Interest among agro-processors and other entrepreneurs for the second annual Essequibo Agro and Trade Expo, scheduled for April 19-22, has increased when compared to the numbers for 2017. This is according to President of the Essequibo Chamber of Commerce, Deleep Singh.
According to a report from the Department of Public Information (DPI), Singh made the announcement during a visit on Thursday by Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin, to the Pomeroon-Supenaam region.
The Chamber of Commerce president disclosed that over 80 groups have indicated interest in participating in the event. However, 60 booths have been confirmed to date. Singh said he hopes to see more groups confirming booths before next week, DPI reported.
Singh explained that the main focus of the Expo is to aid in the development of trade within the region and to showcase their products to those attending from outside Region Two.
The two-day event will feature value-added products, including rice and other agro-processed items and will also feature a segment where persons with the best crop or livestock booth will be awarded prizes.
It is also expected that the Expo will serve as a tool to boost tourism in the Pomeroon-Supenaam region and Guyana on a wider scale.