“Agrobaja 2016 was a big success”: Manuel Hernández Gabilondo

Agro Baja is a 3 day event held from March 3rd to the 5th at Mexicali, Baja California Mexico.

This event showcases products like Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries, Forestry, Business Services, Horticulture & Floriculture industries.

During the sixteenth edition of AgroBaja, new areas were included in the event, such as: The Financial pavilion, the Craft Beer Pavilion, and others like the Dátil pavilion and Wine Route remained as in previous years. 

“Agrobaja 2016 was a big success” this was announced by Lic. Manuel Hernandez Gabilondo, President of the Board of AgroBaja AC. 

The Financial Pavilion was an important part of the event, and it offered a portfolio of credit and financing options for companies in the agricultural, fisheries and agro  industrial sectors.

Meanwhile, the Craft Beer Pavilion showcased the producers of craft beer in Baja California, who had the opportunity to participate in business roundtables with international buyers. 

The Datil Pavillion and the Wine Route, had more spacious areas and new distribution channels this year, providing a better experience for both AgroBaja 2016 visitors and exhibitors.

Agrobaja 2016 (Google)
Agrobaja 2016 (Google)

Hernandez Gabilondo stated that AgroBaja 2015 had an attendance of over 67,500 visitors with the participation of 737 national and international exhibitors, and that these numbers were exceeded during the 2016 edition. 

18 Mexican states were present: Aguascalientes, Colima, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Chiapas, Chihuahua, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Puebla, Sonora, Sinaloa, Oaxaca and Yucatan, resulting in an amount of $ 18,200,000 pesos for negotiations.
According to pollster IMERK, the economic impact on the city was estimated at more than 178,682,000 pesos.

Hotel occupancy in the city of Mexicali was reported at 100% during the AgroBaja 2016 weekend. 

Special participation 
On this occasion, California, USA, was the special guest to Agrobaja 2016, with the participation of the Committee on Agriculture of Imperial County, the Department of Pesticide Regulation and the California Department of Food and  Agriculture. 

AgroBaja was held on March 3rd, 4th and 5th 2016, at kilometer 7.5 of the Mexicali-San Felipe highway, at the AgroBaja Exhibition Center, for more information visit the website www.agrobaja.com


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