Following the success of the inaugural ‘Everything Vincy’ Expo that took place over the Independence weekend last year, Invest SVG has kicked off the New Year with preparations for ‘Everything VincyPlus’ Expo 2018.
Scheduled to run from October 23 – 28, the exposition promises to be a bigger and more elaborate event, attracting an increased number of local participants – and this year will include regional participants and buyers.
Yesterday, January 10, Invest SVG hosted a planning meeting with over 25 Vincentian entrepreneurs – many of whom participated in last year’s Expo – to discuss various aspects of the upcoming event to receive feedback and suggestions.
Chaired by Invest SVG’ Executive Director Annette Mark, the meeting focused on the number of participants being catered for, accompanying workshop training for exhibitors, the number of local and regional buyers being invited to the event, the formation of an organizational committee for participants, and the launching of a ‘Buy Local’ campaign.
During the feedback session, attendees brought up various concerns and issues such as: need for a permanent site to display Vincentian products and services, marketing strategies, and assistance with bulk purchasing from China and other overseas wholesale suppliers.
The ‘Everything Vincy’ Independence Expo 2017 took place from October 27 – 29 at the E.T Joshua Airport in Arnos Vale and was designed to increase the visibility of local businesses – as well as a call-to-action for Vincentian innovators.