Once again, Arequipa will become the capital of the most important alpaca festival in the World

Alpaca Fiesta
By: Alpaca Fiesta

•    This is the ALPACA FIESTA 2018, an event that takes place every four years in the city of Arequipa

•    Hosted by the International Association of Alpaca and PromPerú

•    The official launch took place on the 26th October, one year before it’s publication.

Arequipa, October 2017.- Once again, as it happens every four years, the Alpaca International Association - AIA - will make Arequipa the capital of the ALPACA FIESTA 2018, the most important and largest alpaca festival in the world, an event that brings together breeders, researchers, companies and institutions linked to the fascinating business of one of the most beautiful and representative South American camelids of our country.

Raúl Rivera, president of ALPACA FIESTA 2018, at the ceremony of the official launch of the renowned festival, announced that this will become a reality, thanks to the support of the alpaca industry and its alliance with PROMPERÚ and the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism (MINCETUR).

ALPACA FIESTA 2018, also represents the establishment of activities that show the entire value chain of the alpaca, starting from the rearing stages and going through the industrial transformation, to fashion and retail, revealed, very excited, Raúl Rivera, at the time of pointing out that each edition is different from the previous one, emphasizing the permanent renewal of competitions, exhibitions and business opportunities, he also announced that the event has four programs: Breeding, Commercial, Academic & Fashion; being the innovations for this edition: the International Contest of the Alpaca: Young Designers to the World; the International Fleeces Competition; International Shearing Competition, Award for Best Genetic Improvement Practices, among others.

For his part Luis Torres, Director of Exports of Promperú, stated that ALPACA FIESTA 2018 is a powerful tool for the promotion of alpaca in the world and that it is expected to generate a commercial movement of 20 million dollars. The Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Eduardo Ferreyros küppers, through a video that was broadcasted at the ceremony, showed that the new edition of Alpaca Fiesta 2018, will have a renewed format that will consolidate it as the largest international platform for trade and services of our flag product: the alpaca".

ALPACA FIESTA 2018 takes place every four years, the sixth edition announced by the organizers will take place from the 22nd to the 27th of October next year, for which it has, in addition to the PROMPERU competition, from the announced ministries and regional and local authorities.

The value chain of the alpaca, involves more than 1.5 million people that work in the textile chain Alpaquera 1. Peru stands out as the leading producer of their fibre in the world, by concentrating 80% of the world’s population and 95% of its industrial processing.

The President of ALPACA FIESTA 2018, is grateful for the participation in the runway of: Capricce & Internazionale Alpaca S.R.L., Cite Arequipa, Colca Fabrics S.A.C., Kero Design S.A.C., NYM’S, SILKEBORG PERU S.A.C., Textilan, Anntarah Perú S.A.C., Kuna, Incalpaca TPX S.A.C., SOL ALPACA, MFH Knits S.A.C., as well as the support of Hotel Katari, Pisco Centenario Nájar, Picantería Los Leños, Kola Escocesa, Cevecería Melkim, La Ibérica, Montalvo SPA y Queso Helados Charito.

We look forward to receiving in ALPACA FIESTA 2018 breeders, buyers, exhibitors and visitors from more than 15 countries, who will interact with the best producers of Peruvian alpacas, SME exporters, researchers and other actors in the value chain. For more information we invite you to visit www.alpacafiestaperu.com or write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

DATA:
•    1.5 million people are employed in a direct or indirect way at the textile chain alpaquera. (MINAGRI, 2016)
•    Entire exports of Alpaca 2016: US$ 131 Million (Promperú, 2017).
•    Increase of exports of 14.5 % in period January-June 2017, compared with the same period 2016 (Promperú, 2017).
•    The alpaca fibre is provided with 22 natural tones (AIA, 2017)

Learn more about Alpaca Fiesta here.