The Investment Promotion Agency (Proesa) of El Salvador had to cancel participation in two fairs planned for April.
Those are, OutSource2LAC, scheduled for 12th and 13th of this month, the date was changed by the organizers themselves, said Giovanni Berti, director of the agency. The other case is the Medical Travel Summit, for which only two doctors were interested and sought information.
Proesa plans to redirect these resources into two important fairs.
The first event is Food Taipei, in Taiwan, where all the traditional food offerings in the world converge, and the second is Expocomida America, or LAC Flavors, to be held in Guatemala from 12th to 13th July.
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Salvadoran companies attending the trade show in Panama, closed deals for $670,000, and conducted more than 90 business meetings.
Giovanni Berti, Executive Director of the Agency for Promotion of Exports and Investments of El Salvador (Proesa), said that Panama, together with the countries of the Caribbean, "will become one of El Salvador’s main partners in the medium term.
International buyers of food products, manufacturing and many other services will meet with Salvadoran businesses on May 13th.
This event, attended by 37 importers from 12 countries including Peru, Mexico and the United States and more than 100 Salvadoran exporters, is being run by the Investment and Export Promotion Agency of El Salvador (PROESA) with the aim of connecting local businesses with new customers on an international scale.
For the first quarter of the year, public and private sectors expect to finalize negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with Peru.
The most difficult part of negotiations has been related to industry, specifically the textile sector, which has shown the most resistance to the signing of the treaty.
Some 145 Salvadoran companies will participate this year in international fairs, particularly those related to the food and beverage sector.
Some 145 firms, mostly medium and small sized, will participate in trade fairs in Germany, Colombia, Taiwan and Panama, among other countries, and it is expected that deals will be made worth around $30 million.