Roughly 20 alternative agricultural and sustainable forestry investments will be presented to national and international investors this Thursday during the Agri Investment Latam symposium at the Hilton Bogotá (from 8am to 8pm), sponsored by Agrofuturo and ColCapital.
Colombian agriculture presents a great investment potential due to the general increase in food prices, the quest by investors for diversification and portfolio optimization, and the desire to have more than simply a financial impact.
At this third version of the event, projects in sustainable agriculture, renewable bio-fuels, and forestry technology will be presented, along with natural latex/rubber, poultry, livestock, agricultural supplies and products, representing $400 million (USD) in opportunities for private equity and investment funds. Presenters will be ready with their “elevator pitches” during the business roundtable where up to $150 million in deals may be launched.
8:00 – 8:15 Welcoming remarks
8:15 – 9:00 Opening: Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development – Dr. Aurelio Iragorri Valencia
9:00 – 9:40 Keynote Speaker: The next leaders of Latin American Agriculture
9:40 – 10:10 Panel: LATAM Investment Destinations – Maria Claudia Lacouture – Procolombia
10:10 – 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 – 11:50 Panel: Investment Experiences In LATAM:
Virgilio Barco – Acumen – Colombia
Belisario Caicedo – Riopaila – Colombia
Jorge Karadima – Sembrador Capital – Chile
Pepe Imbrosciano – Adecoagro – Argentina
11:50– 12:40 Panel: Perspectives on the Region by North American Leaders
12:40 – 2:00 Lunch — Sponsored By Finagro
2:00 – 4:00 Elevator Pitch / Business Roundtable
4:00 – 4:30 Coffee Break
4:30 – 6:00 Business Roundtable Continues
6:00 – 7:30 Closing Cocktails
Agri Investment Latam is expected to be a significant contributor to growth in Colombia’s agricultural sector, which generates 6.2% of Colombia’s exports, and has grown 32.2% during the last half decade.