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Peru: Cacao and Chocolate Show 2018 generated over US$10 million in sale commitments

13:37 | Lima, Jul. 25.

Entrepreneurs participating in the 9th Cacao and Chocolate Show closed short-term deals worth over US$10 million, the event's organizing committee affirmed.

Said business commitments include the sale of Peruvian cacao and chocolate —at national and international levels— as well as high-technology equipment. 

Held on July 19-22 at Lima Convention Center, the event showcased the versatility of this natural product and entrepreneurs' creativity.

According to Elias Cruz Godos, President of the event's organizing committee and official of Peruvian Association of Cacao Producers (Appcacao), all expectations were exceeded by far.


In this regard, he pointed out around 18,000 visitors had attended the festival.

"This year, we have seen cacao panettones, cacao turron (nougat), cacao soaps, as well as chocolates containing cacao juice, among other presentations, which only serve to confirm the great versatility of this valuable Peruvian grain (...)," Cruz said. 

With this year's edition, the Cacao and Chocolate Show has started its internationalization process, since the event saw the participation of Belgium, which displayed all the innovations and advances of its chocolate industry. 


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The Cacao and Chocolate Show is regarded as one of the most important specialized fairs in the region that brings together national and international economic agents from the cacao supply chain.

It seeks to value national cacao as a native product from the Peruvian Amazon, along with its wide genetic diversity and properties.

This initiative also aims at bringing the culture of cacao and chocolate closer to the general public, as well as promoting the wide diversity of products linked to gastronomy, pastry, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries.

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Published: 7/25/2018
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