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LAC Flavors 2024 Meeting of Latin American and Caribbean Food and Beverage Sector to Focus on Amazon Economic Opportunities

LAC Flavors, the main business forum for the food and beverage industry in Latin America and the Caribbean, will take place on June 5 and 6, 2024 in Manaus, Brazil, announced the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).

The event, organized in collaboration with ApexBrasil, the Brazilian government's export promotion agency, is designed to foster matchmaking opportunities between Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from Latin America and the Caribbean and global buyers to bolster the region’s economy through trade and business opportunities.

In addition to matchmaking sessions, LAC Flavors 2024 will offer workshops and seminars on topics such as sustainable sourcing, food tech, certifications, e-commerce, negotiation techniques, and sustainable packaging. A special session with local and international world-renowned chefs will explore the gastronomic treasures of Amazonian ingredients.

The 12th edition of the event is being organized by the IDB through its platform ConnectAmericas—the first business-oriented social network in the Americas. It will showcase culinary innovation, traditional flavors, and a vast array of innovative food and beverage products from across the region, with a special focus on Amazon's offerings.

IDB is working with ApexBrasil to prepare the SMEs before their business rounds, in addition to identifying supplier companies, international buyers and partner institutions.

Around 500 participants are expected to attend the event, including international buyers, suppliers from Latin American and the Caribbean, and representatives from the region’s trade and investment promotion agencies.

Registration for the event

The IDB will offer travel and accommodation benefits to up to 200 SMEs in the food and beverage sector from the 26 IDB member countries who meet the participation criteria for the forum. Out of these, 100 Brazilian SMEs will receive the same type of benefits through the collaboration between the IDB and ApexBrasil.

To qualify for these incentives, supplier companies must register here and meet specific criteria, including being an SME from one of the IDB's borrowing countries, having experience in exporting food and beverages, and possessing internationally recognized quality certifications.

Registration deadline for participants interested in obtaining these incentives is April 15.

Registration will remain open until Friday, May 31st for those SMEs that can cover their own travel and accommodation expenses.

LAC Flavors has facilitated over 23,000 one-on-one business meetings, generating over a billion dollars in closed and prospective deals. 

Event Details:

What: LAC Flavors 2024
When: June 5-6, 2024
Where: Manaus, Brazil
Registration and more information:

LAC Flavors

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