Business Experience Uruguay 2017
With the aim of positioning Uruguay as a strategic platform for the global services sector, Uruguay XXI through the Global Services Program (IDB) held the second edition of Uruguay Business Experience.
More than 200 people linked to the industry participated, with over 30 international executives interested in starting operations in our country.
With a dynamic agenda, the event was started on Thursday 9th at the Hyatt Centric Hotel with the opening address of the Executive Director of Uruguay XXI, Antonio Carámbula, accompanied by Representative IDB in Uruguay Juan José Taccone and Minister of Economy and Finance Danilo Astori.
Subsequently, the conference keynote speakers presented topics of the industry’s’ agenda such as global trends in Outsourcing, the economic outlook in Latin America & Uruguay, and the trend of robotics process automation (RPA) in global services.
"Global services have been the most dynamic sector in Uruguay, multiplied by 20." Minister Danilo Astori
The event then invited international prospects to continue with an agenda of visits and tours during the afternoon of Thursday 9th and Friday 10th for the 4 free zones of Montevideo, having in firsthand experiences the various proposals and success stories of companies with corporate centers installed in the country.
On Friday, the Business Experience Uruguay 2017 made its closing remarks with a roundtable in Zonamerica: an interesting exchange with the main investment consultants along with the advisor to the Ministry of Economy and Finance Gabriel Papa.
Business experiences in Uruguay first hand:
This time the focus was expanded for operations of Regional Corporate Centers.
These centers, defined as operations with more than 20 employees, from international companies that use the country as a "regional hub", in modalities ranging from Regional Headquartes, Shared Services Centers, Trading Centers, Regional Distribution Centers, Development Centers Software or research and development.
By 2015, 55 centers of this type were surveyed, which together occupy more than 10 thousand people.
70% of these operations are located in free zones (Zonamerica, WTC Free Zone, Aguada Park or Parque de las Ciencias Free Zone Park) and 30% in non-free territory, within the metropolitan area of Montevideo. 74% of the operations correspond to the modality of captive or inhouse centers and 26% are centers of outsourced international suppliers.
Uruguay XXI, through Uruguay Smart Services, promotes the country as a strong ally to install operations as Regional Corporate Centers. Within this framework, the second edition of Uruguay Business Experience promotes Uruguay as a high-quality hub at competitive prices. The call makes a special focus on Latin American prospects - focusing on Brazil - the United States and Europe.
Business Experience Uruguay presentation 2017: