Services - April 2008

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ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, is partnering with Chile's Economic Development Agency (CORFO) for a second consecutive year following a successful 2007. The partnership raises awareness of Chile's technology market as a venue for foreign direct investment (FDI) in shared services, IT development, technical support, and repair and assembly facilities.

Information from the most recently participated 2008 activities can be found below, as well as details on events planned within the coming months. We look forward to keeping you informed of any investment and technology opportunities in Chile.

Kind Regards,

ProChile

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Upcoming Events

Chile to attend the Shared Services Exchange
June 8 - 10, 2008 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

ProChile and CORFO plan to attend the Shared Services Exchange, an event specifically developed for heads of shared service business units and shareholders. The event features thought provoking conference sessions, interactive Brain Weave™ discussions, exclusive networking opportunities, and strategic business consultations with leading service providers. CORFO’s participation is intended to heighten awareness of Chilean business opportunities, as well as stress the benefits and incentives that come with investment in the country.

 
2008 Bio International Convention
June 17-20, 2008 in San Diego

ProChile will participate along with CORFO in the 2008 Bio International Convention. BIO is the world’s largest biotechnology organization, providing advocacy, business development, and communications services for more than 1,150 members worldwide. Corporate members range from entrepreneurial companies in the process of developing a first product to Fortune 100 multinationals. CORFO has been developing its Biotechnology industry and is keen on promoting Chile as place for investing in this sector.

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Recent Events

Shared Services Week
March 31 – April 3, 2008 in Orlando, Florida

The 12th Annual Shared Services Week is the largest annual gathering of shared services professionals in the world. The event provided executives from start-up companies intermediate and mature shared services opportunities while sharing specific industry knowledge paired with interesting tools and on how improved shared services will bring them to a better position. CORFO participated as a sponsor with a booth in this year’s conference, which featured a series of keynotes speeches, master-classes, workshops and the shared service excellence awards.
 

ProChile and CORFO at the Financial Times Global Outsourcing and Offshoring Conference
March 18-19 in New York City

Chile was the luncheon sponsor at the Financial Times’ premier Globak Outsourcing ANF Offshoring Conference in New York. Mr. Nicolo Gligo, executive director for CORFO in the US, made a presentation on the benefits of partnering with Chile while planning a company’s outsourcing and offshoring strategies. This year’s conference also explored how companies are achieving success in outsourcing and offshoring, the market factors that affect the success of global services delivery and the ways in which corporations, advisors and providers must work together to create and sustain success. Present companies included Procter and Gamble, Deloitte, Wachovia, UBS, Penske and others.

 
Global Services Conference luncheon sponsored by CORFO
March 12, 2008 in New York City

The 2008 Global Services Conference, featuring expert discussions around business, technology services and globalization, was sponsored in part by CORFO’s Invest@Chile program. Invest@Chile hosted the conference luncheon featuring a discussion by an Evalueserve Chile top executive who shared his personal experience on investing in Chile. The luncheon included remarks by thought-leaders, workshops and real-world case studies, as well as broke new ground in providing content to aid executives in determining how to establish business value in outsourcing engagements.
 
CORFO participated in the 2008 Outsourcing World Summit
February 18-20, 2008 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

CORFO participated in this year’s International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) summit, the 11th edition of its conference series, which focused on the theme “Build for Change: Reconceptualizing the Corporation in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring and Globalization”. With its own booth, CORFO displayed information to nearly 700 outsourcing professionals from around the world who participated in the event that addressed how outsourcing can help create change, enable growth and add value in their organizations.

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Contact Us

Please consider ProChile as a resource for any questions you may have about Chilean food products. Please be sure to visit us at / for more information. For questions about Chilean specialty food products, such as importer and distributor information or retail stores where Chilean products are sold, please contact flavorsofchile@prochile.us.

About ProChile

ProChile, the Trade Commission of Chile, is part of the General Directorate of International Economic Affairs of Chile’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It is responsible for implementing and enhancing Chile’s trade policy. ProChile’s mission is to provide support to small and medium-sized enterprises, helping to encourage and diversify exports of Chilean products and services by increasing the number of export markets and companies. It does so by providing the necessary tools to aid Chile’s economy in its process of going international. ProChile’s Trade Offices and Agencies are located in over 35 countries, covering 90 percent of the destination markets for Chilean exports. For more information please visit http://www.chileinfo.com/ or /, or email info@prochile.us.

ProChile Los Angeles
Trade Commissioner: Viviana Araneda
6100 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 1260
Los Angeles, CA 90048
T: (323) 932 7200
F: (323) 932 7204
E: info@prochilela.com

ProChile Miami
Trade Commissioner: Cecilia Arroyo
800 Brickell Avenue, Suite 900
Miami, Florida 33131
T: (305) 374 0697
F: (305) 374 4270
E: info@prochilemiami.org

ProChile New York
Trade Commissioner: Alejandro Cerda
866 United Nations Plaza, Suite 603
New York, NY 10017
T: (212) 207 3266
F: (212) 207 3649
E: info@prochile.us

ProChile Washington
Trade Commissioner: Rolando Ortega
1732 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
T: (202) 530 4143
F: (202) 659 3220
E: prochile@embassyofchile.org

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