WOBI On Leadership

WOBI On Leadership in Medellín

This December 5 and 6, Medellín hosted the WOBI On Leadership in Plaza Mayor. The WORLD OF BUSINESS IDEAS -WOBI is a business-content hub which for more than 20 years has brought together entrepreneurs and leaders interested in business knowledge … Read More

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Medellín is not what Netflix shows

The Citizen Security Week 2017 allowed the real Medellín to be shown “Medellín is not what Netflix shows.“ It was the headline of El País , a newsletter from Spain. It makes reference to the words of mayor of Medellín, … Read More

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Medellín, Ciudad Educadora

Medellin is proud of being an educating city!

On November 30, Medellín and more than 500 members of the International Association of Educating Cities around the world will celebrate the Educating Cities Day. Medellin is part of the International Association of Educating Cities (IAEC) since 2017 The celebration … Read More

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ACI Medellín Congratulates Procolombia on Its 25th Anniversary

We celebrate ProColombia’s 25th anniversary, an entity that promotes the exports and services of Colombian companies in potential markets. Also, it promotes the attraction of foreign direct investment to Colombia and works to position the country as a tourist and … Read More

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MEDELLÍN IN THE MERCOCIUDADES SUMMIT

From November 29 to December 1, the XXII MERCOCIUDADES Summit, the most important network of local governments of Mercosur, takes place in Córdoba (Argentina). Carolina Bernal, ACI Medellín Deputy Director of Knowledge Management represented the city in the event and … Read More

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Medellín will have the first Artificial Intelligence Center of Excellence in Colombia

With aims of providing the city the necessary tools to be a part of a new global knowledge-based economy and thus ensuring a better future for the citizens of Medellín, Ruta N has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with … Read More

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Medellín y Chapecó, hermanos por siempre

Chapecó and Medellín, brothers forever

November 29― Today, it’s now one year after the tragedy of the Chapecoense soccer team, an event that shocked the world and strengthened the ties between Chapecó (Brazil) and Medellín (Colombia). Both cities made this relationship official on May 10, … Read More

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RUTA N Invests in IRPA AI Plan to Develop a Nearshore ‘Pipeline’ of Automation and AI Talent on Demand

RUTA N, the Colombian public-private venture dedicated to the development of innovative technology-based businesses, selected IRPA AI (The Institute for Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence), to lead its first-ever Digital Americas Pipeline Initiative (DAPI), which will develop an AI Center of … Read More

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Medellín, a special guest at the 10th Meeting of Leaders Comunitas in Brazil

The mayor of Medellín Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga was a special guest at the 10th Meeting of Leaders Comunitas in Brazil. He spoke at the panel “Shared governance in the new urban agenda,” about Medellín’s best practices on social inclusion, urban … Read More

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Medellín will receive the Ninth Citizen Security Week

Between November 27 and December 1, the Ninth Citizen Security Week will be held in Colombia. The event will be in Bogota and Medellín The event is organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Vice Presidency of the Republic … Read More

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ACI Medellín meets with foreign investors to generate development and new opportunities

On November 16, 2017, ACI Medellín and the economy newspaper La Republica, held a meeting with representatives of foreign companies based in Medellín and Antioquia to identify opportunities for collaborative work. In this event, investors were presented with an analysis … Read More

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Cityexpress opens a new hotel in Medellín

The mayor of Medellin, Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga, attended this event as a special guest and expressed his satisfaction about the arrival of this important hotel chain in the city, whose construction generated 200 jobs and today employs 25 people for … Read More

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Metrocable Picacho

Poma Colombia will build Picacho’s Metrocable in Medellín

The construction of the new Metrocable line in Medellín was awarded to the temporary union UT Metrocable Line P, formed by Poma Colombia, the company responsible for designing and executing this project in the northwestern area of Medellín. The execution … Read More

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Fort Lauderdale proclaims November 21 as Medellín Day

United States ―  Fort Lauderdale has proclaimed November 21 as Medellín Day. The city honors Medellín on the 56th anniversary of their agreement of friendship and cultural, economic, social and political exchange. Among the exchange activities, both cities have signed a … Read More

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Minas Gerais seeks investment opportunities in Medellín

A delegation from Minas Gerais (Brazil), visited Medellín to strengthen international cooperation and to promote trade, business, investments and partnerships in the energy, biotechnology, medical equipment and STI sectors. The Agency for Cooperation and Investment of Medellín – ACI Medellín, … Read More

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Changes in Medellín

a Radio Télévision Suisse Special

 

Radio Télévision Suisse (RTS), a Swiss public broadcasting organisation in the Italian language, has dedicated a special show to Medellín to highlight the progress the city has made in matters of security and social inclusion.

The journalist Emiliano Guanella visited Medellín in August of this year to understand how the city has transformed, mainly in relation to mobility, social inclusion and security. Hand in hand with ACI Medellín ―entity that prepared a large agenda of meetings and interviews with officials of the Secretariat of Security for the journalist― the he had the opportunity to approach initiatives such as the mass transport system, Metro de Medellín and the San Javier Library Park. In these spaces, he interviewed representatives of the Recreando Corporation and the group of Mujeres Caminando por la Verdad.

After his visit, Guanella highlighted the renaissance of Medellín after living a past marked by violence. Also, the journalist highlighted the efforts of the Ministry of Security of Medellín to reduce the homicide rate and restore citizen trust.

On the other hand, he considers the mass transport system as one of the key elements for Medellín’s transformation, since it offers citizens the possibility of moving from one place to another using different means of transport: Metro (train), Metrocable (cable cars), Tram, Metroplús (BRT system), integrated buses and public bicycles. In the same way, he said that the Public Library System provides culture and spaces of quality to its inhabitants, driving them away from violence.

ACI Medellín is the entity in charge of supporting international journalists who visit the city interested in several topics. The work of these professionals allows the world to know firsthand the progress, programs and strategies of the city’s Administration. They support our goal of improving the image of the city abroad through the publication of contents that reflect its resilience and innovation.

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CNN International highlights the Public Libraries System of Medellín

The Public Libraries System of Medellín is one of the innovative stories chosen by CNN International in Hong Kong for the realization of a 30-minute special in which they explore the future of metropolitan growth in different cities of the … Read More

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Miembros de la OEA en Medellín

Delegates and representatives of the OAS witnessed Medellín’s social transformation

Medellín ― Last November 2 and 3, the Fifth Meeting of Ministers and High-Level Authorities on Science and Technology of the Americas took place in the Botanical Garden, whose main objective is to promote initiatives to contribute to the transformation … Read More

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Medellín and Mexico City join forces to explore investment in the capital of Antioquia

On October 27 in Mexico City, the Agency for Cooperation and Investment of Medellín and the Metropolitan Area, ACI Medellín, closed its cycle of business meetings Why Medellín? 2017. Thus, strengthening commercial relations with three key countries for investment in … Read More

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Medellín aims to become a “walkable” city

Between October 27 and 28, 2017, Medellín will host the First Latin American Pedestrian Forum “working towards walkable cities.” The capital of Antioquia was choosen by the members of the Latin American Pedestrian Network to be the venue for the … Read More

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