Almost 2,200 business meetings will be held at the eleventh edition of the Macrorueda de Negocios, which will take place on May 30 and 31 at the Hilton Colón Hotel in Guayaquil, 600 more than last year. This was stated by the Deputy Minister of Export and Investment Promotion Ana María Gallardo.

By May 24, 2186 business appointments had already been arranged. And expectations are high as, according to Gallard, there will also be more than 140 buyers compared to 90 in 2022. Exporter presence is similar at more than 300, of which 244 are MSMEs. More than 33 countries will be represented, including Costa Rica and China with which trade agreements have recently been signed, so this business conference presents itself as “an ideal platform to connect exporters with buyers face-to-face”, assures the official.

Costa Rica will have the first commercial office of its Foreign Trade Promoter in Ecuador

Delegation of Costa Rica

Considering the situation and the importance of strengthening ties, after the signing of the trade agreement with Costa Rica, Gallardo points out that the Foreign Trade Chamber of that country will be among the participants of the macro round. “He is coming with his most important executives and also an important delegation of business people from that country.”

Costa Rica from Ecuador is very interested in plastics, metalworking, supplements, as well as willing to continue to strengthen the relationship of good practices.

It also states that on June 8, he will be part of the inauguration of the business office of the Costa Rican Promoter of Foreign Trade (Procomer) in Ecuador, “within the framework of good relations and the promotion of bilateral trade between the two countries.” . Costa Rica’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Trade, Indiana Trejos Gallo, is expected to attend the inaugural ceremony.

97% of the export supply from Ecuador to Costa Rica will benefit from the trade agreement

Visit of representatives from Baltimore

As part of the macro round, there will also be a visit by representatives of the port of Baltimore from the United States of America who, according to the deputy minister, are interested in promoting this port as a destination for Ecuadorian exports, as a fundamental pillar for distribution in other North American countries. .

“Today we already export through that port (Baltimore), but not as strongly as we do with the ports that are in New York, Oakland or Miami. This macro round has several components, some important visits by delegations that want to strengthen trade relations with the country,” Gallardo points out.

Pending success stories and accompanying events

Gallardo points out that they will be very aware of the success stories being generated, as they had some last year. He notes that passion fruit entered Turkey this year and that more shrimp were sent to that country, but that moringa powder was also sold in the US. In addition, negotiations were closed for the export of services and technology to Guatemala, another insurance company in Mexico.

Ecuadorian granadilla opens the market in Turkey

Parallel to the business conference, they also have other events such as Foro Pro Mujeres, a women’s inclusion program where they train more than 2136 women in technical knowledge and soft skills.

On the other hand, it will also start the cluster superfoods, which promotes the productive development of the Central Sierra, such as blueberries and quinoa. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, the 30th at 08:00.

Additionally, the Deputy Minister comments that they have planned 24 field visits to various export companies in the country, where international buyers will be able to see first-hand the good practices implemented by the Ecuadorian industry. This conference will take place in the days after the macro round.

The customers who will visit the different areas of Azuay, Cotopaxi, Los Ríos, Guayas, Manabí, Pichincha and Santa Elena are from approximately 30 countries, including the United States, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Panama and China, with this Finally, according to of the deputy minister, there is a growth projection for the year 2030 of 1000 million dollars of exports.

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