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27 April 2013
"Europe Meets the Americas Business Conference" scheduled for Aruba
CCAA is pleased to inform you share with you an invitation to "Europe Meets the Americas", an event hosted by the Government of Aruba. Please see the letter and included links for details on registration and other information.
Caribbean-Central American Action
"Europe Meets the Americas"
6-8 May 2013
It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the first annual "Europe Meets the Americas Business Conference" to be held on May 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2013 in Aruba.
South America's economy is booming. This means that South America's commerce and industry is flourishing and the buying power of approximately 500 million people will grow. South America is and will remain a significant growth point which, regarding culture and perception, leans closer to Europe than to China or India.
For trade to and from South America, Aruba is the perfect gateway, and The Netherlands shares and supports this endeavor. To this means both countries signed a cooperation protocol in 2011. This strong troika of two strategic gateways between these two continents is absolutely unique and gives both countries an important lead on the competition.
As a gateway, Aruba can assume various roles, such as a business meeting place, a stepping stone to Latin America or to Europe, a showcase, a knowledge hub, or a center for supporting services.
This conference will provide a platform for companies from both Europe and the Americas to connect with each other. The main focus will be on sustainable technology, logistics, retail, and business and professional services. The three-day program will provide valuable information on the opportunities within the different continents and regions, presented by prominent international speakers.