LAC Flavors is a premier annual business matchmaking event of the agribusiness sector in the Western Hemisphere. The 7th edition of LAC Flavors will bring together food exporters from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as international buyers from other regions of the world to explore business opportunities in one-on-one matchmaking meetings. The event also offers a practical insight to learn about the latest trends in the food industry. Over the last six years, LAC Flavors has generated more than 8 thousand business meetings and $200 million dollars in business deals.
LAC Flavors 2015 will be held in Asunción, Paraguay on September 15th-17th 2015. This edition of the event is co-sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of Paraguay and the Paraguayan Export and Investment Promotion Agency (REDIEX).
During the three days of the event, the participants have the opportunity to learn the latest industry trends and participate in workshops and business matchmaking meetings with the participating companies that match their business interests through one-on-one meetings. In addition, representatives of Trade Promotion Organizations from the countries of the region will participate to answer inquiries and comments from stakeholders.
This event is free and reserved for registered users of ConnectAmericas who have completed their personal and company profiles and have initiated their company's verification process.
To review the previous versions of LAC FLAVORS, please click on the following links:
ConnectAmericas offers to its registered users a limited number of vouchers to cover part of the transportation cost (airfare) and accommodation to attend the event. The total amount of this benefit depends on the location from which the participant will travel, and will be determined "case by case".
Eligible companies will be selected by the IDB, based on the following criteria*:
Belonging to one of the industries of the food and beverage sector that were previously defined for this edition of LAC FLAVORS.
Have any exporting experience to any country in North, Central and South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.
Have certifications that guarantee the quality, harmlessness, traceability and accuracy of labeling terms that add value to your products (e.g. FDA, HACCP, Global GAP, ISO, GMP -BPM Organic, Fair trade, among others).
Being a small or medium enterprise (SME): To determine your size, annual turnover and / or number of employees will be used as a measurement parameter.
Belonging to any of the IDB borrowing member countries (see list here)
Have a Website
It is highly recommended that the person attending on behalf of the company speaks English.
How to apply for this benefit? Just follow these two easy steps:
When and how will I know if I was selected to receive the benefit?
Once you submit your registration, our team will contact you to inform you about the decision of the Selection Committee **.
We will contact you only if your company was selected, and if so, we will inform you how to proceed to redeem the voucher. The number of vouchers is limited. Therefore, they will be allocated considering the order in which applications were received from eligible companies.
* Each company may submit one application. If a company submits more, none of them will be considered.
** After verifying that the company meets the eligibility criteria for this benefit, the Selection Committee will deliver the vouchers based on the evaluation of the information provided in the registration and the company’s potential to generate new businesses during the Business Meetings.