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The president of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA), Sigfrido Reyes, was present at the opening of Focus Services 2nd venue. The company is an offshore business services company, and its new location is Cascadas shopping center, with an investment of USD 500,000.   "With this reopening, Focus Services is reassuring its confidence in El Salvador and in our people. We appreciate this trust and this investment that will generate more than 700 direct jobs, especially for our young people", Reyes said.   Benjamin Markland, regional president of Focus Services, said: "We decided to stay in El Salvador because we knew it was our home. We are here to stay and grow and with this reopening we confirm our long-term commitment to remain in the country, thus generating more sources of employment and providing job stability for our agents. "   Focus Services is contributing to the reinforcement of an industry that has already created more than 25,000 direct jobs in El Salvador, ranking among the 15 largest employers in the country.   "I want to thank Focus El Salvador and Benjamin Markland for placing their trust in us, helping us to build together a better…
 The President of the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA), Sigfrido Reyes, announced different investment projects offered by El Salvador during the Business Opportunities and Investment Forum in El Salvador, which took place In Mexico City.   Throughout the forum, El Salvador was presented to 35 embassies accredited in Mexico City,  including nations like Australia, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Slovakia and South Africa, as an important destination for doing business.   "This event will provide information on El Salvador to the representatives of the participating embassies and potential investors in order to generate business contacts and awaken interest in the different opportunities to invest in El Salvador," Reyes said.   The participation of PROESA is a part of the strategy of investments attraction promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador, through its program of Economic and Commercial Counseling (CECT).   PROESA will also hold meetings with representatives of PROMÉXICO in order to learn about the experience of this agency in the monitoring and follow-up of its offices around the world. PROMÉXICO is the Mexican federal government institution which is responsible for coordinating strategies aimed at strengthening Mexico's participation in the international economy.   In…
Companies from Spain and El Salvador shared their experiences on solar photovoltaic energy generating project development during the workshop "Photovoltaic Integration in the grids of Spain and El Salvador", organized by the Exports and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) together with the Spanish Photovoltaic Union (UNEF) with the support of the European Fund of Regional Development of the European Union and ICEX – Spain´s Exports and Investment Promotion Agency.   "We hope that this meeting will be a useful tool for sharing information about the development of the renewable energy sector such as solar photovoltaic. From the Government of El Salvador, we have the medium and long term goal of transforming our energy matrix and this meeting will be useful to this country goal", said PROESA´s President, Sigfrido Reyes.   "We are here thanks to a meeting which was held in Spain last year, where the Government of El Salvador, through PROESA, presented the investment opportunities in the energy sector within the country. This meeting portrayed first-hand information that we are sure will help our companies with potential investments in El Salvador", said Lucía Dólera, Responsible for Coordination with Partners and International Relations at UNEF.   During the…
The Government of El Salvador, through the Exports and Investments Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA), participated this morning in the Second Finance and Investment Central American Summit, which was organized by LatinFinance. The event seeks to connect regional private and public leaders with finances and investments with the international community and explore new opportunities and barriers of the market and the strategic sectors in Central America.   On behalf of El Salvador´s Government, Mr. Sigfrido Reyes, President of the Exports and Investment Promotion Agency, PROESA, participated in the panel entitled "Foreign Direct Investment: Key Sectors and Engines of Economic Growth", where he spoke about the opportunities of investment in El Salvador within strategic areas such as: textiles and apparel, energy, aeronautics, agro-industry, light manufacturing, tourism and offshore business services. He also enhanced country incentives for potential investors.   The panel also addressed issues relating to factors that influence investment attraction, such as geographical location, regulatory frameworks for foreign direct investment, and incentives for exports and for investment promotion, and the role played by integration policies in foreign direct investment.   The discussion panel also had the participation of the Minister of Commerce and industry of Panama, Augusto Arosemena; the…
The Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) is participating in the Renewable Energy Central America Week (RECAM Wek), organized by The Green Power Conferences of England, which aims to generate knowledge and discussion about investment on renewable energy.   "Our participation in the RECAM WEEK is very important, because we can collaborate, on behalf of the Government of El Salvador, to put our country on the energy investments map", president of PROESA, Sigfrido Reyes, said.   During the event, PROESA is also promoting the bidding process of 150 MW of non-conventional renewable energy, in the solar photovoltaic and wind energies. In addition, PROESA will identify investment projects in the electricity sector in neighboring countries and their policies to attract investments in energy projects.   PROESA will participate on the discussion panel called "What are the opportunities in solar energy in Central America?", where PROESA will present the advantages of investing in El Salvador.   Other topics discussed are identification of markets that provide more solar energy opportunities, energy prices, energy structure, impact of energy prices, supply and demand in the energy sector. PROESA participates along with representatives from Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala and Nicaragua.   RECAM WEEK…
