In terms of investment, ACI Medellín closes 2019 with an exploratory mission to China. There, we had the opportunity to present our investment attraction strategy in three cities: Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Beijín.
In the last 12 years, ACI Medellín managed 2.5 billion dollars and 245 investment projects from more than 35 countries. China is the sixth country that invested the most in the city and the fourth in the generation of international business projects in the four years.
In Shanghai and Shenzhen, the tour focused on having one-on-one meetings with companies primarily from Industry 4.0. In Beijing, the Agency and Corporation Ruta N, together with ProColombia’s Commercial Office in China, managed to organize the event Why Medellin? where 35 entrepreneurs from different economic sectors learned about the commitments and projections of the capital of Antioquia in terms of investment.
“This is the first time we travel this far. We assume this challenge because we consider China a market that we want to know and for it to knows us. Currently, large Chinese companies believe in the city to expand their businesses, such as BYD, Tuya Smart, and Huawei. These success stories allowed us to reach this scenario strong and with proposals to make investors fall in love with the city,” said Catalina Restrepo Carvajal, executive director of ACI Medellín.
By 2019, more than 180 American, Spanish, and Chinese entrepreneurs learned about Medellín’s strengths and capabilities for the installation of foreign companies.