Entrepreneurs from the Dutch Caribbean part of the Kingdom work together in entering the Colombian market for the first time!
WILLEMSTAD - In the context of stimulating export of services, the Chamber of Commerce & Industry Curaçao, in collaboration with Stichting Beheer MKB, the Association of Chambers of Commerce of the Dutch Caribbean and the bilateral Chamber of Commerce Netherlands-Colombia, organized a trade mission to Colombia from 15-18, 2022 in the cities of Bogota and Medellin.
Entrepreneurs from the various islands of the Dutch Caribbean could follow their individual matchmaking programs where they could meet directly 1 on 1 with Colombian companies in order to initiate business opportunities. By the end of the week, the companies were able to meet at the residence of the Kingdom Ambassador in Bogota, Mr. Ernest Noorman. During Entrepreneurs Day, the Ambassador welcomed the entrepreneurs and introduced them to the more than 80 Colombian companies and Dutch entrepreneurs who successfully do business on the Colombian market.
It is the first time that companies from the Dutch Caribbean have collaborated to enter a market in this way. The entrepreneurs and organizations that participated in the mission were:
Aruba – NR Services
Curacao – Buddha Coffee Roastery Curacao
Curacao – Curacao Office Supplies
Curacao – Morganite Corporate Services
St. Maarten: Dutch Tours Enterprises
The following organizations also participated in the missions meeting counterparts in the Colombian market: The Chamber of Commerce of Saba & St. Eustatius as well as the St. Maarten Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Participating companies and organizations have given indications of having had a successful mission caused by added value in participating in the mission and have the intention to expand their market through Colombia. If you have missed this opportunity as an entrepreneur, but are interested in the Colombian market, feel free to contact us for the possibilities to follow up on this topic. You can contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org.