Foro de Cancun, an annual forum aimed to strengthen ties between Latin America and the Greater Caribbean for better integration and diversity in global value chains, was held on September 27th – 29th, 2017 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico. BELTRAIDE, represented by Ms. Diana Hernandez from EXPORTBelize and Mr. Gian Hernandez from BelizeINVEST, Generation, attended this year’s event, promoting Belize as a viable and opportune market for trade and investment.

The main activities of the Forum included business round-table discussions between buyers and exporters from the region, but also seminars and workshops on building a regional strategy to project business opportunities to other external markets. There were varying interests in the displayed products, some of which included: hot sauce products, juices, chocolate and rum. Buyers present were from China, Columbia, Mexico, U.S.A., and other countries in Europe.

BELTRAIDE, along with the Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA) and CFI Haiti, also participated in a round table discussion with the Cancun Hotel Association where an array of tourism development prospects were tabled, along with the intent to establish a partnership with Mexico and the Caribbean.

The Forum currently caters to approximately 500 participants from 16 different countries, and gives them the ability to connect with one another in further expanding their development interests on a global scale.

For more details on this event, please feel free to contact BELTRAIDE at +501-822-3737 or at beltraide@belizeinvest.org.bz

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