“We are ready” – GuyExpo Event Coordinator

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With just a few days left for the hosting of GuyExpo 2016, preparations are going as planned to ensure that the event runs off as smooth as possible.

Event Coordinator Tameka Sukhdeo-Singh expressed delight at the way things are going on Guyana’s premier trade fair: “As of today, as you walk around the compound you will see our preparations are in full bloom. We are ready.”

Exhibitors are on course but the rains seemingly are posing a threat to the preparations. However, this will not stop the event from  opening on 12 May.

GuyExpo which previously was under the Ministry of Trade and Commerce is now under the Ministry of Business and will now take a more business-oriented approach in keeping with its theme “Promoting enterprises, Driving Productivity.”

The arch at the entrance to the Sophia Exhibition Centre
The arch at the entrance to the Sophia Exhibition Centre

Sukhdeo-Singh noted that the planning committee along with Minister of Business Dominic Gaskin, are working to make this event for the exhibitors a more business-oriented event.

The main focus of the event is to help with expansion of small- and medium-scale businesses in order to contribute to the economy.

When the event began in 1995, from 200 exhibitors it kept growing, with this year 400 booths are expected to be occupied. Among these are over 50 first-timers including Fernandes Bread Box, and others.

In recognition of Guyana’s golden jubilee, the coordinators of GuyExpo are looking to have a lot of groups to showcase the progress they have made over the years and bring back the vintage style that will be incorporated in the décor of GuyExpo.

 

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