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About the Forum

The European Union Investment Forum in El Salvador is an effort to contribute to the country's development and promote investment in three strategic sectors: digital transformation, green transition in renewable energy and sustainable urban transport. The forum is a meeting point for investors from the European Union with Salvadoran businessperson and officials who develop projects compiled in the downloadable catalogs on this website.

It is also a space where specialists can exchange ideas to analyze the three strategic sectors, the Salvadoran business context and the possibilities for funding projects in these sectors.


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Digital Transformation


The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of all people having access to technology and digital services. Telemedicine, online education, remote working and online business opportunities need to reach the entire population to avoid exacerbating inequalities. Undoubtedly, El Salvador must continue to improve its connectivity to reduce the impact on its competitiveness and its social and economic development. For the European Union, digital transformation in El Salvador has become a priority investment matter.

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Green Transition


The European Union in El Salvador and European financing institutions are interested in identifying investments for El Salvador that are well aligned with the European Green Deal, specifically in "the provision of clean, affordable and secure energy", promoting renewable energies, including hydropower, biomass, solar photovoltaic (PV) and geothermal energy. This reduces dependency on fossil fuels imported into the country.

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Sustainable Transport


Sustainable Urban Transport is a priority for the European Union. In the Metropolitan Area of San Salvador (AMSS), as in many other metropolises, the challenge is to significantly reduce congestion and GHG emissions from fossil fuel transportation, while providing accessible and quality transportation for all.

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Agenda 2022

PRELIMINARY FORUM
INAUGURATION AND GENERAL PANELS
PRELIMINARY FORUM
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3 MAY

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UNIVERSITY FORUM

INAUGURATION AND GENERAL PANELS
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4 MAY

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INAUGURATION AND CONTEXT OF THE SALVADORAN BUSINESS CLIMATE

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5 MAY

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PROJECT FUNDING


THEMATIC PANELS
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4 MAY

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DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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5 MAY

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RENEWABLE ENERGY

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6 MAY

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT



Field Visits to Projects



Speakers and Moderators

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Ponente

Víctor López Sandoval

Docente investigador. Universidad Gerardo Barrios.

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Carlos Bran

Director del Instituto de Investigación e Innovación en Electrónica. Universidad Don Bosco.

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Rudy Wilfredo Chicas Villegas

Director de la Escuela de Ingeniería de Sistemas Informáticos. Universidad de El Salvador.

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José Arnulfo Contreras Ramírez

Docente. Universidad Tecnológica de El Salvador.

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Erick Alexander Blanco Guillén

Docente. Universidad Don Bosco.

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Luis Aarón Martínez

Jefe del Departamento de Ciencias Energéticas y Fluídicas. Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas.

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Carlos Ernesto Grande Ayala

Docente e investigador del Departamento de Organización del Espacio. Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas.

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Raúl Avelar, PhD.

Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas.

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Esteban Ordoñez

Docente investigador. Universidad Politécnica Salesiana Sede Cuenca-Ecuador.

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Carlos Flores

Director de Ing. Energética. Universidad Centroamericana José Simeón Cañas.

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Diana Jiménez

Vicerrectora de Investigación y Proyección Social . Universidad Gerardo Barrios.

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Jorge Miguel Kattán

Secretario de comercio e inversiones. Secretaría de Comercio e Inversiones de la Presidencia.

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Javier Ernesto Galdámez

Director de inversiones. Organismo Promotor de Exportaciones e Inversiones de El Salvador (PROESA).

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Waldo Jiménez

Director de asuntos económicos y sociales. Asociación Nacional de la Empresa Privada (ANEP).

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Fabrizio Mena

Subsecretario de innovación. Secretaría de Innovación.

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Claudio Góchez

Director Estrategia de canales de distribución. Banco Agrícola.

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Hugo Kassimatis

Director de desarrollo comercial para América Central y el Caribe. Thales Group.

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José Giammattei

Socio fundador. Applaudo Studios.

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Carlos Doratt

Director país. Claro El Salvador.

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Adrián Gómez

Fundador. Elaniin.

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Edgard Grande

CEO. Telemóvil El Salvador (Tigo).

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Yolanda Medrano

Vicepresidente. CASATIC.

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Luigi Lupoli

International marketing and strategic campaign. Leonardo SpA.

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Natalie Schwartz

Directora ejecutiva CCI France El Salvador.

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Leonor Selva

Directora ejecutiva Asociación Nacional de la Empresa Privada, ANEP..

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Roberto Quezada

Gerente de desarrollo. NEOEN.

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Juan Carlos Guevara

Gerente comercial. Comisión Ejecutiva Hidroeléctrica del Río Lempa (CEL).

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Sergio Romero

Director de negocio, avicultura y energía. Grupo Campestre.

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Giuseppe Angelucci

CEO. TUSCANIA Corporate and Business Park.

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Jorge Peña

Gerente general. Geocycle.

