Pacific Alliance seminar 7.11.2013

INVITATION
A New Economic Integration Organization: The Pacific Alliance, more opportunities for Finland in trade and investments
Chile, Colombia, México and Peru

The Embassies of Chile, Colombia, México and Peru in cooperation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland have the pleasure to invite you to the Seminar:  “A New Economic Integration Organization: The Pacific Alliance, more opportunities for Finland in trade and investments”, to be held on Thursday November 7th 2013, from 09:30 to 16:00 at the auditorium of the National Museum of Finland.

Mannerheimintie 34 A2, Helsinki
R.S.V.P. by 4.11. events@embachile.fi

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PROGRAM
9:30 – 10:00 Registration

OPENING
10:00 – 10:15: Welcoming remarks by Mr. Kari Häyrinen
President and CEO of FINPRO

Session 1: Experiences on The Pacific Alliance, approaches and challenges
10:15 -10:40
Chile
Mr. Álvaro Jana Linetzky,  General  Director of International Economic Affairs and Vice Minister of Trade at the Ministry of Foreign  Affairs
10:40 -11:05
Colombia
Mr. Gabriel Duque,  Ambassador  and Permanent Representative of Colombia to the WTO
11:05 -11:30
Mexico
Mr. Francisco N. González Díaz, General Director of ProMéxico
11:30 -11:55
Peru
Ms. Marcela López Bravo, General Director of International Economic Affairs and Vice Minister of Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11:55 -12:30
Q&A
12:30 – 13:00
Key Note Speech by Mr. Pertti Torstila, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland
13.00 – 13:30
Light lunch/refreshments

Session 2: Investment and Trade
13:30 – 13:40
Opening remarks
Mr. Tapani Järvinen, Chairman of the Finnish-Latin American Trade Association
13:40 -14:10
Colombia
Mr. Alfonso Soria, Director of Europe at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
14:10 – 14:40
Chile
Mr. Pablo  Montt, Trade Commissioner for Europe of ProChile
2 success stories: METSO and OUTOTEC
14:40 – 15:10
Mexico
Mr. Carlos Pérez-Cirera, Trade Commissioner for Nordic and Baltic Countries for ProMéxico
2 success stories: tbd
15:10 – 15:40
Peru: tbd