Guatemala Hosts Productive Chain Business Roundtables

With the participation of 96 companies a total of 500 business meetings were held in the first edition of the ‘Macrorueda Nacional de la Cadena Productiva’ (National Production Chain Macro Buisness Rounds).

Monday, June 18, 2012

Organized by the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), the event aimed to bring together in one platform all the participants in the production chain of goods and services.

Regina España, sales promotion manager at Agexport added, "’the aim was to optimize business opportunities for food, plastics, cosmetics and other manufactured goods, vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants, fish, laboratories, sustainable tourism and health.’

In addition to the above were development of digital content, software, equipment and logistics, printing, packaging and supplies", reported Prensalibre.com

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