The mission seeks partners in the health, logistics, digital and green technologies sectors, among others.
An economic delegation from the Belgian region of Wallonia is visiting the Dominican Republic from Monday to Thursday to seek new business partners.
According to a press release, the mission is looking for partners in the health, logistics, digital and green technologies sectors, motivated by tax incentives, customs tax exemptions, as well as other benefits offered by the country’s foreign investment policies.
The regional economic and commercial advisor of the Walloon Agency for Export and Foreign Investment (AWEX), Cindy Pellegrini, informed that the “Walloon Economic Mission to the Dominican Republic 2023” is made up of world leading companies: Transurb, Automatic Systems, Biotec International, Ecosteryl, Oncodna, in the areas of health, transportation, logistics, green technologies, among others.
Pellegrini said that the delegation promotes medical equipment, pharmaceuticals, green technologies, transportation and supply chain management, to help local companies optimize their efficiency and competitiveness.
The counselor of the official Walloon agency stressed that “twenty years have passed since the last Walloon mission in the country and after two decades the challenges have changed and the needs of the markets have evolved, which is why this economic mission is the opportunity to introduce Walloon knowledge at the academic and commercial level to create potential synergies between the Dominican Republic and the Walloon region”.
He said that among the activities being developed in the country are a day of sectoral workshops with the intervention of experts from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Dominican-Belgian Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Tourism (BELCHAM-RD), the Association of Hotels and Tourism of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), among other entities.
In addition, B2B meetings will be held with potential partners in Santo Domingo, and an official networking reception will be held with local decision makers and relevant contacts.