Hosted by GFC Media Group, the prestigious Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes event, designed to bring together Colombian and Peruvian issuers and borrowers, returns for its sixth edition on February 28 – March 1 at the JW Marriott in Bogotá.
With ongoing uncertainty regarding the worldwide economy, the potential for investment in the Andean debt market has come under favorable scrutiny by investors looking to be well positioned for the industry surge predicted in 2017. The Bonds, Loans & Derivatives Andes 2017 conference will play a crucial role in mapping out this economic territory, and Finance Colombia is proud to participate at the event once more as a Media Partner.
The conference is the only pan-Andean debt event, bringing together local and international banks, borrowers, issuers, investors,and financial service providers from across the Andean region. At the 2017 edition, 60 speakers are scheduled to provide insights and expert opinions on the current state of the industry and the key opportunities available.
Colombia’s Agencia Nacional de Infraestructura (ANI) will be partaking as a Strategic Partner for the conference and Corporate Partners include Energia de Bogata and ISA. Luis Fernando Andrade, president of ANI, will join the expert speaker lineup with a keynote address. He will be unveiling the latest developments in the country’s 4G program, highlighting which projects will be coming online in the next 12 months and how the process of closing 4G financing will be improved for the next wave of projects.
The Peruvian and Colombian governments will share their strategies for 2017 through keynote addresses by Juan Jose Echavarría, President, Central Bank, Republic of Colombia, and José Olivares, Director, Directorate of Financial Markets Management, General Directorate of Debt and Public Treasury, Ministry of Economy and Finance of Peru. This will be a privileged opportunity to acquire firsthand insights on economic growth forecasts, upcoming projects, and infrastructure investments.
With over 380 attendees expected, there is clearly tremendous scope for making advantageous contacts. Recalling the success of the 2016 edition, Carlos Vargas of Andino Investment Holding said, “the event in Bogotá was excellent in terms of organization, content and topics of discussions. I was able to further understand the situation of our markets and have an excellent perspective for the next year. The interaction and discussion available gave me the opportunity to review Andino’s financing strategy in the short term as well as have a better long-term view.”