Panama Will Participate In 21 International Business Expos in 2012
Thursday, January 05 2012 @ 05:30 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Participation in these international fairs is coordinated between the MICI and the private sector, assessing the effectiveness of closing business deals at the fairs, allowing for new markets to be opened, said Jose Pacheco, the Vice Minister of Foreign Trade. The exporters are given support with logistics, among these, the location of the exhibition spaces at international events, he said. This year they will be participating in fairs for the sectors of fishing, logistics, crafts, specialty coffee, as well as seafood, Pacheco said.
Richard Barnett, the Director General of Export Promotion of the MICI said these kinds of fairs are positive. One example given was Fruitlogistica, which occurred in Germany, during which contracts were signed for the exportation of pineapples and melons, and an alliance was formed between the German company Don Limón and the irrigation systems of Remigio Rojas, in Alanje, Chiriquí. (Siglo)