Monday, April 24, 2017

Medellin – the capital of Antioquia department (state) – continues to grab more positive attention from national and international media.


 

The “global value chain” opportunities arising for Colombian exporters -- identified in a new study by Medellin-based Andi (the Colombia national industrial trade association) -- are already being exploited by certain pioneering companies.


The “global value chain” opportunities arising for Colombian exporters -- identified in a new study for Medellin-based Andi (Colombia’s national industrial trade association) – are already being exploited by several pioneering companies, and could expand much more.


Ruta N – the Medellin-based, high-tech development center founded by telecom/internet giant UNE, the city of Medellin and electric power giant EPM – announced August 10 that it signed a US$2 million contract with the University of Wisconsin for installation of a new center for the investigation of infectious and tropical diseases. 


The surge in the value of the U.S. dollar against the Colombia peso -- up nearly 70% year-on-year, to roughly COP3,000 per US$1 -- has meant a big boost in profits for established, large-scale Colombian exporters in sectors including coffee, cut flowers and other industries.



The annual “Expo Agrofuturo” 2015 conference and trade show at Medellin’s giant Plaza Mayor conference center in mid-August showed some 17,000 visitors how advanced technology and innovation can help farmers and ranchers boost profitability.


A new study published by Medellin’s “Ruta N” technology innovation center analyzes trends, opportunities and areas for improvement for Medellin’s booming business-conference tourism sector.


In a presentation to the recent ExpoEventos conference at Plaza Mayor, Diana Milena Arango – the former director of the Medellin Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCVB) – touted huge growth in business/conference/congress tourism in Medellin.


Welcome to Medellin Herald

Monday, 10 August 2015 09:53 Written by

If you're coming to Medellin (and the surrounding Antioquia department) for business, for a conference, for investment, for events, for family-and-friends visits, for ecotourism, for studying, for medical procedures, for real estate -- and for living here full- or part-time -- then Medellin Herald can help you focus on what's new and what's most important.


Volunteering SAO

Monday, 31 August 2015 00:00 Written by

Do you have time available and want to contribute to a green cause that benefits birds, nature and society?

¡This is your chance!


Page 21 of 21

SILLETEROS PARADE 2016 by JOHN AND DONNA STORMZAND (click to enlarge)

MEDELLÍN PHOTOS by Gabriel Buitrago (click to enlarge)

Featured

Volunteering February 20 2017 0
As the late North American philosopher A.B. Johnson once quipped, “mighty oaks from little acorns…

About Medellin Herald

Medellin Herald is a locally produced, English-language news and advisory service uniquely focused upon a more-mature audience of visitors, investors, conference and trade-show attendees, property buyers, expats, retirees, volunteers and nature lovers.

U.S. native Roberto Peckham, who founded Medellin Herald in 2015, has been residing in metro Medellin since 2005 and has traveled regularly and extensively throughout Colombia since 1981.

Medellin Herald welcomes your editorial contributions, comments and story-idea suggestions. Send us a message using the "contact" section.

Contact US

logo def
Medellin Herald: Find news, information, reviews and opinion on business, events, conferences, congresses, education, real estate, investing, retiring and more.
  • COL (4) 386 06 27
  • USA (1) 305 517 76 35
  •  www.medellinherald.com 
  •  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Medellín Photo Galery

Medellin, contrasting colors and styles by Gabriel Buitrago
MPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGMPGnav