The Havana International Trade Fair has become consolidated as an exhibition event of interest for businesses and businesspeople worldwide, since it is the largest in the Caribbean and one of the biggest of its type in Latin America.
With visits by government and business delegations; the commemoration of the holidays of the countries with official pavilions; and the presentation of cultural manifestations like the music typical of some nation, there has been a rapprochement between peoples, a factor that has enriched even more this event.
In this edition, FIHAV is celebrating its 31st anniversary and will be held, as always, at the EXPOCUBA fairgrounds from November 3 to 9, with the participation of more than 60 countries.
Mexico is represented in Pavilion No. 21, where 26 Mexican companies will be exhibiting their products and services thanks to the support of ProMéxico (a government entity that has the mission of boosting the export of Mexican products, attracting foreign investment to the country and supporting the incorporation of companies) with the aim of promoting and increasing the presence of Mexican products in the Cuban market. The inauguration of the Mexican Pavilion will take place on November 4 at 12:00 hours.
An equal amount of Mexican companies are represented in different theme pavilions, which is why the Mexican presence in FIHAV 2013 will be made up by more than 50 companies, the majority of them of national importance.
Moreover, the credit institution that supports Mexican foreign trade, Bancomext, will have a stand in Mexico’s Pavilion to provide information to the Mexican and Cuban companies on the financing of Mexican exports to Cuba.
In addition, high-ranking Mexican authorities will be present, like the governor of the State of Yucatan, the general director of ProMéxico, the president of the National Chamber of the Transformation Industry and high-ranking port authorities from Puerto de Progreso of the State of Yucatan, who will hold working interviews and meetings with the Cuban authorities to strengthen economic and trade relations between Mexico and Cuba.
In its Pavilion, Mexico has companies representing sectors such as: Foods and beverages, Packaging and Chemicals, machinery for the Ready-to-wear industry, Construction materials, Hardware products, electrical material, footwear, engineering services for the installation of parts and spares for the electric industry, as well as greenhouse products, wire netting and irrigation systems, among others.
It is important to point out that 90% of Mexican exports to Cuba are manufactured products, mainly plastic and rubber articles and pipes. In the last decade commercial exchange between Cuba and Mexico has seen a 61% growth.