It is the second edition of the event organized by Fedexpor with support from the Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investments and Fisheries.
With the participation of 70 Ecuadorian exhibitors and 70 potential buyers from 21 countries, the second edition of the virtual exhibition “Ecuador Food Expo” kicked off on Thursday, May 26th.
The event, which is 100% digital and will run until Friday 28 May, is organized by the Foundation Fedexpor of Ecuador, Supported by Ministry of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries.
In its first version, in 2020, it set a goal of $ 5 million in business estimates, but the result triples the forecast by generating more. $ 15- $ 172,720 From business expectations, with 8,800 visits from 36 countries and 44,714 interactions between Ecuadorian exhibitors and international buyers.
Meanwhile, one novelty in this second edition is the strategic alliance with Sistema B Ecuador, in which the Ecuador Food Expo adopts a sustainable and triple-impact approach: people, environment and profitability, which represents a meaningful distinction, Fedexpor said.
Meanwhile, the exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment and Fisheries, Julio Jose PradoWho welcomed the potential bidders and buyers.
Prado highlighted three specific elements to boost Ecuador’s competitiveness, along with the public and private sectors.
“The strategy of competitiveness through the most important industrial development that Ecuador has witnessed in recent years, we will open Ecuador to the world. And economic activation to boost national production,” said the minister, who revealed that 120 appointments had been agreed upon within the framework of the exhibition.
While, Felipe Ribadenera, President of FedexporHe indicated that the event includes new technological tools for international trade and promotes trade promotion trends and green technologies being developed in the world, especially in the European Union (EU).
He added that the exhibition is divided into eight pavilions, in which each source displays its product catalog and offers visitors different options for contacting them.
The sectors involved are made of coffee. Cocoa and processed; Processed foods; Funky fruits bananas and bananas; Fishing and aquaculture products; And the Exporter Services Pavilion, available to importers connected from the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Cuba, Belgium, Turkey, Sweden, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Guatemala, Mexico, the United States and Canada. (I)