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Dany Reyes

Gerente de energía. Compañía Azucarera Salvadoreña.

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Leonora Ferrer

Gerente general. ECO INGENIEROS.

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Carolina Lazo Arias

Socia. ARIAS.

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José Manuel Otero

Responsable de operaciones para Centroamérica. Banco Europeo de Inversiones (BEI).

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Griseida Ponce

Punto focal del sector privado. Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica (BCIE).

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Lorena Cornejo de Fuentes

Jefe de responsabilidad social y relaciones corporativas. Asociación Bancaria Salvadoreña (ABANSA)

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Walter Núñez

Gerente de Negocios de segundo piso IFI´s Banco de Desarrollo de la República de El Salvador

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Stefran Krause

Oficial de economía y comercio para Centroamérica en la Delegación de la Unión Europea en Costa Rica

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Yolanda Salazar, MBA

Directora Ejecutiva Fundación CNPML

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Roberto Sandoval

Director general División soluciones. AES.

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Roberto Quirós Balma

Coordinador movilidad eléctrica. Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE).

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Jaime Alberto Morales

Consultor. Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD, Guatemala).

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José Miguel Macías

Gerente adjunto del proyecto del sistema de transporte masivo del Área Metropolitana de San Salvador. INTECSA - INARSA.

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Saúl Castelar

Viceministro de Transporte Viceministerio de Transporte de El Salvador

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Lorena Hernández

Desarrollo de negocios y mercadeo estratégico DELSUR

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Yasser Chavaría

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Mauricio Quesada

Gerente general Tenoli

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José Arturo Núñez

Especialista Ambiental INTECSA-INARSA



Participantes

Videoconferences



Join the forum as


Investor

Provide solutions to projects on digital transformation, green transition in renewable energy and sustainable urban transport. Contributes to the generation of greater employment opportunities and to the economic growth and sustainable development of El Salvador.

Applicant

Present your initiative on digital transformation, green transition in renewable energies and sustainable urban transport to European investors to strengthen your innovative project.

Guest

Learn more about what is being done in El Salvador, the region and the world through the voices of distinguished and highly experienced speakers in strategic areas of digital transformation, green transition in renewable energy and sustainable urban transport.

Frequently Asked Questions

It is an event organized by the European Union Delegation in El Salvador, with the objective of creating a meeting point for European investors, businessperson and public institutions to develop projects in three strategic sectors prioritized for El Salvador: digital transformation, green transition in renewable energies and sustainable urban transport. It is also a space where specialists can exchange ideas to analyze the progress made in the three thematic areas, the Salvadoran business context and the possibilities for funding projects. Prior to the investment forum, there will be another forum in which 5 Salvadoran universities will present their most outstanding projects related to the 3 thematic areas.

This event will be held from 3-6 May, 2022, in person, at the North America and Caribbean meeting rooms of the Crowne Plaza Hotel, in San Salvador, El Salvador, and virtually, upon registration

The forum is divided into 8 thematic panels with short presentations followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

On 3 May a forum will be held in which 5 Salvadoran universities will present their projects in 3 panels addressing digital transformation, green transition in renewable energies and sustainable urban transport respectively. See Agenda of the Preliminary Forum. See agenda

On 4 May, the Main Forum will start with 3 thematic panels on the Salvadoran business context and digital transformation, with the participation of local and international experts. See agenda

On 5 May, 3 thematic panels will be held in order to share experiences on renewable energy and project funding, with the participation of renowned specialists on these topics. See agenda

Finally, on 6 May, two thematic panels on sustainable transport will be held, featuring international and national speakers. The forum will conclude with a field visit to some emblematic projects. See agenda

The broadcast of the Forum with participating universities on 3 May will have an open access to all interested parties by clicking the "Streaming" button on this website. For the Investment Forum, it is necessary for European investors, and businessperson and public institutions with projects related to the 3 thematic areas: digital transformation, green transition in renewable energies and sustainable urban transport to register by completing the Registration Form in the registration section. Participants who meet the registration criteria will receive approval from the European Union Delegation allowing them to participate in the event in person or virtually.

European investors, businessperson and public institutions with projects in the 3 thematic areas of the forum: digital transformation, green transition in renewable energies and sustainable urban transport are invited to participate in person. There is also the possibility of participating virtually with access to the conferences and business roundtable. To do so, you will have to meet the selection criteria and request your participation by completing the Registration Form. There is also the option of being a virtual guest. Registration is required for all three participation modalities. You can read more about the requirements here.

Registration and participation in the Investment Forum in its in-person and virtual modalities are free of charge. However, each person must assume their mobility, lodging and food expenses if they wish to participate in person.

All data is handled with absolute confidentiality by the staff of the European Union in El Salvador and the forum's organizing team. The data will only be shared, with prior authorization, with companies with whom business meetings are arranged. If you do not find the answer to your question in this FAQ or on the website you can contact us by sending an e-mail to info@investgateway.sv

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