Sinaloa Encanta 2017 Enchants Another Year of Attendees
CULIACÁN, SINALOA, MX - In its fourth year of bringing together the thriving agricultural community of Sinaloa, 2017’s Sinaloa Encanta meeting went off without a hitch. Held March 10th in Culiacán’s Rancho Nuevo estate, the event brought together nearly 1,000 guests, including Sinaloa’s Governor Quirino Díaz Ordaz, Culiacán Mayor Jesús Valdéz, AMHPAC President Oscar Woltman, and Texas International Produce Association’s Director of Industry Relations Hector Garza.
“The fourth version of Sinaloa Encanta showed its consolidation as the must-go meeting for all the players in the agro business in Sinaloa,” shared Eduardo Leyson, President of the event’s organization committee and an agricultural producer himself. “This state produces 70 millions of boxes of vegetables per year from 150 thousands acres, and generates 200 thousand jobs. We are producing quantity and quality, and it is a great business to come and see first-hand all the possibilities that we have to offer. Sinaloa Encanta is a one stop place for the buyers.”
This year’s event saw a near doubling of attendance over 2016, according to a press release, teeming with buyers and business meeting, as well as exceptional Sinaloan cuisine, wine, and local art, music, and traditions. Boasting over 35 business meetings, producers met with buyers such as:
- Dandrea Produce - Vineland, NJ
- MAS Melons & Grapes - Nogales, AZ
- Double Diamond Farms - Leamington, ON
- J&J Family of Farms - Nogales, AZ
- Star Produce US - Nogales, AZ
- BC Hot House - Vancouver, BC
- iDeal HarBest - Nogales, AZ
- Fresh Farms - Nogales, AZ
- Triple H - Pharr, TX
- Marengo Foods - Dallas, TX
Additional high profile attendees included Director of Financial National of Agricultural, Rural, Forestry and Fisheries Development (FND) Mario Zamora Gastélum; Business Coordinating Council’s (CCE) Juan Pablo Castañón; President of the Mexican Olympic Committee (COM) Carlos Padilla Becerra; Deputy, political representative of Sinaloa, Manuel Clouthier Carrillo; President of Phoenix Metro AEM Cesar F. Verduzco; International Bridge Director from City of Pharr TX, Luis Bazan; and the CEO of the United States-México Foundation for Science (FUMEC).
And closuring out the all-star event was international artist Lupita D'Alessio, who sang and danced to all attendees. All proceeds from this year’s Sinaloa Encanta will go towards the Henry Ford Foundation, which supports the “Henry Ford” elementary schools for children of farm workers, a fundamental part of Sinaloa’s agroindustry.
Whether you made it out to Culiacán this year or not, don’t miss the fifth annual Sinaloa Encanta, already slated for March 2018!
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