Guatemala holds IV Summit of the Immigrant

The IV Summit of the Immigrant, which will be held from November 17 to 18, is expected to generate $8 million in trade, according to information from the Ministry of Economy.

Monday, October 27, 2008

During the two-day event, at least 60 American companies whose proprietors are Guatemalans will be in the country. They will join 80 local small business owners.

Micro and small business owners who wish to participate in the event can call telephone 2412-0200, extension 1501, 3730 or 3904 or write to e-mail: encuentroconelmigrante@mineco.gob.gt.

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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.

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