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July 2017

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 […]

Ambassador and Economic Attaché of Thailand in Chile meet with Director of InvestChile

15 June 2017

During the meeting, the participants discussed the principal business opportunities Chile offers potential investors from the Asian country. This morning, the director of InvestChile, Carlos Álvarez, and Ian Frederick, head of the agency’s Investment Promotion Division, met with Thailand’s ambassador to Chile, Saroj Thanaunti, and the Embassy’s first secretary and economic attaché, Piranaj Yvard. During […]

Chile and Portugal sign investment promotion collaboration agreement

14 June 2017

The investment promotion agencies of the two countries, InvestChile and AICEP Portugal Global, will work to strengthen economic relations and promote investment opportunities in strategic sectors. As part of the official visit to Chile of a delegation from Portugal, the Chile-Portugal Investment Seminar took place today, attended by more than 25 Portuguese government authorities and […]

The keys to the visit of President Michelle Bachelet to AWS in Seattle

07 June 2017

The presence of President Michelle Bachelet in the Kumo Building in Seattle last week was of particular importance. As part of her activities in Washington State, she met with Andy Jassy, the CEO of Amazon Web Services (AWS), who not only heads the world’s leading company in cloud computing technology but is also recognized as […]