Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Sep 17 (EFE) .- The 45th edition of the Santa Cruz International Fair, Expocruz, the largest business event in Bolivia, was inaugurated this Friday with the participation of at least 1,800 national and foreign exhibitors with a view to the economic reactivation after a year of pause due to the covid-19 pandemic.
This edition that has been called “the reunion fair” will run until September 26 in the eastern city of Santa Cruz, in which delegations from at least a dozen countries will participate.
“At the beginning of Expocruz 2021, exhibitors show their faith in progress, they show that they do not give up in the face of adversity because our entrepreneurial spirit is unwavering,” said Fernando Hurtado, president of the Santa Cruz Exhibition Fair (Fexpocruz).
Hurtado welcomed President Luis Arce and Vice President David Choquehuanca and invited him to learn about the work of entrepreneurs and see the achievements and difficulties of the field.
“The businessman is not an enemy of the State, he is not the culprit of present or future evils, having convictions and defending his space does not make the businessman contrary to the Government,” said Hurtado.
This year it aims to achieve an economic movement of 300 million dollars in these 10 days of the fair.
Last year this business event was not held due to the covid-19 pandemic and that edition was rescheduled for this management and the opening ceremony was attended by the president of Bolivia, Luis Arce.
“The International Fair of Santa Cruz is a great meeting space for joy that is committed to investment and pride in what is ours,” Arce said in his speech.
The Bolivian president said that he intends to position Santa Cruz as an “agribusiness power” in the region amid applause and people shouting fraud at him.