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Latin America 2014: Economic, Business, and Trade Forecast

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Join the members of the Greater Philadelphia international business community for a discussion on the challenges, business opportunities and economic environment in Latin America.

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014 Park Hyatt at the Bellevue Broad and Walnut Streets Philadelphia, PA

Registration, Breakfast & Networking: 8:00-8:45 am Program: 8:45-10:30pm

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The breakfast program will address the global role of Latin America from three perspectives: the political and macroeconomic situation for multinationals in Latin America; the current and future financial landscape in the region; and new venture opportunities and emerging areas for business in Latin America.

Attendees will have the opportunity to gain first hand insight from representatives of Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Uruguay on the issues that the region faces, as well as knowledge of the economic trends that will shape the region’s future in the coming years.

Panelists confirmed to date:

Gerardo Patiño Fernández Director, North East Coast ProMexico

Ricardo Baluga Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Uruguay

Pedro Pablo Aresti Trade Commissioner, ProChile

David Duong Senior Vice President for Latin America Macro, Rates & FX Strategy Santander

Ilan Rosenberg Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

Moderator:

David Godfrey-Thomas CEO Afina

David Swoyer Corporate Banking Managing Director, Santander Bank

Sponsorship opportunities available!

Contact Ricardo Maldonado at 215-790-3769 or ricardo@greaterphilachamber.com for more details and to learn about sponsorship opportunities.

2013 Friend of Chile Award Luncheon video

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Hundreds gathered to honor Chile’s strong commercial trade and business connection with the greater Philadelphia region.

Receiving the 16th Annual “Friend of Chile” Award:
The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of the State of Delaware

Receiving the “Lifetime Achievement” Award:
Thomas Mastromarco, Holt Logistics
Harold Sbrocco, Sbrocco International

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Hyatt at the Bellevue, Grand Ballroom
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA


This program was presented by the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce, an affiliate of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Action News 6 ABC – 16th Annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Turn Up Your Speakers!

Action News 6 ABC – 16th Annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon

Friend of Chile Award recipient, Jack Markell, Governor of the State of Delaware

 

Meet the CEO of Air Liquide USA LLC

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Network, dine and meet John Buckley, CEO of Air Liquide USA, LLC.  Air Liquide is a world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment, which has presence in 80 countries, including Chile.

Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
One Dock Street near 2nd & Walnut
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Bring Business Cards for Networking & a Prize Drawing!
AGENDA
6:00 PM Registration, Networking, Open Bar & Lavish Buffet
6:30 PM Welcome, Presentation, Business Card Drawing
7:45 PM More Networking, Open Bar & Lavish Buffet
8:30 PM Program Concludes

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Meet Our Speaker
John Buckley
Chief Executive Officer
Air Liquide USA LLC

John Buckley joined Air Liquide in January 2013. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Air Liquide USA LLC. Mr. Buckley is responsible for leading Air Liquide’s Industrial Gas business in the United States. He oversees Air Liquide’s Industrial Merchant, Electronics, Finance and Large Industries businesses, as well as IT, Procurement, Safety, Legal, Communications and Human Resources. He also serves as a key member of the Americas Zone leadership team.

Mr. Buckley is a senior executive with over 25 years of experience in business management, engineering, manufacturing, sales and marketing. Prior to joining Air Liquide, he served as President of Angus Chemical, and Global General Manager at Dow Consumer and Industrial Solutions. He has also held executive positions at Rohm and Hass Company.

Mr. Buckley earned a bachelors degree in chemical engineering from Villanova University. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia.

About Air Liquide

Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment, and is present in 80 countries with close to 50,000 employees. Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and rare gases have been at the core of Air Liquide’s activities since its creation in 1902. Using these molecules, Air Liquide continuously reinvents its business, anticipating the needs of current and future markets. The Group innovates for the good of society while delivering profitable growth and consistent performance.

Innovative technologies that curb polluting emissions, lower industry’s energy use, recover and reuse natural resources or develop the energies of tomorrow, such as hydrogen, biofuels or photovoltaic energy… Oxygen for hospitals, home healthcare, fighting nosocomial infections… Air Liquide combines many products and technologies to develop valuable applications and services not only for its customers but also for society.

A partner for the long term, Air Liquide relies on employee commitment, customer trust and shareholder support to pursue its vision of sustainable, competitive growth. The diversity of Air Liquide’s teams, businesses, markets and geographic presence provides a solid and sustainable base for its development and strengthens its ability to push back its own limits, conquer new territories and build its future.

Air Liquide explores the best that air can offer to preserve life, staying true to its Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable development approach. In 2012, the Group’s revenues amounted to €15.3billion of which 82% were generated outside France. AirLiquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.

Locally, Air Liquide is represented by Air Liquide America Specialty Gases LLC, Plumsteadville, PA (Bucks County), Air Liquide America Corporation, East Norriton, PA (Montgomery County), and Air Liquide Delaware Research & Technology Center, Newark, Delaware.

www.airliquide.com

www.us.airliquide.com

For more information or to register, please contact Rong Lai at 215-790-3627 or rlai@greaterphilachamber.com

16th Annual Friend of Chile Award Luncheon

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Please join us at our 16th annual awards luncheon at Hyatt at the Bellevue on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Come celebrate and recognize the strong and deep commercial, trade, cultural, and diplomatic relationship between the Greater Philadelphia region and the Republic of Chile.

