On Wednesday, August 16, 2017, United States Vice President Mike Pence will kick-off the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce (“AmCham Chile”) celebrations of AmCham’s 100th anniversary. An exclusive dinner will be held at the Intercontinental Santiago with official remarks from Vice President Mike Pence, who will represent the sentiments of President Donald J. Trump.
During this dinner, organized by AmCham together with the Association of North American Chambers of Commerce of Latin America as well as the Caribbean (AACCLA) – who is concurrently celebrating its 50th anniversary — representatives of the Chilean business world will be able to hear from Vice President Pence the United States’ vision for this region of the world.
The President of AmCham Chile Guillermo Carey highlighted the importance of this dinner:
“AmCham is proud that during Vice President Pence’s visit to Chile, the Vice President has agreed to participate in the dinner marking the beginning of our centennial celebration. The United States is a great trading partner for Chile, and we are pleased to be able to continue strengthening this relationship, which this Chamber has supported for 100 years. We are also proud to highlight to the United States, as well as to our fellow Chileans, the trust and positivity a visit by Vice President Pence means for bilateral relations.”
Top executives of some of AmCham’s members and business leaders, such as SOFOFA’s president, IDB representative and Principal, Aes Gener, Bci, Arauco, Crystal Lagoons and Metlife main executives will be attending this event; as well as several authorities, including Chilean Ministers and the United States Ambassador to Chile, Carol Perez.
This dinner launches the celebrations for the 100-year history of AmCham Chile, a business organization that was founded on December 23rd, 1918 in the port of Valparaíso, with the aim of encouraging bilateral trade between the two countries. Over the years, this mission has been expanded to promote free trade, investment and full integration between Chile and the United States, creating an added value to AmCham´s members and society in general.
The AmCham Chile dinner marks a full day of events for Vice President Pence in Santiago, where earlier in the day the Vice President will have met with government officials, including President Bachelet.