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Falling in Love with Latin America - Partner event with Santander

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Victory House

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We are inviting experienced exporters to join us to hear from Gabriela Castro-Fontoura, Director of Sunny Sky Solutions, an export consultancy company based in Uruguay who will provide insight into Latin American markets incorporating real world examples of interactions, successes and failures.

The event will focus on the following markets:

- Chile – one of Latin America’s preferred markets for UK exporters

- Peru – an often forgotten market full of opportunity

- Colombia – full of potential

- Uruguay – a good test market and gateway to Argentina and Brazil

We will also focus on the following sectors:

- Food and drink

- Food processing and packaging

- Agritech

- Life sciences

What questions will we answer?

  • What do these markets (really) look like today for UK exporters?

  • Where are the opportunities in these particular sectors?

  • What are the key things you must know in order to explore these markets, find local partners/distributors and succeed in the long run?

  • Where could you go wrong? – and how to avoid it!

1-2-1 Meetings

You will also have the opportunity to book 1-2-1 meetings with experts in the Latin American market.

Gaby Castro-Fontoura is the Director of Sunny Sky Solutions, an export consultancy business based in Uruguay that specialises in supporting UK manufacturers across Latin America. An economist by trade, Gaby understands the bigger picture of the region and having travelled over 50 times in the last five years to different countries from Chile and Colombia to Panama and Ecuador, she also has a very realistic grasp of what it really takes to succeed there. Gaby has supported more than 40 companies in the last seven years, including manufacturers of static eliminators, cable cleats, polishing compounds, pollination bags, food and drink, power transmission solutions and other fascinating products.

Mauricio Munguia joined Santander UK in 2014 as International Director and is now the Desk Director specialising in Latin American markets based in London. He moved from Spain to the UK to help develop Santander UK’s International Banking team’s focus on LATAM business opportunities. Mauricio has over 25 years’ experience in Global Transactional Banking (GTB), Trade Finance and Financial Institutions management roles. He also has considerable international experience having lived and worked abroad. His particular focus throughout the last 15 years has been on developing links between Europe (Spain & Great Britain) and Latin American markets. Prior to joining Santander UK, Mauricio worked in Mexico, New York and Madrid for global banks such as HSBC, BBVA and Monex Financial Group. Mauricio holds a BA in Business Administration from the Universidad Iberoamericana of Mexico City and post-graduate studies from New York University (NYU) and Instituto Tecnologico Autonomode Mexico (ITAM).

Jon Morgan Britain & Latin America Logistics Ltd - 'Focusing on UK-LATAM trade, Jon's experience within retail, distribution and logistics has given him an in-depth insight into the LATAM-UK market with its perks, pitfalls and opportunities. Jon is particularly interested in corporate growth in the context of trade between the two regions; from inception to the consolidation of a profit-making business.

Jose Richart Department for International Trade - Jose has been working as an export sales manager in the consumer goods sector for almost 10 years in Spain exporting to more than 50 countries around the world, especially Asia and Australasia. He has lived in Japan for a year and a half where he learnt Japanese and did some internships for several Japanese companies under a European Union programme. Jose joined the Department for International Trade 4 years ago working with Food and Drink businesses, helping them to export worldwide. He is very keen on promoting Latin America because of his affinity with the language and culture of this region. Last year he participated in a trade mission to Chile where he found out the untapped potential of one of the fastest growing economies of Latin America for British businesses.

Agenda

08:30 Arrival

09:00 Welcome and introduction – Jose Richart – DIT

09:05 Falling in Love with Latin America – Gabriela Castro-Fontoura – Sunny Sky Solutions

10:05 Santander support in Latin America – Mauricio Munguia – Latam Desk Director

10:20 Focusing in UK-Latam trade – Jon Morgan – Britain & Latin America Logistic

10:35 Coffee

10:45 1:2:1 begins with the speakers (20 minutes)

13:00 Close

*Please note, due to the content and style of the event, all registrations will be assessed to ensure they are the right fit to benefit. If we do not feel that this specific event is right for you, we will be able to offer alternative advice.

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