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Buyers from seven Asian countries will attend V Business Matchmaking Forum of the Pacific Alliance.

More than 600 entrepreneurs will meet on August 28th and 29th in Pereira, Colombia.

Agrifood, Fashions Systems, 4.0 Industries and Manufactures are the sectors of the registered exporters.

Bogota, August 15th, 2017. A delegation of buyers from China, Korea, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam confirmed their attendance at the V Business Matchmaking Forum of the Pacific Alliance.

Most Asian entrepreneurs are looking for products from the agrifood sector such as coffee, flowers, fruits, processed foods; from the manufactures sector, products such as furniture, leather goods, jewelery, imitation jewelery; and from 4.0 industries software and audiovisual content, to name a few.

The meeting, organized by ProChile, ProColombia, ProMéxico and ProPerú, with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank, will bring together more than 600 entrepreneurs from the four countries and buyers of Asia-Pacific at the Convention and Exhibition Center Expofuturo in Pereira.

The Business Matchmaking Forum is the first commercial activity of Colombia as pro tempore president of the Pacific Alliance. In September we will be in New York in a forum for investment opportunities within the framework of the United Nations General Assembly, and we will visit four cities of China on a road show, to display the tourist offer of the block“, said Felipe Jaramillo, President of ProColombia.

In Pereira, companies from the agrifood sector will participate with products such as fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, coffee and processed foods; manufacturers will do so with handicrafts, construction materials, supplies, medical and hospital devices and cosmetics; fashion system with textiles and clothing; and industries 4.0 with video games, animation and software, among others.

The capital of Risaralda was selected in a contest organized by ProColombia, where the Government, the Mayor’s Office, the Chamber of Commerce and the Pereira Convention Bureau presented a proposal to be host city of the event.

The criteria for selection included hotel capacity in the city, national and international air connection, capacity to offer a networking event, space features for the execution of large events, audio-visual and internet requirements, and execution of activities to promote the region.