TAX SEMINAR 2010
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MAY 24
visit to Washington dc meeting with chilean ambassador mr artur fermandois the president of the chamber mr ovalle have a very positive meeting at the chilean embassy in wa dc cooperation and coordination of activities during 2011 was in the agenda discuss
ON MAR 29 2011
at woodruff center with the sponsor of arauco and the cacs it was showed the documentary "mauchos" to the atlanta business community. this documentary is about the tragic events that happen in chile on feb 27 due to the earthquake and tsunami to the city of constitucion.
ON MAY 4 2011:
the cacs was invited by ga tech to visit the campus hosted by mr tom pilsch. david duke, andres soza, alberto valenzuela, jaime merino , alfredo ovalle together with mr jorge fernandez from maco got the chance to learn about the facilities and new developments of this important university.
ON APRIL 19 2011
we have a board of directors meeting at the german american chamber of the south. we have the chance to learn more about their activities and share information.
March 1, 2010 Georgia Helps Chile Campaign (Earthquake):
We will like to say thank you to all the people that collaborate in the relief efforts with the tragic event of Feb 27 in Chile. So many people help to send containers with donation and we raised near 380, 000 usd to help to rebuild devastated areas that needed urgently the funds. Our gratitude and affection to all those companies and person that hear the call and contribute.
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June 12, 2010 Soccer Fest
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April 10, 2010 Wine Taste w/French Chamber
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15-Nov Lunch with Minister of Economy
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16-Nov Meeting at Georgia Tech/Innovation
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December 4, 2010 Taxes Seminar
During Nov 16-17 2010 we received the visit of the Chilean Minister of Economy Mr. Andres Fontaine and Mr Fernando Flores and have a very productive lunch meeting with all the board members. They visit Atllanta due to the Americas Competitive Forum
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EMBASSY OF CHILE IN USA OFFERS A CHILEAN DINNER IN WASHINGTON DC

Washington DC, November, 2009
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LUNCHEON WITH AMBASSADOR
ATLANTA, December 9, 2009
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OPENING OF PROCHILE OFFICE IN ATLANTA
ATLANTA, December 8, 2009
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MARKETING MISSION CHILE GEORGIA
Santiago Chile, September 23, 2009
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VISIT OF PRESIDENT BACHELETTE TO WASHINGTON DC
Washington D.C., June 2009
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May 2009
BIO Conference Atlanta 2009 : Reception to Chilean Companies.
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Sept 2009
ACF : Participation with Companies from Georgia attending the Forum.
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CHILEAN MISSION TO ATLANTA
Technology and International Services. August 17 - 22
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The 2008 Gala
Tuesday, October 28th at the Dunwoody Country Club
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Inaugural Dinner and Photo Exposition
October 27, 2007
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MARKETING MISSION CHILE GEORGIA
SANTIAGO CHILE, SEPTEMBER 23, 2009

The multiples advantages that the State of Georgia offers to companies interested in doing business in United States, the possibility to market Georgia in the Chilean marketplace and visit with companies interested in entering the U.S. market were the main objectives of the “Marketing Mission Chile-Georgia” organized by The Metro Atlanta Chamber, the Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce of the South. During 3 days (Wednesday, September 23 to Friday, September 25, 2009), participants had the opportunity to learn about the benefits of Georgia as the best place to establish businesses in the U.S. On the other hand, American companies had the opportunity to learn about Chilean legislation for business and tax issues for bilateral partnerships. Participants also had the option of attending the third annual Americas Competitiveness Forum (ACF) in Santiago to be held the in Santiago on Sunday, September 27 – Tuesday, September 29, 2009. The target industry segments for the mission included IT & Telecommunications; Biotechnology, Medical Devices & Supplies; Environmental Technology, Services & Consulting; Forestry Equipment & Supplies; Mining Equipment & Supplies; Safety & Security Equipment; Food Processing & Packaging; Education & Research.

During the mission, participants were invited to attend to a breakfast/seminar called “Georgia and Atlanta: Un Mundo de oportunidades para las Empresas Chilenas en los EE.UU” organized by the SOFOFA in conjunction with AMCHAM and the Chilean office of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

With the participation of Jorge L. Fernandez, Vice President, Global Commerce of the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC); Brian Wilson, Managing Director Georgia Department of Economic Development Chile Office; Alberto Valenzuela, Partner, SCIP, LLC (Supply Chain Integration Providers) and President, Chilean American Chamber of Commerce of the South (CACS) and more than 100 attendees, the seminar touched different interesting topics such as “Tips for Doing Business in Chile” presentation in charge of Alberto Valenzuela, President of Chilean American Chamber of Commerce of the South were he explained the real experience of Chilean companies established in Georgia; The Export Documentation Requirements for Chile with  Dimitris Kloussiadis from Small Business Development Center; Distribution Agreements & Intellectual Property Protection, presentation given by Frank Aitcheson from Frank Aitcheson LLC; Getting Paid, Working Capital Guarantee Loans, Foreign Buyer Insurance, a presentation by Gay Stilz from BB&T.

The Corporate Manager of the SOFOFA, Mr. Pedro Reus also presented the advantages of the Free Trade Agreements between Chile and the US, allowing the bilateral commerce to grow an average of 213% in the last 5 years, from $5,900 millions in 2003 to $18,713 million in 2008.

Jorge L. Fernandez, Vice President, Global Commerce of the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC), explained the advantages and opportunities that Georgia offers to invest in the USA, presenting the 5 factors that have positioned the region as a leader state for businesses: Georgia is the main growing market in the south east of the US; the seventh economy in the world (GDP); has a wide global image with a strategic location and the biggest airport in the world in number of passenger per year; has a highly skilled work forced and human resources, under a competitive environment and excellent quality of life.

Brian Wilson, Managing Director Georgia Department of Economic Development Chile Office also spoke about government policies in Georgia and how they favor the business development in the region.

 
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