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over 500 exhibitors, 2,3 ha with demonstration greenhouses

Mexico: Largest edition yet for 18th Expo Agroalimentaria

The 18th edition of Expo Agroalimentaria will take place next month in Mexico, and organizers are expecting it to be the largest iteration of the event to date. It will take place in Irapuato, in the Mexican State of Guanajuato, with the slogan of “Field to Plate.”

“We started with 19 exhibitors at the first event, and this year we plan on having over 500 exhibitors,” said the event's director, Gustavo Garcia Balderas. Over 100,000 visitors are expected to come from North America, South America and Europe. Of the foreign contingent, most visitors will come from Spain, France, Colombia and Canada.

“The show's theme is covering all aspects from the field to plate, so it will cover a lot of things,” said Garcia. “We'll have demonstration greenhouses, speakers, security and all of the amenities associated with a large exposition of this kind.” He added that the event, which will take place on November 12 through 15, will have over 1,000 exhibition spots spread out over 32 hectares. Located in one of Mexico's central states, he noted that it will be geographically convenient for visitors coming from the United States as well as Central America and South America. Garcia said the event is geared toward showing new products as well as fostering business connections within the industry, which is key for new development in light of less funding from the government for horticultural projects.

“While there have been fewer funds for new developments, the private sector is still promising,” explained Garcia. “There are still many projects for new greenhouses in the private sector.”

For more information:
Expo Agroalimentaria Guanajuato
Lilian Ibara (e-mail)

By: Carlos Nunez