The Government of El Salvador, through the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) participated in the inaugural ceremony of the First Central American Workshop on Energy Storage and Intelligent Networks, organized by the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) with GM Group, Wartsila and Prinel.   "PROESA supports initiatives like this, which promote generation of greater awareness about the benefits of energy storage, not only for El Salvador but for the region. We know it can be an option to increase the supply of clean energy in our countries ", President of PROESA, Sigfrido Reyes, said.   Energy storage guarantees the power supply, and provides a strong source of support to fluctuations and batch of non-conventional renewable energy.   During the workshop, the participants discussed topics such as the importance of the new trends in the energy sector for the promotion and attraction of investments, subject addressed by president of PROESA; the need of energy storage in Central America; the situation of the electricity sector in the region and energy storage applications to the network; technologies and experience on the use of energy storage, economic feasibility and benefits of the system.   The event was attended by experts…
The Government of El Salvador, through Export and Investment Promotion Agency  of El Salvador (PROESA) inaugurates the fifth edition of the Programa Exportar Paso a Paso (EPAP) seeking that more companies with potential for exportation materialize sales of goods and services abroad.   This launch was attended by the president of PROESA, Sigfrido Reyes, executive director of the National Commission for Micro and Small Enterprises (CONAMYPE), Ileana Rogel, and businessmen with potential for exportation, who were informed about the services PROESA provides with of EPAP. This include market information about destinations to export, export potential diagnosis, international trade and commercial intelligence training, export requirements, logistics and export prices.   "With this program, we hope to contribute to expand the export base of our country. In its previous editions, EPAP has benefited more than 270 companies from different sectors and we hope to increase that number with the 2016 edition of this program", President of PROESA, Sigfrido Reyes, said.   Of these participating companies, 177 conducted trade missions abroad, where they made export business. Most of the companies participating in EPAP previous editions (55%) were small businesses, followed by micro (28%) and medium-sized enterprises (12%).4% were large enterprises.   PROESA also…
The Export and Investment Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) inaugurated this morning the First Agrifood Forum called "The importance of packaging in the marketing of export products", which provided tools to access new markets competitively, to exporters and potential exporters.   "This forum is a way PROESA boost the growth of our export community, which is a great contribution to the economy of our country," president of PROESA, Sigfrido Reyes, said.   The forum showed the importance of using different packaging in the agribusiness, food and drinks sectors, and important elements of the design and development of a packaging, such as paper addressed, were reported.   It was attended by speakers specialists in various topics, such as use of technology in the packaging, storage and transport; digital strategies applied to the packaging, identification of strategic customers and markets for export, and best practices for the diversification of export markets. Moreover, the experience of Cultivar and Vape companies was shared.   The forum was attended by Iván Rodríguez, a 29 years expert on research, design, development, marketing and engineering teaching and design of packaging, containers, and packaging; Juan Diego Rodríguez, a brand and product development expert, with experience on corporate image…
The Ministry of Tourism (MITUR) through the Salvadoran Tourism Corporation (CORSATUR) and the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA), inaugurated this morning the Third Forum on Tourism Investment, El Salvador 2015, which had as main purpose to make an exposition of the investment opportunities in the tourism sector of El Salvador.   The Tourism Minister, José Napoleon Duarte, emphasized the importance of promoting tourism in El Salvador through the creation of spaces for the exchange of international experiences on tourism investment.   "Tourism is a major boost for the national economy, for that reason we must create opportunities to identify, advice and promote tourism investment projects, so that they can get established” The Minister of Tourism emphasized that  in the last 10 years, tourism investment has been of over 84 million dollars, in 32 tourism projects.   The President of PROESA, Mr. Sigfrido Reyes, said: "From PROESA, we are betting on a further reactivation of investment opportunities in the tourism sector, as this is one of the strategic sectors for the economy of El Salvador,"   With this forum, the Government of El Salvador promotes awareness of the advantages of investing in the country´s tourism sector and…
El Salvador Government, through the Export and Investment Promotion Agency of El Salvador  (PROESA) hosted the Forum El Salvador: Opportunities Beyond Expectations, which took place in New York City, in the United States. The intention of the event is to promote El Salvador as a regional investment hub.   Mr. Sigfrido Reyes, President of PROESA, stated the following “Through this Forum, PROESA looks to establish contact and strengthen ties with fellow Salvadorans residing in the United States, and also with persons of interest with the capability of Investing in specific fields in El Salvador”   The strategic fields referred to by Mr. Reyes are aeronautics, agricultural industries, energy generation, light manufacturing, remote professional services, tourism and confections and textile specialties.   Monetary and Economical stability are some of the advantages offered by the Government of El Salvador to potential investors, other advantages are its preferential access to international markets thanks to multiple current free trade agreements; El Salvador´s strategic geographical location right in the center of the Americas, modern and competitive infrastructure and a Legal platform that supports and promotes investment.   This Legal platform  is composed of important Laws such as the Judiciary Stability of Investments Law, Industrial Free…
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