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Belizean exporters thrive at LAC FLAVOR 2024 in Brazil

Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2024. 10:50 am CST.

By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Belizean exporters proudly represented the 501 at the LAC Flavor 2024 in Brazil from June 4 to 6, 2024.

According to the Belize Tourism Board (BTB), the LAC Flavors is an event organized by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) with the support of ApexBrasil.

The event is one of the largest business matchmakings tradeshow forums for the agro-processing sector, focused on food and beverage, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

After its previous edition held in Panama in 2022, this year’s tradeshow was held in Manaus, Brazil, amidst the vibrant Amazon rainforest backdrop, on June 4th – 6th, 2024.

The event sought to strengthen commercial export activities in Central America, South America and the Caribbean regions by bringing together culinary experts, chefs, food producers, and diverse buyers from across the world.

Through a series of structured B2B engagements and networking opportunities, attendees were able to forge meaningful connections and explore potential trade partnerships.

“These interactions enabled Belizean companies to engage with global buyers, distributors, and industry leaders, offering a robust platform to discuss market entry strategies, distribution channels, and collaborative ventures. This event represents a significant milestone for Belize, showcasing its diverse culinary heritage and fostering key industry relationships,” BTB noted.

Belize was represented by key exporting companies including Jody Williams, Chief Sales and Marketing Director at Marie Sharp Fine Foods Ltd.; Minor Hernandez, Proprietor of Fuzed Bistro Organic; David Santilli, Managing Director of Finca Chocolat; and Nareena Switlo, Chief Operation Officer at Truly Turmeric by Naledo.

The delegation was led by the Belize Tade and Investment Development Service (BELTRAIDE) represented by Daniel Cajun, BELTRAIDE’s Export Business Advisor.


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