Tracking Market Leads and Export Prospects at TIC 2017

PRESS RELEASE:-TEPA representation for Saint Lucian Exporters in Trinidad and Tobago

CASTRIES, Saint Lucia, July 07, 2017; With 500 regional and international buyers, distributors, investors and multi-sector exhibitors from over thirty-five (35) countries in attendance at Trinidad & Tobago’s Trade & Investment Convention  (TIC 2017)  ,  a team from the Saint Lucia Trade Export Promotion Agency (TEPA) is also participating to exploit opportunities for lead generation and  market penetration for Saint Lucian exporters. TIC 2017 opened on July 6th  and runs until July 9th .

TIC brings together Trinidadian, regional and international exhibitors and buyers seeking new goods and services.  The trade only (B2B) convention is a forum to enable manufacturers, service providers, exporters, distributors, wholesalers and investors to gain access to international markets, form new business linkages, expand and concretize business ventures and importantly, network with over 400 international buyers. With approximately 93 planned seminars and training forums, the environment is designed to assist the 229 registered exhibitors to capitalize on business to business (B2B) opportunities.  Based on annual attendance trends, participants can export to build brand awareness among approximately 11,000 visitors over the course of four days.

Saint Lucian brands and products in the TEPA showcase at TIC 2017 are St Lucia Distillers, NatMed, Jackmans Honey Vinegar, Rain Forest Foods Ltd, Antillia Brewery Beers, Karibbean Handcrafted Soaps Body Wash and Frances Rub.

Hosted annually, TIC is an initiative of Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers Association, with support from the Ministry of Trade & Industry of Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean Airlines, First Citizens and Trinidad Hotels.

TEPAs is partnering and sharing booth space with its sister Agency Invest Saint Lucia as the two agencies  pursue and exploit  synergies in the implementation of the investment promotion and export promotion mandates. Saint Lucia’s participation in TIC 2017 is sponsored in part by the Caribbean Export Agency.

TEPA’s participation at TIC2017 comes on the heels of a first for the Agency, involving the TEPA’s facilitation of a 15 person performing and visual arts exposition at the Burton and Agnes Jazz Festival  in Hull, United Kingdom.

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