11:30 AM Chilean Wine Tasting and Reception
12 Noon Luncheon & Award Ceremony

Hyatt at the Bellevue, Grand Ballroom
200 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Corporate Sponsorship ( 8 seats) – $1,500

CACC Member Ticket- $150

CACC Non-Member Ticket- $200

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The Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual
Friend of Chile Award Luncheon

Please join us at our 16th annual awards luncheon as we celebrate and recognize the strong and deep commercial, trade, cultural, and diplomatic relationship between the Greater Philadelphia region and the Republic of Chile.

Receiving the 16th Annual “Friend of Chile” Award:

The Honorable Jack Markell, Governor of the State of Delaware

Receiving the “Lifetime Achievement” Award:
Thomas Mastromarco, Holt Logistics
Harold Sbrocco, Sbrocco International

 

Visionary Sponsors:

Holt Logistics Corp

Royal Fumigation

 

Presenting Sponsors:

Port of Wilmington

Sbrocco International

Western Fumigation

Corporate Sponsors:

BDO
Capespan North America
Delaware River Stevedores
Dole Fresh Fruit
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
Holt Logistics
J&K Fresh East, div of 721 Logistics LLC
OHL Global Freight Management and Logistics
Mattioni Ltd
Murphy Marine Services
Pacific Delaware
Philadelphia Regional Port Authority
Pilots’ Association for the Bay & River Delaware
Port of Wilmington & Diamond State Port Corporation
Royal Fumigation
Sbrocco International
Unifrutti of America
Western Fumigation
Wines of Chile

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rong Lai at 215-790-3627 or rlai@greaterphilachamber.com

Chilean Fresh Fruit Trade Operations

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Save the Date!

 

October 31, 2013

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM tour of Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Program

Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market
6700 Essington Ave., J-232
Philadelphia, PA 19153

What to expect in the upcoming Chilean fresh fruit season?

Join us in an interactive experience with colleagues, port representatives and government officials to review trade, technical, legal, regulations and business issues affecting the import of Chilean fresh fruit into the Delaware River. Don’t miss out!

There is no charge for CACC members to attend; however, attendence is limited and reservations are required.

3 tickets per member company

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For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rong Lai at 215-790-3627 or rlai@greaterphilachamber.com.

 

Corporate Sponsors:

Delaware River Stevedores

Globo Fruit

Holt Logistics

J&K Fresh East

OHL

Western Fumigation

 

Corporate Sustainability: Responsible Strategies for Global Growth

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Corporate Sustainability: Responsible Strategies for Global Growth

Thursday, October 03, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline US Headquarters

The Navy Yard
Five Crescent Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19112

4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Registration & Networking
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Tour of the Site (GSK LEED Platinum Certified Building)
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Business Panel Discussion
7:00 – 7:30 p.m. Networking

Join the international business community for a dynamic, timely and educational panel discussion about corporate sustainability, and a tour of GlacoSmithKline’s new LEED Certified Platinum US headquarters at the Navy Yard.

Seminar Topics will include:
• Critical and material sustainability issues;

• Corporate responses and initiatives;

 • How to drive change within organizations and engage and influence the community

• Financial and accounting aspects; and

• Legal issues and potential risks.

Moderator:
• Environmental Resources Management – James Margolis, Partner and Leader, Global Sustainability Reporting Practice
Panelists:

• GlaxoSmithKline –   Ray Milora, Project Executive, Navy Yard & Director, Customer Experience, GlaxoSmithKline

• US Airways – Rhett D. Workman, Managing Director, Corporate Real Estate

• KPMG –Katherine Neal Blue, ‎Managing Director, US Climate Change & Sustainability

• Drinker Biddle & Reath – Christopher W. Boyle, P.E., Partner and Vice Chair, Environment and Energy Practice Group

 

Ticket Price:

CACC Member – $75

CACC non-member: $95

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Presenting Sponsors:

ERM

GlaxoSmithKline

US Airways

KPMG LLP

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Program Participants: 

British American Business Council

Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce

French American Chamber of Commerce

Italy-America Chamber of Commerce

Irish American Business Chamber and Network

Japan American Society

 

For more information, contact Rong Lai at 215-790-3627 or rlai@greaterphilachamber.com

 

The Sister Chambers Agreement will establish a new level of partnership between the state of Pennsylvania and Chile and will create jobs and promote mutual business growth.

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

A history-making agreement was signed yesterday, Tuesday, July 16, between the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia (CACCGP), the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce of Chile (AMCHAM) and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry.

The signed Sister Chambers Agreement will establish a new level of partnership between the Greater Philadelphia region and Chile and will create jobs and promote mutual business growth.

