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Informative Event for Canadians in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Dear Canadian Citizens,

The Embassy of Canada is pleased to invite you to an informative event which will be held jointly, with the collaboration of local authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Civil Registry Office, Transit Agency and Customs to update you about their latest procedures:

For anyone who has questions on passports, local driver’s licenses, Ecuadorian visas, or importing goods, this is the perfect opportunity to get answers to all of your questions.

Guayaquil
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Marriott Hotel
Av. Francisco de Orellana 234
From 15h00 to 17h00

If you are a Canadian citizen, we invite you to register with us.
This will allow the Embassy to contact you in case of an emergency.
Register online at http://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration

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Cher citoyens canadiens,

L’Ambassade du Canada est heureuse de vous inviter à une session conjointe d’information avec la collaboration des autorités locales du Ministère des Affaires Étrangères, du Bureau de l’État Civil, de l’Agence de Transit.

Guayaquil
Mardi, le 17 mars 2015
Hotel Marriott
Av. Francisco de Orellana 234
Heure: de 15h00 à 17h00

Si vous avez des questions concernant les passeports Canadiens, les permis de conduire Équatoriens, les visas Équatoriennes ou l’importation de marchandises, c’est l’occasion idéale pour obtenir des réponses.

Si vous êtes citoyen(ne) canadien(ne), nous vous invitons à vous inscrire auprès de nous.
Ceci nous permettra de vous contacter en cas d’urgence.
Inscrivez-vous en ligne au http://voyage.gc.ca/voyager/inscription

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Sincerely yours/Cordialement,

Consular Section/Section Consulaire
Embassy of Canada/Ambassade du Canada
Av. Amazonas N37-29 y Unión Nacional de Periodistas, Edificio Eurocenter, Piso 3 Quito, Ecuador Phone/Tél ephone: 02-2455-499 E-mail/Courriel : quito.consular@international.gc.ca
Website/Site web : http://www.ecuador.gc.ca

Guayaquil, Latin America’s New Hidden City!

I found this informative and positive post about Guayaquil which is quite refreshing. In this article, Mr. Tom Kadala (www.researchpays.wordpress.com ) touch on the fundamental reasons why Guayaquil is a ‘hidden treasure’ for investors and highlights the key drivers that will soon make this former sleepy town on the west coast of South America into an extension of New York City.

Guayaquil, Perla del Pacific – (Pearl from the Pacific Ocean) –due to its privileged location on the Pacific coast facilities all trades and businesses; also it is an strategic hub for the global economy of Ecuador, Latin America, EU and USA.

I agree that Guayaquil has good potential, and it is going towards a modest business friendly environment. It is easy to fly in and out of Guayaquil airport and airport procedures and security is much better in Ecuador.

The biggest limiter for Ecuador is its size, but the best things are: the geographic location, and its industrious, entrepreneurial, courageous, and determined people. I believe Ecuador is becoming one of the most important and successful countries in all of South America over the next five years.

Thanks Tom Kadala for you insight view on Guayaquil!

Tom Kadala

Known mainly for its prehistoric inhabitants, the Galapagos Islands located off the coast of Ecuador has always overshadowed its bustling port-of-call, the City of Guayaquil.  To attract some of the 450,000 annual tourist that bypass the city on their way to the Galapagos Islands, Guayaquil’s long term Mayor, Jaime Nebot, has been busy rebuilding his city hoping to convince some of these visitors to stay a night or two longer.  New roads, malls, conference facilities, and two ambitious proposals to modernize their port facilities to world class standards has started to turn heads.  For investors who dig deep into the numbers, they may be pleasantly surprised to find a growing middle class grounded on socialist beliefs but ready and able to respond to international business demands.  

In mid-September of 2012, Guayaquil’s mayor and his entourage presented their case to investor groups in New York City.  Mayor Nebot openly solicited…

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Ecuador – World’s Leading Green Destination

All lovers of nature tourism have in Ecuador an ideal country to find different ecosystems and natural wonders very close to each other. For that reason, it was awarded the World Travel Award for best Green Destination in 2013.

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With this recognition Ecuador was paired with destinations as: 2012 – Machu Pichu, Peru; 2010-2011 – Cousine Island, Seychelles; 2007-2009, Tobago Main Ridge Rain Forest; 2008 – Costa Rica.
The awards sponsored and directed by the prestigious Wall Street Journal, conduct their selection through a strict selection process which involved more than half a million travel professionals and consumers of direct travels (Selected Voyagers) from over 170 countries and all continents.

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CONNECTIVITY: Reaching this beautiful country, Ecuador is simple, as it is located in a privileged place where you can enjoy four different worlds (Regions) within little distance from each other. Ecuador has enabled 27 airports in its different provinces.

 

Online source: http://www.ecuador.travel.com is an excellent website to get travel information and latest news about Ecuador – Text and Images from: http://visit.ecuador.travel/destinoverde/en

 

 

 

There is ‘green’ to be made on Green Business opportunities in Ecuador.

Aren´t we all concern about climate change, the energy crisis, the increasing pollution of the air and seas, and the failure of the Copenhagen summit on climate change of 2009. Ecuador is just catching up with this global trend, providing a unique opportunity for investors looking for both profit and meaningful investments for solving current global issues.

Ecuador harbors an incredible range of landscapes, despite its relatively small size, Ecuador has nearly twice as many birds as the continental United States. The country also harbors more plant species than all of North America. Although protected areas cover more than 18% of the country, they don’t provide sufficient protection for all of Ecuador’s biological richness.

Due to its social-economical burden, big issues such as energy efficiency, alternative fuels, agricultural efficiency, wind, solar, tidal/wave and nuclear energy, energy storage, waste disposal and recycling; among many others are rarely watch for. All of these opportunities in the Green Business areas are an open door to any ground breaking ideas that could address environmental issues at first.

I am adding an important excerpt from this interesting article for you to read. What a great initiative from a group of more than 30 CEOs and political leaders from the Latin America region; it will show the growing interest on the region progressing green .

Spreading the Gospel of Green Business to Latin America

Read more: http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/11/16/spreading-the-gospel-of-green-business-to-latin-america/?s_intc=topstories#ixzz1wxYlAPhM

The region has something else too—amazing biodiversity. From the immense Amazon basin to the utterly unique Galapagos Islands, Latin America still possesses some of the world’s most impact and important forests, wetlands and wildlife left on the planet. The question going forward will be whether the region can grow rapidly—and allowing millions of people to rise out of poverty—without destroying that natural heritage. One glimpse of China, where economic growth has been accompanied by environmental destruction, shows what can happen if things go wrong.

That’s what makes a new initiative spearheaded by the Nature Conservancy (TNC) so valuable. The environmental group has convened the Latin American Conservation Council, a group of more than 30 CEOs and political leaders from around the region that will collaborate on some of the region’s pressing environmental problems: water security, food security and infrastructure development. The idea is simple: help the region grow the right way, and protect biodiversity and ecosystem services now instead of cleaning up later. “This is the right time for this idea,” says Mark Tercek, TNC’s president and CEO.

The council is co-chaired by Warburg Pincus managing director Alain Belda, a Brazilian, and Hank Paulson, the former Treasury Secretary, Goldman Sachs CEO and a longtime conservationist. Paulson, who helped put together a similar group in Asia in the 1990s with Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew, says there’s a dawning awareness among Latin American executives that business has little choice but to grow green. “They know that we need nature more than nature needs us,” he told me today. “There’s never been a group like this coming together before.”

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Local Artist @ Playas, province of Guayas, Pacific Ocean

 

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