Over 70 nations confirm attendance to Havana's Trade Fair
With the aim of showing Cuba as a safe and attractive destination for business, the 33rd edition of Havana's International Trade Fair, FIHAV 2015, will be held on November 2-7, which promises to be the largest in the last 10 years.
Cuba's Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca, told the press on Monday that some 900 companies from over 70 nations will be present at the Fair, to be held at the capital's Expocuba showground.
FIHAV 2015, he said, will be dedicated to the promotion of the products making up Cuba's export portfolio, among them professional and technical services, accounting for 70% of sales outside the island. In addition, a second edition of the portfolio of business opportunities will be presented on November 3.
As for foreign participation, Abraham Maciques, general director of the Palco Business Group, explained that, compared with the previous edition, the countries increasing their participation are Panama, Venezuela and Brazil, while five nations, among them the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait, will be represented for the first time.