Berbice Exposition & Trade Fair 80% booked; focuses on local entrepreneurs
By Royan Abrams
The 12th edition of the Berbice Exposition and Trade Fair will get underway on the 19th August 2016 to the 22nd, at the Albion Community Centre Ground under theme “Promoting entrepreneurship for diversified economy”
Unlike what obtained in previous years where a combination of local and foreign exhibitors were featured, this year’s expo will only focus on local entrepreneurs; giving them an opportunity to showcase and promote their skills.
The event is usually being hosted by the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce through the Government of Guyana and the Ministry of Business.
Coordinator of the event, Tajpaul Adjodhea related that over 80% of the booths are already booked.
“The major companies are onboard again this year and in terms of exhibitors, this year we hoping to attract new exhibitors,” he said.
Additionally, concessions will be given to young entrepreneurs to encourage them to get on board to promote their skills and products for little or no cost.
Although the Central Corentyne Chamber of Commerce has not earmarked a project to be funded by the monies raised from this year’s exposition and trade fair, the coordinator noted that for the past twelve years, the chamber of commerce was able to do rehabilitation work on the Albion Sports Ground, the construction of a fire station and rehabilitation of the Felix Austin police college.