Havana.- Some 60 countries will attend the Havana’s International Trade Fair (FIHAV 2017), started today through November 3rd in the Expocuba fairgrounds.
According to experts the gathering is expected to strengthen and diversify Cuba’s opportunities for economic development.
Cuba´s Foreign Trade Minister Rodrigo Malmierca will lead an investment forum and will disclose the island’s investment opportunities for 2017-2018.
In remarks to the press in Havana, Malmierca said that the new opportunities prioritize strategic sectors of the Islands economic development plan through 2030.
He added that despite the reinforcement of the U.S. blockade on Cuba, 16 of the 300 companies participating in the event will come from the United States, a testament of interest among U.S. businessmen to establish trade relations with the island.
FIHAV 2017’s main purpose is to attract foreign investment to Cuba and promote a host of Cuban-made products, services and projects of national companies.