CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, March 02, 2017; With a heavy buyer focus and an overall objective of increasing exports for Saint Lucia and the OECS within priority sectors and markets, Specialty Caribbean EXPO 2017 has to date attracted some thirty (30) buyers from North America, the United Kingdom and the English and French Caribbean.
In pursuit of these aims, the SCE 2017 Buyers Missions will facilitate networking between exhibitors, importers, buyers, distributors, wholesalers and relevant trade agencies in search of new products/services.
Specialty Caribbean EXPO (SCE) 2017 is an initiative by Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) in cooperation with the OECS Commission, with title sponsorship by AMERIJET. The four day event is being hosted under the theme “A Unique Buying Experience’ from March 9-12 at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground.
To date TEPA has confirmed that approximately 150 exhibitors from the OECS and Martinique will have the opportunity to meet and engage buyers from Canada, UK, USA, Guadeloupe, Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Martinique and Saint Lucia. Local buyers include major Hotels, Massy Stores, Massy Distribution, Sea island Cotton.
TEPA’s Senior Client Manager – Marketing & Promotions Andrena Simon reports that the Buyer Missions represent a number of sectors such as Information Technology (IT), Music, Agro-processing/Agri-Business, Fashion, Professional Services, Film, and Construction.
Thursday March 9, SCE 2017 opening day, will be a dedicated Buyer Day which will culminate in a Business Mixer. Business to Business (B2B) meetings are also scheduled to optimize the level of networking opportunities between exhibitors and buyers throughout the four day exposition.
Key partners assisting TEPA with the mobilization of Buyer Missions are the OECS Commission, the British Caribbean Chamber of Commerce (BCCC) and Conseiller en Développement International.