Ecuador

Premium natural products, experiencing nature sustainably

WHAT EUROPE WANTS: TROPICAL FRUITS, MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS

There is a growing market for high-quality agricultural products in Europe. The trend towards a healthy and vegetarian diet is leading to an increasing demand for fresh fruit and vegetables from organic farming. This trend also continues in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical sector. Many of the European consumers prefer purely herbal medicines and cosmetics with natural ingredients. On the EU market, the current demand trends give Ecuador the opportunity to intensify its export trade with Europe. Numerous products from Ecuador have great export po-tential. These include in particular exotic fruits, dried fruits, herbs, spices and vegetable oils.

FAVOURED IN EUROPE: YOUR TIMBER PRODUCTS FROM LEGAL & SUSTAINABLE SOURCES

Bamboo and teak wood are ideal for manufacturing garden furniture, decking and panels and boards. However, the import of timber into the EU is strictly regulated. The EU Timber Trade Regulation (EUTR) requires importers to ensure that the timber products they place on the EU market come from legal sources. Moreover, sustainability and related certifications such as FSC are becoming more and more important for consumers. 

IN DEMAND IN EUROPE: YOUR PREMIUM ROSES

Customers – and therefore also wholesalers and retail florists – want roses with large heads, long stems and a transparent supply chain. And roses from Ecuadros’s high-altitude areas fulfil those criteria as few other competitors can.

EUROPE´S DESIRE TO TRAVEL: YOUR SUSTAINBALE TOURISM OFFERS

Hiking tours in the Andes, safaris in the Amazon jungle or expeditions to the Galapagos Is-lands – Ecuador offers attractive destinations. Many travelers from Europe would like to see tourist attractions that are attuned to the nature and culture of the host country. They want travel that is environmentally friendly and socially sustainable. Tour operators in Europe are therefore looking for tourism offers that take sustainability aspects into account. With sustaina-ble and innovative offers such as cultural and adventure tours, Ecuadorian tour operators can increase their presence on the European tourism market.  

WE WILL HELP BRING YOUR PRODUCTS TO EUROPE

IPD arranges contact between Ecuadorian exporters and interested importers in Europe. We support tour operators from Ecuador in promoting their sustainable tourism offers and link them with European tour operators.

OUR PRODUCT GROUPS FROM ECUADOR:

  • Fresh fruit and vegetables: Exotic fruits (e.g. pineapple, granadilla, pitahaya (dragon fruit), maracuja, malanga, passion fruit, physalis, tamarillo), vegetables (broccoli, artichokes, fresh chili etc.), pulses such as beans, lentils, chickpea and fresh herbs like basil, coriander etc.
  • Technical wood: Bamboo, plantation teak
  • Cut flowers: Roses, hydrangeas, callas, carnations etc.

  • Sustainable tourism offers: Cultural and adventure travel, e.g. cultural experience trips in the Ecuadorean cloud forest, living amongst the indigenous population, or language trips with accommodation in the historic centre of Cuenca, individual travel offers to the natural landscapes in the Amazon region etc.

Get in touch with us. We connect you to the right importers.

Contact us.

BULLETIN BOARD "ECUADOR"

Events

Trade fair in Vijfhuizen // 03.11. - 05.11.2021
 
Trade fair in Vijfhuizen // 03.11. - 05.11.2021

International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF) - new date!

Establishing contacts

Due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2, the International Floriculture Trade Fair (IFTF Expo) - the trade fair for cut flowers and pot plants has been postponed. The new date is now 03. - 05.11.2021.

The IPD plans to be represented with an own booth at the fair to present selected cut flower exporters from Ecuador and Colombia. Their rich offer includes roses, gypsophila or chrysanthemums, cut foliage and rarities like matthiola.

All exporters presented are carefully prepared by IPD. Thus ensuring they are equipped with the required certificates for the European market and are familiar with the demands of the European trade sector.
Immediately before and during the fair the IPD will offer practical support for the exhibition, including e.g. compilation of current market information, guidance on stand decoration, sales training for successful communication with potential customers.

Through targeted matchmaking, IPD will network these exporters with the right importers in the EU, arranging initial contacts before the fair, organizing and accompanying b2b meetings during the exhibition and supporting the follow-up after the fair is over.

Are you an exporter based in one of our partner countries? And would you like to present your products at international exhibitions in Europe?

To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Andreas Gemählich

www.hppexhibitions.com/iftf

 
Trainings in Europe

Sales training at trade fairs

Achieve new contacts to potential buyers in the EU.
Make your sales talks effective and successful.
Generate sustainable profits.


These are the goals of face-to-face contact at an international trade fairs.
But how to negotiate with potential European buyers and tour operators? How to present your products and services attractively in a short time during a meeting? How to master difficult dialogues? What are the business practices in Europe concerning communication, understanding of time, social manners and negotiation strategies?

In order to be well prepared for those issues, the IPD organizes sales trainings for exporters and tour operators participating in the IPD programme.
Those specialized trainings provide companies from our partner countries with the skills, concepts and methods which will help to influence the decisions of the counterparts and enhance the prospects of the trade fair participation.

The IPD experts will equip you with different tools and techniques to present your products and services to European buyers in a way that they will be familiar with – so that intercultural differences will not have a negative influence on your business talks. 

