The Consul General Porfirio Thierry Muñoz Ledo was invited to participate in the inauguration of the Mexican pavilion at the fruit and vegetables fair of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) 2017, at the Metro Toronto Convention Center on May 10, 2017.
At the ribbon-cutting ceremony were the Secretary of Agriculture of the State of Guanajuato, Ing. Paulo Bañuelos; the Director General of the Federal Commission for Economic Competition (COFOCE), Mr. Luis Ernesto Rojas; the representative of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA), Mr. Iker Reyes; the Director of the Agency for Services to Marketing and Development of Agricultural Markets (ASERCA) Manuel Pozo and the representative of ProMexico, Rodrigo Contreras.
Also participating were the President of the CPMA Ron Lemaire and the President of its Board of Directors for the period 2016-2017, Sam Silvestro.
Since 1925, CPMA has been one of the most important business forums in Canada for suppliers of fresh fruits and vegetables. The venues are held annually between Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. In 2016, the fair was attended by 2,500 suppliers and representatives of producers of fresh fruits and vegetables; 431 exhibitors, 231 companies and representatives from 18 countries.
The Mexican pavilion was set up by SAGARPA and ASERCA, supporting 35 Mexican companies and producers from different Mexican states. Avocado, mango, asparagus, chiles, Persian lemon, figs, dates, tuna, honey, guava, lettuce, blackberries, strawberries, blackberries, pineapples and chayotes were promoted.