eMERGE AMERICAS Launches 2017 Latin American Tour and Announces New, Exclusive Partnership

Partnership with Engel & Völkers Miami Paves the Way for Fourth-Year Event

MIAMI – October 12, 2016 – eMerge Americas, the ground-breaking B2B technology conference connecting companies with business and government leaders from North America, Latin America and Europe, today announced the launch of its 2017 Latin American tour in support of the highly-anticipated 2017 event.

Further strengthening eMerge’s mission to serve as a launchpad for innovation, bringing together industry leaders and enthusiasts from the US, Latin America and Europe, eMerge Americas’ executive team will set out on a two week-long trip to Bogotá, Colombia and Mexico City, Mexico to meet with select startups, executives and government officials. The company will also travel to key markets in Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile as part of its tour of the region.

Through a series of pitch competitions, hosted alongside organizations such as Startup Mexico and Endeavor, up to 15 participating startups will be given the opportunity to pitch their unmatched ideas in hopes of securing one of the highly-coveted spots in the eMerge Americas Startup Showcase. The team will be represented on stage at the Colombia 3.0 conference, the most important digital summit in the region, by Chief Revenue Officer, Giraldo Gutierrez. Local executives and government officials will take part in exclusive dinner events in each of the cities to explore potential collaboration and partnership opportunities with the global event moving forward.

“Connecting innovators from throughout Latin America with potential partners, investors and leading technologists from North America and Europe is at the very core of what differentiates eMerge Americas from other global technology events,” said eMerge Americas CEO, Xavier Gonzalez. “We have built strong ties with top entrepreneurs, technology leaders and government officials in key markets throughout the region, and we’re excited to continue nurturing those relationships and build new ones through this tour of Latin America.”

For the first time in the event’s four-year history, eMerge Americas revealed an exclusive industry partnership with real estate giant, Engel & Völkers Miami. eMerge will collaborate with the global real estate innovator and tech-savvy brand to deliver unprecedented content specific to the tech disruptors and niche start-ups within the real estate industry.

“Our decision to secure a partnership with an industry-specific sponsor is a bold and exciting step in the future of our annual event,” said eMerge Americas Executive Vice President, Melissa Medina. “Joining forces with Engel & Völkers, a globally recognized brand, that also prides itself on tapping into the latest technologies to bring together various regions, will strengthen our objective to fuel Miami’s evolution into an internationally-recognized tech hub.”

“We are very proud to be the exclusive real estate partner of eMerge Americas – a revolutionary event where our agents, as well as our clients can connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and where we can provide the latest trends in luxury real estate,” said Engel & Völkers Miami License Partner, Irving Padron. “eMerge specializes in connecting Latin America to North America, Europe and the rest of the world through innovation, which mirrors our strategy as we expand in Miami and throughout the region.”

Registration for eMerge Americas 2017, planned for June 12-13 in Miami Beach, is now open. For more information or to register, visit www.emergeamericas.org. For the latest eMerge Americas news, connect with us on Facebook, Twitter (@eMergeAmericas), Instagram and LinkedIn.

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About eMerge Americas

eMerge Americas serves as the preeminent innovative thought exchange transforming Miami into the technological hub of the Americas. By connecting global industry leaders and investors with the America’s top business executives, IT decision-makers, and entrepreneurs, partnerships are forged that spur visionary innovation and technological advancements for the betterment of business and society. eMerge’s founding partners include: Knight Foundation, Miami-Dade County, Medina Capital, Greenberg Traurig and Miami Herald. For more information about eMerge Americas, please visit: www.emergeamericas.org.

About Engel & Völkers

Miami Since opening their doors in 1977 as a specialty boutique providing exclusive, high-end real estate services in Hamburg, Germany, Engel & Völkers has become one of the world’s leading companies specializing in the sale and letting of premium residential and commercial property, yachts and private aviation. Currently operating a global network of over 7,000 real estate Advisors in more than 700 brokerages spanning 37 countries across five continents, Engel & Völkers offers both private and institutional clients a professionally tailored range of luxury services. Committed to exceptional service, they support Advisors with an array of premium quality business services; marketing programs and tools; multiple platforms for mobile, social and web; as well as access to its global network of real estate professionals, property listings and market data.

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