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Aqua Sur 2010 – Chile Aquaculture Investment Mission/Tour

Aqua Sur 2010
October 20-23, 2010
Puerto Montt, Chile

The Aquaculture Communications Group (ACG) is leading an Aquaculture Investment Mission/Tour in conjunction with Aqua Sur 2010. Here is your opportunity to experience the premiere Chilean aquaculture industry event, with about 300+ stands representing more than 900 companies from over 40 countries looking to do business in Chile.

The Aqua Sur fair organizers have selected a new site for the 6th edition of this popular trade show and conference; an exhibition ground located on Route 5, which is located 5 km to the north of Puerto Montt. Aqua Sur’s new home is a 55,000 sq. meter site, which can be easily accessed from either Puerto Montt or Puerto Varas.

Despite the global financial crisis and the ISA challenges faced by the Chilean salmon farmers during the past 2 years, business opportunities abound. Here is an opportunity for equipment/product suppliers and service providers to network and prospect for new business opportunities as the industry rebuilds.

Our Chilean partners indicate that there is a strong interest in the construction of recirculation aquaculture systems (RAS), and in supplies and services for freshwater facilities such as pumps and filters, sterilization/disinfection equipment/products, feeding systems, equipment control and data management software, for example. Processing plants are looking for equipment to filter effluent and disinfect water, as well as labor-saving machines that can speed up processing activities.

Expertise in logistics and transportation systems are also of interest, from small airplanes to vessels, and equipment for disinfection of the shipping containers and live-haul tanks used on such.

Opportunities also exist for buying or investing in current operations in both the production and processing sectors. For these ventures, the Government of Chile is prepared to offer help and forms are available from us for filling out by interested people/companies.

In collaboration with our Chilean partners, Rodrigo Infante Varas (Synergya EIRL) and Soledad Francke A. (Business Tour Chile), ACG is planning a full week of activities (October 17-23) in and around the Aqua Sur exposition to enhance your business development opportunities. We will organize and facilitate face-to-face investment meetings with pre-qualified Chilean firms seeking investors and/or partners. Translators will be provided, if required.

An International Investment Meeting organized by InvestChile/CORFO (Chilean Economic Development Agency) will take place on 19-21 October in Puerto Montt in conjunction with Aqua Sur. ACG is in contact with the organizer and can supply interested firms with more specific information if desired; contact us at

A two-day International Conference has also been organized in conjunction with the Aqua Sur tradeshow, click here for more details.

In addition to visiting the Aqua Sur exposition, site tours to production and processing facilities will be provided by ACG. Please let us know your interests as soon as possible so that we can organize the best possible program to meet your business and information needs.

For a proposed itinerary, click here.

If you have not looked at Chile as an investment opportunity or a place to expand your business interests, then think again. But you have to act fast; the closing date to register for the mission is September 15th.

Let us introduce you to the real Chilean Aquaculture Industry!

What You Need to Know About ACG's S&T Missions/Tours


Web Links of Interest

Potential tour participants may find these links of interest.

See Aqua Sur 2010 website for info on travel and hotels.

Aqua Sur – check out the Official Program

Foreign Investment in Chile
Foreign Investment Committee
InvestChile (CORFO)

Chilean Aquaculture
Government of Chile – Undersecretariat for Fisheries

FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Report
National aquaculture sector overview
National aquaculture legislation overview


Chilean Research

Embassies and Consulates in Chile
List of Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Chile



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