Peruvian fashion event surpassed sale expectations and closed up deals with multinationals. PERU MODA and PERU GIFT SHOW 2017 took place on April 5-7 at the Lima Convention Center. The two-day event was a great success; it generated US$ 108 million, as a result of more than 3,350 meetings with 250 Peruvian exporters and more than 800 international buyers that attended the event.
The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism, *Eduardo Ferreyros Küppers*, pointed out that most of the buyers came from the *U.S* (28%), followed by *Brazil* (14%), *Chile* (6%), *Argentina* (4%) and *Mexico*(3%).
More than 250 Peruvian exporters attended the event, 10% more than last year’s edition. Most negotiations were regarded the *fabrication process and sourcing*, which added up a total of US$ 36 millions; the second biggest interest was regarding *decoration items and gifts* US$ 26 million, while alpaca products accounted for US$ 23 million. *Jewelry* registered purchases worth US$ 7 million, *babies and kids clothing* purchases came to US$ 5 million; and *footwear and accessories* US$ 3 millions.
Ferreyros also pointed out that the event received *more than 5,000 people* which made Peru Moda and Gift Show 2017, one of the most important fashion gatherings in Latin America for fashion and the textile industry.