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Havana. November 10, 2014

FIHAV 2014
Promoting production and services

Yudy Castro Morales & Lorena Sánchez

he nation with the greatest increase in exhibits, compared to previous years, was Brazil.
The nation with the greatest increase in exhibits, compared to previous years, was Brazil.

The thirty-second edition of the Havana International Fair (FIHAV 2014) has shown positive results, evidenced by further technological development and the higher quality products exhibited, stated Ricardo Cabrisas Ruiz, vice president of the Council of Ministers, during the fair’s closing ceremony at the Havana Convention Center on Friday, November 7.

Cabrisas also highlighted the portfolio of foreign investment opportunities in prioritized sectors, for the economic and social development of the country in the short, medium and long term, such as renewable energy sources, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, the production of packaging materials and construction, among others. 

He also stressed the interest aroused by everything related to the Mariel Special Development Zone.

It is now up to domestic enterprises to continue to work with the contacts made during the fair, on a mutually advantageous basis, and in the shortest timeframe possible, in order to stimulate production and services, he expressed.

Various products from Cuban companies were awarded the Gold Medal for quality during the event, such as Cubay Elixir 33,  produced by the Villa Clara rum factory; homemade chorizo of the Bravo S. A company; a self-lifting cantilever system produced by the Ramón Peña company affiliated with the Steel Industry Enterprise Group; and Supermoto oil produced by Cubalub, among others. Other companies such as Etecsa and Cuba Ron also received awards.

In the best pavilion category, those from Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico stood out, while the most represented country was Spain with 132 exhibiting companies.

The nation with the greatest increase in exhibits, compared to previous years, was Brazil.

Rodrigo Malmierca Díaz, Minister of Foreign Trade and Investment; María del Carmen Concepción, Minister of Food Industry, and other members of the organizing committee of FIHAV 2014 were also present at the awards ceremony.
 

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