Considered the most important food fair in Latin America, Peru prepares for its sixth edition of Expoalimentaria. The event takes place at the “Jockey Exposition Center” in Lima from the 27th to 29th of August 2014. This year, the exhibition will focus especially on sustainability, emphasizing on green and inclusive businesses’ sector.
An attendance of over 650 national and international exhibitors from more than 20 nationalities is expected to arrive. The international pavilions will include representatives from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, France, the Netherlands, Malaysia, Mexico and Turkey. In addition, countries such as India, Spain, France and possibly China, will first exhibit at the fair. More than 35,000 domestic visitors and approximately 2,500 foreign buyers are expected to attend.
Within the show there will be an exclusive section of organic products called “Natura Perú” with –X- exhibitors. Peruvian organic products, such as aguaymanto (physalis), camu camu, sesame, amaranth, quinoa, maca, among others, will be predominantly featured.
The “VII Convención Internacional de Productos Orgánicos” (the 7th International Conference of Organic Products) will also take place at Expoalimentaria 2014, which aims to show a variety of Peruvian indigenous organic products with value added. At this event, there will be consultations on the industry of organic products trends and the opportunities for their commercialization in both, domestic and international markets. The presence of entrepreneurs, producers, exporters, investors, researchers, consultants, representatives of public and private institutions, NGOs, professionals, students and others is also expected.
The organizers of the Expoalimentaria 2014 will offer as complementary activities, the opportunity to visit field production facilities in different locations of the country prior the opening of the exhibition. In the north, fields of fruits, vegetables and fishing areas may be visited; in the south, one can go see the preparation process of Pisco (a spirit native to that region); lastly, in the Peruvian Amazon area, one can visit the coffee and cocoa plantations. If desired, touristic outings may also be organized with these field visits.