India is participating in the upcoming 35th Havana International Fair, Havana, Cuba, October 30-November 3, 2017 at the EXPOCUBA Exhibition Centre. FIHAV is a highly acclaimed multi-sector commercial annual trade fair that is being held since 1983. It is considered the most important multi-sector trade fair in Cuba as well as the Caribbean. Moreover, it is also among the most representative trade fairs from Latin America with focus sectors being raw materials, food and beverages, textiles, consumer goods, equipment and machinery, technology and services. In 2016, FIHAV covered over 20,000 sq mt of net exhibition area, welcomed 4,500 foreign exhibitors from 60 countries, 25 official delegations of various countries and 85 Chambers of Commerce and Trade and Investment Promotion Organisations. It received around 150,000 trade visitors and general public.
The Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry (IC) Shri Suresh Prabhu will be leading a business delegation to Cuba and Panama to coincide with FIHAV 2017 and will also be inaugurating the ‘India Pavilion’ at the trade fair.
India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) is jointly organising India’s participation at FIHAV 2017 in association with the Indian Embassy, Cuba and Federation of Indian Exporters Organisation (FIEO). India Brand Equity Foundation is managing brand promotion for India at the fair.
As far as India’s presence at FIHAV 2017 is concerned, players engineering, IT, food products, textiles, chemicals and pharmaceuticals are participating at the trade fair.