Guyana’s Ambassador to Washington, Bayney Karran, in collaboration with the Guyana government has extended an invitation to Guyanese and Caribbean exhibitors to seize the opportunity to meet, network and negotiate deals at the country’s 2012 Trade Fair and Exposition set to take place from Sept. 27 to 30 in Georgetown.
Guy-Expo, which was launched in 1995, has become the Republic’s largest premier trade fair and exposition that attract thousands of international companies and organizations each year to showcase their skills and creative work.
Karran laid out a comprehensive profile of this year’s expo to lure businesses to the shores of Guyana – a country of six different races, 10 regions and a massive Eco-tourism package that is being touted as the best in the South American basin.
The country is depending on its export ready products of fresh and processed foods, seafood, alcoholic/nonalcoholic beverages, wood and wood products, building materials and pharmaceuticals to boosts its economic growth.
Textile, jewelry and handicraft are some of the country’s other lucrative export ventures, expected to draw investors to the fair that was planned under the theme – “Strengthening The Traditional, Embracing The New.”
According to the embassy, the theme is in recognition of Guyana’s strategy, prudent policy implementation and continuing efforts to expand opportunities for sustainable investments.
The planning committee of GUYEXPO said that it hopes that Guyanese and other investors would seize this occasion to creatively present their goods and services to the tens of thousands of patrons and investors who will be visiting Guyana’s premier trade fair exhibition.
With this initiative in place, organizers have rushed to ensure that adequate accommodation are ready for the large contingent that is expected to visit Guyana.
As such, the Guyana government has partnered with local hotels and EZJET Airlines, (EZJET.COM), which will fly visitors from New York and Canada direct into Georgetown. Special rates are being offered under GUY-EXPO 2012.
Shipping companies such as Tropical Shipping, Trans Caribbean cargo, John Fernandes, C&V Shipping,D&J Shipping service and Amerijet International are also available for service to the exhibitors.To learn more – log on to www.guyexpo.com.