Local businesses will join over 50 Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) at the Caribbean Specialty Expo 2017 to be staged in March.
The event is part of the OECS Commission’s 10th EDF Regional Integration for Trade program.
The OECS Commission is collaborating with Saint Lucia’s Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) and the Ministry of Commerce to stage the show, held under the theme “A Unique Buying Experience.”
Over 100 exhibitors have confirmed participation in the show, featuring export-ready goods and services. Exporters from the OECS and Martinique will present and promote their products and services at this buyer-focused exhibition.
Development Officer with the OECS Competitiveness Business Unit, Sobers Esprit, said the Expo showcases the range of goods and services collectively available in the region.
“The expo is really an opportunity for us to promote goods and services from across the sectors so that retailers, local people and buyers from overseas could come in and see the range of goods and services produced by OECS member states,” he said.
Buyers from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Cuba, CARICOM and the Eastern Caribbean are expected to participate in the 4-day trade show.
The largest of its kind to be staged in the OECS, Caribbean Specialty Expo 2017 will be held at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium from March 9-12.