The 38th Havana International Fair will be held in November

The 38th Havana International Fair will be held in November

Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Organizing Committee of the Havana International Fair, FIHAV, is pleased to invite you to participate in its XXXVIII Edition, which will be held from November 14 to 18, 2022, at the EXPOCUBA fairgrounds.

FIHAV is the most important general commercial exchange in Cuba and the Caribbean, and one of the most representatives in Latin America.

The Havana International Fair has been held since 1983, resulting in an excellent business platform for new companies in the market and for those already established. Its magnitude and importance are given by being a space with the most complete national commercial sample.

In the years 2020 and 2021 it was not possible to celebrate this traditional event due to the health situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic in Cuba and the world. Today, the situation is different. Thanks to our scientists and the integrity of our health system and personnel, the control of the pandemic in Cuba is a real prospect.

Despite the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States government against our country, intensified in times of pandemic, we have, as always, the confidence of businessmen from all over the world in the Cuban market, for which we hope a wide participation in this new edition of the Fair.

Exhibitors, businessmen and technicians from all sectors of the Cuban economy will converge at the Fair's headquarters for five days; and a wide and varied international commercial sample.

It will be a suitable space for the development of business meetings, business rounds, seminars and conferences, among other activities.

Within the framework of FIHAV 2022, we will celebrate the V Investment Forum which, judging by its previous editions, will be an excellent opportunity to hold bilateral meetings between Cuban and foreign businessmen, potential foreign investors; as well as, to continue sharing ideas and exchanging on the challenges that lie ahead in terms of attracting investment.

Activities to promote Cuban exportable funds will also be carried out, which will include the productions of non-state forms of management present at the event. As usual at the Fair, there will be various business forums, and the delegations of each country will be able to celebrate National Days in their pavilions.

In the same way, a virtual business forum will be held again, which will allow interaction with businessmen who do not travel to Cuba on this occasion.

At FIHAV we guarantee interesting and fruitful work sessions, as well as unforgettable moments during your stay in Cuba.

We are waiting for you at the International Fair of Havana.

RODRIGO MALMIERCA DIAZ
Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment
President of the FIHAV Organizing Committee


CubaPLUS Magazine in previous edition of FIHAV. CubaPLUS Magazine in previous edition of FIHAV.

GENERAL INFORMATION
XXXVIII INTERNATIONAL FAIR OF HAVANA - FIHAV 2022

DATE: 14 to 18 November, 2022
OPENING HOURS: 10:00 – 17:00
VENUE: Expocuba fairground (Carretera del Rocío Km 3½, Arroyo Naranjo)
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
- Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment
- Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Cuba
- PALCO Business Group


EXHIBITOR’S PROFILE: FIHAV is a multi-sector trade fair with raw materials, foodstuffs, textiles, consumer goods, machinery and equipment, technology and services as its main areas.
The participating enterprises are grouped by countries. Depending on the area required, they may have part of a pavilion, an entire pavilion or several pavilions.


GENERAL PROGRAM

2 to 13 November
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Mounting of free design stands (accredited personnel with previous coordination with the Organizing Committee).
9 to 13 November
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Accreditation of exhibitors. Mounting of modular stands.
Monday, November 14
10:00 am.
12:00 m. - 5:00 p.m.
Opening Ceremony. Plaza de las Banderas. Professional visits.
Tuesday, November 15
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
V Investment Forum. Professional visits.
Wednesday, November 16
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
V Investment Forum. Professional visits.
Thursday,  November 17
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 m.
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Presentation of the Business Intelligence Portal. Presentation on Cuban exportable funds. Professional visits.
Friday, November 18
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Professional visits. Admission of general public.
Awarding Ceremony. Palacio de Convenciones de La Habana.
Saturday, November 19
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Withdrawal of samples
21 to 25 November
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Withdrawal of samples and dismounting of stands


Other activities:
Presentation of the Single Window for Foreign Trade.
Business forum with Cubans residing abroad.
Meeting of Chambers of Commerce and business committees.

Fihav 2022 in Expocuba

The Expocuba fairground is Cuba’s largest exhibition center. It is located on the highway Carretera del Rocío, Km 3 ½, in the municipality of Arroyo Naranjo. It lies some 25 Km southeast of downtown Havana. It has an area of 600,000 m2, 25,000 m2 of net exhibition area and 25 pavilions for exhibitions.

 

 

ENGAGEMENT OF EXHIBITION AREA: The participation will be made official using the form Contract Request of Participation form, to be requested by addressing pabexpo1@palco.cu y luisgutierrez@palco.cu or directly at Pabexpo with deadline October 14.

The form Contract Request of Participation will be delivered with the complete information, including the design of the stand, otherwise the Organizing Committee will not be responsible for the non-fulfillment of any of the requirements made by the applicant. It is indispensable that this Contract Request of Participation is approved and signed by the Fair Organizer.

To confirm your reservation and receive your location, the exhibitor must pay 50% of the cost of the area contracted at the time of formalizing the request.

The deadline for payment of the remaining 50% of space and contracted services will be 20 days before the start of the Fair.

In the case that the samples to be exhibited in the Interior Area have large dimensions, weight or other special characteristics, the exhibitor must notify the

Organizer not less than 20 days before the opening of the Fair, in order to obtain his or her evaluation and approval, in attention to the specifications of assembly, coordination for its access to the pavilions and requirements of the fairground.

All changes in the distribution of panels or any other element related to the assembly of the stands will be charged additionally, according to their complexity and proximity to the opening date of the Fair.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right when it deems it appropriate for the interests of a competition to make changes in the location of the stands and to communicate it to the exhibitor together with the proposal of the new location.

A surcharge of 20% will apply for all services required once the general assembly of the fair has begun.