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Ambassador Santos Continues U.S. Trade and Investment Tour in Miami and Austin

Meets with U.S. Business Leaders in Ag, Tech and FinTech Sectors

Colombian Ambassador to the USA Francisco Santos met with U.S. Ag, Tech and FinTech companies in Miami, Florida, and Austin, Texas, this week as part of an ongoing U.S. trade and investment tour.

Organized by the Colombian Embassy in the USA and PROCOLOMBIA, the meetings showcased the innovative and business-friendly environment Colombia has to offer and strengthened the great partnership with U.S. companies.

The tour continues in New York next week.

Highlights from Miami, Florida

(June 7 – 8, 2021)

June 7 meeting with Kyle Brandfield, CEO of the private capital investment firm Union Acquisiton Group

June 7 meeting with Fyffes North America, which grows, sources, ships & ripens bananas, pineapples, & melons

June 8 meeting with Enrico Metzler, Regional Sales Director LATAM of Ventura Foods, which aims to invest in Colombia as a doorway to the region

June 8 meeting with I Squared Capital Partners, a private equity fund

Highlights from Austin, Texas

(June 9 – 10, 2021)

June 9 meeting with key players in the software & IT ecosystem, with a view to replicating the model in Colombia through employment of young Colombians

June 9 meeting with MediaTech Ventures CEO Paul O'Brien to organize 2nd incubator program for Colombian entrepreneurs in Austin

June 10 meeting with members of the San Antonio City Council and representatives from Rackspace, MongoDB and Velocity TX – key players in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem

June 10 meeting with Rodrigo Martineli, VP & GM Latam at Rackspace, a Fortune 1000 company that opened operations in Colombia in 2020, with a view to growing exponentially there

June 10 meeting with Rackspace co-founder Graham Weston

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