November 26, 2020

The post-pandemic economy, innovation and digital talent take center stage at InvestChile’s first e-seminar

The post-pandemic economy, innovation and digital talent take center stage at InvestChile’s first e-seminar
The event “Chile: Re-boost to Investment and New Business Opportunities” focused on debate about the challenges facing the global and local economy in the context of economic reactivation; it also included the announcement of investments by overseas companies.

The role of sustainability in Chile’s new constitution, the need to convert to working digitally, the challenges of the post-pandemic economy and the sectors that are leading innovation in Chile: these were some of the topics discussed by experts and key players during the first InvestChile e-seminar, “Chile: Re-boost to Investment and New Business Opportunities”. The seminar, organized by the Foreign Investment Promotion Agency with the support of the Economy Ministry, focused on economic reactivation and, through its speakers, addressed both the new opportunities the country offers and the main measures being implemented to reactivate its economy.

Speakers at the seminar, which was followed by over 700 online viewers, included the renowned American economist and academic Jeffrey Sachs, identified by Time magazine as one of the world’s 100 most influential people and an authority on sustainable development; the Mexican expert on human capital and entrepreneurship from the World Economic Forum, Leticia Gasca; and Chile’s Economy Minister Lucas Palacios, who spoke about the ministry’s plans for supporting investment. Representatives of overseas companies – Bimbo (Mexico), Engie (France) and Ascenty (Brazil) – also spoke about their expansion plans in Chile. In addition, the event included the launch of the first Human Capital Fair for the Technology Area, organized by the Talento Digital initiative and supported by InvestChile, as a vehicle for offering jobs in one of the sectors that have not ceased to grow in recent months.

Through two discussion panels, the seminar also examined sectors that will play a key role in the recovery of the economy and its sustainable development. The panel on innovation and technology in the food industry brought together entrepreneurs who are making news in an area that, this year alone, has generated US$400 million in new investment while, in the panel on digital talent as an asset for attracting investment and new business, the main players in the sector offered advice on how to join the work of technology companies.