Argentina's IT trade mission to Austin, Houston and Atlanta

Making Sense, a software services firm with offices in San Antonio, Texas, Buenos Aires and Mar del Plata, Argentina, will participate in a business delegation with 11 other Argentine software firms to Austin and Houston, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia, from September 17-21, 2012. The trade mission will be led by the Argentine Ministry of External Relations and Culture (Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto), in partnership with the Chamber of Software and IT Services Companies of Argentina (CESSI) and Polo IT Buenos Aires, a non-profit association of Buenos Aires-based software firms.

The goal of the trade mission is to introduce software services firms as well as Independent Software Vendors from Argentina to local business associations and companies in each of the cities visited.

“We are privileged to join the most important Argentinean organizations involved with promoting Argentina’s tech sector abroad, along with 11 other top firms, in this important trade mission to some of the top tech markets in the U.S.,” said Cesar DOnofrio, Making Sense’s CEO. DOnofrio helped organize the event.

Many of the software firms involved provide custom software development services. Others, such as search engine optimization firm, provide software-as-a-service offerings directly to business users. A full listing of the firms participating in the trade mission can be found on the mission’s at

According to statistics from the website, there are nearly 1,500 software and services firms in Argentina. Exports from the sector have grown by 24.5% each year. The mission’s site lists the following advantages of doing business with Argentine technology firms: a large technology talent base, favorable quality to price ratio, and a solid telecommunications and technology infrastructure in Argentina.

Mission Agenda:

  • Austin, Monday, September 17, 8:30 – 10:30am Seminar: “Business and Investment Opportunities in the Argentine Software Industry,” The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, followed by networking with chamber member companies.
  • Houston, Tuesday, September 18, 8:30 – 10:30am Seminar: “Business and Investment Opportunities in the Argentine Software Industry,” Greater Houston Partnership, followed by networking with partnership member companies.
  • Atlanta, Wednesday, September 20, business meetings and reception hosted by the Consulate General of Argentina
  • Atlanta, Friday, September 21, “Business and Investment Opportunities in the Argentine Software Industry”, Investment Development Sub-secretariat & CESSI

We would like to give special thanks to Houston Consul Daniel Deodatto, who invested time and effort to make this mission come true.