LAMBAYEQUE EXPORTERS WANT MORE INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

  • They will participate in Expoalimentaria fair to identify more buyers.
  • Food dispatches in the region, between January and July of this year, added up a total of US $ 152 million 157 thousand, representing a growth of 5%.

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Lambayeque’s export of food is in a process of recovery, so after closing 2016 with a fall of -9%, between January and July of this year it added up US$ 152 million 157 thousand, which represented a growth of 5%. In order to stay in that path, exporters from the region will participate in the Expoalimentaria fair, to be held from September 27 to 29 in Lima.

Alberto Infante, general manager of the Association of Exporters (ADEX), explained that the fair, organized by ADEX, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Minagri), Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (Mincetur), Ministry of Foreign Affairs (RR. EE.) And PromPerú, will attract the presence of more than 2000 buyers from five continents.

Some of them are Aswaaq and Nassar from United Arab Emirates, CJ Freshway from Korea, Pronatura from France, Grocers Supply and Affiliated Foods Inc. from USA, El Angel from Costa Rica and Bhumi from India, who come for fresh products such as asparagus, avocado, mango and ‘Super Foods’ like sacha inchi, cacao and maca.

“Expoalimentaria is the most important food, beverage, machinery, equipment, services, packaging and packaging trade show for the food industry fair in Latin America. Therefore, we believe that the companies that participate, especially Lambayeque, will increase their growth opportunities,” added Infante.

The Lambayeque companies that will participate are Delcor Fabricaciones S.A.C., dedicated to the design and manufacture of machinery for the food industry; San Roque S.A., already known for its famous King kones; and Tropical Farm S.A.C., dedicated to the production and export of avocados, mangoes and grapes, which will carry the best of their offer.

The event, declared by the government of ‘National Interest’, will be held from September 27 to 29 at the Jockey Exhibition Center and its main objective is to position the Peruvian exportable offer. In its ninth edition, it will congregate more than 45 thousand visitors from 80 countries, from five continents.

The ninth version of Expoalimentaria will have 503 stands, of which 406 will be national and 97 international. In addition, producers and small exporters supported by their regional governments will attend; among them, San Martin, Tacna, Huancavelica, Ayacucho, Cusco, Lambayeque and Lima, which will exhibit mango, aguaymanto, grapes, coffee, cacao, quinoa, maca, avocado, asparagus and Andean grains, among others.

The international pavilions that have confirmed their presence are those of China, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Spain, Indonesia, El Salvador, Japan and Portugal that will offer their products.

Exports of Lambayeque

According to Infante, Lambayeque’s food offer in July (US $ 152 million 157 thousand) this year is made up of fresh avocados, canned peppers, passion fruit juice, mangoes, jalapeños, cherry peppers, bananas, fresh grapes and lemon bark. In fishery the pota highlights. Its destinations were the United States, the Netherlands, Ecuador, the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Canada and Puerto Rico, among a total of 56 countries.

Three conventions will be held in the Expoalimentaria fair: the IX Organic Products Convention (Wednesday, September 27); the V International Convention on Markets and Trends (Thursday, September 28); and the VI Food Packaging Convention (Friday, September 29).

In addition, the company will honor the companies’ innovation in the development of new and better products in the food industry in the ‘Innovation Competition’, whose final products will be exhibited in the Innovation Hall.

Halls

In order to continue to spread our food offer among international buyers, Expoalimentaria organizers will host several halls, among them the ‘Taste Hall’, where cheese, olive, coffee, cocoa, pisco, wine and artisanal beer will be tasted using the senses.

In the ‘Culinary Hall’ renowned chefs will prepare various recipes with products from the exportable offer, including the ‘Super Foods’. Palmiro Ocampo, Flavio Solórzano, Raúl Cenzano, Francesco Delfino, Franco Kisic, Christian Bravo, Antonio Zavala, Diego Balarezo, Marilú Madueño and, for the first time, the chef Ídolo Giusti from Brazil will be present.

In the ‘Brewery Corner’ the main Peruvian artisan beer companies will exhibit and give to taste their products to the visitors of the fair. In the ‘Pisco Hall’, renowned bartenders will perform demonstrations and tastings of pisco types and cocktails based on pisco. Ricardo Carpio, Marcos Blass and Manuel Cigarróstegui have already confirmed.

In the ‘Cocoa and coffee pavilion for the world’, there will be the main national and international producers of coffee and cocoa who wish to establish a wide networking with visitors or national and international exhibitors. Finally, in the ‘Fishing Hall’ the international buyers will know the offer of aquaculture and the Peruvian sea.

Also participating in the press conference were the Deputy Director of Export Development for PromPerú, Ricardo Limo, and the representative of San Roque, Rolando Soto.

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