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Central America meeting European quality and sustainability requirements – challenges and best practices


February 6, 2019

14:00 - 16:00

Hall B/CityCube Berlin, Room M 4-5

Panel discussion with local producers and trading experts about the Trade in Fresh Fruit & Vegetables from Central America


  • Ivan Bustillo, Valle Farms (Honduras)
  • Gloria Polanco, Frutas Tropicales de Guatemala Frutesa
  • Alexander Roman, Trade Commissioner / Director North Europe PROCOMER Costa Rica
  • Andreas Schindler, CEO of Don Limon (Germany)
  • Piet Schotel, Centre for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI), The Netherlands

Moderator: Dr. Andreas Brügger,  CEO of the German Fruit Trade Association (DFHV)

Organised by the Lateinamerika Verein LAV (Business Association for Latin America) and CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries, Netherlands Enterprise Agency)

For registration and more information please contact Manuel Neumann:

Spoken Language: English

Dominican and Central American Pavilions in halls 25 and 26 

  • Costa Rica
  • Dominican Pavilion
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Panama

Keynote Speaker:

Gloria Polanco

Ivan Bustillo , Mechanical Engineer, Del Valle Farms

Piet Schotel, Fruit Consultancy Europe B.V.

Alexander Roman Procomer, Director & Trade Commissioner, North Europe of the Trade Promotion Agency of Costa Rica (PROCOMER)

Andreas Schindler


Andreas Dr. Brügger