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Americas Expo a hit with importers, members

May 22, 2024

The sixth edition of the Americas Expo, which was held this week at Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua, Guatemala, was a resounding success, with more than 200 importers from eight Central and South American countries gathering together with 39 USAPEEC member companies for educational seminars, a trade show, and a trade reception.

More than 350 people participated.

The USAPEEC event, which received sponsorship from the National Turkey Federation (NTF), the USDA, and the United Soybean Board (USB), and support from the Office of Agricultural Affairs of the Embassy of the United States, strengthens relationships between importers from South America, Central America, and the Caribbean and exporters of U.S. poultry and egg products.

The Americas Expo has experienced significant growth since its inception in 2019, making it a true success story. Sponsorships from USAPEEC members Trade Cafe, Bassett and Walker, Lamex, Food Link Group, Globex, APM Terminals, Andes Global, and Quirch, along with funding provided by the NTF, USB, and USDA, helped USAPEEC boost attendance.

In a sign of the show’s impact in the region, U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala Tobin Bradley and USDA Agricultural Counselor Marcella Rondon, attended the show to meet with exhibitors and learn more about their goals and activities in the region. Rondon also delivered welcome remarks highlighting the growth in trade between Guatemala and the U.S. and the goals both countries can work together to achieve.