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Mauricio Macri announces Argentina Investment and Business Forum

Buenos Aires, June 26th, 2016

ARGENTINA IS BACK ON THE GLOBAL INVESTMENT MAP WITH ITS FIRST INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS & INVESTMENT FORUM

- The Forum marks Argentina's return to the world.

- It will be a meeting place between businessmen, investors, national and international business leaders,and government officials.

- It will explore the vision and strategies of the government to stimulate economic sectors and review investment opportunities that promote inclusive and long-term growth.

Buenos Aires, Argentina. From September 12-15, Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires will host over 1500 global businessmen, investors and political leaders for the first ARGENTINA BUSINESS & INVESTMENT FORUM.

“Argentina is back on the global investment map, offering some of the most exciting investment opportunities for the coming decade,” declared Argentine President Mauricio Macri.

“It is important for Argentina that we re-establish a strong and mutually-beneficial relationship with the international business community,” he added. “Attracting foreign direct investment this year will be a catalyst to economic growth and to creating jobs and opportunities for the people of Argentina.”

Organized by the Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency, the Forum will consist of plenary sessions, thematic conferences, bilateral meetings and networking opportunities that will give participants the chance to interact with senior government officials, state governors and local business leaders to explore new investment opportunities underpinned for strategic growth in every sector of the economy.

“We are looking for international investors to review first-hand the investment opportunities that our country presents across almost all industrial and service sectors, such as conventional and renewable energy, agribusiness, technology and infrastructure,” declared Juan Procaccini, President of the Argentina Investment & Trade Promotion Agency. “The Agencywill prioritize investments that promote inclusive growth in the different regions of our country.”

Procaccini revealed that, since the assumption of President Macri in December 2015, foreign companies have already announced investments of over US$ 16bn, three times as many as in the same period last year.

Key to attracting these investments are the ongoing macroeconomic and institutional reforms that will underpin national growth and stability in the coming years. “Other measures in the agenda, such as the new legal framework for public-private partnerships, will facilitate investment in key areas such as infrastructure,” stated Procaccini.

President Macri added that the Forum will show the global business community that “in Argentina they can count on the best tools, the best supplies and raw materials, the best energy potential, and above all else, the enormous talent of our people."


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