European investment forum in Paraguay

23 - 24 October 2014
Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Buenos Aires invite business entities to an event „European Investment Forum“, which is going to be held in October, 23-24th in Asuncion, at the Congress Centre Conmebol..
Paraguay offers good conditions for small and medium enterprises and strong investment opportunities in the area of communication infrastructure.
The forum follows successful mission, in which 35 European entrepreneurs from 7 EU countries have taken part. The sectors of construction, industry, infrastructure, travel and services have been involved.
Program Investment Forum:
08:00 Accreditation
09:00 Opening by President PY
09:20 The European Union - the largest trading partner: political representative of EU
09:40 Paraguayan sectors with export potential: Minister of Industry and Trade PY
10:00 Mercosur in terms of perspective for European industry: President of Mercosur
10:20 Refreshment
Panel I. The economic and legal framework for investment
10:40 Economic perspectives of Paraguay: Minister of Finance PY
11:00 Protection of Foreign Investment - Deputy of the Supreme Court PY
11:20 General Report on Intellectual Property
11:40 Investing in Paraguay – the President of Industrial Union PY
12:00 Discussion
12:40 Lunch
Panel II. Investments in infrastructure
14:00 Public-private alliance, infrastructure projects - Ministry of Public Work PY
14:20 Shipping: Imperial Shipping
14:40 Electricity networks: Consortium ABB / CIE
Panel III. Project funding
15:00 Improving of risk classification of investments in Paraguay: UBS / BBVA
15:20 Infrastructure funding: Corporación Andina de Fomento
15:40 Programs funding for SMEs: European Investment Bank
16:00 Discussion
17:00 Conclusion
Panel IV. Comparative advantages in the production chains of exports
09:00 Advantages of installation system: the Ministry of Industry and Trade PY
09:20 Exports in zero duties regime: Ministry of Industry and Trade PY
09:40 Industrial policy, focuse on free zones: Ministry of Industry and Trade PY
10:00 Textile and Clothing sector: companies Marseg, bluedesign
10:20 Automobile parts sector: Fujikura, Leoni
10:40 The sector of organic food and beverages: Fruitika
11:00 Discussion
11:40 Closing speech: Minister of Industry and Trade PY, EU Ambassador
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Bilateral trade negotiations
17:00 End of the event
Slovak entrepreneurs interested to participate, please contact the Embassy for logistical information:
Ján Mareček, +5411 4807 9451,