U.S. Trade and Investor Mission to La Rioja and San Juan Provinces, Argentina

March 20 – 28, 2018


Join Us for Business and Investment Opportunities with La Rioja and San Juan Provinces

Argentina is uniquely positioned as an attractive destination for foreign direct investment because of its renewed favorable fiscal, monetary and trade policies for businesses. The provinces of La Rioja and San Juan offer a wide array of distinct growing business and investment opportunities for U.S. firms in key industries including agribusiness, mining, renewable energy, travel and tourism, infrastructure development, and technology services. La Rioja and San Juan provinces are hosting their first Trade & Investment Mission led by United States Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez and other members of Congress on March 20 – 28, 2018. Located in the Northwestern region of Argentina, La Rioja and San Juan provinces will welcome key U.S. firms to discover its untapped market and business potential. This first Trade & Investment Mission will engage participants in market analysis, business and investment opportunities and matchmaking sessions. The Trade & Investment Mission is co-organized in partnership with the La Rioja Governor Sergio Casas and San Juan Governor Sergio Uñac, with the support of the U.S. Embassy and the U.S. Commercial Service in Argentina.

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Why Join La Rioja and San Juan, Argentina Trade Mission?

Argentina is the gateway to 43 million consumers, the third largest economy in the region, and a world-class labor force known for its technical skills, creativity and versatility. La Rioja and San Juan provinces are providing generous incentives for economic and business investments from U.S. companies looking to expand abroad. La Rioja province offers business and investment opportunities in key sectors including: wine, olives and olive oil (organic and traditional), walnuts, cattle, renewable energy, textiles and plastics manufacturing, eco and experiential travel and tourism. There are several state-owned companies that the province is privatizing. San Juan province offers business and investment opportunities in key sectors including: sustainable mining (gold, silver, copper, hydrocarbons, travertine, dolomite, calcite and magnesium sulfite), renewable energy, wine, olives and olive oil, pistachios, tomatoes, melons, eco and experiential travel and tourism, processing plants, infrastructure development and technology services.

 

Exclusive Benefits of Participation

Through the generous sponsorship of the governors of La Rioja and San Juan provinces, our trade mission is carefully tailored to provide U.S. companies with:

  • Sector-specific market analysis and comprehensive Q&A guides on “Doing Business in Argentina: La Rioja and San Juan Provinces”.
  • Customized business matchmaking services with local leads (vendors, distributors, investors and/or partners). 
  • Presentations on Argentina, La Rioja and San Juan public funding opportunities for economic and business development. 
  • High-level relationship building opportunities with local partners, public officials and decision makers.
  • The ideal environment to build key relationships, promoting bilateral joint ventures and agreements.

How to Get to Argentina

The Trade & Investment Mission will begin in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. Major airlines provide direct or connecting flights to Buenos Aires from key cities in the U.S. (Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Miami, New York, etc.) including: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, American Airlines, COPA, Delta, LATAM, and United Airlines.

What’s Included?

Thanks to the kind generosity of our sponsors, the Trade & Investment Mission will cover all travel inside Argentina, travel to and from the airport and to all activities, all meals, briefing seminars, market feasibility studies, and customized business matchmaking services. Trade Mission participants are only required to cover their roundtrip air transportation to and from Buenos Aires, Argentina (optional outbound flight can be from Santiago de Chile), and lodging. Special hotel rates will be secured for the participants.

About Our Team

The Advanced Leadership Foundation leads U.S. Trade Missions with local partners worldwide. In collaboration with local governments, we identify companies with complementary objectives, curate business relationships and create the ideal trade environment to foster new business opportunities between companies. For more information please visit www.aleadership.org.

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Preliminary Trade Mission Schedule

  • Tuesday, March 20th – arrival in Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Opening Briefings for US companies
    • Free time - Optional tour of the city
    • Welcome Dinner with VIPs and US Ambassador to Argentina (TBC)
  • Wednesday, March 21st - all day (structured)
    • Travel to La Rioja Province
    • Lunch and Opening ceremony by Governor Sergio Casas, La Rioja, Argentina, hosted by local sponsors.
    • Briefings by La Rioja Provincial Government agencies, chamber of commerce.
    • Gala Dinner and cultural event hosted by La Rioja province
  • Thursday, March 22nd and Friday, March 23rd – all day (structured)
    • Site visits to companies, one on one with members of local and regional government.
    • Time for one-on-one pre-set matchmaking meetings between participants and local companies
  • Saturday, March 24th – all day (structured)
    • Lunch with US Congressmembers - TBA
    • Site visits to companies, and one-on-one pre-set matchmaking meetings between participants and local companies
    • Closing Cocktail Reception with La Rioja businesses, US Congressmembers, and La Rioja government officials
  • Sunday, March 25th – all day (unstructured)
    • Free time - Optional local tours
    • Travel to San Juan Province
  • Monday, March 26th - all day (structured)
    • Breakfast and Opening ceremony by Governor Sergio Uñac, San Juan, Argentina, US Congressmembers, hosted by local sponsors.
    • Briefings by San Juan Provincial Government agencies, chamber of commerce
    • Site visits to companies, one on one with members of local and regional government.
    • Time for one-on-one pre-set matchmaking meetings between participants and local companies
    • Gala Dinner and cultural event hosted by San Juan province
  • Tuesday, March 27th – all day (structured)
    • Site visits to companies, one-on-one
      matchmaking meetings.
    • Congressmembers meet with local officials.
    • Optional tours for guests.
    • Closing remarks, dinner with San Juan leaders
      and Cultural Event.
  • Wednesday, March 28th – all day (unstructured)
    • Travel to Buenos Aires, return flights to the U.S.
    • Optional Tours.