The Peruvian Embassy in Canada, along with Peruvian-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Trade and Investment Roadshow on October 26 at Ontario Investment and Trade Center (OITC).
The meeting gathered enterprises, guilds, associations, as well as Peruvian and Canadian authorities to talk about expectations of the Canadian market and draw economic agents to Peru's business and investment opportunities.
In this respect, Private Investment Promotion Agency (ProInversion) Executive Director Carlos Herrera highlighted Peru's favorable scenario for foreign investments.
He also called upon Canadian enterprises to continue investing in the country, particularly in the infrastructure sector through energy, water, sanitation, transport, health, education and telecommunication projects.
Association of Peruvian Exporters (Adex) Director Guillermo Flores also addressed the foreign executives.
On the other hand, Canadian speakers comprised Trade Facilitation Office (TFO Canada) Ontario Representative Alma Farias, Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) President Ron Lemaire and Fruit & Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation (DRC) representative Paola Gonzalez.
Main participants were Canadian enterprises holding investments in the Andean nation, such as mining companies Vena Resources and Hudbay Minerals, as well as multinational Scotiabank.
The event was also attended by the Canadian Foreign Affairs Ministry, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service in Toronto and the Canadian Council for the Americas (CCA).
The roadshow also featured business rounds, where Peruvian enterprises were able to establish direct contact and present their products to Canadian counterparts.
National companies also shared their experience in other international markets and learned about exporting to the Canadian market.
The Inca nation featured eight participating companies from the agricultural, organic, agro-industrial, Pisco, jewelry and textile sectors: Agricola los Medanos (agricultural company), Andean Sun Produce (fruit and vegetables), Corporacion APEISA (fruit and vegetables), Depayser Export (textile exporters), Golden Bridge Jewels, Las Margaritas and MacchuPisco.
As for the North American nation, participating enterprises were major retailers Metro and Sobeys, as well as Monco Produce Inc., Gambles Ontario Produce, National Produce Marketing, North American Produce Buyers, Woodman Wines & Spirits, Oppenheimer Group and Ritz Carlton Hotel's Banquets and Beverages Management.