Willemstad— The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Curaçao, in collaboration with Stichting Beheer MKB, the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the Dutch Caribbean, and the bilateral Chamber of Commerce Netherlands-Colombia, organized a trade mission to Colombia in the cities of Bogota and Medellin from May 15-18, 2022.
Entrepreneurs from the Dutch Caribbean’s various islands could participate in their individual matchmaking programs, which would allow them to meet directly 1 on 1 with Colombian companies to initiate business opportunities. The companies were able to meet by the end of the week at the residence of the Kingdom Ambassador in Bogota, Mr. Ernest Noorman. During Entrepreneurs Day, the Ambassador welcomed the entrepreneurs and introduced them to the more than 80 Colombian companies and Dutch entrepreneurs doing business successfully in Colombia.
It is the first time that companies from the Dutch Caribbean have worked together to enter a market in this manner. The mission was carried out by the following entrepreneurs and organizations:
- NNR Services on Aruba
- Buddha Coffee Roastery on Curacao
- Office Supplies in Curacao
- Corporate Services Curacao-MMorganite
- Maarten Dutch Tours Enterprises
The Chambers of Commerce of Saba and St. Eustatius, as well as the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of St. Maarten, also participated in the missions, meeting counterparts in the Colombian market.
Participating companies and organizations have indicated that the mission was a success due to the added value of participating in the mission, and they intend to expand their market through Colombia. If you missed out on this opportunity as an entrepreneur but are interested in the Colombian market, please contact us to discuss the options for following up on this topic. You can reach us at email@example.com.
Source : curacaochronicle