The first deputy minister of the branch on the island, Angel Vilaragut, pointed out at the closing ceremony that the end of this edition “is just a starting point to materialize the objectives and exchanges identified here in the coming months.”
According to the also president of the Organizing Committee, 118 exhibitors, 15 countries and more than 150 companies participated in the fair, which scheduled around 230 agreements.
Among the most outstanding, the Cuban Ministry of Construction signed collaboration agreements with the homologous portfolios of Public Works of South Africa and Namibia, and a memorandum of understanding with that of Habitat and Housing of Argentina.
The official also highlighted exchanges with delegations from the Venezuelan Ministries of Commerce, Industries and Habitat, with professionals from different countries and with members of the diplomatic corps accredited in our country.
As part of the XIII Technical Scientific Conference on Construction that hosted the fair, 36 conferences were held virtually with the presence of five universities and 800 guests. Meanwhile, the face-to-face event received 200 delegates and hosted 18 presentations, four of them keynotes, where the experiences presented by Venezuela and Argentina were highlighted, he added.
Before officially closing the meeting, Vilaragut called for the XIV edition, which will take place in Havana in April 2024, under the slogan “Constructions for a better future: resilient, sustainable and efficient.”