The Lord Mayor of London, Charles Bowman, is to help strengthen the City of London’s trade links with Chile.
Bowman, who is also the global ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services industry, will be visiting Chile to meet with business leaders, trade bodies and regulators to talk about how the City of London can in tandem with businesses in Chile as they look to invest in boosting growth both domestically and overseas.
The visit comes as part of the Lord Mayor of London’s plans to visit more than 25 companies during his time in office. Bowman, who is an accountant and a senior partner at London-headquartered professional services and Big Four firm PwC, will be joined by a delegation of business professionals during his visit to Chile.
A number of topics will be covered during the visit, with Bowman placing particular focus on innovation and how the financial and professional services industry can provide support to start-up companies in areas such as fintech to help them to grow.
Alternative funding will also be a main focus, with the Lord Mayor discussing topics such as green finance with institutional investors and asset managers.
Commenting on the visit, Bowman said: “As the most pro-business, open, and successful economy in South America, Chile represents a natural partner for British businesses looking to expand into Latin and South America.
“I am also looking forward to discussing with senior government and business representatives in Santiago about how the UK and Chile can partner to spur on mutual growth.”
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