 2 - 7:00 p.m. Space is extremely limited and will be allotted on a first come first served basis. You must RSVP prior to July 15.
The members of the delegation are:
Cesar Delgadillo - President of the Piura Region
Reynaldo Hilbck Guzmán- President of the Chamber of Commerce and Production of Piura
Jimmy Torres - Director of Economic Development of the Piura Region
Jaime Ayosa - Manager of International Cooperation of the Piura Region
Aldo R. Defilippi- Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce
Antonio Abruña Puyol- President of the University of Piura
Jorge Benancio Viera Sernaqué- Project Director of the University of Piura
Berta Susana Vegas Chiyón- Dean of the Engineering College of the University of Piura
Jose Raul Rodriguez Lichtenheldt- President of the National University of Piura
Oscar Armando Vasquez- Vice President of the National University of Piura
About the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED)
The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) charter is based on Governor Gary Herbert’s commitment to economic development statewide. The mandate for this office is to provide rich business resources for the creation, growth and recruitment of companies to Utah and to increase tourism and film production in the state. GOED accomplishes this mission through the administration of programs that are based around targeted industries or “economic clusters” that demonstrate the best potential for development. GOED utilizes state resources and private sector contracts to fulfill its mission. For more information please contact: Michael Sullivan, 801-538-8811 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About The International Trade and Diplomacy Office (ITDO)
IDTO assists companies in developing markets for their products and services in other countries. ITDO helps Utah companies understand the benefits of expanding into international markets and provides assistance securing international business connections. Through increasing international trade and branding Utah globally, ITDO helps grow Utah's economy, create jobs and increase Utah's international presence.
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