13:28. Lima, Aug. 7.
Peru's leading Amazon rainforest produce trade event Expo Amazonica 2017 will bring together around 40 national and international buyers and 70 Peruvian exporters, the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed on Monday.
International buyers include representatives from France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States.
On the other hand, participating Peruvian exporters will represent regions Amazonas, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Huanuco, Junin, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Piura, San Martin and Ucayali.
In addition to coffee and cacao, Expo Amazonica will feature Amazon products like sacha inchi (a.k.a. Inca peanut), camu camu berries, lucuma, maca, quinoa, chia, kiwicha, mango and aguaje fruit.
These nutrient-rich products will be showcased under PromPeru's Superfoods Peru brand, promoted in international markets since early-2017.
The event's business roundtable is expected to generate over US$10 million in business deals.
This year's edition of Expo Amazonica will be hosted simultaneously in Tarapoto and Moyobamba cities (San Martin region) on August 10-13.
The event will feature 400 exhibitors, including associations of producers and artisans, as well as technology and services providers.
Expo Amazonica is regarded as a regional development platform to boost the Amazon's investment opportunities and sustainable growth.
Expo Amazonica 2017 is organized by San Martin Regional Government in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Peru's State-run institutions.