A successful visit of inPERÚ delegation led by the Minister of Economy and Finance, Carlos Oliva, took place in London on 25 - 26 February

On 25-26 of February, the Minister of Economy and Finance of Peru, Carlos Oliva, the Governor of the Central Bank, Julio Velarde, the Mayor of Lima, Jorge Muñoz, and the Executive Director of the Private Investment Promotion Agency of Peru (ProInversión) Alberto Necco, came to London leading a high-level business delegation and successfully engaged with potential UK partners on a range of investment opportunities.

The delegation followed a comprehensive programme starting on 25th February with a series of roundtables and one on one meetings with key market participants across banking, investment and insurance sectors. In parallel, investment opportunities were discussed individually with contractors, service providers and consortium members interested in a wide range of PPP projects in Peru such as rail, ports, roads, airports, water and sanitation, education, health, gas and broadband & technology.

 On 26th at 08.00 am the seminar `Development in Peru: Foreign Investment and Economic Progress´ was held at Church House, where Minister Oliva will spoke on main economic indicators and prospects for Peru, while Governor Velarde focused on monetary policy. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion on opportunities for cooperation in infrastructure for Lima as a result of UK being the main delivery partner for Peru in the Pan American Games Lima 2019.

Britain is one of Peru’s most important economic partners and is likely to become the largest foreign investor in the country – mainly in mining, infrastructure, financial services and tourism – and there are significant opportunities in many other sectors. As the UK is seeking to increase its economic partnerships around the world, Latin American and particularly Peru represent a real opportunity for British businesses to invest and expand there.

Commenting on the UK – Peru economic relation prospects, H.E. Juan Carlos Gamarra, Ambassador of Peru to the United Kingdom, said:

 “Both UK and Peru are strongly committed to deepen our trade and investment links. The progress achieved in our bilateral economic relation such as the establishment of the Peru – UK Infrastructure Task Force, whose second meeting will coincide with the visit, and the Government to Government agreement for the Pan American Games Lima 2019 are truly helping to highlight the investment and commercial opportunities between our countries and to understand the priorities for both parts”.