ALIMENT.AR AS TOLD BY THE PROTAGONISTS
“We took part at Aliment.AR and organized LAC Flavors with the IDB as a platform for our SMEs to connect with buyers from 45 countries, contributing with the ambitious goal of becoming the biggest world supermarket.
By creating more export companies we create more and better jobs.” Alejandro Wagner, Director of International Trade at the Argentine Investments and Foreign Trade Agency.
“It was a great opportunity for INTI and its users to be part of the 1st edition of Aliment.AR. We presented the market the trends and novelties in terms of food quality at our speeches, and at our stand, we shared the innovations that we’d developed for four national brands that managed to create new products, showing that the public-private articulation works and encouraging local innovative production, in addition to the connection with local and Latin American food buying companies during the business rounds.” Marketing Management of Inti, National Institute Of Industrial Technology of Argentina.
“At the exhibition we contacted meat buyers from China, Colombia, Chile, Eastern Europe and Canada, several of these being new markets for the company. Part of the contacts were generated during the business round, and also we received many visits at the stand. We estimate about USD 2 million in potential business as a result of Aliment.AR.”
Mercedes Barilatti, Compañía Central Pampeana.
“For Grupo Peñaflor, participating in expo Aliment.AR was an interesting experience. It was one of the few times that we did not have to leave the country to reach potential buyers. It gave us the opportunity to expand our network of contacts with new buyers that we did not had the opportunity to meet at international fairs of the sector to which we travel every year abroad.” Pablo Ghiorzi, Director of International Business.
“For us it was very good to participate because it allowed us to contact and visit a packaging company, where we started with a process of sample delivery and packaging quotation for the Colombian egg market. With another company in Bolivia, we initiated contacts to obtain milk powder in bulk of 50 kilos for the supermarkets we represent in Colombia. With another exhibiting company, on 7 February, 2018, the Commercial Representation contract was defined and signed for the supermarkets, chain self-service stores (retail), distributors and wholesalers of the south west of Colombia of some important brands of candy. We calculate that the entire area will be covered in 120 days (counting from February) and we may be billing at least USD 100,000 per month. All of the above was possible thanks to Aliment.AR, which I believe is a great opportunity for all the entrepreneurs of the different participating countries.” Marlon Gómez Camacho, CEO of CIPROCOL. Guest buyer