Above: External Affairs Minister José Moreno, President Piñera and General Secretary Cecilia Perez at the Wines of Chile stand.
Promoting Chilean wine to an international forum, Wines of Chile had a valuable presence at the recent CELAC-UE Business Summit on January 25th and 26th.
The bi-annual summit is designed to help attract Direct Foreign Investment (DFI) from EU countries into Latin America and the Caribbean. Wines of Chile took this year’s summit as an opportunity to try and entice DFI into the growing wine industry with a prominent visitors’ stand.
Offering a tasting of some of the country’s world renowned wines over the two days, visitors to the Wines of Chile included Chile’s President, Sebastián Piñera, with the Minister of External Relations José Moreno and General Secretary Cecilia Perez who shared a toast along with many other prolific visitors from around the globe.
“In CELAC-UE we presented the Chilean wines awarded in the Annual Wines of Chile Awards,” explained Alvaro Arriagada, Europe Area Manager for Wines of Chile, “these were a great attraction for all the entourage that accompanied the Presidents.”
Above: (Top) A journalist interviews Alvaro Arriagada and Cecilia Perez.
(Below) German Ambassador Sr. Jorge O’Ryan Schütz, Jorge Cáceres from Prochile and Alvaro Arriagada.
The summit which this year saw over 300 businesses in attendance, was first held in 1999 in Rio de Janeiro and continues to grow in prestige and attendance with the objective to promote business links. “The agenda is organized around the objective of improving bi-regional commercial relations and investments and of building a strategic alliance for the sustainable development of all our countries and peoples,” said Lorenzo Constans, the President of the Chilean Confederation of Production and Commerce in a welcome speech.
The next summit will be held in 2015.
Above: (Top) With Mining Minister Hernán de Solminihac
(Middle) The stand
(Below) With Coronel Andrés Felipe Diaz Lopez, Head of Honduras Presidential State