Havana International Trade Fair (FIHAV)

Date: October 29-November 02, 2018
Venue: ExpoCuba Fairgrounds
Location: Havana, Cuba
Target Audience: Companies new to the Cuban market
Sector: Aerospace, Agriculture and Processed Foods, Arts and Cultural Industries, Automotive, Chemicals, Clean Technologies, Consumer Products, Defence and Security, Education, Financial and Insurance Services, Fish and Seafood, Forestry and Wood Products, Industrial Machinery, Information and Communications Technologies, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Ocean Technologies, Oil and Gas, Professional Services, Tourism, Transportation, Wine, Beer and Spirits

The Havana International Trade Fair is the largest trade fair in Cuba and the second largest in Latin America.  Over 1400 foreign companies exhibit at the event annually from over 65 countries.  In 2018 Canada will celebrate 20 years of participation in this event with a Canadian pavilion which attracts around 60 Canadian exhibitors each year.  In addition to dedicated exhibition space, the Canadian embassy also organizes meetings with key buyers, seminars on doing business in Cuba and networking events for Canadian companies exhibiting within the pavilion.  For more information, please contact our event coordinator, Marianne Arrue-Urra or visit FIHAV 2018 Havana International Fair.


Why your organization should participate:

  • Compare your product/service with international competitors
  • Develop a first-hand understanding of the opportunities and challenges of doing business in foreign markets
  • Gain insights and market intelligence
  • Meet key commercial entities, industry players, and potential buyers, investors and/or partners
  • Participate in networking events
  • Participate in pre-organized business to business meetings
  • Receive on-the-ground assistance from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service

Trade Commissioner(s) involvement:

Activities organized by the Trade Commissioner Service

  • Business-to-business meetings
  • Networking event
  • Pavilion/exhibit
  • Seminar

The coordinator of Canada’s presence at FIHAV, Marianne Arrue-Urra can provide information on this and other local events that you are considering. Services from the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service are offered free of charge to Canadian companies and organizations.