The U.S. Colombia FTA at 10 Years

The U.S. ‚Äď Colombia Free Trade Agreement entered into force on May 15, 2012.¬†WITA, in partnership with the Embassy and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Tourism of Colombia, invites you to join us with a distinguished group of speakers to look back at the last 10 years of U.S.- Colombia trade and relations, and to look forward to the future of the relationship between the U.S. and this important trading partner.


Industry Panel hosting U.S. and Colombian Private Sectors

Congressional Insights on the U.S. ‚Äď Colombia FTA

Minister-level Fireside Conversation

Featured Remarks by: 

Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President of Colombia and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Government of Colombia

Featured Speakers Include:

Arrow Augerot, Director of International Policy, Amazon

Jorge Enrique Bedoya, President of the Colombian Farmers Society

Juan Carlos Pinzón Bueno, Ambassador of Colombia to the United States, Government of Colombia

Hernando José Gómez, President of Asobancaria, Former Chief Negotiator of the Free Trade Agreement between Colombia and the U.S.

Gonzalo Moreno Gómez, Executive President of the National Poultry and Egg Producers Federation

María Ximena Lombana, Colombia’s Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism

Thomas F. ‚ÄúMack‚ÄĚ McLarty, Chairman, McLarty Associates

Representative Gregory Meeks, Chairman, House Foreign Affairs Committee

Fabrizio Opertti, Manager, Integration and Trade Sector, Inter-American Development Bank

Kenneth Smith Ramos, International Expert in Trade Agreements, Former Chief Negotiator for the USMCA and NAFTA, Former Director of the Trade Office at the Embassy of Mexico

Luis Fernando Restrepo, Chief Executive Officer, Crystal SAS

Former U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Senior Advisor, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Flavia Santoro, President, ProColombia

Augusto Solano, President, Association of Flowers Exporters (Asocolflores)

Jim Sutter, CEO of the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)

Davis Warlick, Chairman and CEO, Parkdale Mills

Maria Zieba, Assistant Vice President of International Affairs, National Pork Producer Council (NPPC)

Additional Speakers to be Announced!