Quito, Nov 15 (EFE) .- Representatives of 300 Latin American service companies, export promotion and investment organizations, chambers of commerce, associations of exporters and authorities participate from today in Quito in the VII Convention "Towards the Regional Convergence in the Services Sector".
The meeting, which will conclude tomorrow, is organized by the Latin American Association of Exporters of Services (ALES), the Institute of Promotion of Exports and Investments PRO ECUADOR, and the Federation of Ecuadorian Exporters (FEDEXPOR).
The appointment aims to position Latin America as a knowledge export region and a global services platform, the organizers indicate in a press release. statement.
It is expected that tomorrow a business conference will be held dedicated to export services, where more than 70 Ecuadorian exporters will hold business meetings with 32 buyers from 17 countries.
Among them, Mexico, Panama, USA, Russia, Canada, Argentina, Spain and China, among others, informed Roberto Intriago, executive director of PRO ECUADOR.
Acting Vice-President of Ecuador, María Alejandra Vicuña, highlighted that the export of services from Ecuador is "taking off" and represents 2% of GDP, which It is one of the most dynamic sectors of the non-oil economy.
During the opening of the meeting, the Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Trade, Pablo Campana, emphasized on the importance of these spaces to promote the positioning of Latin America in the services sector.
"For the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean to carry out strategies directed to the promotion of international trade in services has been a learning process, "he said.
During 2016, the travel sector accounted for 67% of exports of services, followed by transportation with 19% and those called other services with 13%, which included professional, financial, construction, communications, education, insurance, among others, the organizers indicated.