The organizers aim to engage 10.000 businessmen and to enhance the attractiveness of the region from the industrial perspective.
Arturo Zimeri, from the Chamber of Industries of Guatemala, noted that the event will showcase the value of each country's industry from a regional perspective. This includes the participation of the Federation of Central American Industry Chambers (FECAICA), which will explain the benefits of a regional industrial sector.
Central American industry is calling for strengthening of customs controls in the region, in order to contain the constant border crossings made with smuggled goods.
According to Carlos Enrique Rivera, secretary general of the Federation of Chambers and Industrial Associations of Central America and the Dominican Republic (FECAICA), at the border located in Melchor de Mencos, Peten, which borders Belize, there is no control to prevent the entry of illegal goods, which apparently heads toward Mexico, but 15% remains in Guatemala, without having made tax declarations.
On 22nd and 23rd of June, in the Parque de La Industria, close to 1000 business meetings will be held .
"López González (Project Manager of the company Facinter) explained that this year substantial changes have been made in the organization of the negotiation rounds, which are now handled electronically and in a format similar to social networking ... ", according to an article in Sigloxxi.com
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