Business Briefing

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) invites you to attend a Business Briefing with a delegation of senior executives of XM Compañía de Expertos en Mercados S.A. E.S.P. (XM) as well as representatives from the Superintendent of Public Services (SSPD) and a Commercial Specialist from the U.S. Commercial Service in Colombia, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at USTDA’s Headquarters in Arlington, VA. A smaller, half-day business roundtable will take place in San Bruno, CA on March 25, 2014.


Business Roundtable Agenda

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome and Introduction
Jacob Flewelling, Country Manager
Latin America and the Caribbean Region, USTDARichard Soyombo, Director
Center for International Trade DevelopmentRepresentative
Skyline College’s Energy Systems Technology Management
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Attendee Introductions
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM Colombian Delegate Presentation: Colombia SAM (MMS) Project Overview, Procurement Lessons Learned and Best Practices
Adrian Ceballos, Market Financial Analyst, XM
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Facilitated Audience Discussion and Questions and Answers with XM
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM Networking Lunch

Why Should U.S. Businesses Participate?

XM is pursuing the implementation of a market management system (MMS) to improve the reliability of the country’s National Interconnected System and optimize investment, as well as support the development of energy-efficiency measures and renewable energy projects in the country. With this goal, XM plans to release a request for proposals (RFP) by the end of 2014 for the purchase of the MMS and other supporting IT services. The business briefing will provide an opportunity for U.S. companies to learn more about XM’s upcoming RFP and to ask key questions about the needs and requirements of the Colombian market and XM specifically.

The Roundtable will include:

  • Information regarding XM’s upcoming procurement process.
  • Presentations by the delegates giving an overview of the specific needs for MMS implementation.


Center for International Trade Development
3300 College Drive
San Bruno, CA 94066


To register for the business roundtable click here.
Registration for the business briefing is closed.

The cost for the business roundtable is $40 per person, which includes:

  • Personal meetings with the delegates
  • Briefing book in hard copy and electronic formats
  • Continental breakfast and lunch


For more information regarding the business roundtable, contact:

Pamela Peseux, Program Manager

AJ Bownas, RTM Operations Manager