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Seminar on doing business with South Africa held in Uruguay

Mr Sergio Bañales, Vice-President Uruguayan-African Chamber of Commerce (CCUA); Ms Ellen M Hajie, Head of Mission of the South African Embassy in Uruguay.

 

(left to right): Mr Sergio Bañales, Vice-President Uruguayan-African Chamber of Commerce (CCUA); Ms Ellen M Hajie, Head of Mission of the South African Embassy in Uruguay.

 

On Thursday 28th November, the Uruguayan-African Chamber of Commerce (CCUA) and the South African Embassy in Montevideo co-hosted a seminar at the Cottage Hotel. The topic was “Business with South Africa:  Opportunities and Challenges”. Two of the speakers had recently returned from South Africa on a business/fact-finding mission.

Mr Milton Cea, General Manager, CSI; Mr Antonio Martínez, Manager Maflosa; Ambassador Luis Bermúdez, former Uruguayan Ambassador to South Africa; Mr Tomás Olivera, Director of Africanía; Mr Germán Franciulli, Export Promotions, Uruguay XXI; Mr Luis Laprovitera, Director Westac.

(left to right):Mr Milton Cea, General Manager, CSI; Mr Antonio Martínez, Manager Maflosa; Ambassador Luis Bermúdez, former Uruguayan Ambassador to South Africa; Mr Tomás Olivera, Director of Africanía; Mr Germán Franciulli, Export Promotions, Uruguay XXI; Mr Luis Laprovitera, Director Westac.

Selected CCUA members as well as HE Sami Salem, Egyptian Ambassador; Prof Edgardo Ortuño, Deputy-Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining; Ambassador Luis Bermudez, former Uruguayan Ambassador to South Africa; and other relevant Uruguayan authorities attended this event.  

The Head of Mission, Ms Ellen M Hajie, welcomed the guests and in her opening remarks referred to the importance of further increasing trade between Uruguay and South Africa as well as with the rest of Africa, using South Africa as a hub.

 Mr Alejandro Berrutti, General Manager, United Breeders & Packers; Mr Ricardo Sierra, Trading Export Manager, United Breeders & Packers; Prof Edgardo Ortuño, Deputy-Minister of Industry, Energy & Mining; HE Sami Salem, Ambassador of Egypt; Ms Ellen M Hajie, Head of Mission of the South African Embassy in Uruguay; Mr Sergio Bañales, Vice-President Uruguayan-African Chamber of Commerce.

(left to right): Mr Alejandro Berrutti, General Manager, United Breeders & Packers; Mr Ricardo Sierra, Trading Export Manager, United Breeders & Packers; Prof Edgardo Ortuño, Deputy-Minister of Industry, Energy & Mining; HE Sami Salem, Ambassador of Egypt; Ms Ellen M Hajie, Head of Mission of the South African Embassy in Uruguay; Mr Sergio Bañales, Vice-President Uruguayan-African Chamber of Commerce.

The presentations by Mr Luis Laprovitera from Westac Uruguay SA and Mr Alejandro Berrutti from United Breeders & Packers were very positive in all aspects.  Reference was made to the opportunities South Africa has to offer as well as to some of the challenges encountered and how to overcome them.  Both speakers had long discussions with Ambassador Daniel Castillos, current Uruguayan Ambassador to South Africa, who is very keen in promoting trade and in working towards eliminating technical obstacles and/or barriers.

Mr Sergio Bañales, Vice-President CUA; Mr Luis Laprovitera, General Manager Westac Uruguay SA.

(left to right): Mr Sergio Bañales, Vice-President CUA; Mr Luis Laprovitera, General Manager Westac Uruguay SA.

The President of CCUA, who has established a construction company in South Africa, shared his experience by giving an informative presentation on the whole process, which also included the transfer of skills.

After each presentation there were interactive discussions with the participation of most of the audience, including Deputy-Minister Ortuño and Ambassador Luis Bermúdez, who served in South Africa before (from June 2010 to December 2012).

During this Seminar, Honorary CCUA membership was given to Deputy-Minister Prof Edgardo Ortuño, for his tireless work in socio-cultural issues and diplomatic relations; to former Ambassador David Jacobs, who promoted the idea to create CCUA; and to the new Head of Mission, Ms Ellen Hajie, who has given her support to the Chamber since her arrival.

It was a very fruitful event and has opened the road to increasing business with South Africa.

South African Embassy Montevideo, Uruguay

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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August 2017 Edition

 
 
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