2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru: Better Together

Saturday, March 14
9:30AM - 10:30AM

Austin Convention Center
Room 10AB
Austin Convention Center

With the creation of the Pacific Alliance three years ago, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru decided to move toward deeper economic and commercial integration.

Our four countries represent 214 million people, and our economies have a combined GDP of $2.1 trillion, which accounts for 37 percent of Latin America’s total GDP. Our foreign trade adds more than $1.13 trillion, and we receive 45 percent of total foreign investment flows in Latin America.

The Promotional entities ProChile, ProColombia, ProMéxico and PromPerú, and close work between the public and private sectors, LAB4 was created to be a laboratory of ideas concerning entrepreneurship and innovation which seeks to create the environment for businesses to be global.

In the panel we will discuss these efforts. We will talk about what experience each country is bringing to the table. And our efforts to create a fertile environment for companies to growth and share capital. Each country’s bringing unique experience.


#sxsw #PacificAll


Erick Aponte

Trade Commissioner

Trade Commission Of Peru

As the Trade Commissioner for Peru in Miami I direct the

international office of the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Peru and we are tasked with promoting bi-lateral trade with the United...

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Jorge Valdes

Consul General of Chile in Houston

Chile consulate in Houston

Consul General of Chile in Houston

Julio Carlos Marron

Sr Investment & Trade Commissioner of Mexico in Texas


Senior Investment and Trade commissioner of Mexico in Texas

Sebastian Gomez

Exec Rep


Sebastian Gomez is the trade representative for IT and Creative industries in the Central region of the U.S. working for the Colombian Government Trade Bureau’s office in the United States. Mr. Gom...

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