During the event, being held in Havana until December 20, participants will sign letters of intent, which “represent the first step for the conclusion of business agreements related to the export of handicrafts,” the Cuban Fund for Cultural Assets (FCBC) reported.
These actions are in line with the priorities of the 24th edition of the fair.
According to FCBC Director Arturo Valdes, FIART 2022 emerged as a scenario to boost the economy and reflect the transformations that the Cuban business system is undergoing.
The meeting has become a showcase to exhibit plausible ways to update “our economic model and show the active role of culture within it,” Valdes explained during the presentation of the event’s agenda.
“Business rounds were organized with entrepreneurs from Cuba and abroad to establish an objective working platform for the development of exports, production chains, and import substitution.”
The products and works promoted and marketed by the FCBC as plastic arts, art reproductions, and a wide commercial offer that includes textiles, footwear, gold and silver work, furniture, saddlery, basketry, and ceramics, among others, complete the offers distributed in nearly 300 stands from a dozen countries.