Guatemala: Manufexport 2012 Opens its Doors

The manufacturing industry fair opened last night, with 180 companies exhibiting the best of their products.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

From Diario de Centro América:

Manufexport 2012, the manufacturing industry trade show opened last night at Casa Santo Domingo, Antigua Guatemala, where about 115 buyers from around the world have gathered together along with 180 companies presenting the best of their products.

"We expect business of 60 million dollars", said Francisco Menendez, president of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), recalling that in 2011, manufacturing products worth $2.5 billion were exported.

This Thursday and Friday there will be presentations by companies engaged in food, plastics, and cosmetics industry as well as other articles that are in high demand in U.S. markets, Central America and Europe, said Menendez.

Attending the opening of the event was Juan Carlos Paiz, Presidential Commissioner for Competitiveness, who stressed the importance of such events for promoting growth and development of the country and Central America.



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