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Smart Cities in Latin America – Opportunities for UK Innovation

A business networking event focused on Smart Cities in Latin America, hosted in partnership with the Department for International Trade and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office.


If you would like to learn about the future cities landscape and discover opportunities for your business in Chile, Colombia and Mexico, join us on Monday 12 March 2018 to hear directly from market experts.

This event will inform a potential Future Cities multi-country trade mission in 2018.

Your participation is subject to confirmation by our Events Team.



17:30-18:00: Registration & Networking

 18:00-18:05: Welcome by Sam Markey, Head of Relationship Development, Future Cities Catapult

 18:05-18:20: Keynote – Mark Menzies MP, Trade Envoy for Colombia, Chile and Peru

 18:20-18:50: Presentations on the smart cities landscape:

  • Jorge Macias, Urban Development Director, World Resources Institute Mexico
  • Ruta N, Medellin (tbc)
  • Sebastian Diaz, Smart Santiago at CORFO

 18:50-19:30: Panel Discussion/Q&A – how to do business in Latin America

  • Marcia Gattoni, Trade & Promotion Manager – Britcham Chile Services
  • Andrés Espinosa, Director for UK, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa – ProMéxico
  • British & Colombia Chamber of Commerce (tbc)
  • Marcial Echenique, Divisional Director – Transport and Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mott MacDonald

19:30-20:30: Networking drinks

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