As the Chilean economy continues to grow, the country is seeking energy sources more reliable and plentiful than its hydroelectric and mostly imported fossil fuels. Government officials and businessmen in Chile have shown a keen interest in Pennsylvania’s natural gas. The agreement calls for the exchange of legal, financial and economic information that will enhance the business relationship between Pennsylvania and Chilean companies. It also provides opportunities for businesses to participate in fairs and exhibitions in Santiago and Pennsylvania.

“This agreement is the culmination of decades of sincere friendship and extraordinary business success between the Republic of Chile and the Greater Philadelphia region,” CACCGP Executive Director Ricardo Maldonado said. “From this agreement, new initiatives will bring even greater prosperity to the business communities of our two countries.”

“The success of Pennsylvania is a testament to a vibrant business culture, a public sector vision with a view towards long term sustainability and strong public-private partnerships,” said Kathleen Barclay, President of the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Chile). “Our business mission is composed of Chilean energy sector leaders and is tasked with the objective of identifying trade and investment opportunities, as well as learning from the innovative and successful experience of the state in the energy sector. We look forward to strengthening our ties with both Pennsylvania and its business community during our visit.”

In April 2013, the CACCGP joined Tom Corbett, Governor of Pennsylvania, on a trade mission to Chile. The CACCGP took part in a series of high level meetings which will result in expanded connections and maximized opportunities between its members and their Chilean counterparts.

Innovative, highly successful meetings were held between the CACCGP and Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera, the Minister of Mines, the Republic’s top business leaders, the Santiago Chamber of Commerce, members of the United States Embassy, Federation of Industry of Chile (SOFOFA), AMCHAM, Pro Chile and Wines of Chile. These trail-blazing meetings were held to create the highest priority status for CACCGP members along all the avenues of business power in Chile.

“I led a Jobs First Mission this spring to South America to open new ventures for economic growth and job creation while further solidifying our trade relationship,” said Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett. “We returned from the mission less than three months ago and we are already seeing positive results. The partnership formed today between these highly regarded chambers of commerce will enhance trade and promote mutual investment in both Pennsylvania and Chile.”

In addition, the CACCGP signed an agreement of understanding with the Santiago Chamber of Commerce that increases CACCGP members’ ability to expand the depth of horizons for trade between the U.S. and Chile, giving CACCGP members an even greater presence in Chile’s agribusiness, mining, information technology, energy, and bio-technology industries.

Last month, fresh from that rewarding mission, CACCGP members stood on the docks of the Delaware River with Chile’s Minister of Agriculture and received a delegation from the Chilean fresh produce industry with the purpose of strengthening the commercial trade relationship between Chile and the ports along the Delaware River. Today, the Delaware River receives 52 percent of total fruit exports from Chile to the US. Looking only at the fruit sector, the value of shipments from Chile to the Delaware Ports increased from approximately $189,300,000 in 1989 to $801,018,000 in 2010. The total value of all imports from Chile into the Delaware River Ports rose from $192,020,000 in 1989 to $966,330,000 in 2010.

 

Source: http://www.ilovechile.cl/2013/07/17/historic-agreements-signed-chile-pennsylvania-business-organizations/88571

Wine Reception in honor to Chile’s Energy Sector Trade Mission

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Chile’s Energy Industry
Wine Reception in honor to Chile’s Energy Sector Trade Mission

Tuesday, July 16th
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
200 South Broad Street, Suite 700
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Members $75
Non-Members $100

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From its vast wind, hydropower, and biomass resources in the South to its robust solar resources in the North and overall geothermal potential throughout the country, Chile offers a clean energy potential few countries can match. In addition, high energy prices, strong economic growth, and rising energy demand make Chile an attractive market for future renewable energy development.

On July 16, the Chamber is delighted to host a delegation of Chilean companies, leaders and organizations in the energy sector including Picific Hydri, GDF Suez, Sun Edison, Amcham Chile, among others. Join us for a wine reception to learn more about Chile’s energy sector, and areas of opportunity for U.S.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency exporters.

Space is limited. For more information, please contact Ricardo Maldonado at 215-790-3769 or Ricardo@greaterphilcahmber.com

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With the support of:
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AMCHAM Chile
Pennsylvania department of Community & Economic Development
Team PA

International Business Networking Reception

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

Featuring the Honorable Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Registration

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Program

 

Broad & Walnut Streets 19th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102
            For the third consecutive year, the members of the international business community have joined forces to host a business networking reception with the Mayor of Philadelphia, Michael A. Nutter. Philadelphia is an international city on the cutting edge of economic and business development. Encouraging new investment and commercial trade interaction between Philadelphia and the rest of the world is a priority for Mayor Michael Nutter.
On the evening of July 30, join hundreds of your business peers as Mayor Nutter shares his plans and efforts to keep Philadelphia as a top US destination for foreign direct investment and commercial trade.
For sponsorship opportunities, or to learn more about this program, please contact Ricardo Maldonado at 215-790-3627 or ricardo@greaterphilachamber.com.

Fees

 Members: $55.00

Non Members: $75.00

 
 

Registration

Registration ends Thursday, July 25, 2013

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