More than 600 businesspeople from Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru will meet with investors from the Asia-Pacific region at the 5th Pacific Alliance Business Macro-Roundtable next August 28th and 29th in Pereira, Colombia, with the goal of strengthening the block and forging ties between markets.
Buyers from China, South Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam confirmed their attendance at the conference, at which Peru will be represented by more than 80 exporters and importers, according to the Peruvian Export and Tourism Promotion Board (PROMPERÚ).
The products to be traded include coffee, flowers, fruit and processed foods, as well as furniture, leather goods, jewelry, costume jewelry, handicrafts, construction materials and finishes, and software, video game and animation products.
Asian businesses will bring to the table products from the agribusiness, clothing, services and manufacturing sectors.
The Macro Roundtable is being organized by ProChile, ProColombia, ProMéxico and PROMPERÚ, with support from the Inter-American Development Bank.
Peru and the Pacific Alliance
In the first half of the year, Peru’s exports to the rest of the block totaled US$1.0893 billion, up 5.4% from the same period in 2016.
The Pacific Alliance was conceived as an economic development initiative that is now the foundation of a new way of doing business on the continent, with a system in place for political and economic partnership and cooperation and integration that aims to create a space to promote greater growth and competitiveness in the Alliance’s four economies.