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9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Accreditation

9:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M.

Accreditation

10:00 A.M. 10:20 A.M.

Opening Session Ignacio Gaitán V.

10:00 A.M. 10:45 A.M.

Workshop I “How to fund and do an import?

10:20 A.M. 11:05 A.M.

Lecture: The key to make the most out of a FTA Carlos E. Ronderos

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11:05 A.M. 11:20 A.M.

Q&A

11:20 P.M. 11:35 P.M.

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Workshops and Expo

Lecture: Who have made 11:35 A.M. the most of the FTA with USA? 12:20 P.M. Ramón E. Guacaneme P.

12:30 P.M. 1:15 P.M.

Workshop III “How to get credit to develop a business idea?”

12:20 P.M. 12:35 P.M.

Q&A

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12:35 P.M. 1:05 P.M.

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1:05 P.M. 1:50 P.M.

Lecture: What is required to go into a market? Juan Carlos Rondón

1:50 P.M. 2:05 P.M.

Q&A

2:05 P.M. 2:20 P.M.

BREAK

2:20 P.M. 4:20 P.M. 4:20 P.M. 5:50 P.M. 5:50 P.M. 6:00 P.M.

Lecture: Leadership myths and realities EPOPEYA Colombia NETWORKING

Free Trade Agreement Colombia / United States

Deposit CHASE BANK

Let’s build opportunities PLACE:

THE ADRIENNE ARSHT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS John S. and James L. Knight Concert Hall 1300 Biscayne Boulevard Miami, FL 33132

11:15 A.M. Workshop II 12:00 M “How to fund and do an export?” ” -----------

CONFERENCE

• Entrance to the four (4) Master Conference Sessions. • Preferential access of one (1) additional person to one (1) of the five (5) workshops. Registration required.

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9:00 am

WEB:

www.mirausa.net/expoctlc

INFORMATION/ REGISTRATION:

with the FTA between Colombia and USA.

March 2, 2013 Miami, Florida USA

National Headquarters - MIRA USA tlcexpo@mirausa.net Tel: (786) 499-6526

Workshop IV 1:45 P.M. “Immigration Status: What can 2:20 P.M. I do and how to do it?” Workshop V 2:50 P.M. “Professional services: 3:35 P.M. What opportunities are there and how to plan them?” ------

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4:05 P.M. 4:50 P.M.

Workshop VI “How to get credit to develop a business idea?

CLOSING OF THE EVENT

“Although the speakers have been confirmed, the organization reserves the right to modify the agenda and the speakers in case of unforeseen situations.”

MIRA USA is a nonprofit organization that works in the United States to improve the quality of life and human dignity of vulnerable communities. MIRA USA encourages and promotes through concrete actions for the benefit of the community, Miraism® for Absolute Renovation® in 13 states of the American territory, which is the official ideology of the Organization. Miraism® was registered as a global ideology before the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Its goal is to create a harmonious society, starting from the individual, through applied ethics and virtuous behaviors.

Photo by Robin Hill

Sessions

One hundred twenty dollars (US$120.00)

INFORMATION

1/31/13

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Photo by Robin Hill

BROCHURE EXPOC-TLC English.pdf

ORGANIZER:

ACADEMIC AGENDA:

USA

Non-profit Organization


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The Expo-Conference “Let’s build opportunities with the FTA between Colombia and the United States” is an event organized by MIRA USA with the academic support of Sergio Arboleda University’s PRIME BUSINESS SCHOOL from Bogota (Colombia), a year after the Agreement came into full effect. The Expo-Conference will offer support to entrepreneurs, businespeople, professionals and students interested to know the markets of each country. It will include speakers with broad experience in government management, teaching and international trade, that will analyze who and which sectors have made the most of the FTA during the first year of its implementation, as well as talking about business opportunities not only with goods but also in the service area.

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Currently every country is part of a commerce globalization process, and within this process it is vital to obtain the knowledge in order to reach the goals and make the most out of the links in the logistic chain of the import and export of goods and services, to understand how to get the most out of the FTA. The difference in the economic and commercial scales of both countries, require a tactical approach in the negotiations. In order to build we must know the guidelines of the agreement. In addition, it is necessary to explain everything that pertains to the export of services, which generates an interest in professionals who obtained their degrees in Colombia, by giving them the possibility to receive useful information to know how to take advantage of the FTA. Photo by Robin Hill

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Illustrate and Disseminate the range and content of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the United States and Colombia.

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Provide a contribution so that producers, entrepreneurs and professionals generate and broaden their network of business relations.

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Educate on basic topics of commerce to enhance the use of the FTA from and to the United States, both of goods and services.

Master Conference Sessions There are four master conferences scheduled, that will provide fundamental information of the FTA and include a Q&A session, as well as the possibility interact with the speakers after each session.

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Workshops During the day, a total of five workshops will be carried out to receive training on specific topics of commerce. The goal is to provide real-life examples both to import and export goods and services. These workshops are open to the general public for free. We recommend that you register in advance to secure your spot.

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Expo The event includes an expo directly related with the distribution chain in the import/export process of a product. The section of the event is open to the general public for free.

Carlos Ronderos Former Minister of Commerce in Colombia. He was the president of the World Trade Center in Bogota and a member of the New York World Trade Centers Association’s Board of Directors. Presided the Andean Council of Ministers. He is an economist from the Rosario University in Bogota (Colombia) with Master’s and PhD from the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

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INTRODUCTION

BROCHURE EXPOC-TLC English.pdf

Ramón Eduardo Guacaneme Currently works as director of the Foreign Commerce Department at the Trade and Business Science School of the Sergio Arboleda University (Colombia); director of the Expoyme – Proexport Program of the Sergio Arboleda University. Attorney at Law from the Nacional University of Colombia; specialized in Tax Law from the Rosario University (Colombia).

Juan Carlos Rondon Worked as the Director of Regulations to the Colombian Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, and as a member of the negotiation team of the FTA Colombia–USA. Business consultant in the design of strategies to access new markets. Specialist in Logistic Management from the Sergio Arboleda University (Colombia) and specialist in Financial and Stock Supervision from the Public Administration School (ESAP in its Spanish acronym).

Juan Pablo Ruiz – EPOPEYA Colombia

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As the current director of the Leadership and Mountain Program from Epopeya Colombia. Recognized as a visionary with an outstanding ability to lead teams toward set goals. He has successfully lead three Colombian expeditions to Mount Everest. An economist with a Master’s degree in Economic Theory from the Andes University and Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Yale University.


Brochure English Expo-TLC