The Feria de la Inversa (Reverse Trade Show) began yesterday at the Honduras Chiminike facilities in Tegucigalpa, and will continue for two weeks. The trade show’s theme is “Sell Ours and Consume Ours”.
The program is designed generate market opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Honduras. It is being financed by the Interamerican Development Bank (IDB) and supported by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Tegucigalpa (CCIT) and the government of President Porfirio Lobo Sosa.
The Presidential Designee and Minister of the Presidency, María Antonieta Guillén, explained that this first fair is expected to generate about six thousand jobs. There will be a total of nine Feria de la Inversa trade shows held over the course of three years.
Minister Guillén said the program aims to support compliance with Article 25 of the Act to Strengthen and Develop MSMEs, which states that up to 30 percent of the resources of the General Budget of Revenues and Expenditures of the Republic of Honduras should be utilized for this purpose.
The Presidential Designee invited the Honduran people to consume our own products, and be part of this great show. Hondurans who support small businesses and participate and join this program, will not only generate jobs, but help the growth and development of the country.
The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Tegucigalpa (Cámara de Comercio e Industrias de Tegucigalpa – CCIT), Miguel Mourra, said that the achievement of this event was a process that took three weeks, and six hundred people, representing the micro and small enterprises actively part of the Feria de la Inversa.
The First Lady, Rosa Elena Lobo, opened the fair, in the company of several secretaries of state and private companies who have joined this effort.