The 1st. MesoAmerican Business Meeting will bring together businessmen from Guatemala, Belize, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, The Dominican Republic and Mexico to present products, conduct business meetings and understand the business needs of each of these countries as well as being informed about legal requirements and success stories of foreign companies doing business in the region.
The event is organized by the Mexican Business Council for Foreign Trade, Investment and Technology, AC (COMCE) a business organization focused on promoting foreign trade, in conjunction with the National Chamber of Transformation Industries (CANACINTRA) and the Chamber of Commerce Mexico-Colombia.
For four days, employers will have the opportunity to attend lectures where they can find out about the legal requirements for national import-export, niche market business opportunities, the main products representative of each of these countries as well as do business with their counterparts . Also, in this business meeting, each company will have the opportunity to present their product in an exhibition which will be mounted in the format of a fair by organized by national pavilions which will have more than 100 stands in total.
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The 1st. Mesoamerican Business Meeting will be held from 4 to 7 of October, 2011 at the World Trade Center in Mexico City.
The meeting aims to promote trade among the participants, by gathering together in one place a diverse cross section of buyers and sellers of the region’s products.
Six companies from the food, agriculture and plastic's industries visited Mexico to present their products for export.
From a note from the Guatemalan Exporters Association (AGEXPORT):
Under the framework of the Mesoamerican Mesa proyect by AGEXPORT, 6 food companies, from the agricultural, foods and plastics industry visited the Mexican cities, Mexico City, Toluca and Puebla, and met with Fernando Andrade Díaz-Durán, Ambassador of Guatemala to Mexico, and COMCE representatives from that country, in order to present their export projects, and show their willingness to do business with the neighboring country.
The event will be held on the 7th and 8th of November and will feature 20 minute appointments between sellers and buyers.
The activity will take place at the Hotel Intercontinental in Guatemala and is intended to facilitate contacts between national and international participants, promote brands and open new markets.
Taking part in the business roundtables were 74 Guatemalan businessmen living in the U.S. and 200 local companies.
Sergio de la Torre, the Minister of Economy, said during the activity there were 1500 business meetings, and that the food sector was the biggest beneficiary.