Trade opportunities reached US$160 million at
, thus surpassing last year's record (+US$9 million), the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed Wednesday.
"This outcome is proof that the service exports sector
continues to grow and shows a very important dynamic (...) that is increasingly generating more business ties and relations," Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Edgar Vasquez expressed.
In this sense, the official indicated the Inca country has the potential to become a leader in service exports.
On his part, PromPeru Chairman Luis Torres pointed out annual service exports total US$7.5 billion, adding approximately US$800 million corresponds to business services like the ones offered at the event.
90 Peruvian and 100 foreign entrepreneurs participated in the event.
The software (48%), digital marketing (33%), services for mining (10%), and digital animation (8%) were the most demanded sectors.
On the other hand, the contractors that generated the highest numbers of deals were the ones from Mexico (20 businesspeople; 35% of the total), followed by Bolivia (17; 28%), and Panama (14; 22%).
Peru Service Summit 2019 took place on September 2-6. It is one of the main platforms in Latin America intended for service trade.