Entre Ríos, one of Argentina's provinces and a vibrant economic hub, played host to the second Entre Ríos Trade Forum from July 10th to 12th, 2023, promoting a diverse array of economic opportunities for the cannabis industry.
Roughly 29 foreign companies engaged in more than 180 meetings with 46 local enterprises and organizations to discuss operations valued at an estimated $149 million. Within the cannabis sector, collaborations worth approximately $12 million were assessed, a significant success given that this marked the inaugural occasion for deliberating investment options in cannabis.
This achievement is particularly noteworthy considering the ongoing depreciation of the local currency, which amplifies the disparity in exchange rates and enhances the value of the US dollar within the country for those seeking asset acquisition.
The forum was led by the Advanced Leadership Foundation in partnership with the provincial government and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the teams at Benzinga Cannabis and El Planteo were received as special guests.
"These are public policies that transcend administrations," said Governor Gustavo Bordet at the event, which included informative seminars, networking, and matchmaking sessions.
In his speech, the governor thanked the Advanced Leadership Foundation (ALF), an international nonprofit based in Washington D.C., and its president Juan Verde, "who is constantly collaborating with …