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August 2017

Chile attracts more international tourists and raises forecast for visitors in 2017

04 August 2017

In the first half, Chile received 3,344,340 visitors, representing an increase of 17.9%. The sector already accounts for 10% of GDP and this has been reflected in investments in infrastructure and an increase in hotel rooms as well as the entry of low-cost carriers into the airline market.    Chile is not only the regional […]

July 2017

10 keys to the Quilapilún Solar Park, the largest photovoltaic plant in the Santiago Metropolitan Region

25 July 2017

The recently inaugurated Quilapilún Solar Park, located 40 kilometers from Santiago, is an example of Chile’s implementation of a clean energy development policy. Chile is a natural laboratory for the development of non-conventional renewable energy (NCRE) projects and sustainable businesses. Indeed, more than 60% of Latin America’s solar energy is generated in Chile. Technological development […]

Visa Tech: Chile facilitates the arrival of overseas professionals and technicians for the technology sector

19 July 2017

The director of InvestChile, Carlos Álvarez, highlighted the importance of this new process for obtaining visas for work in the technology sector and underlined the commitment shown by all the public and private entities involved in the initiative, which will help position Chile as a regional hub of talent. The electronic signing of its management […]

More than 200 representatives of companies from 12 countries attend Transantiago roadshow

12 July 2017

Companies from England, Spain, France, China, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and Chile attended the 2017 Transantiago Roadshow, held to promote the re-tender of Santiago’s public transport system, which seeks to replace over 3,300 buses. The Roadshow was chaired by the Minister of Transport and Telecommunications, Paola Tapia, who highlighted the high level of […]

Successful call for bids by InvestChile and CORFO: Overseas companies express interest in developing lithium products in Chile

11 July 2017

A dozen companies from China, South Korea, the United States, Canada, Belgium and Russia as well as two Chilean companies have expressed interest in participating in the tender designed to create a value-added lithium products industry in Chile. The companies that opt to invest will obtain preferential prices for lithium produced in the Atacama Salt […]

InvestChile supports expansion of Nisum Chile through Visa Tech program

05 July 2017

The Foreign Investment Promotion Agency (InvestChile) will support this technology company’s expansion by streamlining the process of obtaining work visas through the new Visa Tech system. InvestChile will be responsible for supporting the expansion of Nisum Chile in obtaining work visas for the overseas professionals it hires. For this purpose, the company will be using […]

June 2017

InvestChile participates in Investment Forum on the challenges of the mining, energy and manufacturing industries

29 June 2017

The mining industry is facing the challenges inherent in its rapid move towards a new phase of its development. Industry 4.0, automation of processes and the incorporation of advanced technology all call for work and investment in innovation, development and human capital. This was the focus of the recent Forum of the Program of Promotion […]

Director of InvestChile receives Fundación Eurochile award

29 June 2017

As part of the celebration of its anniversary, Fundación Eurochile presented an award to Carlos Álvarez V. for his contribution to public policies for Chile’s productive development and his work in strengthening relations and business between Chile and Europe. On Tuesday, June 28, a ceremony was held to mark the 24th anniversary of Fundación Empresarial […]

10 key questions about the Southern Optical Fiber Project

27 June 2017

In mid-May 2017, Chile’s Ministry of Transport and Telecommunications presented the term sheets for the Southern Optical Fiber Project. This initiative envisages the award of telecommunications infrastructure concessions for the construction of a high-speed digital highway to upgrade connectivity in Chilean Patagonia and put the country in a privileged position to reinforce its regional leadership […]

InvestChile participates in seminar on labor relations in Danish Embassy

19 June 2017

The seminar was also attended by representatives of large Danish companies with operations in Chile such as Maersk Container Industry (MCI), Novo Nordisk, ISS and BioMar, who shared their experience in the local market in the light of the Danish model. Denmark has a tradition of over 100 years of effective labor relations. Key features […]