The strong relationship between the UK and Chile was once again stressed by the presence of over 500 investors and business persons, as well as officials from the Chilean government, at Chile Day 2019 held in London on 10 and 11 September.
Chile Day aims to strengthen ties between the representatives of Chilean capital markets and the City of London. It presents Chile as an investment destination and platform for funds across Latin America. For the UK, Chile Day is an opportunity to show the benefits of investing in one of the most important financial cities of the world.
For 9 years in a row, Chile Day was held in London, in partnership with:
- the Chilean Ministry of Finance
- the British Embassy in Santiago
- the Embassy of Chile in London
- InBest Chile (main organiser)
- Pro Chile (the export promotion bureau of Chile)
There were also side events held at the Bank of England, the London Stock Exchange and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
The focal points of this year’s Chile Day were:
- cyber security
- green finance
- venture capital
Signature of memorandum of understanding
The highlight of Chile Day 2019 was the signature of a memorandum of understanding between the UK and Chile at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The instrument, signed by FCO Minister of State Andrew Stephenson MP and Chilean Minister for Finance Felipe Larrain, will allow the 2 countries to further collaborate in this sector, especially in the fields of data protection and hacking prevention.
At the event was also present Chile’s Presidential Adviser for Cyber security, Mario Farren, who also held meetings with officials from the National Cyber Security Centre, the FCO, the Home Office, Cabinet Office and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).