During the trade fair, you can put your newly acquired skills into practice. For this, IPD experts accompany pre-arranged meetings with potential business partners and give direct feedback. With this preparation, business with European buyers run smoothly and without any trouble.

Do you operate in one of the five sectors in our partner countries? And would you like to participate in the IPD programme? To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Contact

Hybrid trade fair in London // 01.11. - 09.11.2021
 
Hybrid trade fair in London // 01.11. - 09.11.2021

WTM London and WTM London Virtual

Sustainable travel to new destinations.
IPD connects tour operators from partner countries with the European market. 

Under the motto Reconnect. Rebuild. Innovate., tourism professionals and tour operators from all over the world will meet live at wtm London from 01 - 03.11.2021 and virtually at WTM London Virtual from 08 - 09.11.2021.

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will have a stand on-site as well as a virtual presence at the fair to present reliable travel suppliers from Ecuador, Colombia, Tunisia and Uzbekistan. Our partners offer unforgettable experiences in the most beautiful corners of the world, far away from mass and package tourism. Sustainability is at the forefront of all these tours.

All IPD tour providers were visited and checked by IPD before the pandemic. Thus ensuring they are prepared for the requirements of the European market.

Are you a tour operator based in one of our partner countries? And would you like to present your tour offers to Europe? To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Nora Eichkorn

Shakhnoza Kurbanalieva

www.london.wtm.com/

Trade fair in Frankfurt/Germany // 01.12. - 03.12.2020
 
Trade fair in Frankfurt/Germany // 01.12. - 03.12.2020

Food Ingredients Europe 2021

Establishing contacts
Fi Europe & NI - the leading global event for supplements, nutraceuticals and functional food & beverages solutions – attracts a worldwide audience across the full spectrum of industry stakeholders responsible for the specification and development of new nutritional applications.

On the FiE 2020, IPD will again support well-prepared export companies from selected partner countries at this international trade fair. They get the opportunity to exhibit their diverse range of products to the European market, win new clients and get to know the latest European trends.

All exporters presented are carefully prepared by the IPD. Thus ensuring they are equipped with the required certificates for the European market and are familiar with the demands of the European trade sector.

Immediately before and during the fair, IPD will offer practical support for the exhibition, including e.g. compilation of current market information, guidance on stand decoration, sales training for successful communication with potential customers.

Through targeted matchmaking, IPD will network these exporters with the right importers in the EU, arranging initial contacts before the fair, organizing and accompanying b2b meetings during the exhibition and supporting the follow-up after the fair is over.

Are you an exporter based in one of our partner countries? And would you like to present your products at international exhibitions in Europe? To enter the selection process, please contact us.

Caroline Moraza

www.figlobal.com

News

 
Bonn/Berlin // 06.10.2021

WTM 2021: IPD introduces Uzbekistan as a new destination

The tourism promotion initiative supports European tour operators in their search for new partners.

Bonn/Berlin, 05.10.2021 – Over 30 travel suppliers from Ecuador, Nepal, Tunisia and now Uzbekistan will be presented by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at the international tour-ism trade fair "WTM - World Travel Market" taking place from the 1st - 3rd of November in London and from the 8th – 9th of November virtually. All IPD partner companies offer sustainable trips, intended to lead tourists off the beaten track to experience cultural, natural highlights destinations in a new way. The tourism promotion initiative has carefully selected these special and highly individual travel offers, prepared the providers for European market requirements and is now presenting them to international travel marketers – both at the WTM exhibition stand in London and at the virtual WTM meetings.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 05.10.2021

IFTF 2021: Cut flowers from Ecuador and Colombia

Long stems and large flowers: Reliable high quality produce from Ecuador and Colombia
IPD presents South American producers of cut flowers at the “International Floriculture Trade Fair”

Bonn/Berlin, 05.10.2021 – For the first time ever, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) will present a variety of cut flowers from its partner countries Ecuador and Colombia live at the "International Floriculture Trade Fair". The cut flower trade fair will take place from the 3rd to the 5th of November in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. After many weeks and many virtual meetings, an international trade fair located close to Amsterdam, is offering the opportunity to experi-ence cut flowers once again – their colours, shapes and most importantly their fragrance – offering the opportunity to get in touch with exporters directly. The IPD will arrange contact with carefully selected exporters and supports the direct trade from Ecuador and Colombia at the event.

 
Bonn/Berlin // 14.09.2021

Anuga 2021: Variety of natural ingredients

Producers from ten developing countries and emerging nations show the wide range and high quality of processed fruit and vegetables

Bonn/Berlin, 14.09.2021 – A wide variety of processed fruits and vegetables – including freeze-dried bananas, guanabana puree, fruit powder, dried courgettes and peppers as well as jalapeño and chilli peppers – will be presented by the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) at this year's Anuga. Around 30 IPD companies from developing and emerging countries will be showing their range of natural ingredients at the world's leading trade fair for the food and beverage industry, taking place in Cologne from the 9th  to 13th of October.

Success stories

 
Success Story

Preparing for a new start in tourism

The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) is supporting the Ministry of Tourism in Ecuador (MINTUR) as it prepares to
relaunch tourism in the country. In conjunction with the consulting firm Hotel Resilient, which specialises in risk and
crisis management, the health and hygiene concepts for the tourism sector have been adapted to internationally
valid standards and a concept for hygiene and safety training has been developed. In the first three months, more than
400 Ecuadorian tourism professionals have already been trained; an e-learning program has also been launched.

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