Argentina’s IT industry association, Cessi, has launched an office in the Colombian capital Bogota as part of its attempt to promote Argentinean tech firms in foreign lands.
The association has planned to launch similar offices in Chile, Brazil and Mexico. Executives from as many as 30 regional tech companies had participated in the event organized to inaugurate the facility in Bogota.
Among those present on the occasion was Argentine Ambassador Celso Jaque, who promised full support for the Argentinean companies to gain partnerships and joint development opportunities in Colombia, according to a press release.
At the top of Cessi’s agenda is to internationalize Argentinean software firms and generate greater amounts of skilled technology workers.
Cessi will use these offices to offer member companies operational support and technical advice, which they may need for promoting their products and services abroad.
The lobby group is also expected to publish reports about the supply and demand for Argentinean IT services in the global marketplace. More important still, Cessi will also set up similar offices in the United States.
Organizing IT fairs in foreign countries and launching trade missions are some of the activities Cessi has been involved in. Argentina’s IT export revenue is expected to increase 11 percent in 2013, and the lobby group says the future is brighter still for its member companies.
The country’s software industry registered more than 10 percent growth in 2012 and generated more than US$900 million in export revenue.