Successful Colombia mission & opening Curacao Tourism&Business Center

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Bogota – May/June 2015 – CINEX, CTB and Curacao Chamber open Curacao Tourism & Business Center in Bogota during business mission organized by the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce and Holland House Colombia. The Curaçao Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with Holland House Colombia organized a mission to Colombia, where local companies could gather with clients and exporters in the Colombian market.

The first day of the mission consisted of a seminar, where the President of the Chamber of Commerce Mr. Willem Jonckheer in collaboration with the President of CINEX Mr. Luis Santine Jr. gave a speech about the business opportunities, investments and the financial sector in Curacao at the Bogota Chamber of Commerce. This gathering was attended by more than 50 Colombian companies.

After the speech, the local companies had the opportunity to have an individual sit down with Colombian companies. Also on the first night there was a dinner for the participating companies and the Holland House Colombia team to get to know each other in a less formal setting.

The next day, after the individual meetings, there was the opening of the “ Curacao Tourism & Business Center” situated at the Holland House Colombia. This office is an initiative of the CTB, CINEX and the Curaçao Chamber of Commerce & Industry, which will function as a reference point for Colombian companies and investors interested in Curaçao.

During the opening, Mr. Willem Jonckheer accompanied by Mr. Hugo Clarinda, director of the CTB, emphasized the news brought forth by the Dutch Minister of international affairs; The Visa for Colombia will be abolished coming July 2015 for a one year trial period. This should bring opportunities in business and tourism sector of Curaçao in the Latin American market.

On the last day, different companies had their final sit down before heading back to Curaçao. The Mission can be seen as a successful one for the participating companies. These companies are: Avalon Medical University, Curaçao Liqueur, VanEps Kunneman VanDoorne, FCIBC, Infocapital, Jamanika Consultancy, Quality Dishware, ReHair, Samsom and VBK+CO.

If your company is interested in the Colombian market or would like to participate in future missions to Colombia, please feel free to contact the Chamber of Commerce here and for images of the mission go to our Facebook Page.