At the fair held last September $4 million more was made in sales than the previous year when the amount was $37.4 million.
The fair included more than 250 exhibitors and 80 international buyers. In addition a conference was held on marketing and business which included 700 business meetings with over 100 world-class buyers.
"... Products were offered including coffee, peanuts, beans, pineapple, guava, honey, cocoa, jamaica flower wine, cocoa liquor, tomatoes, bell peppers, potatoes, passion fruits, beets, cheese, cream, frozen foods, shoes and bags leather, agricultural machinery, furniture, and handicrafts, among other things, "noted an article in Elnuevodiario.com.ni.
The Mexicans Grupo Desamex, Grupo Dapsa y Tía Mónica have confirmed their attendance at the international fair of producers and exporters in Nicaragua.
These and other groups of Mexican companies have shown interest in fresh, organic and processed products in Nicaragua. The event will be held on 27 and 28 September in the Crown Plaza Hotel in Managua.
The twelfth edition of the ExpoApen Fair that will begin on September 28 in Nicaragua, is expected to attract more than 75 international buyers and close deals worth $27 million.
Azucena Castillo, general manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters in Nicaragua (APEN), organizer of the event told the media that the registered companies "are direct representatives of supermarket chains and convenience stores in Central America, Europe, the United States, the Caribbean and Asia. "
From 28 to 29 September 2012 the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua unite national suppliers and regional and international buyers.
From APEN's website:
"THE PLACE, THE PRODUCT AND THE PEOPLE, is the theme of the Ninth Convention of Nicaragua exportable supply. In order for your business to grow and expand it is essential to have personal contact with customers and suppliers to promote your products to the world. EXPOAPEN 2009 is the ideal opportunity.
In the two days of meetings representatives from 247 companies negotiated sales of $25 million, surpassing previous figures.
The product which made the most sales was coffee at 55%, followed by fruits and vegetables with 22%, said Azucena Castillo, general manager of the Association of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (APEN).
In September 26 and 27, over 140 exporting companies will contact potential international customers.
Despite the economic crisis, the Asociation of Producers and Exporters of Nicaragua (Apen), organizer of the event, expects to surpass last year's results, when $26 million were negotiated. 30 international buyers have already confirmed their presence.
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As part of the Agritrade Platform, Guatemala will participate for the 27th time in PMA Fresh Summit, the most important international trade show and convention of fruits and vegetables in the United States, which will take place at Anaheim Convention Center, California from October 17th to 19th.