This investment summit opened with the participation of president Iván Duque, the former president of the United States Bill Clinton and a forum of mayors with the presence of Daniel Quintero, and will take place between October 7th and 9th in a virtual and face-to-face format with more than 2,000 attendees, including 1,085 investors from 50 countries in Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.
In his speech, Mayor Quintero mentioned the investment that Medellín will have with the Development Plan “Medellín Futuro” where there are projects to improve the environment, mobility, education, to provide new public spaces for the citizens’ enjoyment and to improve quality of life.
“In Medellín there is a bet of more than 1 billion pesos to become a Software Valley by building centers in each of the city’s communes associated with Ruta N, creating micro ecosystems of innovation in the city’s neighborhoods, bringing out their people’s full potential. We do not want to go back to the past, we see everything as an opportunity to look towards the future, to become a knowledge economy, an Ecocity, a Software Valley for the world, “the mayor concluded.
“Metro de la 80” will be one of the protagonists in the Round of Investment with international entrepreneurs who have shown great interest in this project.
ACI Medellín along with the APP Agency and Ruta N, scheduled about 81 meetings with international investors to present projects such as Metro de la 80, Ciudadela Universitaria del Norte, Parques del Río del Norte, among others, facilitating the attraction of resources for the construction of these works that will facilitate economic revival, employment creation and the city’s development.
For Eleonora Betancur, Executive Director of ACI Medellín “Colombia Investment Summit, is the best showcase that the country and the city has before large investors of the world that look at this territory as a strategic option to settle their companies, promoting social and economic development. As a city we have unique attractions such as a strong business fabric, a vibrant innovative ecosystem and an enviable quality of life in Latin America, which makes people around the world have their eyes on this region”.