Published On: Mon, Oct 12th, 2015

Curaçao present at the third edition of ‘Encuentro de Lideres para Lideres’ in Colombia

320 Colombian business owners participated in the meeting

CTBWILLEMSTAD- Recently the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB), together with the Chamber of Commerce and CINEX, participated at the third edition of the ‘Encuentro de Lideres para Lideres’ (Leaders meeting leaders) organized by the ‘Foro de Presidentes’. More than 300 business owners of various important sectors participated in this meeting. Curaçao’s participation was with the aim to invite Colombian business owners to the first edition of ‘Encuentro de Empresarios Colombianos’, which is programmed to take place in Curaçao at the end of October 2015.

Those present had the opportunity to listen to the experiences of business leadership and transformation, which was presented by a panel of experts. The panel consisted of Jose Alberto Velez, President of Grupo Argos, Luis Carlos Botero, President of Team Foods, Carlos Enrique Cavelier, President of Alqueria and Fernando Rodes, Vice-President and partner of Grupo Havas.

The guests also had the opportunity to expose their experiences on management level, which allowed them to implement actions of change to reach growth in their business.

Hugo Clarindo, CTB’s Interim Director and Victor Manuel Dapena, CTB’s representative in Colombia, reiterated that Curaçao’s participation in these types of initiatives contribute to position the island as a destination that offers not only the opportunity to relax, enjoy culture and entertainment, but also as the ideal scenario for Colombian investors to invest and develop business relations with Curaçao. It can also function as a bridge to do business with the European Union.

Photo: Ramon Koffijberg (CINEX), Vanessa Demali (CTB), Willem Jonckheer (Chamber of Commerce), Víctor Manuel Dapena (CTB) during the meeting in Colombia.

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