One such event is Matchmaking Forum slotted for February 19 to 20, 2015. More than 2,000 Colombian companies from apparel, agribusiness, manufacturing and services will be showcasing their products. The forum presents several opportunities for entrepreneurs to diversify markets, take advantage of free trade agreements in force and get to know the diverse range of Colombian products. Registered buyers will be able to schedule one-on-one business meetings with Colombian exporters.
The event is expected to attract Caribbean buyers, from countries like the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados and the Bahamas. Colombian exports to the Caribbean reached $449 million from January to October 2014. Another event that will take place in Colombia is Colombiatex, January 27 to 29, 2015. This is Colombia’s specialized apparel manufacturing trade show and will showcase active wear, outdoor wear, athletic and swim wear, casuals, denims and lifestyle brands.
Colombiatex is the most important business forum for this industry in Latin America. International buyers of raw materials, textiles, apparel, and full package items will have the opportunity to meet with 450 Colombian manufacturers. Both events are organised by Pro Colombia, a government agency.