Chilean fruit and vegetable expo dates set
Santiago, December 24, 2009
The Fruit Growers Federation of Chile (Fedefruta) will hold the eighth International Business Round Table; Chilean Fruit and Vegetables for Export event, also known as Fruittrade, on October 6 and 7, 2010, it said.
Fruittrade, which will be held at the Santiago Sheraton Hotel, creates a platform that allows fruit and vegetable buyers to meet with the exporters of Chile to establish contact and generate business.
It will be complemented with the National Convention of Fruit and Vegetable Producers, a mega-seminar in which technical lectures of market management will take place.
The last edition of Fruittrade attracted buyers from all over the world, including Europe, America, the Middle East and the Far East, who carried out a total of 683 meetings with producers who represented a fruit offering valued at $400 million.
According to a survey carried out amongst the participants, 100 per cent of the importers asked indicated having established contacts for fruit purchase in the following seasons.
Meanwhile, 91 per cent of the producers asked confirmed obtaining business contacts for the upcoming seasons.
“This is an event that has consolidated, as it goes into its eighth year, and today it is expected by the Chilean and international fruit and vegetable industry,” said Rodrigo Echeverría, president of Fedefruta about Fruittrade 2010.
“Therefore, I invite those buyers and sellers that are still not familiar with it to get informed and participate. Our years of activity demonstrate that Fruittrade is a really useful tool to generate business, contacts and knowledge of the market,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service