[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Ministry of Business has decided that there will be no GuyExpo this year but instead, there will be a “special version” of the event to mark Guyana’s 50th Anniversary as an independent country.
A statement from the Ministry on August 06 admitted that the annual Guyana Exposition (GuyExpo) is a popular event and an avenue for local businesses to showcase and sell their goods and services to thousands of potential consumers.
As such, after consultation with the Guyana Manufacturers and Services Association (GM&SA), it was agreed that the Ministry will “consider” a Small Business Expo to be held in late November, as well as efforts to encourage and support the holding of Regional Business Expos.
“It is anticipated that such an approach will provide income earning opportunities for businesses, as well as allow for the testing of new products and services in preparation for the bigger event in May 2016,” the statement noted.
According to the Ministry, it will be consulting with relevant stakeholders, such as, Regional Chambers of Commerce, Regional Democratic Councils, Government Ministries, agencies and other private sector bodies in the coming weeks to share ideas on this matter.