Business, Trade & Investment

UK-Bolivia Trade & Investment Forum

  • Sheraton Park Lane, Piccadilly, London

The UK-Bolivia Trade & Investment Forum 2016 represents the highest-profile engagement that the Government of Bolivia has undertaken in the UK. Led by Hon Rene Orellana Halkyer, Minister of Development Planning, a delegation of senior Ministers will present the economic climate of Bolivia in key sectors including finance, mining, energy and infrastructure.

The UK-Bolivia Trade & Investment Forum 2016 represents the highest-profile engagement that the Government of Bolivia has undertaken in the UK.

Led by Hon Rene Orellana Halkyer, Minister of Development Planning, a delegation of senior Ministers will present the economic climate of Bolivia in key sectors including finance, mining, energy and infrastructure. The forum aims to help develop the partnership between the UK and Bolivia by linking the business and investment community of the UK with the key investable opportunities in Bolivia.

Venue: Sheraton Park Lane, London W1J 7BX

If you are a Corporate Member and would like to register your interest please email: [email protected]

DRAFT PROGRAMME:

08.00-09.00: Registration & Refreshments

09.00-09.20:  Welcome and Opening Addresses

• Atam Sandhu, Chief Executive, DMA

• Robert Capurro, Chief Executive, Canning House

• HE James Thornton, British Ambassador to Bolivia

• HE Roberto Calzadilla Sarmiento, Bolivian Ambassador to the UK

• Lord Price, Minister of State for Trade and Investment

09.20-09.40: Keynote Address

Hon Rene Gonzalo Orellana Halkyer, Minister of Development Planning

09.40-11.00: Session 1 – Economic Overview and Financial Sector Development

Chair: Baroness Hooper, Vice President, Canning House

Speakers:

 Hon Luis Alberto Arce Catacora, Minister of Economy and Public Finance

• Hon Rene Gonzalo Orellana Halkyer, Minister of Development Planning

Germán Rios, Corporate Director of Strategic Affairs, CAF

• Ronald Nostas, President, Confederation of Private Businesses (CEPB)

• Private Sector Speaker

Q&A Session

 

11.00-11.30: Refreshments Break

 

 

11.30-13.00: Session 2 – Investing in Hydrocarbons, Energy and Mining

Chair: Graham Stuart MP, Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary British-Latin America Group

Speakers:

 Hon Luis Alberto Sánchez Fernández, Minister of Hydrocarbons and Energy

• Hon Félix César Navarro, Minister of Mining and Metallurgy

• Private Sector Speakers (x2 tbc)

Q&A

Session

 

13.00-14.00: Networking Lunch 

14.00-15.30: Session 3 – Investing in Infrastructure and Key Sectors

Chair: Jeremy Browne, Honorary Vice President, Canning House

Speakers:

• Hon Ana Verónica Ramos Morales, Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy

Hon Marko Marcelo Machicao Bankovic, Minister of Cultures and Tourism

Patricia Ballivián Estenssoro, General Manager, Development Service for Productive Public Companies

• Private Sector Speakers (x2 tbc)

Q&A Session

15.30-15.40: Closing Remarks

Hon Luis Alberto Arce Catacora, Minister of Economy and Public Finance

15.40-17.00: Gala Networking Reception

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