Participation of the Chamber to the Business Summit and the Academic Summit organized in the context of the EU/CELAC Summit of Heads of State and Government in January 2013.

Since 1999 (Rio Summit) the political authorities of both regions have been meeting at the highest level every two years, alternatively in Europe and in Latin America. The next Summit, gathering representatives of more than one billion of citizens and From 60 countries, will be held under Chilean Presidency, on January the 27th and 28th in Santiago. The purpose of these bi-regional summits is to build a strategic partnership between the EU and the whole LAC region, now associated into a Community named CELAC.

For the Santiago Summit, the chosen title for the meetings is: Partnership for sustainable development : promoting social and environment investment.

The Chilean part has extended the traditional diplomatic Summit to firms through a previous Business Summit (two days before) and also through an Academic Summit (four days before), in bring to the Heads of State the results of these meetings and their possible recommendations.

We add more information and the programmes in attachment and on our website.

The Chamber decided last General Assembly in the choice of action priorities, to participate to these events and to take initiatives on these issues which are of strategic interest for our firms and interests. 

We remain at the disposal of our members who would want to join this mission, or if they are interested but could not participate, they might give us a precise mandate for representing them or for establishing business contacts for them.