The United Nations has dedicated 2021 the year of fruits and vegetables, so agriculture will become a central axis of economic development, especially in Latin America and the Caribbean. This region is home to fifty percent of global biodiversity and owns thirty percent of the earth's arable soils.
In line with the important role Latin America plays in the world of fresh produce, the first edition of Global Fruit Latam Mexico will be organized on March 24, 25 and 26, 2021, through the Digital Virtual Center of OMA Media.
It is an international trade fair in virtual mode, for fresh products from Latin America and will include exhibition areas, forums, conferences, matchmaking business, one-on-one meetings, networking room as well as a marketplace.
Participating Latin American countries include Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru and Panama. The event will also offer guest pavilions from Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe, and North America.
The event will feature the participation of global experts on different topics. Access to knowledge will be free for the public, in such a way that researchers, academics, students, specialists and the public will be able to attend forums, conferences and discussion tables.
Some of the more than twenty experts and global leaders participating in this fair include Manuel Otero, general director of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA); Juan Cortina Gallardo; Director of the National Agricultural Council of Mexico Andry Yarmak, specialist in Fruits and Vegetables at the FAO Trade and Investment Center; Beatriz Jacoste Lozano, director of KM Zero Food Innovation Hub in Spain; Ricardo Rozemberg, researcher at the Ideas Center of the National University of San Martín in Argentina and international consultant; Gert Kema, Professor of Tropical Plant Pathology and Director of the Plant Pathology Laboratory at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands and Lía Bijnsdorp, founder and CEO of United Producers of Mexico in the Netherlands.
Global Fruit Latam Mexico will connect the supply of agricultural products in Latin America with the demand of the global market. It will promote:
- More and better business between the region and its commercial partners in the world.
- The export of fresh products to the global market.
- Good production practices, sustainability, social and environmental responsibility in the global market.
The sharing of news, ideas, trends and innovations related to the future of the fresh produce sector.
Registration is open.