- More than 1,300 business meetings took place with more than 250 international buyers
- 7 Spanish companies participated in the online platform
Lima, 14 October 2021. Expoalimentaria Perú, the date with the Peruvian agrifood sector, ended its 2021 edition, with very positive figures. The event, which once again took place online this year due to the pandemic, managed to bring together more than 1,700 professionals from all over the world.
On this occasion, seven Spanish companies took part in Expoalimentaria Perú. Buyers and distributors such as Nuttra Brands and Paoccas, specialists in machinery such as Difmaq and Maf Roda, as well as the big data company, Hispatec, thus sought to strengthen and create new links with the Peruvian agrifood sector.
Hispatec, a company that also gave an online presentation during the fair, had a very positive assessment of the event: “It is an unmissable event where we can talk about what we are doing in Latin America in terms of the digitalization of agricultural production in Peru and all of Latin America. Likewise, this platform gives us the chance to be able to meet with our Peruvian clients” stated Jaime Sánchez, country manager for Hispatec in Peru.
In addition to the business meetings, the participants were also able to access forums and seminars with technical discussions. A wide range of presentations that covered different aspects of the international agrifood business: logistics, production, innovation, sustainability, technological solutions and commercial opportunities in the post-Covid era.
The organisers of the fair expressed their great satisfaction with this edition. The president of the Peruvian Exporters Association (ADEX), Erik Fischer Llanos, highlighted the strong progress of Peruvian agrifood exports and the great opportunity to showcase Peru as a leader for the supply of functional foods. “Our superfoods, such as cranberries, avocados and Andean grains, among others, continue to cause a stir. In addition to them, there are new products such as organic maca, which had an interesting impact thanks to its nutritional value. The fair showed our capacity to adapt in accordance with the requirements of this post-pandemic phase, such as new demands in terms of quality and safety” he explained.
In turn, the executive president of PromPerú, Amora Carbajal, praised the work of ADEX for its organisation of the 2021 Virtual Expoalimentaria Perú, one of the most important fairs in the sector in Latin America and the most emblematic in the country. “It fills us with pride as thanks to it, the quality of our range exported around the world is highlighted, the fair is backed by the sector brands Superfoods Perú, Pisco Spirit of Peru and Café del Perú, which PromPerú promotes in international markets” she stated.
The organisers have already announced the dates for the next edition which will return to the on-site format on 21, 22 and 23 September at the Jockey Exhibition Centre in Santiago de Surco.