PMA Fruit Trade kicked off

Yesterday, 9 November, the PMA Fruittrade 2016 Fair started in Santiago de Chile and will continue the whole day today. The event lasts for two days and is organised by Fedefruta and PMA Fruit trade, with the main objective being to become a meeting point for service providers and producers in Chile. The fair features 145 exhibitors, 20 educational and technical sessions, as well as several business rounds. 


 
The inauguration of the event was carried out with great success amongst its visitors. During the ceremony, it was highlighted that Chilean fruit growing is booming and expanding by 400 hectares per year, placing Chile as the third largest exporter in this sector. Likewise, Luis Schimdt, president of FedeFruta, stated during his speech that "Chile has become the main supplier of fruits and vegetables in the southern hemisphere and one of the main suppliers for emerging markets, such as China."
 
 

Undoubtedly, what was said during the opening has been reflected in the fair, especially when looking at the number of attendees and the interest shown during the educational and informative talks. "It appears that we are becoming more experienced and both the business conference and the seminars have been very well implemented," commented several attendees. The prospect of the exhibitors is that tomorrow the influx of visitors will be even greater and the organizers of the event expect to receive more than 2300 attendees by the end of the fair.

 

Today the fair closed with a cocktail sponsored by Fedefruta, PMA and Banco Santander, which brought together many of the participants and exhibitors.

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